Fall Reading List: Our Top Picks

posted: 09/29/17
by: Katie Morton
Woman drinking tea and reading a book

As the leaves begin to change and sunny days are met with a refreshing chill, what could be a more perfect time to grab a book and head outdoors?

As you're browsing the aisles of your local (or digital) bookstore, trying to decide which novel is right for you, we've got some suggestions to help out. Here are our top picks for this fall's reading list.

1. The Misfit's Manifesto by Lidia Yuknavitch

Set to release October 24th, The Misfit's Manifesto is a novel for the rebels, oddballs and "anyone who has ever felt like she was messing up" around the world. In the book Lidia Yuknavitch makes the case for not fitting in and details how to embrace your inner misfit. It's an uplifting read for anyone who's ever felt like they didn't fit in. Interested in a preview of the content before you commit to the book? Check out Yuknavitch's TED talk.

2. Braving the Wilderness by Bren? Brown

As big fans of Bren? Brown, we were super excited to hear that she had a new novel out this fall. And this latest piece from Brown does not disappoint. In Braving the Wilderness, Brown breaks down and explores her research on true belonging and it's implications for us in our communities and at work. Quoting Brown, "True belonging doesn't require us to change who we are. It requires us to be who we are." Brown's works are easy reads that deliver witty, humorous and well-researched points that pack a punch.

3. Dunkirk: A Miracle of Deliverance by David Boyle

One of this summer's major blockbuster movies was Dunkirk from Christopher Nolan. Didn't get the chance to see the movie or want to dive deeper is what happened? David Boyle's Dunkirk: A Miracle of Deliverance is a great, quick overvie. For history or war buffs, consider adding this book to your reading list this fall.

4. Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977-2002) by David Sedaris

Interested in finding a fall read chock full of laughs? David Sedaris lives up to his charmingly witty reputation in his latest novel, Theft by Finding--a book created from Sedaris' personal diary writings from 1977-2002. These essays provide a new layer for Sedaris fans while consistently delivering laughs throughout.

5. The State of Affairs by Esther Perel

From relationship expert Esther Perel comes this pointedly open exploration into infidelity and its effects on marriages. Also a frequent guest to the TED stage, Perel's talk, Rethinking infidelity ... a talk for anyone who has ever loved is a good one to check out for understanding Perel's point of view on the topic. Interested in challenging a conventional perspective on relationships? Definitely consider adding The State of Affairs to your reading list.

6. Manhattan Beach: A Novel by Jennifer Egan

What would a reading list be without at least one thriller thrown into the mix? Our top fiction recommendation for this fall is Jennifer Egan's novel Manhattan Beach. Set to hit shelves on October 3rd, this noir thriller is Egan's first historical piece. It follows a young woman in Brooklyn, NY during the Second World War as she discovers the truth about her father and why it is he disappeared.

Whatever your preferred genre, our reading list has something for everyone. So, if you're pondering what to read this fall, consider grabbing one of the above-mentioned books. Then, let us know what you thought of it. Happy reading!