Sunday, September 15, 2013

Top Picks for Fall

There's a lot of good stuff coming out this fall. Once the weather starts getting crisp and the temperature drops, I get excited to snuggle up with a book and some hot apple cider. Here are my top ten picks for books to read that are coming out this fall.

The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
Jhumpa, oh Jhumpa. You write lovely modern classics from The Namesake and Interpreter of Maladies. I can’t wait to read your next novel.

After Dead by Charlaine Harris
You thought she was dead with the Sookie Stackhouse series, eh? Well technically she is, but in Harris’s new book, she outlines what happens to the characters we loved, hated, and need to hear more about.

Dark Witch by Nora Roberts
Now I’m not a Nora Roberts person, though I’ve never read anything by her, but I was excited when I saw this title. It’s about a girl going home to her ancestral roots in Ireland, where the ground she lives on is full of magic and legend.
Curtsies and Conspiracies by Gail Garriger
The second book in the Finishing School series about a young woman sent away to be made into a lady. Little did her parents know this was a finishing school and a school to train spies. We’re excited for the second part of this humorous, adventurous YA novel.

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
This has a great cover and Black, The Spiderwick Chronicles, creates a bleak world in which monsters and humans intermingle within the walls of Coldtowns. Then something goes wrong…

Queen’s Gambit by Elizabeth Fremantle
A little royal intrigue! Here’s another historical fiction about the Tudor’s, this one from the perspective of the queen who outlived Henry VIII. This is an intriguing court drama in the vein of Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel.

The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two by Catherynne Valente
This is the third book in Valente’s series, and these books are witty, fantastical, clever, and so fun to read! Imagine Alice in Wonderland and The Wizard of Oz having a baby and this series is what you get. Although it’s meant for children/young adults, this is a series that is easily transferable to adults.

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Rowell wrote Eleanor and Park, a YA novel that was excellent, so I can’t wait to read the next work she has coming out.
Longbourn by Jo Baker
Longbourn is from the perspective of the maids, during the circumstances of Pride and Prejudice, and is not only a fascinating look at the behind the scenes life of the Bennets, but a captivating look at the life of servants in the Regency era, especially that of young Sarah, who dreams of a different life.

Canary by Rachele Alpine
Alpine is a local author and her book has received advanced praise. It’s about a young woman trying to find herself and then dealing with being assaulted. There’s a lot of poetry and creativity in these pages and I can’t wait for it to hit shelves.

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