You may wonder what you will be reading this fall? Lots of interesting books are new on the market. It is an exciting time to contemplate your choice. Here are 15 titles, varied topics, mostly from popular authors. Maybe one of these will find a place in you book pile, calling “read me, please.” Do let us know which one calls to you.
Swingtime by Zadie Smith – A novel that explores the friendship of two young women over time.
Paris for One by Jojo Moyes – Coming in October, a novella and 8 other stories.
Commonwealth by Ann Patchett – Five decades with a big family.
I’ll Take You There by Wally Lamb- In this new novel the author stands up for women while telling the story of one of his characters readers have previously met, Felix Funnicello.
The Flame Bearer by Bernard Cornwell – Expected in Nov. this is the next installment in his series about the making of England and the basis for the new television series The Last Kingdom coming to Netflix this fall.
The Rain in Portugal by Billy Collins. Poems. Is there a more readable poet than Billy Collins? This is Collins latest.
Grief Is the Thing With Feathers by Max Porter – This novel is out in paperback.
Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson –Woodson returns to Brooklyn with her new adult novel. The reader encounters young girls growing up in the 60’s and 70’s.
Surrender, New York by Caleb Carr – A crime novel – This time Carr’s writes a contemporary procedural that is about more than the case.
The Underground Railroad by Colton Whitehead – Fiction – The author imagines actual tunnels and tracks as a young woman escapes slavery.
American Heiress: The Wild saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst by Jeffrey Toobin – Nonfiction
The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race edited by Jesmyn Ward – Anthology of essays.
Three Sisters, Three Queens by Phillippa Gregory – This novel tells of three sisters who will be queens and their effect on Tudor Rule in England.
Trail Angel by Derek Catrin –Characters travel the Bozeman Trail in the aftermath of the Civil War.
Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty – In this novel three couples face turning points. Currently #3 on the NYTimes Best Seller List.
High on my list of hope-to-reads: Trail Angel, Three Sisters-Three Queens, The Fire This Time, and Commonwealth.