Monday, October 9, 2017

TTT: Fall Books

The delightful bloggers at The Broke and the Bookish host this weekly list challenge.  If you want to quadruple the size of your TBR AND find a bunch of great book blogs to follow head on over and check them out!

The topic this week is Ten Books With Fall/Autumn Covers/Themes (If the cover screams fall to you, or the books give off a feeling of being Fallish).

Fall is an okay season, but doesn't do much for me as a book theme.  So I decided to be overly literal and present to you books with the word "fall" in the title.  They have nothing to do with autumn, so I added one with "autumn" in the title,  just for good measure. I've read a couple of them, but most of them I found on my to-read lists.

Before I Fall
I liked this one quite a bit more than I'd expected, what with the teen angst cover and all.  I'm going to go out on a limb here and say it's better than Groundhog's Day, to which all repeated-time stories are inevitably compared to.

Snow Falling on Cedars
This is one of my all-time favorites. The setting, the time period, the star-crossed love, the mystery, the prejudice, the court-room drama--it is satisfying on so many levels.

Before The Fall
from Goodreads: 
On a foggy summer night, eleven people--ten privileged, one down-on-his-luck painter--depart Martha's Vineyard headed for New York. Sixteen minutes later, the unthinkable happens: the passengers disappear into the ocean. The only survivors are Scott Burroughs--the painter--and a four-year-old boy, who is now the last remaining member of a wealthy and powerful media mogul's family.

I'm intrigued; aren't you?

Things Fall Apart
I've got to be honest here: I read this classic Nigerian work back in college, and I remember little about it other than the sense of a place I knew nothing about.  

Falling into Place
from Goodreads:
On the day Liz Emerson tries to die, they had reviewed Newton’s laws of motion in physics class. Then, after school, she put them into practice by running her Mercedes off the road. 

When I went back to Goodreads to gather the link and description, I noticed that four of my "friends" have read it.  Two rated it one star.  Two rated it four stars.  Which will I agree with?  

Free to Fall 
From Goodreads: 
What if there was an app that told you what song to listen to, what coffee to order, who to date, even what to do with your life—an app that could ensure your complete and utter happiness? 

What if you never had to fail or make a wrong choice?

What if you never had to fall? 

Bring on dystopias inspired by The Giver!

Decline and Fall 
I suspect the satirical humor of this one might miss me, as did Lucky Jim, a book that earned me my only angry attack from another reviewer on Goodreads for my failure to appreciate the humor. However, I do like Waugh, so I'd try it.

Never Fall Down  

From Goodreads: 
This National Book Award nominee from two-time finalist Patricia McCormick is the unforgettable story of Arn Chorn-Pond, who defied the odds to survive the Cambodian genocide of 1975-1979 and the labor camps of the Khmer Rouge.  

So, not a light read or anything, but most likely very worthwhile.

The Way We Fall 
From Goodreads: 
It starts with an itch you just can't shake. Then comes a fever and a tickle in your throat. A few days later, you'll be blabbing your secrets and chatting with strangers like they’re old friends. Three more, and the paranoid hallucinations kick in. 

And then you're dead. 

Sounds like great fun!

An Event in Autumn 
A novella in the Kurt Wallender series.  I've read a few of these, and we watched the Kenneth Branagh series. Really good, in that super bleak Scandinavian mystery style. One of the episodes was based on this story, but I don't remember the details, so it'd be worth a read.


  1. You don't get much fall where you live, I guess; the seasons go straight from summer to winter. We do much the same here, though our winter is probably closer to a fall. In any case, I like how you spun the prompt. I wonder what would happen if I spun it a little more and focused on books where a character falls....that would be interesting, I think.

    I took the easy way out:

  2. Who knew there were so many books with Fall in the title? The only one I’ve read is Snow Falling On Cedars, and I loved it.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  3. I love your take on the prompt! I had no idea how many books had Fall in the title. I've only read Before the Fall but I enjoyed it very much. Maybe I should do a Fall reading binge as there are a lot of intriguing books listed!

  4. Hey I did a similar theme with my list today too! :)

    Lauren @ Always Me

  5. I haven't read any of these, but I love the varied selection!

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thanks!

  6. This was the list I was trying to make, but I have a thing about only including books I read on my TTT, and so, my list stopped at Before I Fall. You have a few from my TBR on there, but I really love the variety. Awesome job.

  7. I tried reading Before I Fall, but I couldn't finish it!
    My TTT:


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