Top Ten Tuesday: Books On My Fall 2018 TBR

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl.

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  • Each Tuesday, Jana assigns a new topic. Create your own Top Ten list that fits that topic – putting your unique spin on it if you want.
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This week’s topic is Top Ten Books On My Fall 2018 TBR.  Ooh, so many possibilities to choose from including books I need to read for blog tours, review copies, ARCs as well as recent and forthcoming releases.  It’s the time of the year when many publishers are releasing literary gems in time for (whisper) Christmas.

Click on the title to read the book description on Goodreads.


The Black Prince by Adam Roberts & Anthony Burgess

Published on 4th October by Unbound, The Black Prince is a historical novel written by Adam Roberts based on previously unpublished material from literary giant, Anthony Burgess.  I’ll be reviewing it as part of the blog tour.

Paris in the Dark by Robert Olen Butler

Due to be published in a new edition by No Exit Press on 25th October, I’ll be reviewing this historical mystery set in World War One as part of the blog tour.

The Magick of Mister Lilly by Tobsha Learner

Published in paperback by Sphere on 1st November (but already available as an ebook) is this historical thriller with a sprinkling of magic.  Set in the English Civil War, its protagonist is Master Astrologer and learned magician, William Lilly.   I’m looking forward to reading a copy courtesy of NetGalley.

Land of the Living by Georgina Harding

November 1st is looking to be a busy day for new releases.  One of them will be this book, published by Bloomsbury.  It’s described as ‘a luminous and profound meditation on the devastations of trauma in the wake of the Second World War’ and I’m lucky enough to have an ARC from NetGalley.

The Glorious Dead by Tim Atkinson 

Published on 1st November by Unbound,  this historical mystery is set in the aftermath of the Great War as the battlefields are cleared and the dead buried.  I’ll be reviewing the book as part of the blog tour.

The Word for Freedom edited by Amanda Saint

I’ll be taking part in the blog tour for this anthology of short stories celebrating 100 years of women’s suffrage published on 1st November by Retreat West Books.  The book supports Hestia and their UK Says No More campaign against domestic abuse and sexual violence.

None So Blind by Alis Hawkins

Published in a new edition on 15th November by The Dome Press, I’ll be reviewing this historical mystery set in Wales as part of the blog tour.

The Blue by Nancy Bilyeau 

Due to be published on 3rd December by Endeavour Quill, a historical mystery set in 18th century Paris that poses the question: What would you do for the most beautiful colour in the world?  Another blog tour read.

Once Upon A River by Diane Setterfield

‘A dark midwinter’s night in an ancient inn on the Thames’.  Need I say more?  Bestselling author of The Thirteenth Tale, Diane Setterfield, returns with this historical mystery published as an ebook on 4th December and in hardback in January 2019.  Don’t be too jealous, but I have a ticket to hear Diane speak about the book at Henley Literary Festival whilst sailing on a boat up the River Thames…and I get a proof copy of the book into the bargain!

You can see all the Henley Literary Festival events I’m attending here.

Tombland (Matthew Shardlake #7) by C. .J Sansom

The one fans of C. J. Sansom’s historical thrillers (including me) have been waiting for.  Published on 18th October this might just have to be my early Christmas present to myself…

12 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books On My Fall 2018 TBR

  1. What a great list! I also can’t wait for Tombland and I have a copy of The Magick of Master Lilly from NetGalley too. I would like to read The Blue and Once Upon a River as well – I’ve enjoyed previous books by both of those authors.

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