The Most Anticipated Books of Fall
Trust us, you'll Fall in love with these new books!
With summer soon coming to an end, we are anxiously awaiting those cooler temperatures. Before you know it, you’ll be breaking out the cozy blankets, fuzzy socks, and curling up with your next good book. Are you prepared with a TBR full of new reads? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with fifteen of the most anticipated books hitting shelves this fall!
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1. On Location by Sarah Echavarre Smith
Alia’s hard work at TV’s top outdoor travel channel has finally paid off: the network execs have given her the go-ahead to bring her dream project to life. Alia is over the moon to be devoting her passion for the outdoors into her series when she realizes one of her crew members Drew is the same guy who ghosted her. Soon tensions are building - both sexual between Drew and Alia, and Alia and her rogue series host, who jeopardizes the entire shoot. Soon she’ll shoot her shot at saving the show and her chance with Drew... or lose both.
2. When Sparks Fly by Helena Hunting
Avery is too busy living her best life with her friends, sisters, and the event hotel her family owns to have a relationship right now. Her best friend and roommate Declan avoids relationships so much that he’s known as a playboy. But when he puts a one-night-stand ahead of Avery and winds up responsible for her injuries in a horrible car crash, he steps up as her caregiver to make it up to her. Soon the intimacy of their time together reveals an attraction they’ve been ignoring, and they may have a chance to explore the spark between them.
3. These Toxic Things by Rachel Howzell Hall
Howzell Hall’s much anticipated fall thriller follows Mickie, a curator of digital scrapbooks for clients, ensuring that precious mementos are never truly lost. After her recent client Nadia passes away, she decides to honor her by collecting her twelve peculiar objects. But when Mickie starts getting threatening messages to cease and desist, she becomes determined to dig more into the pasts of the objects. Who owned them? How did Nadia come to possess them, and do they have something to do with her supposed suicide? The closer she gets to the truth, the more she puts her own life in danger.
4. The Happy Accidents by Jamie Beck
While at a casino celebrating her birthday and mourning her recent divorce, Jessie begs her sister Liz and childhood friend Chloe to promise to say yes to any adventure that comes their way. They agree, and twelve hours later they wake up to consequences that affect them all. With Liz’s career and reputation in question, Chloe’s marriage now on the rocks, and Jessie facing a life-changing choice, the three women struggle with their fear, realizing that these misadventures could lead to actual fulfillment.
5. The Mad Women's Ball by Victoria Mas
In Paris, 1885, Dr. Charcot puts his female patients of hypnotism from his asylum on display, parading them around for everyone to gawk at. But these women aren’t really crazy: they’re simply victims of gender walls, adulterous relationships, and general inconvenience. When Eugenie, a patient who sees spirits, is determined to escape the asylum, she’ll need the help of a senior nurse who had once placed her faith in religion and now works for Dr. Charcot. But Eugenie lights her faith on fire again, and together they’ll break down the bonds their society has created.
6. Litani by Jess Lourey
It’s the summer of 1984 when fourteen-year-old Frankie moves to Litani, Minnesota to live with her estranged mother. Right away, Frankie can feel something sinister is happening in the small town. There are dark whispers among the locals about The Game, and Frankie is warned not to go into the woods. But when some bullies invite her to The Game, Frankie accepts in order to find out what’s really going on. This eerie novel is one filled with hysteria burning through a paranoid community, evil secrets, and a monstrous town Frankie soon learns to fear.
7. He Gets That from Me by Jacqueline Friedland
As a young mother supporting her toddler and boyfriend, Maggie is struggling with pursuing her dreams while also staying financially afloat. But when she finds an ad offering her the money she needs to make it all happen in exchange for carrying a couple’s baby, she accepts. When it’s all said and done, Maggie hands off the twins she carried to their new parents and moves on with her improved life. But ten years later, the fertility clinic asks for a follow-up DNA test, and Maggie realizes it’s no longer as simple as it once was.
8. Paper Airplanes by Tabitha Forney
With a life filled with good friends, her high-powered career, and a husband she adores, Erin feels she has everything she’s ever dreamed of. But while Erin is relaxing with margaritas on the beach, Daniel is working on the 101st floor of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. She hears the plane crash, then watches the building collapse on the news. With little closure, Erin forces herself to accept her husband’s death and move on. But her once-perfect life slams to rock bottom before she knows it, and she must ask herself: was her happiness sealed with her husband’s?
9. The Name Curse by Brooke Burroughs
Two hikers on opposite ends of the experience level take on the Alaska wilderness in search of peace; Bernie’s life is so stagnant after her father’s passing that her family begs her to gain a new perspective, while Matthew is a writer looking for inspiration. When the two are paired on the group hike, they immediately dislike each other. But as they rough it together, they both are surprised to find more solace in each other than they expected... and attraction, too.
10. After Perfect by Maan Gabriel
Still reeling after her seemingly blissful marriage ends when her husband asks for a divorce, Gabriella struggles to navigate through the wreckage. Determined, she goes back to school, gets her first real job, and, to her surprise, falls in love with her creative writing professor. But he’s seven years younger than her and dealing with his own demons, and Gabby wonders whether this is another heartbreak or a connection to make her feel whole again.
11. Christmas in Peachtree Bluff by Kristy Woodson Harvey
When Caroline’s daughter Vivi acts out in response to her parents’ recent divorce and pushes her to her wit’s end, Caroline feels she has no choice but to ship her off to her wise, teenage-wrangling mother, Ansley. But then the storm of the century floods her home in Peachtree Bluff, and the situation becomes dire. Caroline and her other sisters are evacuated to New York, and soon they realize it’s on them to rescue their mother as she has so many times for them throughout their lives.
12. The Passing Storm by Christine Nolfi
Rae is struggling through her grief while she works with her father on their Ohio farm, itself a bit in shambles. As she learns to heal, she gives shelter from the winter winds to a teenager named Quinn, who is working through her own pain. Soon they all find solace in each other and the farm - but if they want to move forward, they’ll need to bring their revelations to light and confront their deep secrets. There may be hope for them yet.
13. Couples Wanted by Briana Cole
Newlyweds Bridget and Roman are determined to keep their minds open and their relationship exciting when they meet swinger couple, Corinne and Patrick. After swapping spouses in one passionate night, Bridget and Roman feel closer than ever. Then Corinne and Patrick start asking for too much, becoming possessive in a way that soon plunges the newly married couple into a web of suspicion, lies, and mistrust. After the dust settles, Bridget and Roman aren’t certain if there’s anything left to salvage.
14. The London House by Katherine Reay
Did Caroline’s great-aunt betray family and country as a Nazi collaborator, or is there something deeper buried in her family’s past? Caroline Payne is called on by her friend and historian Mat to find out the truth. Together they learn that her great-aunt married a German lover and that she and Caroline’s grandmother were known as “the Waite sisters,” a popular and witty duo in an era of jazz clubs, interwar, and romance. They discover letters and diaries that only seem to create more questions, and it’s on Caroline and Mat to piece together what happened one fateful evening in 1941 that changed everything.
15. Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney
Rooney’s highly-anticipated novel will almost certainly please all fans of her writing. Alice, Felix, Eileen, and Simon are still young, but they all feel life catching up to them. They desire each other, desire sex, worry about each other, worry about sex, and delude each other and themselves about the world they inhabit. They wonder: is it just their perceptions that make the world feel so dark, or are they bearing witness to something? And will they learn how to live and love in a beautiful world?
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