Fall always brings the best new book releases, which also makes compiling a round up of upcoming releases that I’m eyeing a bit overwhelming. There’s so much to choose from! So I’ve decided just to pick 8 of the books I’m most looking forward to — 4 novels and 4 memoirs, and share them with you here.
For the fiction picks, I’ve chosen novels by authors I’ve read and loved before. It’s fun to anticipate a new book by a trusted author:
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles (Viking, September 6) – I’ve already read a galley of this one, and I can promise that it’s a very worthy second novel from the author of the ever-so-lovely Rules of Civility. I can’t wait until it’s released and I can push it on everyone I know.
Lady Cop Makes Trouble by Amy Stewart (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, September 6) – Last year I raved about the fun, romp of a novel Girl Waits With Gun, and I’m excited to read more of Constance Kopp’s adventures in this follow up.
Commonwealth by Ann Patchett (HarperCollins, September 13) – I’m still catching up on Ann Patchett’s backlist, but I’m hungry for her latest, a family saga spanning 5 decades, which promises to swirl storytelling, heartache, humor, love and family together into a very hot fall fiction pick.
Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple (Little Brown, October 4) – Maria Semple. Is there a need to say more? I don’t think so.
I like to be outdoors as much as possible in the fall, which means audiobooks are the perfect companion. And memoir is the perfect genre for audio – it’s so nice to listen to the author share the stories from their own life. I read a lot of memoirs via audiobooks that I’d probably never get to in print.
Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen (Simon & Schuster, September 27) – Bruce is a great storyteller and I think this one will be a lot of fun. Memoirs from musicians are so fascinating, when done well.
My Own Words by Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Simon & Schuster, October 4) – I doubt that Notorious RBG will narrate this audiobook herself, but it’s still going to be amazing.
Scrappy Little Nobody by Anne Kendrick (Touchstone, November 15) – This one just seems like it will be so much fun. Also the perfect example of a book I’d probably never get to in print, but I’ll enjoy listening to.
Talking as Fast as I Can by Lauren Graham (Ballantine Books, November 29) – Sign me up for Gilmore Girls gossip and imagining that Lauren Graham is my best friend and I am Sookie, listening to her talk over coffee at the Dragonfly.
These are a just few of the books I’m excited for this fall. What’s on your release radar?