Nothing says fall than getting cozy and reading a good book. Whether you are an avid reader, or just starting out, use this guide to pick your next novel. Pick up your books locally from Half Price Books or Barnes and Noble and get ready for a fall reading marathon!
Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas
I’m currently making my way through the Throne of Glass series and I could not recommend it more for fall! The story follows the journey of Calaena Sardothien, a teenage assassin, in a corrupt kingdom with a tyrannical ruler. After a year enslaved in the Endovier Salt Mines, Celaena is brought before Dorian Havilliard, the Crown Prince of the country of Adarlan. The King of Adarlan is holding a tournament to determine his Champion–really a personal assassin on retainer—and members of the court have been invited to sponsor competitors. Dorian proposes to sponsor Celaena, notorious for assassinating many members of the King’s court before her imprisonment, in order to annoy his father. In return, Celaena will be free after four years of service. Celaena agrees and journeys to the glass castle at Rifthold, Adarlan’s capital, to compete. Be prepared to fall in love with the characters while you get sucked into the fantasy world the books create. With eight books in the series, you’ll have plenty to read all season.
Carrie Soto is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid
This much-awaited novel is author Taylor Jenkins Reid’s newest release. Fans of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo will enjoy this new release centering around tennis player Carrie Soto. At thirty-seven years old, Carrie makes the monumental decision to come out of retirement and be coached by her father for one last year in an attempt to reclaim her record. Even if the sports media says that they never liked “the Battle-Axe” anyway. Even if her body doesn’t move as fast as it did. And even if it means swallowing her pride to train with a man she once almost opened her heart to: Bowe Huntley. Like her, he has something to prove before he gives up the game forever. In spite of it all, Carrie Soto is back, for one epic final season. In this riveting and unforgettable novel, Taylor Jenkins Reid tells her most vulnerable, emotional story yet.
The Winners by Fredrik Backman
A breathtaking new novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Anxious People and A Man Called Ove, The Winners returns to the close-knit, resilient community of Beartown for a story about first loves, second chances, and last goodbyes. Over the course of two weeks, everything in Beartown will change. Maya Andersson and Benji Ovich, two young people who left in search of a life far from the forest town, come home and joyfully reunite with their closest childhood friends. There is a new sense of optimism and purpose in the town, embodied in the impressive new ice rink that has been built down by the lake. As it beautifully captures all the complexities of daily life and explores questions of friendship, loyalty, loss, and identity, this emotion-packed novel asks us to reconsider what it means to win, what it means to lose, and what it means to forgive.