The temperatures are cooling off and the leaves are starting to change into their fall wardrobes, putting on those beautiful colors of reds, oranges, and yellows that you see all over your Insta feeds. Fall is upon us PEOPLE! Time to get out your scarves, hot chocolate mugs, and pumpkin flavored…well, everything. Don’t forget the fall season is also the perfect time to curl up by the fire with a great book. I can picture it now…reading with pumpkin bread baking in the oven, hot chocolate in one hand, and a book in the other while football plays in the background. #BASIC!? Yup! But it’s fall leave me alone… To help you get into the cozy fall feel, here are 8 books to curl up by the fire with:
For fans of the film Almost Famous, this one’s for you. This is the first and only biography of Rolling Stone magazine founder Jann Wenner and an insider’s trip through the backstages of iconic historical moments – from rock n roll to politics, the media, and Hollywood from the late Twentieth Century right through the digital age. Using hundreds of hours of interviews, personal documents and letters, and historical archives, Hagan details the true story of how Jann Wenner not only created a magazine, but also the cultural power of American Youth. This is a must-read for fans of pop culture, music, and celebrity in America over the past 50 years.
Imagine running away to a five-star spa resort and walking into your room only to find a famous murder victim seen on every news channel and her murderer occupying that same space. That’s what happens to Cara Burrows, as a simple mistake at the resort front desk leads her to uncover the truth about a famous murder case. Cara Burrows can’t believe what she sees – is the most famous murder victim in the country, Melody Chapa, really alive and staying in the same resort? As Cara questions everything she has heard and learned about the case, she begins to ask herself how far she will go to learn the real truth.
Robin Sloan captured the attention of book lovers around the world with his debut novel, Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore. Now, Sloan dedicates his second novel Sourdough to all the foodies of the world. Lois Clary works long, deadening hours as a software engineer, coding all day and limiting her human contact to her two brothers who run the neighborhood bakery in San Francisco where she buys dinner every night. When the brothers encounter Visa issues, they are forced to close the bakery, leaving Lois one last delivery: the culture they used to bake their famous sourdough bread. Soon, Lois not only learns how to use the culture to bake the bread, but she also opens up a whole new world of possibilities as word gets out about her delicious recipe. A heartfelt story about a woman who leaves her steady day job to explore a wonderful, tasty new adventure.
A novel filled with unreliable narrators, unexpected turns, and chilling truths, Constantine’s The Last Mrs. Parrish is a psychological thriller that will give you as many goosebumps (if not more) as Paula Hawkin’s The Girl on the Train. A bone-chilling story about a woman who wants everything and a woman who has everything… Amber Patterson is sick of being a nobody – an average woman who blends into the background. She want the glamorous life of socialite Daphne and her real-estate mogul husband Jackson. Amber decides to craft a plan and insert herself into the life of Daphne and Jackson, in hopes to undermine Daphne and steal her lifestyle. As Amber works hard to keep her meticulous scheme and steal Daphne’s world, her skeletons soon come out of the closet, as dark secrets from her pass threaten to destroy everything Amber has worked for.
You know I’m a sucker for a New Adult Romance… so here’s one to add to your fall reading list. Ethan Baxter had the perfect life – named best college football player in the country, had tons of friends, and a smokin’ hot girlfriend. That is until one day, Ethan gets seriously injured and his football career is in question. To get away from the media attention, Ethan rents a house away from the public eye, only to find out he isn’t that alone. His mom hires a cleaning lady to keep the house clean while Ethan holes up and attempts to hide from his past mistakes. However, Ethan soon realizes his cleaning lady is not just any lady, but a beautiful girl named Becca. Although Ethan doesn’t want to let anyone in, he also can’t seem to stop thinking about Becca. Another romance novel that will having you dreaming up your own fictional love story.
Author of the beloved milk and honey, Rupi Kaur is back with her second collection of poetry the sun and her flowers. Kaur takes you on another emotional and spiritual journey, but this time it’s all about growing, healing, rising, and blooming. She calls this collection “the recipe of life.”
Ren Sawyer and Lizzy Harper first meet on an airplane across the Atlantic, when unexpected turbulence cause Lizzy to fall into Ren’s lap (quite literally). Ren is a rockstar with a secret he can no longer hide while Lizzy is a heartbroken wife who has been stood up by her husband during their planned anniversary trip. Despite their obvious differences, they feel an undeniable pull towards each other and decide to explore the streets of Florence and the vineyards of Tuscany together. What they find in each other is something they both need to heel from their former lives. A must-read for travel romance lovers.
Best selling author Kate Moretti is known for her suspenseful pacing and jaw-dropping surprises, and her latest novel does not disappoint. A thousand blackbirds fall onto a high school baseball field in the middle of a small town in Pennsylvania, leading to a series of horrifying, strange events. Baseball coach and teacher Nate Winters and his wife Alicia are well known and loved throughout town. That is until one day reporters investigating the bizarre bird event notice Nate with student Lucia Hamm outside of a shady motel. Lucia soon admits that she and Nate are having an affair, shocking the whole town and especially his wife Alicia. When Lucia suddenly disappears without a trace, there is only one person the police look to: Nate. The only person who believes Nate’s innocence is fellow teacher Bridget Harris, who has Lucia’s creative writing journal and a gateway into her inner thoughts before the disappearance. Told from alternating points of view, The Blackbird Season will leave you breathless as you try to piece together the strange case of Lucia.
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