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10 New Page-Turners For Your Fall Reading
These are the new books that everyone is going to be talking about this fall.
The Best Books For Fall
The best part about fall is cozying up at home with a blanket, a pot of tea and a great read. To help you choose which book to bury your nose in first, we’ve put together a list of must-reads for fall. Happy reading!
1. The Couple Next Door By Shari Lapena
Anne and Marco Conti, the couple who seems to have it all, are at a neighbour’s dinner party when the unthinkable happens: their six-month old baby goes missing from their home. Filled with suspense, plot twists and betrayal, this thriller will have you questioning the truth about their child’s disappearance until the very last page.
Born to Run
This seven-year-in-the-making memoir by “The Boss” began when Springsteen was inspired to write about his life-changing Superbowl half-time performance in 2009. Springsteen writes in a whimsical and lyrical tone that makes his words float off the page, as he takes readers into the inner workings of his psyche. This book is both for music lovers and those who dare to dream.
The Best Kind of People
This award-winning author’s new novel follows the story of George, a beloved family man and prestigious-prep schoolteacher who’s been arrested after allegedly raping one of his students. Meanwhile, his wife and children’s reputations are ruined as their prestigious community publicly shames them for what happened. Whitall takes readers on an emotional ride as George and his family tries to accept their new reality, unsure of where the truth and their loyalties should lie.
All Is Not Forgotten
After Jenny Kramer is attacked outside of a local party, she’s given a drug to wipe her memory clean. Her attack – and trying to find out who amongst her community did it – causes her parents marriage to crumble as they try to seek help for their traumatized daughter. Meanwhile, Jenny struggles under the pressure of trying to remember what happened that night.
The Improbability of Love
This hilarious debut novel follows the story of Annie, a woman who buys her lover a painting for his birthday, only to be stood up by him on their big date. After realizing their relationship is over, Annie finds out that the painting she bought for him is a famous piece of art that’s worth a lot of money. You’ll love how the author’s passion for art and food fill the pages in such a rich and unique way. Come for the vivid cast of characters, stay for the artistic and poetic narrative.
The most intense book you will read this year, Dark Matter is sort of a hybrid of sci-fi meets thriller meets love story. The main character, Jason Dessen, wakes up to a whole new life where nothing is similar to the world he once knew and loved. As you follow along Jason’s terrifying and shocking journey, you’ll be sure to do some major introspection on your own life. It’s best not to know anything more whirlwind of a read, but cancel your plans for the weekend because once you open it you’re not going anywhere.
The Bed Moved: Stories
This book of short stories covers topics like adolescence, sex, death and how one young woman finds her ways in the world. The stories all centre around a character called “Welcome Lilah,” a Jewish girl who struggles with mourning the loss of her dad, dating aimlessly, and being under-employed. It’s a sharp, fresh take on life as we know it, with some hilarious hot takes.
In the author’s own words: “Love Warrior is about infidelity, betrayal and redemption. It’s about how our ideals of femininity and masculinity can make it impossible for a woman and a man to actually know each other. It’s about how to use crisis as a springboard to a truer identity and a better life.” Love Warrior also covers a strong take-away on body image and how our body size plays a role in the people we become. It’s a raw, honest, relatable read that jumps off the pages with a direct yet conversational tone.
Here I Am
This book, which is the first the author has written in over a decade, asks: “What is the true meaning of home? Can one man ever reconcile the conflicting duties of his many roles- husband, father, son? And how much of life can a person ultimately bear?” This book is a heavy read, but it’s well worth the turmoil.
The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo
Comedian Amy Schumer’s #1 New York Times best-selling memoir came out mid-August to impressive praise. She’s as bold as ever and her stories are absolutely hilarious, but Schumer also delves into some of her raw vulnerabilities and shares some sharp and moving insight.