Now that summer is officially in our rear-view mirrors and pumpkin-spice everything is on store shelves, we can start to embrace the cooler temps and the falling leaves. Even if you’re not the biggest fan of the season, though, one promise it always delivers on is an exciting lineup of can’t-put-down books. Here are some of the best new fall books that we can't wait to cozy up to.
Becoming by Michelle Obama
Need we say more? No, we really needn’t, considering this book is filled with everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the former first lady (with killer arms and an even more impressive resume), including her roots, how she found herself, intimate details about her time in the White House, her public health campaign, life as a mom and much, much more. Only caveat is you’ll have to wait until it’s pub date, which is November 13.
The Dinner List by Rebecca Serle
If you could have dinner with five people, living or dead, who would you pick? For main character Sabrina, the choice was easy — her bestie, ex, estranged father, beloved college professor, and Audrey Hepburn. The night of her 30th birthday she arrives to dinner to see none other than those five people sitting at the table waiting for her.
The Glass Ocean by Karen White, Beatriz Williams, and Lauren Willig
If you still can’t get enough of the movie Titanic, you’ll love this captivating historical mystery that chronicles a romance linking the lives of three women to the doomed passenger ship RMS Lusitania, which was sunk on May 7, 1915 by a German U-boat. It carefully plays out two very different times in history, one deep in the past (1915) and one in the not so far away present (2013).
The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
Based on real-life experiences, this moving and emotional novel tells the tale of two Slovakian Jews who fell in love in the darkest and least probable of places — the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps during World War II. Main character Lale is given the position of tätowierer (tattooer) and finds himself inking a beautiful woman named Gita, who he falls in love with. Despite all odds against them, the two dream of a future together.
Whiskey in a Teacup by Reese Witherspoon
Yes, the actress we all know and love wrote a book, and you're going to want to get your hands on it ASAP. As if we didn’t love the bubbly, blonde actress enough, we’re enamored with her as she shares southern style and tradition, as well as deeply personal stories about her life growing up in the South.
Fashion Climbing by Bill Cunningham
This fascinating look into the life of the late, great fashion photographer Bill Cunningham Jr. is a must-read for every creative who felt they were destined to do what it is they love. It takes readers on a journey from his upbringing in a suburb of Boston to his arrival in New York, where he thrived on people-watching and later became famous as a photographer for The New York Times.
Winter in Paradise by Elin Hilderbrand
From the New York Times bestselling author who brought you The Perfect Couple comes this thrilling new winter series that chronicles Irene Steel’s picture-perfect suburban life, which is shattered once she learns that her husband has been found dead on a tropical island. She leaves home in the middle of winter to head to the Caribbean in search of answers, only to learn her husband had a huge secret.
The Real Lolita by Sarah Weinman
You don’t have to be a lover of crime novels to find yourself unable to put this book down. It chronicles the real-life 1948 kidnapping of 11-year-old Sally Horner. It weaves together suspense, culture, history, and literary investigation and echoes the stories of hundreds of thousands of women who were never able to tell their story first hand.