Get into the pumpkin spice/sweater weather spirit with a brand new book to add to your bedside table. From psychological thrillers to time-bending historical fiction to deeply moving memoirs, we’ve got a little something for every reader’s fancy. Without further ado, here are eight new must-read books coming to bookshelves this fall.
8 BOOKS TO ADD TO YOUR FALL READING LIST
The Book of Two Ways, by Jodi Picoult | Available Here
First, there is a buzzy new release from bestselling author Jodi Picoult to look forward to. After the novel’s heroine narrowly survives a plane crash, she is offered a complimentary ticket to the destination of her choice. The obvious path would be to return home to her work and family, but she surprises herself by instead considering flying across the world to see a man that she left behind 15 years ago.
Three Perfect Liars, by Heidi Perks | Available Here
In this suspenseful novel, a devastating fire demolishes a successful advertising company and upends the lives of three ambitious women. This is the book for you if you’re looking for a riveting, unsettling page-turner.
Agent Sonya: Moscow’s Most Daring Wartime Spy, by Ben Macintyre | Available Here
For a good piece of herstory, make sure to get your hands on a copy of this new non-fiction tome that brings to light the forgotten story of a female Soviet spy code-named “Sonya” that worked undercover during the Cold War.
Raising a Rare Girl: A Memoir, by Heather Lanier | Available Here
In this moving memoir, Heather Lanier shares her story of motherhood and reflects on fiercely loving someone that society sometimes rejects. Despite doing everything “right” during her pregnancy—eating the right foods, writing up the perfect birth plan, etc.—her preconceptions are dashed when her baby is diagnosed with a rare syndrome that leaves her with developmental delays and a risk of loss of life.
The Night Portrait: A Novel of World War II and da Vinci’s Italy, by Laura Morelli | Available Here
This time-bending tale proves that sometimes two time periods are better than one. In Milan, 1492, we meet Leonardo da Vinci, his patron the Duke of Milan, and his portraiture subject, the Duke’s beautiful 16-year-old mistress. Meanwhile, in Munich, WWII, a painting conservator tries to recover a priceless Renaissance painting from the Nazis.
More Than a Woman, by Caitlin Moran | Available Here
From the bestselling feminist author of How to Be A Woman comes a new book tackling middle-aged women’s questions on “mum bod,” Botox, hangovers, childcare, to-do lists, etc. If it’s anything like her previous work, you’re in for a good laugh.
Mantel Pieces: Royal Bodies and Other Writing from the London Review of Books, by Hilary Mantel | Available Here
In this collection of essays from the author of the popular Wolf Hall trilogy, Hilary Mantel explores cultural topics ranging from Madonna to Robespierre, as well as providing some insight into her own life by weaving in several pieces of personal memoir.
The Forgotten Daughter, by Joanna Goodman | Available Here
From the author of the popular Canadian historical novel The Home for Unwanted Girls comes another take on Quebec history. Set in the ‘90s, it follows the unlikely love story between the daughter of a radical separatist and a loyal, patriotic journalist.