Ten Books on My Fall TBR List

The idea of compiling a list of ten books I’d like to finish by the end of fall and then publicly sharing it kind of terrifies me. The semester has barely started and I am already busier than ever. On the other hand, compiling this listmight be just the motivation I need to finish some of these titles and not forgot about the ol’ blog.

Creating this list was spurred on by the question posed today as part of Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

  1. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller — How many times do people have to tell me to read this book before I finally listen? I even listed it on my list of ten books I feel like everyone has read but me.
  2. Every Man Dies Alone by Hans Fallada — This book was originally assigned for a class I took nearly two years ago. The professor changed her mind halfway through the semester so the book languished on my shelves until now.
  3. The Jungle by Upton Sinclair — Food and agricultural scholars often consider this to be the first book about food production. It certainly revolutionized what people ate. I need to read it for my Honors Project.
  4. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens — I churned through my Dickens audiobooks this summer and ended up with a mixed bag of emotions. I’d like to tackle this one, the last of the Dickens audiobooks on my iPod.
  5. Rasputin’s Daughter by Robert Alexander — I brought this book to school with the intent of giving it to my former roommate, but she turned her nose up at it and it has been mine ever since.
  6. The Right Attitude to Rain by Alexander McCall Smith — This is a recent addition to my TBR list but, with this being my final year of undergrad, I really need to make more progress on clearing off my shelves at school.
  7. The Shuttle by Frances Hodgson Burnett — I had this idea that I would read all of Burnett’s books but then ended up only reading those I have in paperback. Maybe it’s time to rectify this.
  8. The Secret Holocaust Diaries by Nonna Bannister — I have had this eBook on my virtual bookshelf for as long as I’ve had an eReader. I started it once but don’t remember why I put it aside before.
  9. The Warden by Anthony Trollope — Another audiobook that has been on my iPod for far too long.
  10. The White Man’s Burden by William Easterly — Eye-catching headline, no? The only place I know of to source a copy of this book is my university’s library so I need to read it before I leave.


  1. The Jungle is very good and very readable – although it may put you off meat products! I read it as part of an American Literature module and it was one of the best books on the list. Hope you post if you do read it.


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