Top Ten Tuesday: Books On My Fall 2020 TBR

Posted September 21, 2020 by shooting in Discussion / 38 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

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Books On My Fall 2020 TBR

There are so many books that I already own and hope to finally read this Fall, because of various reasons, though mostly because they seem like good picks for these cool and spooky months. I could definitely list more than 10 though, so I thought I’d just list 5 and then my other 5 will be books coming out this Fall that I don’t own but would love to read! Be sure to let me know if we have any in common in the comments – or if you’ve read any of these already!

5 Books I Own and Want to Read in Fall 2020


The Night Swim by Megan Goldin

This is a Book of the Month pick that sounds so good. Plus, it features a true-crime podcast, and I love that! I love mysteries and thrillers all year long, but Fall is definitely the perfect “setting” to read one.


Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

How beautiful is this cover?? This is another Book of the Month pick for me. I’ve been hearing all sorts of lovely things about this one – including the fact that it’s apparently terrifying and fascinating. Sign me up!

Swipe Right for Murder by Derek Milman

YA thriller/mystery. LGBT+. Inspired by a Hitchcock film (North by Northwest, I believe). These are just a few reasons why I need to finally read this novel (it’s one that I’ve owned for a little while now!)

True Crime Addict: How I Lost Myself in the Mysterious Disappearance of Maura Murray by James Renner

True crime definitely fascinates me. I bought this book two or three years ago at a local book festival, and of course, it’s been sitting on my shelf since then. I really need to do something about that because I have a feeling I’m going to be intrigued by this memoir.

Vengeful by V. E. Schwab

This is the sequel to the novel, Vicious, which I absolutely adore. I pre-ordered Vengeful but never got around to reading it. Yes, yes, story of my life. However, I recently re-read Vicious (so I could annotate it for a book exchange) and it has given me the push to finally get going on the sequel while details are fresher in my mind!

5 Books That Come Out in Fall 2020 that I Don’t Own (But Want)

Every Missing Thing by Martyn Ford

One family has two kids go missing – and not at the same time. What are they hiding? Why is this happening to them? I want to know all the details!!

Every Missing Thing comes out on October 1.

Premeditated Myrtle by Elizabeth C. Bunce

Myrtle is a 12-year old amateur detective, and this is the first book in her new series. It sounds like such fun, and I’ve been loving middle grade fiction lately. Plus, such a cute cover!

Premeditated Myrtle comes out on October 6.

Class Act by Jerry Craft

I read the graphic novel New Kid over the summer and fell in love. The illustrations, the story lines, the diversity. Now, Craft is back with another graphic novel called Class Act and it follows Drew Ellis (who readers will recognize as Jordan’s friend from New Kid). I can’t wait to learn more about Drew. He’s a fascinating character.

Class Act comes out on October 6.

The Enigma Game by Elizabeth Wein

Wein writes some of my favorite historical fiction, including Code Name Verity, which is just a favorite of mine all around. This book features some characters from CNV, as well as some new ones. It’s listed, therefore, as Code Name Verity #4 on Goodreads. I love that this one deals with the Enigma Machine, which I only know a little about – mostly from the movie The Imitation Game.

The Enigma Game comes out on November 3.

City Monster by Reza Farazmand

I’m not familiar with this artist’s work, but City Monster is his first graphic novel and it sounds so good! Essentially, it’s a world full of creatures (ghosts, vampires, etc.) and the book follows a monster moving to the city.

City Monster comes out on November 17

38 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Books On My Fall 2020 TBR

  1. You know, I also did 5 shelf (the other 5 ARCs). Great minds… I am curious about Swipe Right for Murder. I have been seeing it around. I will be keeping an eye out for your review.

  2. Jen

    Yes, I can see why these are your top ten. I just finished reading a book last night and needed a new one, so I am very excited to read your list πŸ™‚

  3. I also have Mexican Gothic on my ‘To Read List’ for this fall and got it from BOTM. So, can’t wait to crack it open and curl up with a blanket on a chilly evening now. Great list, as always though.

  4. Premeditated Myrtle sounds so fun. I definitely want to read the Engima Game as well.

    I’ve heard a lot about Mexican Gothic this week, which makes me intrigued by it. I don’t usually go for “horror,” though.

    Good luck with your list and happy reading! πŸ™‚

  5. This s the first time I saw True Crime Addict and now I’m curious. Will have to add that to my wishlist. Hope you enjoy all these books. Happy Reading, Lauren!

  6. Ughh I want to read Mexican Gothic sooo bad! And that cover!! 😍😍 I also have True Crime Addict on my tbr. That one sounds really good too! I hope you enjoy your other picks! Happy fall.

  7. Fall is such a great time for spooky books! I’ve heard that first thriller and I love the concept. I think any thriller that ties in tech or social media adds such a cool creepy element. And that true crime memoir looks super interesting too! Great post!

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