It’s October. Wait, we’ll say it again. It is OCTOBER, already. Where has the time gone? But here’s our secret, we’re not complaining because fall is one of our favorite times of the year. We love the changing leaves, the pumpkin spice…everything, crisp fall days followed by cooler fall evenings, and most importantly…it’s the absolute perfect time to curl up with a great read.
We don’t know about you but as leaves fall outside our window and we have a crackling fire in the background, the only thing missing is the perfect book to read, the book that makes you sink deeper into the sofa cushions as that great story wraps around you like a blanket. So, it’s time to trade in those bathing suits for your fall sweaters and fall into one (or as we always say, a few) of these great titles.
We Are Not Ourselves: You won’t find any perfect people in this book. An honest and brilliant debut novel that tells the story of 6 generations of an Irish American family. We’re calling it now, this one may be an award contender.
Wayfaring Stranger: A tender love story and pulse-pounding thriller that crosses continents and decades of American history. You can just tell you are reading a great story with this new novel by Mr. Burke. You won’t be able to wait to get to the last page, yet you won’t want the book to end. Prepare to pull an all-nighter.
All The Light We Cannot See: Yes, we had this book on our summer reads list. But if you haven’t read it yet, it needs to make its way to your fall reads list. You will get lost in the pages of this beautiful instant NYT bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.
A Man Called Ove: Grumpy old man? Everything is not what it seems in this bestselling and delightfully quirky debut novel from Sweden. This feel good novel about the profound impact one life has on countless others takes you on a journey and ultimately shows you that what you see isn’t always what you get.
One Kick: This new series brings dark subjects to light written in a way that Chelsea Cain has learned to master. Kick is a compelling and fascinating heroine and the twisty-turn plot in One Kick is a suspenseful page-turner.
Burying Water: The start of another new series, K.A Tucker hits it out of the park with this story. Left for dead in the fields of rural Oregon, imagine waking up with no idea who you are or what happened to you. This heartbreakingly beautiful story about the power of love and the strength and courage that comes from within will leave you eagerly awaiting the next book in this series.
She’s Come Undone: We love this book. But what amazes us most is how perfectly Wally Lamb can get inside the head of a 13-year old girl’s head. Dolores is having a tough life – dad left, mom’s got major issues, and Dolores seeks comfort in marshmallows. If we had a nickel….
One For The Money: Ah, the first in the Stephanie Plum series. A gutsy female protagonist you’re sure to love as much as we do.
Gone With the Wind: Sure, it’s a really long book BUT it’s got everything…romance, thrills, and a spoiled young girl who sees the Civil War forever change her way of life. A great American novel that has a place on every reading list.
The Dream Catcher: We love J.D. Salinger and wanted to know more about this reclusive writer so we were drawn to this memoir written by his daughter. If you’re a fan like us, you’ll enjoy this very well written memoir. Ms. Salinger decodes some of J.D Salinger’s writing for us and tells a woeful story about growing up as his daughter.
Collide: Love roller coasters and love triangles? Then add this series to your list. Get ready to lock yourself in because you won’t want to put this one down (warning: you may fall in love). Luckily, when you’ve finished the last page, you can devour Pulse, just prepare yourself to fall even more in love with
your our new book boyfriend, Gavin. Hey, Gail McHugh, can you (pretty) please write faster?
The Rosie Project: Imagine Sheldon Cooper trying to find love….he begins “The Wife Project”….enter quirky barmaid, Rosie. From there an unlikely and hilarious romance ensues. This quirky novel about a logical quest to find love has a lot of heart. We’re not surprised this one is bound for the big screen and we’ll be one of the first in line.
Comeback Love: Who doesn’t wonder about the one who got away? We love this story of two people who fell in love in the 1960’s and were torn apart by a draft notice only to be reunited years later. We all want this kind of love story, don’t we?
I Am Pilgrim: Another one that was on our summer reads list but since it’s one of our favorite thrillers of the year, it’s making its way onto our fall reads list (hint: read it :-) ). This debut espionage thriller by Terry Hayes depicting the collision course between 2 geniuses, a tortured hero and a determined terrorist, is a page-turner full of shocking twists that may have you up all night but trust us, it’s a
good great thing.
Stay tuned for another fall reads blog post with even more great titles
to add to your list (we told you fall is one of our favorite times to curl up with a great eBook)!
What have you been reading so far this fall – any titles we should add to our list?
Happy reading and happy fall!