Books To Read This Fall That Are Perfect For The Season
Autumn is the perfect time of year to cozy up with a warm drink -- it is Pumpkin Spice Latte season, after all — and of course, a good book. When the temperature dips and the outdoors aren't quite as pleasant as they were months before, grab a blanket and kick back with a story. No matter your interests, there are tons of books to read this fall that are perfect for the season.
If you are looking for a thrill:
Fragments of the Lost by Megan Miranda
This suspenseful tale follows a grieving woman named Jessa who is trying to uncover exactly how her ex-boyfriend died. When she begins to gather his belongings, memories resurface that make her question their entire relationship.
Even if It Kills Her by Kate White
The former Cosmo editor in chief continues her Bailey Weggins mystery series with a step back in time to her college days. When her friend Jill — who has everything and more — discovers her family has been murdered, she can't believe the news. Years later, when Bailey runs into Jill at an event, Jill is begging for help to find the real killer, as the man who was accused is soon-to-be cleared of the crime.
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
A Cleveland woman named Elena rents a home to a single mother and her daughter, though this mom clearly has a mysterious past. When Elena's friends attempt to adopt a Chinese-American baby, a custody battle divides not only the neighborhood, but the strong bond Elena and her family have formed with this mother-daughter duo. What's she hiding?
If you want to celebrate the season:
The Simplicity of Cider by Amy E. Reichert
Though technically a spring 2017 release, Reichert's love story about a cider maker whose life is thrown upside down when a handsome fella arrives in town pairs perfectly with a piece of apple pie (or two) and a cup of tea.
If you're looking for something emotional:
George & Lizzie by Nancy Pearl
Pearl's couple is looking to make a struggling marriage work, all while secrets from the past come back to haunt them. Though a serious topic, readers are also gifted with traces of humor from the NPR commentator's debut novel.
If you're a history buff:
The Woman Who Smashed Codes by Jason Fagone
This true account of Elizebeth Smith and her husband details how they invented cryptology and used it to fight against the Nazis in WWII... and ultimately win the war.
Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan
Egan rose to fame with her bestseller A Visit From the Goon Squad, so naturally, her fall 2017 release is highly anticipated. Manhattan Beach, the author's first foray into historical fiction, follows a young girl whose father vanished at the onset of World War II. As the first female diver to examine and repair the country's ships -- a crucial occupation during the war -- she comes to figure out just how her father might have disappeared when someone from her past reemerges.
If you're looking for something fun:
A British blogger presents readers with a collection of essays — rather, do's, don'ts, and words of wisdom.
If you're looking for a story for Gen Y:
I Don't Think of You (Until I Do) by Tatiana Ryckman
A must for millennials, this novella chronicles a long-distance relationship from summer to summer and packs in the emotion and humor.
If you're looking for a fairytale twist:
Hiddensee by Gregory Maguire
From the author who brought us the beloved Wicked comes a story of the Nutcracker and Drosselmeier, the toymaker who created him. This fantasy is a perfect holiday treat.
If you enjoy holiday drama:
Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak
For the first time in years, the Birch family will be together for the holidays... without WiFi and with one member of the clan who needs to remain in quarantine and another who is hiding one juicy secret.
Start Without Me by Joshua Max Feldman
Find out what happens when two lives of two strangers intertwine on Thanksgiving in an airport restaurant.
If you can't get enough of politics:
Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution in Trump's America a set of essays compiled by Samhita Mukhopadhyay and Kate Harding
The title says it all. These collections examine what is happening in today's political environment and how we can proceed.
What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton
Journey alongside Hillary Clinton and find out what it was like for her to endure one of the most heated and controversial campaigns our country has ever known.
What Happened, $18, Amazon
If you're a big TV fan:
Guts: The Anatomy of the Walking Dead by Paul Vigna
If you want to wake up in the city that never sleeps:
At the Strangers' Gate: Arrivals in New York by Adam Gopnik
Head to the Big Apple alongside Gopnik and his soon-to-be-wife as they leave Canada in search of inclusion in the city's art world.