We haven’t finished our summer reading list yet, but we’re already looking forward to fall. Each season brings new book releases with compelling stories and exciting locations that we can’t wait to share with friends and family. While you may have to wait a few months to read these books, you can still pre-order them now to get your fall reading series ready. Highlights include Celeste Ngs our missing heartsher highly anticipated sequel to Little fires everywhere and Everything I never told you and Margaret Wilkerson Sextons On the roof. We’re spoiled for choice, so we need to start planning our fall reading now. There is a book for every taste on this list; which one will you read?
Lucy by the Sea by Elizabeth Strout
Books by Elizabeth Strout (Olive Kitteridge and My name is Lucy Barton among them) have garnered her many fans and accolades, so it’s always exciting news when a new book is on the horizon. This fall brings us her latest, Lucia by the sea, which is a welcome return to the character of Lucy Barton.
Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng
Celeste Ng’s best-selling debut, Everything I never told you was amazing and her second book, little fires everywhere was equally convincing; It was also included in a television series of the same name. Ng is back with a new novel, our missing hearts which promises to turn the page just like her previous stories.
The hero of this book by Elizabeth McCracken
In Elizabeth McCracken’s beautiful new novel, a writer takes a trip to London and reflects on the remarkable life of her late mother. (If you can only buy one new book this fall, make it this one.)
On the Roof by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton
Margaret Wilkerson Sexton is one of our favorite Southern writers (she was born and raised in New Orleans), and she has a new book out this fall. After the award-winning The auditors and A kind of freedom on the roof tells the story of a mother with ambitions for her daughters in 1950s San Francisco.
Lessons from Ian McEwan
If you count atonement, on the beach of Chesil, and The Children’s Law Among your favorite novels, you’ll be pleased to know that Ian McEwan’s latest novel hits bookshelves this autumn.
Now Is Not the Time to Panic by Kevin Wilson
Kevin Wilson, the author behind it The Fang family; There is nothing to see here; Perfect little world; Baby you’ll be mine and tunneling to the center of the earth, is back with a novel about two teenagers who cause trouble in the small town of Coalfield, Tennessee.
Less is Lost by Andrew Sean Greer
In 2017 Fewer, one of the funniest and most heartwarming books of the decade, Andrew Sean Greer introduced readers to Arthur Less, a writer who travels the world and faces several challenges along the way. Greer continues the story of Less in his new novel, less is lost which promises even more comedy and heart.
The marriage portrait of Maggie O’Farrell
If you’re interested in reading historical fiction this fall, check out Maggie O’Farrell’s latest work, the wedding portrait, on your reading list. It tells the story of Lucrezia de Medici, a young woman from a famous family navigating uncertain waters in Florence in the 1550s.
Shrines of Gaiety by Kate Atkinson
1920s London is the setting for Kate Atkinson’s latest novel, a tale of the post-World War I city and the people who find opportunity, glamor and danger in its streets.
Best friends of Kamila Shamsie
Don’t miss this novel about friendship and its complexities by Kamila Shamsie, the author who won the powerful Women’s Fiction Award in 2018 house fire.
A Dangerous Business by Jane Smiley
Edgar Allan Poe’s detective stories inspire an unlikely pair of detectives in this crime thriller set during the California Gold Rush. It is the latest novel by Jane Smiley, the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel thousand acres.
Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver
Barbara Kingsolver’s new book is set in southern Appalachia and is inspired by Charles Dickens David Copperfield. In it, a young boy struggles to survive (using only his looks and a heavy dose of wit) in a society that seems intent on wiping him out.