Fall is the biggest time of year for the publishing world. Why? I’m not sure but maybe it’s the shorter days and worsening weather—it makes staying inside with a good book that much more appealing. The fact that several of these are from well-known authors who have been silent for a while makes it even more exciting. It’s not complete but here’s a brief look at some of the big reads for this fall.
I’ll do my best to read and review them all but in the meantime: What are you looking forward to reading now?
Dr. Sleep: Stephen King’s sequel to The Shining, a book that scared me so much I could only read it in broad daylight. It’s Stephen King—do I really need to say anymore? Released on September 24th so you can start reading now
The Signature of All Things: Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love) is back with a new work of fiction. The novel is a multi-generational saga about one family’s love of botany and money. Bottom line? For me, Gilbert’s forte is fiction—far and away. If you want to know more, here’s my review.
We Are Water: Wally Lamb’s first new book in 5 years. A contemporary look at life, love, and family. I’ve got it and will be reading it this week so stay posted. Releases October 22nd
The Goldfinch: Donna Tartt’s debut The Secret History is on a lot of Top 10 favorites lists so I’m really anxious to see what she’s come up with now. Her latest was 11 years in the making and is about a young boy who loses his mother in an accident and is abandoned by his father. Releases October 22nd
Mad About the Boy: Helen Fielding. Bridget Jones is back after a 14 year absence. Can anyone read these books without seeing Renee Zellweger? Talk about inhabiting a role! Bridget is back in a new phase of life that promises to be as funny as the rest. Releases October 15th
The Death of Santini: Pat Conroy. I still think Prince of Tides is one of the great stories in Southern American fiction. Now Conroy is back with a sequel to The Great Santini. Releases on October 29th
The Valley of Amazement: Back after 8 years Amy Tan gives us another family saga of strong women—one that moves from Shanghai courtesans to a small village in rural China. Releases November 5th.