Friday, August 31, 2012

My TBR List for Fall



This is Labor Day weekend, and all across the country, families and groups of friends will be packing picnics, grilling steaks and burgers, taking that last trip of the season, and generally giving summer a celebratory sendoff. We all know that the holiday officially honors American workers and that officially the first day of fall is still three weeks away. But in practice, this weekend is all about bidding farewell to summer and looking forward to fall. Kids are back in school, the college football season begins, and even here in the sultry South, temperatures have dropped a bit. I know I won’t be wearing sweaters for another six weeks or so, but I’m already in a fall frame of mind. Among other things, this means that I’m thinking about the books that will be appearing in bookstores, online and brick and mortar, between now and the end of the year.

My TBR list for the final third of the year has been steadily growing since last December. I’m including only the romance/women’s fiction books for this post. There are others such as J. K. Rowling’s Casual Vacancy and Jasper Fforde’s Woman Who Died a Lot that I’ll definitely be reading. No doubt I’ll add even more books as friends recommend titles or as I become aware of a new release I missed in my search.

This is not a comprehensive list by any means. Heroes and Heartbreakers has already posted comprehensive lists of September releases and will be posting other monthly lists well ahead of release dates. The Romance Dish and All About Romance will post their lists at the beginning of each month. This is strictly my list of the September-December 2012 books I plan to read. Although I doubt that I’ll read all three of the December 31 releases on New Year’s Eve, I expect to read most of these before this year ends. Thanks to ARCs from publishers, authors, and friends, I have a head start. I’ve already read the titles in bold, and they have been such good reading that I have high expectations for the rest.(The number in parenthesis after the author's name is the day of the month that the book will be released.)

The three I’m still most eagerly anticipating are


  • Mischief and Mistletoe, the Christmas anthology with new stories from the Word Wenches: Jo Beverley, Joanna Bourne, Nicola Cornick, Anne Gracie, Susan Fraser King, Mary Jo Putney, and Patricia Rice.



  • Sea Glass Summer by Dorothy Cannell, a book that sounds like a romance/women’s fiction hybrid from an author whose mysteries I love (and she hasn’t given her readers a new book in more than three years).



  • The Lady Most Willing, the second collaborative novel from Connie Brockway, Eloisa James, and Julia Quinn. 



The List
September

The Last Renegade, Jo Goodman (4)
Found (Secrets of Crittenden County #3), Shelley Shepard Gray (4)
Out of Bounds, Ellen Hartman (4)
Not Proper Enough (Seducing the Scoundrels #2), Carolyn Jewel (4)
Pitch Perfect (Cricket Creek #3), LuAnn McLane (4)
The Good Woman (Brennan Sisters #1), Jane Porter (4)
Wife-in-Law, Haywood Smith (4)
The Road to Bayou Bridge (The Boys of Bayou Bridge #2-HSR), Liz Talley (4)
As You Wish, Elyssa Patrick (7)
The Mystery of Mercy Close (Walsh Family #5), Marian Keyes (13)
Two Wrongs Make a Marriage, Christine Merrill (18)
The Accidental Bride (Summer Island #2), Christina Skye (18)
How a Lady Weds a Rogue (Falcon Club #3), Katharine Ashe (25)
Leaves (Gold Family #1), Michael Baron (25)
When the Duchess Says Yes (Wylder Sisters #2), Isabella Bradford (25)
Seven Nights in a Rogue’s Bed (Sons of Sin #1), Anna Campbell (25)
Rules to Catch a Devilish Duke (Scandalous Brides #3), Suzanne Enoch (25)
My Scandalous Viscount (Inferno Club #5), Gaelen Foley (25)
Lord of Temptation (Lost Lords of Pembroke #2), Lorraine Heath (25)
A Fool’s Gold Christmas (Fool’s Gold #10), Susan Mallery (25)
Last Chance Christmas (Last Chance #4), Hope Ramsay (25)
Better Than Chocolate (Life in Icicle Falls #1), Sheila Roberts (25)
The Moonstone and Miss Jones (Phaeton Black #2), Jillian Stone (25)
Sweet Laurel Falls (Hope’s Crossing #3), RaeAnne Thayne (25)

October

Mischief and Mistletoe, Jo Beverley, Joanna Bourne, Nicola Cornick, Anne Gracie, 
                                    Susan Fraser King, Mary Jo Putney, Patricia Rice (1)
Lady Louisa’s Christmas Knight (Windham Sisters #3), Grace Burrowes (1)
Sea Glass Summer, Dorothy Cannell (1)
His Mistletoe Bride, Vanessa Kelly (1)
In This Town (HSR), Beth Andrews (2)
No Matter What (HSR), Janice Kay Johnson (2)
To Be a Family, Joan Kilby (2)
Together for Christmas, Lisa Plumley (2)
Season for Seduction (Season #2), Teresa Romain (2)
Tempting the Bride (Fitzhugh #3), Sherry Thomas (2)
The Birthday Scandal, Leigh Michaels (9)
The Soldier’s New Found Family, Kathryn Springer (16)
A Gift for All Seasons, Karen Templeton (16)
My Kind of Christmas (Virgin River #20), Robyn Carr (23)
When Snow Falls (Whiskey Creek #2), Brenda Novak (23)
Angels at the Table, Debbie Macomber (23)
Merry Ex-Mas (Life in Icicle Falls #2), Sheila Roberts (23)
Wicked Nights with a Proper Lady (Dangerous Rogues #1), Tiffany Clare (30)
Scorched (Tracers #6, Laura Griffin) (30)
’Twas the Night After Christmas (spinoff --The Hellions of Halstead Hall), Sabrina Jeffries (30)
A Notorious Countess Confesses (Pennyroyal Green #7), Julie Anne Long (30)
The Scottish Witch (Chattan Curse #2), Cathy Maxwell (30)
Suddenly You (HSR), Sarah Mayberry (30)
Lord Gray’s List (London List #1), Maggie Robinson (30)
Barefoot in the Rain (Barefoot Bay #2), Roxanne St. Claire (30)
A Cowboy for Christmas (Jubilee #3), Lori Wilde (30)
Christmas in Cornwall, Marcia Willett (30)

November

A Royal Pain. Megan Mulry (1)
The Wedding Quilt (Elm Creek Quilts #18), Jennifer  Chiaverini (3)
Renegade, Nancy Northcott (6)
The Perfect Hope (Inn Boonsboro #3), Nora Roberts (6)
Rescue My Heart Animal Magnetism #3), Jill Shalvis (6)
Her Highness and the Highlander (Princess Brides #2), Tracey Ann Warren (6)
Born to Scandal, Diane Gaston (13)
All I Want for Christmas (anthology), Christmas Kisses / Baring It All / A Hot December Night,
Candace Havens, Kathleen O'Reilly and Lori Wilde (13)
Too Dangerous to Desire (Lords of Midnight #3), Cara Elliott (20)
When the Duke Found Love (Wylder Sisters #3), Isabella Bradford (27)
To Wed a Devilish Duke, Lecia Cornwall (27)
If You Were Mine, Laura Lee Guhrke (27)
The Importance of Being Wicked, Miranda Neville (27)
A Private Deal with Agent Gunn (Gentleman of Scotland Yard #3), Jillian Stone (27)



December

The Bridegroom Wore Plaid, Grace Burrowes (1)
The Baby Bump, Jennifer Greene (18)
All He Ever Needed (Kowalski #4), Shannon Stacey (18)
A Breath of Scandal (Reckless Brides #2), Elizabeth Essex (24)
Vanity Faire, Megan Caldwell (26)
The Lady Most Willing, Julia Quinn, Eloisa James, Connie Brockway (26)
The Scoundrel Takes a Bride (Regency Rogues #5), Stefanie Sloane (26)
The Seduction of Elliot McBride (Highland Pleasures #5), Jennifer Ashley (31)
Sea Glass Winter (Shelter Bay #5), JoAnn Ross (31)
Chance of a Lifetime (Harmony #5), Jodi Thomas (31)


What new releases have you looking forward to fall?
 



8 comments:

Kathleen O said...

SEPTEMBER
Pitch Perfect (Cricket Creek #3), LuAnn McLane (
The Accidental Bride (Summer Island #2), Christina Skye
Seven Nights in a Rogue’s Bed (Sons of Sin #1), Anna Campbell
My Scandalous Viscount (Inferno Club #5), Gaelen Foley
A Fool’s Gold Christmas (Fool’s Gold #10), Susan Mallery
Last Chance Christmas (Last Chance #4), Hope Ramsay
Better Than Chocolate (Life in Icicle Falls #1), Sheila Roberts
Sweet Laurel Falls (Hope’s Crossing #3), RaeAnne Thayne
Blame it on Texas, Christie Craig
Playing to Win, Jaci Burton
The Lost Night, Jayne Castle
An Outlaw’s Christmas, Linda Lael Miller


October

No Matter What (HSR), Janice Kay Johnson
My Kind of Christmas (Virgin River #20), Robyn Carr
Angels at the Table, Debbie Macomber
Merry Ex-Mas (Life in Icicle Falls #2), Sheila Roberts
’Twas the Night After Christmas (spinoff --The Hellions of Halstead Hall), Sabrina Jeffries
Barefoot in the Rain (Barefoot Bay #2), Roxanne St. Claire
A Cowboy for Christmas (Jubilee #3), Lori Wilde

November

The Perfect Hope (Inn Boonsboro #3), Nora Roberts
Rescue My Heart Animal Magnetism #3), Jill Shalvis
All I Want for Christmas (anthology), Christmas Kisses / Baring It All / A Hot December Night,
Candace Havens, Kathleen O'Reilly and Lori Wilde


December
Sea Glass Winter (Shelter Bay #5), JoAnn Ross
Chance of a Lifetime (Harmony #5), Jodi Thomas

Janga said...

Clearly, you are a woman of excellent taste, Kathleen. LOL I see that we are planning on reading many of the same books.

I keep thinking of books to add to my list.

Jane said...

Looking forward to Scorched by Laura Griffin and One Wrong Move by Shannon McKenna..

quantum said...

I feel overwhelmed by the shear numbers that you ladies are going to read!

I really need a report on the most stunningly outstanding titles, thus revealing a gentle 'tourist track' to the summit. I want to get there but my stamina is beginning to drain away!

Faced with such numbers I tend to seek out old favourite tracks (ie authors) untill the latest Everest or Eiger is revealed.

Fortunately Toni Blake has saved the day. Her Destiny books have just appeared in e-book format in the UK. I think I'll just mosy down Destiny way. LOL

Becky Lower said...

I'd love for you to add my book to your TBR list. The Reluctant Debutante is my debut novel. It was released in July, with the second in the series due in December. How do I get on your list?

Janga said...

Jane, I don't read a lot of romantic suspense, but I do read Laura Griffin. Manda Collins recommended her so highly that I was persuaded to try her, and I think she's a wonderful writer.

Janga said...

Q, my friend, rest assured that I'll be reviewing many of these books individually too.

You have a real treat in store with Toni Blake's Destiny series. They are my favorites of hers. She has a new one being released in the spring that's already on my list for 2013. I do love making lists. :)

Janga said...

Becky, I'll be sure to check out The Reluctant Debutante. Thanks for stopping by.