5 Best Books Coming Out This Fall (Because Reading Is Cool)

Becca Van Sambeck
Becca is a recent Fordham grad, a former German beer hall girl, and a new Brooklyn resident who used to read the dictionary for fun as a kid. She has only gotten slightly less lame since then. She loves pugs, chicken fingers, reading and Game of Thrones.

We always talk about beach reads, but fall is actually the perfect time to pick up a book. Summer is too hot and sticky for outdoor reading. Fall, though, provides the crisp air and breeze necessary to enjoy a day reading in the park. And once it gets a little chillier, you can curl inside with a novel, unlike in the summer, where everytime you choose the AC over the outdoors you feel like a potato-chip-bag human.

So with that in mind, it’s time to hit the bookstore to pick the books that will be keeping you company this fall-here are the novels that every book club will be choosing this season.


“Scrappy Little Nobody” by Anna Kendrick

Release Date: November 15

If you’ve ever taken a look at Anna Kendrick’s Twitter, you know the “Pitch Perfect” star is absolutely hilarious. She’s witty and relatable in just 140 characters, so naturally we’re excited to see what she can do in this book of essays. Here’s to hoping for celebrity gossip on costars like Ben Affleck and Rebel Wilson, too.



“The Wonder” by Emma Donoghue

Release date: September 20

Emma Donaghue is most well-known for her novel “Room,” which examined a dark tragedy-abduction in a fascinating and imaginative way. Her new book, set in 1800s Ireland, follows a nurse tasked with determining whether a young girl really did survive for months without eating and drinking. That might be crazy, but it’s actually based on a weird 1800s craze where a handful of young women claimed they could last weeks, even months, without sustenance, all in the name of religion.



“The Trespasser” by Tana French

Release date: October 4

Tana French’s novels all center around members of an Irish detective squad, and this chilling mystery promises to be no different. This time around, she follows Detective Antoinette Conway as she deals with a very strange murder case and growing workplace harassment.



“Our Chemical Hearts” by Krystal Sutherland

Release date: October 4

You know when an author comes out of nowhere with a book that has everyone talking? That might just be the case with Krystal Sutherland, who’s being compared with John Green thanks to this story of young love between two opposites.



“Talking As Fast As I Can” by Lauren Graham

Release date: November 29

All of us “Gilmore Girls” fans grew up wishing Lorelei was our mother. She was just so witty and cool, and now we’re granted total access to her head! Well, Lauren Graham’s head, to be precise, but close enough. We’re super excited for her autobiography about her time spent portraying TV’s best mom.


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