Top Ten Books on my Fall Review List


I’m so fortunate to have several publishers who send me review copies on a regular basis, and I want to do them justice by at least cracking them open for review consideration. However, fall seems to be an especially busy time all around, both for the publishers and for me, so I’ve been getting terribly behind.

Here I can at least give a mention to some of the fall releases that are waiting on my shelves, and that I hope to get around to reading and possibly reviewing in the next few months. They all look marvelous — maybe some of them will spark your interest as well.

Necessity by Jo Walton (Tor)
Third in the series that started with The Just City. I can’t wait to see what Walton does with her neo-Platonists next.

The Spice Box Letters by Eve Makis (Thomas Dunne Books)
A past-and-present narrative shaped by the Armenian genocide, this looks like a fascinating historical read.

frenchrhapsodyFrench Rhapsody by Antoine Laurain (Gallic Books)
I enjoyed Laurain’s The President’s Hat, and look forward to more elegant French entertainment.

A Footman for the Peacock by Rachel Ferguson (Dean Street Press)
One of the debut books for the new Furrowed Middlebrow imprint, which brings back lost classics from the middle of the last century.

A Chelsea Concerto by Frances Faviell (Dean Street Press)
Another Furrowed Middlebrow book, this WWII memoir gets high praise from Kate Atkinson. ‘Nuff said.

Wonder Women by Sam Maggs (Quirk Books)
YA nonfiction about some of the female “innovators, inventors and trailblazers who changed history.” One of my favorite subjects.

weepingashThe Weeping Ash by Joan Aiken (Sourcebooks Casablanca)
I loved reading through Aiken’s Wolves chronicles last year; now some of her adult romances are being republished, and I’m eager to read them too.

The Gilded Chalet by Padraig Rooney (Nicholas Brealey Publishing)
Subtitled “Off-piste in Literary Switzerland.” I’m up for any book that will take me to Switzerland.

Emily Dickinson: Selected Poems (Folio Society)
A stunning new illustrated edition of Dickinson’s poetry. Definitely one one for the gift list, whether to give or receive.

Persuasion by Jane Austen (Folio Society)
Folio continues their current series of Austen editions with this, her last and many say her greatest love story.

Are you also interested in any of these? What books are on your list this season?

20 thoughts on “Top Ten Books on my Fall Review List

  1. There are a lot on here that I haven’t heard of – something to look forward to! I have quite a stack as well that kind of got left while I read through the Giller books. I’m hoping to catch up on them in the next couple of months – better late than never, right? Wonder Women is one of them!


  2. What a great list of books waiting for you. I don’t know how you’ll pick which to read first. But I’d definitely go for the new Antoine Laurain. His writing is amazing! 🙂


  3. All of these sound interesting. I received the two Furrowed Middlebrow books too and am in the middle of A Chelsea Concerto at the moment. I’m enjoying it so far!


    1. If you like Aiken’s children’s books her adult books are definitely worth a try. These Gothic Regency novels sound like just the sort of thing she would do so well.


  4. I must admit, these are ALL new to me! I will have to check them out, though! I have so many on my list for the fall- I am sure I won’t get to even half of them! I need to read Gemina, and Nevernight, and well basically a ton of sequels I pre-ordered and then didn’t read hahah. Hope you enjoy those that you’re able to read!!


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