Who’s excited about fall reading? I know I am. There simply is on cozier time for reading than the fall season. Okay, maybe winter is cozy as well. The fresh start of fall is so perfect for gathering new reads together. I’ve been perusing the book release lists, and I’ve found five Fall 2019 book releases that I’m excited to put on reserve at my library.
The World That We Knew by Alice Hoffman
I’m excited to check out Alice Hoffman’s work. This new-to-me author released The World That We Knew in September. It’s set in Nazi-controlled Berlin wherein Hanni Kohn goes to extreme lengths to protect his youngest daughter Lea from the dangerous world around them. A rabbi has an interesting way to keep her safe, which involves a mystical Jewish creature. It sounds like this story combines historical fiction and magical realism. I enjoy magical realism and as long as it’s well-done, I think I’ll enjoy this book.
The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell
Who wouldn’t want to inherit a mansion in London? Well, Libby might not. Our main character in The Family Upstairs has inherited a mansion in London in the process of searching for her birth parents. Along the way, other family members felt a claim to the mansion as well. The story follows them as they navigate through living in this huge house full of secrets.
Raven Lane by Amber Cowie
If ever there is a perfect time to read a murder mystery, it’s the fall season. This novel follows Esme, Benedict, and their neighbors as details unfold following a murder in their neighborhood. It sounds good!
The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
I have a small confession to make, and that is I’ve never read an Ann Patchett novel. I started a novel of hers about 3 or 4 years ago and didn’t get through it. The novel was fine; I was just at the beginning of a long reading slump. The Dutch House is family dysfunction at its weirdest. When Cyril Conroy has a beautiful house built for his wife and then she bans his own children from living there, his children are sent into poverty. Honestly, it all sounds very strange and I am here for it.
Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout
A few years ago, I read my first Elizabeth Strout book and really enjoyed it. This new book is a continuation of her character Olive Kitteridge. I will probably read the first novel before I start this new one. Olive Kitteridge is a widow living in Maine simply trying to understand the people around her. I’ve read so many outstanding reviews of the Olive Kitteridge book (and it was an HBO miniseries), I definitely had to put this on my tbr list.
What do you want to read this fall?