7 books to read this fall – happy reading, y’all!
We still have a few weeks left of fall, so why not add a few more books to your list?
Here are the top 7 on my radar this season. Are any of these on your list, too?
The Witches are Coming
The book’s tagline (I suppose you could call it a tagline?) caught my eye and made me need this book. Here it is. Are you ready? Okay, here you go.
It was only when I realized that Commonwealth by Ann Patchett was character driven and not plot driven that I fell in love. The Dutch House has been widely talked about and it seems to be a crowd favorite. I can’t wait to crack my copy open before fall is up.
Is there anything more fall than a book that starts out on a college campus? Gosh, that really brings me back to September in Boston when all the leaves are changing and school is just starting up again for the year. I love that crisp new feeling that comes along with a new school year, how about you?
I’ve got this one next up on my list and cannot wait to delve in. According to FSG Books, “Suspenseful and gripping, award-winning author Michael Frank’s What is Missing is a psychological family drama about a father, a son, and the woman they both love.”
Does that catch your attention right away or what? To say I’m excited about this
I finished up Red at the Bone recently and wow it took me a few days before I could start another one. You know the feeling, one of those good old book hangovers. Red at the Bone drops you down seemingly haphazardly, but entirely intentional in the homes of two families. Two families that were brought together by a baby. You see that baby, Melody, grow up in the opening of the book as she’s presented to society and continue, throughout the book, to both fast-forward and rewind through her family’s generations. Woodsen’s words are both poetic and important. A must read.
Tuesday Mooney may sound like it’s an October book, but I say, why follow non-existent “rules”? Here’s a little more about this one as told by Goodreads.
“Tuesday Mooney is a loner. She keeps to herself, begrudgingly socializes, and spends much of her time watching old Twin Peaks and X-Files DVDs. But when Vincent Pryce, Boston’s most eccentric billionaire, dies—leaving behind an epic treasure hunt through the city, with clues inspired by his hero, Edgar Allan Poe—Tuesday’s adventure finally begins.” – Goodreads
Intrigued? I am!
Dear Sweet Pea is a sweet middle grade read, but that doesn’t mean you need to be a middle grade reader to enjoy it. This one’s by Julie Murphy, who besides her many other books, also wrote Dumplin’. Yes, that Dumplin’. The one that was turned into a Netflix hit featuring lots and lots of my favorite gal – Dolly Parton. Back to Sweet Pea. This read plops you right down in Texas where Sweet Pea lives between her parents. Yes, physically. Her parents live on the same street in two separate, yet nearly identical houses. Her slightly strange neighbor who’s known for her witty advice column asks Sweet Pea for a favor and well – you’ll just have to read it to find out the rest!
What books have been on your radar lately?
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