My Autumn 2021 TBR

My Autumn 2021 TBR

Hi friends 👋🏻 Today is finally the last day of summer and I couldn’t be more excited. Summer is my least favourite season because it gets so humid where I live and I am that rare breed of person who gets seasonal depression in summer rather than winter. I just thrive better in colder weather. Plus, we’re going into Spooky Season which is always a big plus.

If you have been following me around the blogosphere for the ten years that I’ve been blogging (👵🏻) you’ll know that my autumn TBR is split into two: horror for the beginning of the season and sci-fi for the end because I have my own Spooky Month event every October and I participate in Sci-Fi Month every November. Is it restrictive to only read two genres in one season? Possibly, but that’s the way I like to do things.

I’m linking up to Top 10 Tuesday over at That Artsy Reader Girl today!


Lost Souls by Poppy. Z Brite (Billy Martin) – I told myself that I would read this book at the beginning of the year and I’m finally getting closer to reading it! This book has been on my TBR for years and years and always ends up getting bumped back because my reading has been all over the place this past year and a half. Also, I’m unsure if a trans author’s former penname counts as a deadname so any time I talk about this book, I’ll put the author’s real name next to his old pen name.

Mina and the Undead by Amy McCaw – I don’t need to tell anybody that I love vampires because it’s pretty obvious by now, but I am so excited to dig my teeth into this book because just from looking at the title and the blurb, there are so many references to Dracula. The main character is called Mina and she’s from Whitby, it’s a little obvious.

My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix – I don’t think I’ve ever read a horror-comedy book but some of my favourite horror movies are comedies or have a dark sense of humour, so I’m very interested in this one.

House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland – I am not ashamed to admit that I am a sucker for a cool cover and this one definitely grabbed me. I don’t really know what this book is about and I haven’t seen any reviews so I’m going into this completely in the dark which is kind of exciting.

Prom House by Chelsea Mueller – Slasher isn’t my favourite horror subgenre but I don’t see it in books very often, and I feel like it lends itself perfectly to YA so I’m pretty excited for this one.

Supernova by Marissa Meyer – It’s been a while since I read a book in the Renegades series and I do want to finish it this year so Sci-Fi Month seems like the perfect time. I may have to read a recap before diving in, but I don’t mind doing that.

Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline – I haven’t seen any reviews of this book from the bookish side of the internet, but I have from the “jaded nerd” side of the internet who didn’t like the first book, so I guess I’m going into it without any outside influences. It feels like another lifetime since I read the first book and I’m not in the mood to reread it but I shouldn’t have too much difficulty just diving into this one.

A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers – I read the first Wayfarer book earlier this year and loved it so as soon as I got some money for my birthday I got the next two books in the series. It may be a while before I read the third book but that’s okay because my winter TBR hasn’t even crossed my mind yet.

Aurora’s End by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff – Look at that cover!! Fin is one of my favourite Aurora Cycle characters and seeing him get his own cover warms my heart so much 🥰 This book hasn’t been released yet and I hate preordering because the only place that gets preorders right is Amazon, but I will buy it as soon as I can once it’s released.

Mirror’s Edge by Scott Westerfeld – For someone who calls Scott Westerfeld her favourite author, I am really a bad fan because I don’t keep tabs on his writing as much as I should. I got this book for my birthday from my brother and reading this series brings me so much nostalgia for the original Uglies series.


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What’s on your autumn (or summer) TBR? Do you ever make themed TBRs for certain months?


  1. September 21, 2021 / 11:57 am

    I’ve read House of Hollow! Awesome, atmospheric, deliciously disturbing (I hate bug horror in visual media but I was able to stomach it here LOL – also thanks to the evocative writing).

    I have a friend who’s super into horror, and she loved My Best Friend’s Exorcism.

    • Louise
      September 22, 2021 / 7:02 pm

      I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed House of Hollow! I’m looking forward to reading it 😀

    • Louise
      September 22, 2021 / 7:03 pm

      I hope you enjoy it if you decide to pick it up! 🙂

  2. September 21, 2021 / 6:59 pm

    I’m the same way! I don’t get depressed in the summer exactly, but I do feel more tired, irritated, and lethargic when it’s hot outside. Unfortunately, where I live it’s almost always hot outside. Ick! I am excited for November – February when it cools off a bit.

    Enjoy your reading!

    Happy TTT!


    • Louise
      September 22, 2021 / 7:31 pm

      Hot weather just doesn’t mix well with me at all 😫 I don’t think I could handle living somewhere where it’s hot for most of the year.

  3. September 22, 2021 / 1:25 am

    A great list! I hope you enjoy reading them all.

    I tend to read what I feel like, but I have noticed that my fall reads tend to be more mystery than anything else.

    • Louise
      September 22, 2021 / 7:57 pm

      Mystery books are great for autumn! Especially when they’re more on the atmospheric side 🙂

  4. September 22, 2021 / 2:16 pm

    I do want to read Prom House. I love Fall and I’m ready for all the mystery and spooky reads.


    • Louise
      September 22, 2021 / 7:58 pm

      I’m definitely ready for the spooky reads too 🙂

    • Louise
      September 22, 2021 / 9:02 pm

      That’s so cool that you’re pen pals! I hope you enjoy the book 🙂

  5. September 23, 2021 / 11:20 pm

    My Best Friend’s Exorcism and House of Hollow are awesome and I hope you enjoy. I’m also looking forward to Mina and the Undead.

    • Louise
      October 11, 2021 / 7:20 pm

      Thank you! I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed them 🙂

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