Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Autumn Edition

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme 
This week's Top Ten Tuesday theme is a Halloween related freebie: ten scary books, favorite horror novels, scariest novels, books to get you in a Halloween/fall mood, etc. 

Since I don't read from the horror genre, and don't often reach for scary books period (I mean, come on, total romance junkie here - the scariest thing that happens in my books is an occasional love triangle), I'm putting my own twist on the theme and going with book covers that look like autumn/have autumn colors/or in some weird way known only to me make me think of autumn or Halloween. 

Red at Night - Katie McGarry
The red/orange leaves on the cover says autumn to me.
Go Set a Watchman - Harper Lee
The orange cover and the bare branches... totally autumn.
November 9 - Colleen Hoover
An orangey November is on the cover. Need I say more?
Until Friday Night - Abbi Glines
The combination of field parties and football just screams fall.
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children - Ransom Riggs
The book was way less spooky than I anticipated but still... 'tis the season.
Oblivion - Jennifer L. Armentrout
Oooh, look at the pretty fall colors! Who am I kidding? I just saw a great excuse to throw some Daemon Black in my list.
Rooms - Lauren Oliver
Orange cover and a freaky tree growing through a house... seems fitting.
Six of Crows - Leigh Bardugo
This isn't supposed to be a creepy book (as far as I know, anyway) but doesn't that cover just look dark and foreboding?
Drums of Autumn - Diana Gabaldon
Do I even need to explain this one?
One Tiny Lie - K.A. Tucker
The leaf-covered road, a girl in a sweater and boots, the falling leaves... does anything about this cover *not* scream autumn?



Have you read any of these?
Do you read different types of books depending on the season?

22 comments:

  1. lol I'm definitely not surprised to see J. L. Armentrout on this list haha ! Great post.

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  2. Great list! I loved all the colors.I find I reach for slightly darker books during the fall and winter (though I don't do horror either because I'm a wimp). Nothing too scary, but maybe a darker fantasy novel.

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    1. Thanks Fiona. I'm with you - I do like to go for slightly darker stuff but not horror. Eeek!

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  3. I love how you have autumn colors to go with book covers. So pretty! Great list, Tanya and thank you for stopping by. :)

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  4. Wow! Awesome list! I need to read Peculiar Children sometime down the line!

    Here’s my TTT!

    Catch you over @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog !

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    1. Thanks Ronyell. Miss Peregrine's Home was a fun read but I never did continue on with the series. I hope you'll enjoy it if/when you read it!

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  5. Very nice picks, Tanya, and I like that you put your own spin on this week's topic. I especially like a few of those covers with orange...Daemon! Until Friday Night's cover is lovely too.
    Hope you're having a great week!

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    1. Thanks Brandee. :) You know I had to find a way to add some Daemon Black to a list. LOL And I love the covers for that Abbi Glines series. I really enjoyed Until Friday Night and hope to read Under the Lights very soon.

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  6. Yes, I've read the Miss Peregrine's series. Loved it and the pictures were an added bonus. I'm not fond of seasonal reads although I do read more horror/spooky ones in October because so many bloggers talk about them. Reading Dark Matter now.

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    1. I've heard such great things about Dark Matter! I actually have it hold right now on the Overdrive app for my husband. I hope you're enjoying it!

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  7. I read more according to mood but I certainly do feel drawn to certain titles during certain seasons. I guess it's my way of getting in the mood.

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    1. I'm like you, Jazmen - I'm a 100% mood reader. I never even have monthly TBRs because who knows what I'll feel like reading on any given day.

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  8. I've only read Miss Peregrine from your list, but I do love the idea behind this Top Ten Tuesday! I still need to read November 9. I think it sounds really good.

    -Lauren

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    1. I really loved November 9. I actually did a re-read of it recently (audio book this time) and my husband listened along for most of it. I was surprised at how much he enjoyed it. He was totally getting into and asking questions and making predictions... I got a kick out of that. :) I hope you'll enjoy it, too, if you decide to pick it up.

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  9. "The scariest thing that happens in my books is an occasional love triangle"-- DYING. Bwhaha that is fabulous! The only one I have read is Six of Crows, which is good! I think Rooms actually is supposed to be a mystery of some sort? Idk, I have the ebook but then heard bad things hahah. I want to read Miss Peregrine's and November 9 for sure!! Great list, I love how you did this!

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    1. LOL Yeah well, it's true about the love triangles. ;-) You know I don't often stray from my contemporaries so it's not like I'm often confronting magic or scary creatures. Ha! I actually want to read Six of Crows but I'm determined to read the Grisha trilogy first. I know, I know, I can't believe I haven't read it yet, either. The reviews of Rooms are... not so good. Like a 3.3 average on GR? Yeah, I'll pass. Miss Peregrine's was okay but not what I was expecting. It felt like very young YA and I never continued with the trilogy. I loved November 9. Some people have complained that it's cheesy but I fell for it completely. :)

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  10. Until Friday Night! <3 any football related books (especially set in high school) make me think of Fall! I'm the same as you Tanya, I'm not a huge fan of horror/scary stories although once in a while I'll get in a weird mood where I am and I'll pick up a James Patterson book or two.
    Emily @ www.rabbitholereviews.com

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    1. Football books definitely make me think of fall! :)

      I haven't read anything by James Patterson in so long but when you're in the mood for a suspense thriller he sure is a reliable pick. Funnily enough, my favorites that I've read from him aren't thrillers: Sunday's at Tiffany's was my favorite with Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas being a close second.

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  11. YES! Such a great list and totally agree re: these being autumn reads :)

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