Well, it’s that time of year. Where the air cools and the colors change (both in nature and in trends). When Halloween, the holiday of mischief and magic, inspires you to let your imagination run wild. Maybe even snuggle with bae and let the words on a page dictate the night. Below are a few books you have to check out this fall.
Discovery of Witches
This series, written by Deborah Harkness, dives deep into the world of magic, romance, and mystery. Discovery of Witches has been described by many online reviewers as “a ‘good twilight’ but for adults.” You may have even heard of the TV series based on this book starring Teresa Palmer and Mathew Goode.
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
As magical as fall can be, it is also a very stressful time. After the end of a well deserved summer break, where happiness seems to live on a beach, trying to readjust to school life with homework and exams can be very overwhelming. This Mark Manson book breaks down the narrative “positive thinking is the key” and gets really real.
“Once we embrace our fears, faults, and uncertainties, once we stop running and avoiding and start confronting painful truths, we can begin to find the courage, perseverance, honesty, responsibility, curiosity, and forgiveness we seek,” states Manson.
Written by Pulitzer award winning Elizabeth Strout, “Olive, Again” follows the story of young, blunt, and loveable Olive Kitteridge. A decade after the first book, readers get to meet a more mature, older Olive as she adjusts to her new life with a second marriage, an estranged son, and new life lessons all in the small coastal town of Crosby, Maine.
Pretty Guilty Women
Instead of trying to convince everyone you are innocent, try convincing everyone you’re guilty. Something has gone terribly wrong at the Banks wedding. A man is dead. Four different women rush to offer their confessions, each insisting that they committed the crime — alone. This Gina LaManna book is a true page turner and explores the themes of friendship, murder, and mystery.
All This Could Be Yours
Everyone feels like they have a dysfunctional family, but nothing seems to match those of the family from “All This Could Be Yours.” From critically acclaimed, New York Times best-selling author Jami Attenberg, comes a novel of family secrets: think the drama of Big Little Lies set in the heat of a New Orleans summer. This book explores the consequences of being tightly wound up in a web of mischief by a man who toxically abuses his power.