Fall is a season where we like to carve a little time for ourselves, before the holidays strike. The easiest break is found in the pages of a gripping book. This season there are a plethora of fascinating new titles on offer: from introspective suspense novels, to transformational memoirs, to gorgeous historical fiction. We have the ultimate list of fall books to add to your reading list. Just add hot cider, and one of our coziest cardigans for the perfect evening.
Behind Closed Doors by B. A. Paris
This addicting debut has become a word-of-mouth phenomenon, remaining on the New York Times bestsellers list for several weeks! It’s about a seemingly perfect couple Jack & Grace—the couple you want to hate—and the secrets lurking in their home. Everyone wants to be friends with Grace but the thing is…there’s something off about her. Why doesn’t she answer the phone? Why can she not meet for lunch? Soon readers will discover the horrific truth about their chilling and shocking marriage.
Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
The buzziest book of the year so far, including a coveted spot as an Oprah’s Book Club pick, Underground Railroad brings a new perspective of the historic route through the eyes of Cora. Cora and Caesar embark on their journey to freedom and find themselves in a different world with each stop on the Underground Railroad.
Naked Mountain: A Memoir by Marcia Mabee
Facing a life-threatening cancer diagnosis, Marcia Mabee continues to battle environmental threats to the treasured mountain that has brought her and husband Tim, wildlife encounters, dramatic botanical discoveries, and a passion for conservation. Naked Mountain teaches us to enjoy the simplicity of nature and beauty around us, while also enduring personal hardship and the uncertainties of life.
Hindsight by Mindy Tarquini
Eugenia Panisporchi remembers all her past lives but now she’s determined to change her future. A contemporary fable, Hindsight will remind you to live this life like it’s the only one you have.
Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple
From the author of our beloved Where’d You Go, Bernadette? we were so excited to see Maria Semple’s latest. Eleanor knows she’s a mess but today will be different. She has goals and is determined to reach them but nothing goes as planned: her son fakes sick, her husband leaves on vacation without her and she encounters a former colleague that threatens to reveal a family secret. Today Will Be Different is a story of reinvention, humor, and how getting over the past can help build the future.
The Next by Stephanie Gangi
Joanna DeAngelis is out of time. Her days are numbered but she is set on spending them seeking vengeance on her much younger ex, Ned. From the other side into the present, Jo embarks on an otherworldly odyssey and travels beyond memory and desire to find the happily ever after she never got.
Learning to Fall by Anne Clermont
Months away from graduating, veterinarian student and equestrian Brynn, is in her last ditch efforts to save the family business. In an all-out sprint to the prestigious Million Dollar Gold Cup, she is forced to team up with onetime champion, Jason Lander. In order to win she’s going to have to do things his way and control her growing feelings for him.
Mischling by Affinity Konar
Pearl and Sasha are twins with special gifts. When they are taken to Auschwitz in 1944, they are forced to join an experimental population of twins called Mengele’s Zoo. They experience horrors and privileges unimaginable, but as the war goes on they soon discover hope for a future outside the prison’s disturbed walls.
We Are Unprepared by Meg Little Reilly
We Are Unprepared is an emotional and terrifying glimpse at what happens when a cataclysmic storm threatens to take out a small town in Vermont, the Eastern Seaboard, and a couple that stands in harm’s way.
Cruel Beautiful World by Caroline Leavitt
In 1969 sixteen-year-old Lucy is planning to run away and live off the grid in Pennsylvania, a decision that will affect her life and her sister Charlotte’s forever. As Lucy’s caretaker for most of her life, Charlotte is used to Lucy’s behavior but nothing could prepare them for the chaos that this act will bring.
The Kept Woman by Karin Slaughter
Looking for a good psychological thriller? The author of Pretty Girls is back with an eventful novel about a complex murder case and what lengths one cop will go to until justice is served.
Miracle at Midlife by Roni Beth Tower
Miracle at Midlife, a memoir, tells the inspiring tale of finding love after all hope is lost. Roni Beth and David are far past the point of searching for love, until it finds them. Both struggle with internal demons and threats to their relationship, but their love is a testimony that it is never too late for a second chance at finding true happiness. Romantic and real.
Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson
This powerful story follows four young girls as they transition from girls to young women. Their lives are sealed together as they experience the perils hidden within Brooklyn. It is a memorable tale of friendship, race, family, transformation and so much more.