Fall Reads!


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

Sometimes you need to scorch everything to the ground, and start over. After the burning the soil is richer, and new things can grow. People are like that, too. They start over. They find a way...
— Little Fires Everywhere

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 

I like to think I know what death is. I like to think that it’s something I could look at straight...
— Sing, Unburied, Sing

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

this is the recipe of
said my mother
as she held me in
her arms as i wept
think of those
flowers you plant
in the garden each
they will teach you
that people too
must wilt
in order to bloom
— the sun and her flowers

Published: October 3, 2017

Genre: Poetry

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 

Dear Ethan,
I’m sorry to do this to you, but I need some time away. I’ve been unhappy, you know that. This shouldn’t come as a big surprise. Forgive me for being a coward. Forgive me, for so many things.
Don’t look for me.
— Lie to Me

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!

Bonus Reads!

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! :)