Top Ten Tuesday: Books on My Fall 2023 To-Read List

Hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

Here are ten of the books I’m looking forward to checking out this autumn. The first two have already been released, but I’ll share release dates for the ones that aren’t out yet.









1. Holly by Stephen King

Why I’m Interested: I try to give everything Mr. King writes a shot.









2. Rez Ball by Byron Graves

Why I’m Interested: I recently reviewed Big Crow for Long and Short Reviews and am curious to make comparisons between that true-life account of a Native American teen who played basketball and this fictional take on a different Native American teen basketball player.










3. Land of Milk and Honey by C. Pam Zhang

Release Date: September 26

Why I’m Interested: With all of the difficult some farmers have been having this year with growing crops, a fictional account of a world too hot to rely on agriculture is intriguing.










4. The Museum of Failures by Thrity Umrigar

Release Date: September 26

Why I’m Interested: While there’s a lot of joy to be found in moving to another country, being an immigrant can also bring all sorts of complications to one’s life. I’m curious to see what this author has to say on the subject.










5. Out There Screaming by Jordan Peele

Release Date: October 3

Why I’m Interested: His films are fun to watch, so here’s hoping a book from him will also be amusing.










6. When Ghosts Call Us Home by Katya de Becerra

Release Date: October 3

Why I’m Interested: Honestly, the cover is what first pulled me in this direction. Isn’t it amazing? Paranormal horror is something I enjoy, too.










7. The Leftover Woman by Jean Kwok

Release Date: October 10

Why I’m Interested: Now that it’s much less common for people who aren’t from China to adopt children from China, I’m curious to see how this topic will be treated in fiction.










8. The Woman in Me by Britney Spears

Release Date: October 24

Why I’m Interested: Is it weird to read an autobiography of someone you weren’t a fan of? Now I wonder what might have been going on behind the scenes in her life to make her behave the way she did. Maybe this will help to explain it.










9. Bookshops & Bonedust by Travis Baldreee

Release Date: November 7

Why I’m Interested: Maybe this will finally convince me to read Legends & Lattes? It’s been on my TBR for ages.










10. Same Bed, Different Dreams by Ed Park

Release Date: November 7

Why I’m Interested: Alternate histories can be such great stories. I hope this is as good as it sounds.


  1. Oh sh*t, your list makes me realize I forgot to put Mr. Mercedes on there. I have to read that before reading Holly right?

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  2. Holly is getting a lot of attention recently. I could see reading a celeb bio out of morbid curiosity, especially those who had a….er, ‘bad spell’ like Britney, Lindsay Lohan, etc.

  3. I’ve seen The Leftover Woman on a few lists recently though I don’t know anything about it other than that cover is intriguing! The Museum of Failures also is a VERY interesting title. 🙂 Thanks so much for visiting my website today. 🙂

  4. A great looking list. I wasn’t too sure on Legends and Lattes myself but I am in the minority! I’ve seen Holly around a lot recently.

    Have a great week!

  5. I predict good reading ahead! Great looking st!

  6. I lived in Southern California when Brittany was just coming up and the comments in the news about how her mother was a true stage mom and no one liked working with her.
    Saw Holly and B&N and walked away very quickly. I read his books as a teenager and I can’t read them now. He scares me! Lol

  7. This looks like a fantastic reading list and well thought-out. I hope you get to them all!

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

  8. The Museum of Failures sounds so interesting!

  9. HOW DID I NOT PUT BRITNEY’S BOOK ON MY LIST TODAY??? I failed there. Thanks for reminding me of it. I hope we both enjoy reading it.

  10. I really like your one sentence why you are interested in each book. While I won’t stop and read a whole synopsis I will read a one sentence reason.

  11. Rez Ball interests me. Most of my friends are Stephen King fans, so I’ve heard about that one, too. Enjoy your reading.

  12. The LEftover woman does sound compelling.

  13. I want to read that Stephen King book too. I hope we both enjoy it!

  14. I read Honor by Thrity Umrigar and it was very good. I’m also interested in the Britney Spears memoir and I think I will read Bookshops & Bonedust. I liked Legends & Lattes but not as much as everyone else seemed to. But enough to read something else from the author. It was very low stakes and sometimes you need that.

  15. THE LEFTOVER WOMAN is one I really want to read too. It sounds super compelling! I hope we both love it.

    Happy TTT!


  16. Holly wasn’t on my list, but I’d like to read it. I’ve seen a lot of praise. Great list and thanks for visiting my TTT! 🙂

  17. I definitely don’t think you have to be a fan of someone to be interested in their autobiography. You’ve got some interesting books on your list!

  18. Agree, When Ghosts Call Us Home cover is stunning, I hope you enjoy the story

  19. Out there Screaming sounds soooo good. Hope you enjoy all these!

  20. Holly has been on a few lists now, and it is a SK book, who I love, so it may need to be added to mine.

    When the Ghosts Call Us Home does have an amazing cover.

    I have been making a TBR of biographies to read, I have Britney’s on my “maybe” side. I want to take one month and just read them. It’s interesting sometimes to learn a deep prespective of people always in view.

  21. I was invited to read Out There Screaming, but I didn’t think I could fit it in. I’ll look forward to hearing what you think of it! Happy Reading this fall!

  22. This looks like an absolutely wonderful list! I hope you have a great time reading them.

  23. That cover of When Ghosts Call Us Home really is very appealing. And it sounds like a great read for this time of year.

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