The leaves are changing and it’s getting cool out. Which only means one thing, it’s time to curl up by the fire with a new read! Here are some of the books I’m looking forward to reading/re-reading this fall:
The Secret History by Donna Tartt
It’s definitely time to revisit my favorite book by Donna Tartt! I consider it to be a staple “cold weather” read!
The Fifth To Die by J.D. Barker
Probably my favorite crime series ever! J.D. Barker has a gift for writing the perfect killers. If you’re looking for a good crime read, start with the first book in the series, The Fourth Monkey.
An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green
This month’s Barnes & Noble book club pick. This will be my first Hank Green book!
Compulsively entertaining and powerfully relevant, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing grapples with big themes, including how the social internet is changing fame, rhetoric, and radicalization; how our culture deals with fear and uncertainty; and how vilification and adoration spring for the same dehumanization that follows a life in the public eye. The beginning of an exciting fiction career, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing is a bold and insightful novel of now.
Foe by Iain Reid
“We do not get visitors. Not out here. We never have.”
In Iain Reid’s second haunting, philosophical puzzle of a novel, set in the near-future, Junior and Henrietta live a comfortable, solitary life on their farm, far from the city lights, but in close quarters with each other. One day, a stranger from the city arrives with alarming news: Junior has been randomly selected to travel far away from the farm…very far away. The most unusual part? Arrangements have already been made so that when he leaves, Henrietta won’t have a chance to miss him, because she won’t be left alone—not even for a moment. Henrietta will have company. Familiar company.
The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar
A spellbinding story of curiosity, love and obsession from an astonishing new talent. One September evening in 1785, the merchant Jonah Hancock hears urgent knocking on his front door. One of his captains is waiting eagerly on the step. He has sold Jonah’s ship for what appears to be a mermaid. As gossip spreads through the docks, coffee shops, parlours and brothels, everyone wants to see Mr Hancock’s marvel.
The End of Loneliness by Benedict Wells
Jules Moreau’s childhood is shattered after the sudden death of his parents. Enrolled in boarding school where he and his siblings, Marty and Liz, are forced to live apart, the once vivacious and fearless Jules retreats inward, preferring to live within his memories – until he meets Alva, a kindred soul caught in her own grief. Fifteen years pass and the siblings remain strangers to one another, bound by tragedy and struggling to recover the family they once were. Jules, still adrift, is anchored only by his desires to be a writer and to reunite with Alva, who turned her back on their friendship on the precipice of it becoming more. But, just as it seems they can make amends for time wasted, invisible forces – whether fate or chance – intervene.
Washington Black by Esi Edugyan
From the author of the award-winning international bestseller Half-Blood Blues comes a dazzling adventure story, about a boy who rises from the ashes of slavery to become a free man of the world.
The Witch Elm by Tana French
Toby is a happy-go-lucky charmer who’s dodged a scrape at work and is celebrating with friends when the night takes a turn that will change his life – he surprises two burglars who beat him and leave him for dead. Struggling to recover from his injuries, beginning to understand that he might never be the same man again, he takes refuge at his family’s ancestral home to care for his dying uncle Hugo. Then a skull is found in the trunk of an elm tree in the garden – and as detectives close in, Toby is forced to face the possibility that his past may not be what he has always believed.
The Golden State by Lydia Kiesling
Keenly observed, bristling with humor, and set against the beauty of a little-known part of California, The Golden State is about class and cultural breakdowns, and desperate attempts to bridge old and new worlds. But more than anything, it is about motherhood: its voracious worry, frequent tedium, and enthralling, wondrous love.
Becoming Michelle Obama by Michelle Obama
I mean it’s Michelle!
You can shop all of the books on this list by visiting my Amazon storefront. Be sure to comment and let me know if you end up picking up any of the reads I mentioned above. Also feel free to leave your fall recs as well. I want to know what you’re reading when it gets chilly out!