Top Ten Books on my Fall TBR

This week for Top Ten Tuesday, we’re sharing our fall reading lists!   In my case, it’s a literal fall TBR: I’m currently diligently working on my Pile of Doom, complete with scheduled titles and the like,  with other materials mixed in.  

  1. Something by Stephen King. I haven’t decided yet; both It and Pet Semetary are two of his more well-known titles which I’ve not yet experienced. 
  1. Good Reasons for Bad Feelings: Insights from the Frontier of Evolutionary Psychiatry,  Randolph Nesse. TBR title 
  1. Enemy at the Gate, a history of the Battle of Vienna, in which Ottoman expansion into Europe was checked by the Austrians.    TBR title. 
  1. Ring of Steel, or The German War. These are similar titles: one covers the Great War from the Austro-German perspective; the other is a history of WW2 focusing on the German homefront.  Both are TBR titles. 
  1. War Lord, Bernard Cornwell. To be released in November…possibly the last in the Saxon Stories series?  
  1. A Bright Future: How Some Nations Have Solved Climate Change,  Joshua Goldstein. TBR title. 
  1. Atomic Awakening: A New Look at the History and Future of Nuclear Energy, James Mahaffey. TBR title.  
  1. Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons and the Illusion of Safety, Eric Schlosser.  TBR title on the history of near-nuclear incidents between  DC and Moscow. 
  1. Firefly: Generations.  Another of those Firefly novels.  This one is a preorder to be released in November.  
  2. Dorothy and Jack: The Transforming Friendship of Dorothy Sayers & C.S. Lewis. This one is more debatable…I may save it for next year’s Read of England, but it’s also a possible for the week of November 22, as a kind of nod to Lewis’ death.

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9 Responses to Top Ten Books on my Fall TBR

  1. lydiaschoch says:

    Pet Semetary was a great read!

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  2. Cyberkitten says:

    I look forward to seeing how some nations have solved a global problem… [grin]

  3. Marian says:

    Lots of great nonfiction! I’m especially interested to hear about Good Reasons for Bad Feelings.

    Also, I haven’t read Dorothy & Jack yet, but I’ve been following Gina on Dickenblog for years (I think it was the first blog I followed): Really cool to see her work getting published. 🙂

    • Thanks for that! I didn’t realize she was a blogger — the book surfaced on goodreads a few weeks back and it immediately caught my eye. 🙂

      • Cyberkitten says:

        Let me know what kind of things you’re looking for in your ‘Read of England’ & I’ll see if I can give you some ideas.

      • Thanks! I’m focused on finishing my next Classics Club list, but after that I’ll start fishing for RoE ideas. I want to do something BESIDES the usual re-visits. Dorothy and Jack seemed a good candidate because they’re both interesting British personalities.

  4. Cyberkitten says:

    Cool… I’ve just started a set of three books on British PM’s which you might find interesting (especially the only one who was assassinated!). Plus I have a few unread tomes about the run-up to WW1. Let me know your thoughts when you’re in the Brit-Zone & I’ll see what titles I can throw at you.

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