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The Perfect Fall Reading List

Fall. Such a beautiful season. A favorite for many. Cooler temps. Leaves falling. Wind rustling. Some of us even start the fireplace and sit by it with a cup of coffee or tea on a crisp fall morning. Cozy up with one or all of these books this fall.

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Before The Rain Falls, Camille Di Maio

Camille Di Maio became one of my favorite authors with her debut novel, The Memory of Us. This is why I know, without a doubt, that Before The Rain Falls is required reading. Di Maio has a way with words that draws you in and doesn’t let you go until the last page is turned and devoured. Characters take hold of your heart and you’ll find yourself thinking about them long after you’ve put the book back on the shelf.

Commonwealth, Ann Patchett

Ann Patchett has long been recognized as a beautiful writer. Commonwealth is her latest, and I can’t wait to dive in. I’ve heard only incredible things and so it’s been on my list since it was released. A story that spans several decades, Commonwealth is described as both, a brilliant and tender tale. Anyone familiar with Patchett’s writing won’t be the least bit surprised to hear that.

The Almost Sisters, Joshilyn Jackson

I’m reading The Almost Sisters right now. It’s so so good. The individuals, the family dynamic, the way it all feels. As always, Jackson captures the relationships of her characters in just a few words. I’ve just crossed the part where a bit of mystery has started to unravel, making me want to turn each page that much more quickly. I need to know what Leia’s spunky grandmother and her trusty companion have been hiding all these years. But don’t let me give too much away. Get yourself a copy and we can read it together!

Every Last Lie, Mary Kubica

Mary Kubica has been a favorite author of mine since her debut novel, The Good Girl. A master of the psychological thriller, each of her books captures my imagination and pulls me over to the dark side. This book is no exception. The story leaves you holding your breath with every new perspective. It’s an absolute must read.

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, Gail Honeyman

This book has been making the rounds on social media, and every single one of my friends who has read it has loved it. Honeyman’s got a huge hit here with her debut novel. The characters are well-loved, easy to enjoy and connect to, and interesting, too! Eleanor Oliphant just may be your new favorite read this fall. Get yourself a copy and let me know what you think.

For more reading recommendations, come see me over at Good Girl Gone Redneck and have a look at what I’ve been reading!

Looking for more book action? Check out Young Adult Fiction Midlife Women Should Read and 5 Incredible Historical Fiction Books.

Andrea Bates

Andrea is a native New Yorker living in NC who has become quite accustomed to wearing flip flops year-round. A licensed clinical social worker, she spends her free time volunteering for a number of organizations supporting women (more specifically, mothers) in need of a reminder that they are not alone. Andrea blogs at Good Girl Gone Redneck, where she writes from the heart, sharing the ins and outs of parenting, family and relationships. She also devours books and regularly features her honest reviews, ensuring that her readers are intrigued and ready for more.

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Beth Ann Chiles

Saturday 11th of November 2017

All really solid choices but then you never have given me bad reading advice. Headed off to add some more to my list . Thanks for always giving me more to look for in a book!

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