Cue the excessive amounts of blankets, seasonal drinks, and me pinning “How to Wear A Blanket Scarf” a thousand times on Pinterest in the hopes that I finally get it right (spoiler alert: I won’t). It’s Fall! With the most cozy season of the year, comes the best time for reading! Well, anytime is a good time to read, but I think we can all agree that the blanket + hot tea + book combo is always better, or at least looks better on Instagram. That being said, I’ve compiled a list of new releases, and some not-quite-out yet reads that I am excited to get my hands on this season!
Here’s a fun fact about me: I was the absolute last person on Earth to read the book “Room”. Like an idiot dude in a romantic comedy about fate or something dumb, all of the signs were in front of me…literally. I saw this book everywhere. Barnes & Noble? Yes, and well, obviously. Target? Yep. In my Amazon recommended purchases section? There it was! Home Depot? Probably. The point is, this book followed me, and I didn’t wise up and read it until I found it on the “Buy Two Get the Third Free!” table at B&N. I then proceeded to read the entire book in one sitting. The point is, don’t let a day go by without reading an Emma Donoghue book. I plan on not making the same mistake twice when ‘The Wonder’ is released this month, and hopefully it’s just as riveting, and “sit in one place all day because you can’t stand to break away from the story” good as ‘Room’. (Find it here)
Did you ever think you’d root for a lying meth peddling megalomaniac? No, but we all did. I mean, Bryan Cranston isn’t an actual lying meth peddling megalomaniac, but man if he can’t perfectly execute that exciting cocktail of character flaws! That aside, Bryan Cranston always seems like an absolute delight whenever I catch him as a guest on a talk show, or forcibly having answer asinine questions on the red carpet, so I feel like his autobiography would be chock full of great stories detailing his road from “Who?” to “Heisenberg” and I can’t wait to read it! (Pre-order it here)
This book was actually released at the beginning of this year, but like everything else that’s cool, I found out about it way later. Described “as a mix of “Friday Night Lights” and The Time Traveler’s Wife” (how? not in a mean way, but how?) by Brightly I am super intrigued by this unique genre, and the super cool cover art. It follows the main character, Natalie, as she embarks upon her last summer in her hometown when strange and unexplained events begin to happen. What kind of events? Oh you know, shape shifting, a disappearance, and mysterious folklore. The usual. (Find it here)
I’ll be honest, I am still so angry over the “My Sister’s Keeper” book to movie adaption, that I haven’t picked up a Picoult novel since. I’m not certain if she signed off on that garbage excuse for an ending, but I was so displeased that I just lost interest in her work. Too much? Of course, but if (no spoilers ahead, I promise) you read the book too and then saw the movie, surely I can’t be the only one still outraged by something that happened seven years ago? No, just me? Ah fine. Anyways, I’m thinking of giving Picoult another chance (so long as she doesn’t turn this one into a movie) with her upcoming release, Small Great Things. Much like My Sister’s Keeper, based on the synopsis, it seems that this story intertwines the complications of medicine and law, and I’m sure will also leave me in a puddle of tears by the end. Can’t wait! (Pre-order it here)
What books are you super psyched for this Fall?