The 10 Most Anticipated Books of Fall
Fall is the season that wakes us from our days of lazing in the sun for months of holidays, parties, new episodes of our favorite shows, and, of course, new book releases. And with the changing seasons, we bet you need a new stack of books to cozy up with. You can focus your energy on choosing which fall candle to light because we’ve narrowed down ten of the best, most anticipated books of Fall for you to order ASAP.
These Toxic Things by Rachel Howzell Hall
After her digital scrapbook client Nadia passes away, curator Mickie Lambert decides to honor her wishes and collect her quirky things so that they’re never forgotten. These items – a music box, a hair clip, a key chain – must mean a lot to someone else, too, because Mickie starts receiving threatening messages to leave Nadia’s past alone. She starts to wonder about Nadia and the items: how did she possess them, and who once owned them? As she unpacks the mystery, she crosses paths with a dormant serial killer and realizes she’s intertwined her future with a sinister past.
The Happy Accidents by Jamie Beck
Jessie is celebrating her birthday at a casino with her sister Liz and friend Chloe when she proposes an adventure: the three must say yes to anything that might happen that night. Since Jessie is going through a divorce, the other two feel they have no choice but to agree. Fast forward to the next morning, and the women are reeling from the consequences of the night. Liz’s career and reputation are in question, Chloe suffers a major loss that rocks her marriage, and Jessie is floored with a life-changing choice. At a crossroads, the trio must learn not to let fear decide their fates.
He Gets That from Me by Jacqueline Friedland
When single mom Maggie finds an ad in the paper offering a seductive amount of money in exchange for gestating a couple’s baby, she first laughs at the offer. But with her dreams escaping her and her toddler and boyfriend depending on her, she realizes this might be her shot. Soon she agrees to the offer, carries twins for a couple, hands them off and goes on with her life. Ten years later, after landing a great job and building a family of her own, Maggie can’t fathom why the fertility clinic is calling her for a follow-up DNA test.
On Location by Sarah Echavarre Smith
Alia is so excited to finally have her big break as a producer on a series about Utah’s national parks that she won’t let anything – or anyone – get in her way of success. So, when Drew, the guy who crushingly ghosted her two weeks ago, is revealed to be in her crew, she tries her best not to second-guess her every move. Then the series host nearly jeopardizes the whole shoot, and with tensions rising – both sexual with Drew and otherwise – Alia must make risky moves to pull it off Drew and with her career.
When Sparks Fly by Helena Hunting
Avery Spark wants nothing to do with the dating scene. She is too busy enjoying life with her friends, sisters, and roommate Declan. But everything changes when she is injured in a car accident. Declan is a playboy with a reputation, but he feels partially responsible for Avery’s accident knowing that he put a one-night stand ahead of his promise to her. Riddled with guilt, he steps up as her caregiver… which kindles a spark between them they’ve both refused to acknowledge, until now.
The Mad Women’s Ball by Victoria Mas
A Gothic exploration of gender walls, this novel focuses on two women struggling with their pasts: Eugenie, a 19-year-old who’s been locked away for seeing spirits in Dr. Charcot’s asylum and paraded every year in the Madwomen’s Ball, and Genevieve, a senior nurse at the asylum who converted her faith from God to science after the death of her sister. Eugenie is determined to escape the asylum and find people that will believe her, but she will need Genevieve’s help…
All These Bodies by Kendare Blake
In the middle of a gruesome serial killer’s spree of 1958, Michael Jensen is just an aspiring journalist whose father is the town sheriff. But when the murderer comes to his town, and the Carlson family is found dead with Marie Catherine Hale at the scene and covered in blood, Michael is suddenly pulled into the investigation. It’s on Michael to discover the truth: did Marie really kill the Carlson family? And if not, how did she end up in the middle of all these bodies?
Trashlands by Alison Stine
In a post-apocalyptic world with floods, tides, and a global commitment to not produce new plastic, garbage is the new valuable currency. Our protagonist, Coral, is stuck in the Trashlands, a dump named for the strip club at its edge, where she plucks plastic from the rivers and woods. While she works to make enough to save herself, she also has a talent for making art – a talent that may lead her to freedom when a reporter arrives in Trashlands.
Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney
Alice, Felix, Eileen, and Simon are still young, but they feel life’s delusions chasing them. While Alice meets Felix and asks if he’ll travel to Rome with her, Eileen gets over a breakup by flirting with Simon. The four get together, they fall apart, worry about their relationships, worry about the world. As they feel as if they’re on the precipice of something grand, they learn about themselves, their friendships, and a way to believe in a beautiful world.
Litani by Jess Lourey
In Litani, Minnesota in 1984, fourteen-year-old Frankie Jubilee is shipped off to live with her estranged mother in a town that immediately makes her feel uneasy: the locals whisper about The Game, her mother warns her to stay away from the woods, and there’s overall a sense of paranoia. So, when the local bullies invite Frankie to The Game, she accepts, determined to discover what’s wrong with her new town. Soon hysteria is lit up throughout the community, dark secrets emerge, and Frankie fears that she’s living in a town of monsters.