WHAT TO READ: FALL EDITION
The leaves are starting to fall and the temps are (hopefully) starting to drop a bit.
Our fall shows are back on tv -- but it's also the best time of the year (well, let's be honest, anytime is the best time) to snuggle up and get lost in a good book -- even with all of the hustle and bustle that may come along with school and work! :) Whether you enjoy reading scary novels this time of year or thrillers or romance -- or something in between -- fall is a good time to catch up on that book you've been putting off or have been wanting to read!
Below, I've included a few new ones that just dropped and a bonus one with a film adaptation coming out this month (which will be included in my Movies in October post this upcoming week)! So -- nevertheless -- below are the novels I currently have on my fall reading list!
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
Published: September 12, 2017
Genre: Psychological Mystery
LENGTH: 352 pages
From Amazon: "Little Fires Everywhere explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity (and racial tensions), and the ferocious pull of motherhood -- and the danger of believing that following the rules can avert disaster."
Celest Ng is the bestselling author of Everything I Never Told You, which was also her debut novel. Reese Witherspoon and her book club (RW Book Club), recommended this read for the month of September! As I previously mentioned in my "Summer Reads" post a while back, I tend to take Reese's recs very seriously! (Lol!) So, of course I'm adding this gem to my list!
From Reese: "To say I love this book is an understatement. This deep, psychological mystery about two families in Ohio moved me to tears. Celeste Ng writes with stunning accuracy about the power of motherhood, the intensity of teenage love, and the danger of perfection. And the fire that destroys it all."
Look out for more recommendations from Reese and her book club on their Instagram, @rwbookclub! I'm sure they'll be dropping a new one for this month soon!
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
Published: September 5, 2017
Genre: Road Novel / African-American Literary Fiction (#1 New Release)
Length: 304 pages
I was looking for current reads specifically written by black women, and I'm so glad Jesmyn Ward has a new novel out!
From Barnes and Noble: Sing, Unburied, Sing is "an intimate portrait of a family and an epic tale of hope and struggle. The novel journeys through Mississippi's past and present, examining the ugly truths at the heart of the American story and the power -- and limitations -- of family bonds. -- Rich with Ward's distinctive, lyrical language, Sing, Unburied, Sing is a majestic new work and an unforgettable family story."
Author, Jesmyn Ward, is an American novelist and an associate professor of English at Tulane University. She also won the 2011 National Book Award for Fiction for her second novel, Salvage the Bones!
The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur
Published: October 3, 2017
Length: 256 pages
From Simon & Schuster: "A vibrant and transcendent journey about growth and healing. Ancestry and honoring one's roots. Expatriation and rising up to find a home within yourself. Divided into five chapters and illustrated by Rupi Kaur, the sun and her flowers (Kaur writes in lowercase form) is a journey of wilting, falling, rooting, rising, and blooming. A celebration of love in all its forms."
This collection of poetry is the follow up to Kaur's bestselling debut book, milk and honey! It was a surprise hit and I became aware of -- and fell in love with -- milk and honey earlier this year. I really enjoyed Kaur's writing style and I'm excited to read Kaur's second go 'round with, the sun and her flowers -- in bookstores on October 3rd!
Lie to Me by J.T. Ellison
Published: September 5, 2017
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Length: 400 pages
From J.T. Ellison's website: "Readers will devour this stunning page-turner about the disintegration of a marriage as grief, jealousy, betrayal and murder destroy the facade of the perfect literary couple."
I heard about this novel from a book blog I follow, Crime by the Book! The blogger/book reviewer highly recommended this one by New York Times bestselling author, J.T. Ellison! It sounds like a book that's right up my alley! I love thrillers, especially around this time of year.
Abby from Crime by the Book: "Twisty and dramatic in the best possible way, Lie to Me will appeal to readers looking for a psychological thriller with major commercial appeal -- and all the binge-worthy pacing of modern psychological suspense."
Welp, Abby, you sold me on this one! I hope to dive into this novel by November!
The Snowman by Jo Nesbo
From Amazon: "Inspector Harry Hole tracks a Norwegian serial killer in this installment of Jo Nesbo's New York Times bestselling series -- and soon to be a major motion picture starring Michael Fassbender!"
This is another book I was introduced to by Abby from Crime by the Book. I've been meaning to read it, and when I saw the trailer of the new film starring Fassbender and Rebecca Ferguson, I became even more intrigued.
I'll talk more about it and the film in my Movies in October post this upcoming week! Make sure to add both -- the book and the adaptation -- to your lists!
The Lying Game by Ruth Ware
An RW (Reese Witherspoon) Book Club August pick, this novel is the follow up novel to Ruth Ware's 2016 book, The Woman in Cabin 10 and her third overall.
From Reese Witherspoon: "Four friends from high school bound together by a dark secret get pulled back together with one cryptic text. Will someone find out the truth? Will one of the women break the pact? So many questions -- until the very last page! Needless to say, I could not put this book down!"
Make sure to pick up The Lying Game, in bookstores now!
What books are on your fall reading list? I'm always looking to add to my list!
Also, I always like to recommend checking out your local library for some goodies as well -- especially if you're on a budget! :) Utilize the library when you can -- it's there for you! :) Most libraries even have an ebook selection, of new books and old ones!
PS: Don't forget to check out my Movies in October post on Wednesday!! It's jam-packed with some good (maybe even award worthy) films! :)