29 New Books You'll Want to Read This Fall
Now that the hot Summer months are coming to an end, it's time to start planning your Fall reading list! Curl up on the couch with a cup of tea and check out women's fiction author Brenda Janowitz's picks for the best new Fall books of 2015! And if you missed it, here are her Summer reading recs.
The Last Summer at Chelsea Beach by Pam Jenoff
Set against the backdrop of WWII, The Last Summer at Chelsea Beach is a story of bravery and romance, family, and friendship. A beautiful love story. Historical fiction at its best.
The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman
From the extraordinary Alice Hoffman comes The Marriage of Opposites, a forbidden love story that tells the tale of the woman who gave birth to Camille Pissarro, the child who would later become one of the greatest artists in France. An epic story, beautifully told, that will enchant you.
Who Do You Love by Jennifer Weiner
A novel about first love, growing up, and fate from the incomparable New York Times bestselling author (and New York Times Opinion writer) Jennifer Weiner. Who Do You Love is a love story about two people who fall in and out of touch over and over again but never stop thinking about each other.
A Window Opens by Elisabeth Egan
A smart, relatable story about a working mother who is trying to have it all, all at the same time. You'll laugh, you'll shake your head in recognition, and you'll want to grab your entire family for a hug. A Window Opens by Elisabeth Egan pulls at your heart and leaves you thinking about it long after finishing the book.
Undercover by Danielle Steel
I first fell in love with Danielle Steel back in the seventh grade, and all these years later, she's still going strong. In her latest novel, Undercover, she tells the story of an undercover DEA agent and the woman he meets in Paris, who is recovering from a violent trauma.
The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher by Hilary Mantel
When the book of short stories, The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher by Hilary Mantel came out in hardcover, it made too many "best book of the year" lists to name. Now it's out in paperback, and these darkly comic stories will leave you thinking. Perfect for book clubs.
This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance! by Jonathan Evison
What if you found yourself at 78 years old and discovered that you'd lived your entire life under false pretenses? Evison's big-hearted novel This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance! is a story about mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, and facing the truth about your past.
Fear of Dying by Erica Jong
First, there was Fear of Flying, Erica Jong's groundbreaking first novel. This Fall, she gives us Fear of Dying, about a gorgeous 60-something-year-old actress who is in a happy marriage but unfulfilled sexually. When she places an ad on zipless.com, her life begins to unravel.
Girl in the Woods by Aspen Matis
In her beautifully written memoir, Girl in the Woods, Aspen Matis recalls how, on her second night of college, she was raped, and later hiked the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail to heal. It's a story about the power to overcome a crippling emotional trauma, which grew from Matis's gorgeous New York Times Modern Love essay.
The Lost Landscape by Joyce Carol Oates
In her memoir, The Lost Landscape, acclaimed writer Joyce Carol Oates transports us to "the lost landscape" of her childhood. Literary master Oates recounts her difficult childhood with honesty and intelligence and gives us a glimpse at how these events shaped her life.
Girl Meets Class by Karin Gillespie
From Karin Gillespie, author of the popular Bottom Dollar series, comes Girl Meets Class, a story about a Southern belle who takes a job teaching in order to earn her early inheritance.
Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling
Mindy Kaling has a new collection of smart, funny essays; Why Not Me? is out this Fall. Need we say more?
Love Love by Sung J. Woo
When two siblings learn a family secret, they set off on a course they could never have expected. Love Love is a novel about family, tennis, and . . . well, porn.
Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
A novel about a marriage that's told over the course of 24 years. Lauren Groff, author of Arcadia, explores love, art, and power in her literary novel Fates and Furies.
Savage Lane by Jason Starr
From bestselling thriller author Jason Starr comes Savage Lane, a story about obsession, marriage, and life in the suburbs.
The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood
The incomparable Margaret Atwood returns with the dystopian tale The Heart Goes Last, about a society that has "not enough jobs, and too many people." When Charmaine and Stan answer an ad for social experiment Consilience, they get their own home in suburbia, with just one catch: every other month, they must live in a prison cell.
Say Yes to the Death by Susan McBride
Susan McBride returns with the sixth novel in her popular Debutante Dropout Mystery series, Say Yes to the Death. Debutante dropout Andrea Kendricks is done with high society, but when her old prep-school bully is found dead, she finds herself dragged back into the world she thought she'd left behind.
The Good Neighbor by Amy Sue Nathan
In The Good Neighbor, Izzy Lane was never a liar. But when her ex-husband shows up with his new girlfriend, Izzy announces that she's got a new boyfriend as well. Only problem? She made him up.
All the Stars in the Heavens by Adriana Trigiani
The author of Big Stone Gap takes us back to the golden age of Hollywood in All the Stars in the Heavens, a novel based on the true story of Clark Gable meeting Loretta Young.
The Hours Count by Jillian Cantor
In the reimagining of the Ethel and Julius Rosenberg story (the only Americans to be put to death for espionage during the Cold War), The Hours Count, a young mother, Millie Stein, befriends Ethel Rosenberg, another young mother. As their lives entwine, the FBI zeroes in on the Rosenbergs, leaving Millie to question who she trusts and what is right. A gorgeous, thrilling novel.
Golden Age by Jane Smiley
Golden Age is the third and final installment in the Pulitzer Prize winner's Last Hundred Years trilogy.
Shopaholic to the Rescue by Sophie Kinsella
Another Becky Bloomwood novel? Set in Las Vegas?! Sign me up for Shopaholic to the Rescue.
Avenue of Mysteries by John Irving
Beloved author John Irving is back with Avenue of Mysteries, a novel about the nature of memories and the impact it can have on our futures.
Along the Infinite Sea by Beatriz Williams
Along the Infinite Sea is New York Times bestseller Beatriz Williams's final book about the Schuyler sisters.