Man, summer sure flew by in a hurry! I can’t believe it’s time to think about fall reading, but once I started compiling this list, it totally got me in the mood! There are some good books coming out and I hope they pull me out of the summer slump I found myself in!
What’s on your Fall TBR?
The Many Daughters of Afong Moy by Jamie Ford (August 2, 2022)
I already tried to read this one and I ended up DNFing it. But the idea of generational trauma is very intriguing to me and I really want to give this one another try. I’m going to switch formats and see if that helps me out the second time around.
I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy (August 9, 2022)
I initially passed on this one because I never watched the show McCurdy starred in as a child. Admittedly, the title really caught my attention, and after seeing so many reviews, I decided to give this one a try on audio. I’m about 25% through and so far I’m enjoying the look into childhood stardom and a very manipulative and abusive mother.
Carrie Soto Is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid (August 30, 2022)
I love everything Reid writes so there’s really no need for an explantion with this one. I excited for the competitive athletic angle, and I have no doubt I will love this one1
Solito by Javier Zamora (September 6, 2022)
The decision to immigrate can’t be an easy one, and I appreciate the opportunity to learn from each of the personal accounts I’ve read. In Solito, Zamora makes the journey from El Salvador at just nine years old. Also, the two-week journey turned into two months and he was alone. Zamora’s writing is described as poetic and I’m sure it’s going to be as life-changing as The Undocumented Americans was for me.
The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O’Farrell (September 6, 2022)
I added this one simply because of how much I loved O’Farrell’s previous novel, Hamnet. For a subject and time period that didn’t interest me in the least, O’Farrell completely flipped my world upside down by the way she dove into grief and confirmed so much of what grief has felt like for me. I’m hoping she can captivate me just as much with this new story!
People Person by Candice Carty-Williams (September 13, 2022)
Carty-Willimas’ previous book, Queenie, is a book I still think about often. I read it over three years ago, but Queenie is a character that has stuck with me. When I saw Carty-Williams had a new book coming out, it was a no-brainer for me and I immediately requested a copy. This time, five siblings get to know each other when their father reappears in their life. I’m curious how Carty-Williams will handle multiple possible main characters because it was her character development of Queenie that stole my heart. I think Carty-Williams is a great storyteller and with all the moving pieces of People Person‘s synopsis, I think I’m going to be in for a real treat!
Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng (October 4, 2022)
Again, I enjoyed Ng’s previous novel, Little Fires Everywhere, and I’m eager to give Ng another chance. I feel like she’s an immersive storyteller that masterfully weaves in intricate details to bring her story to life. Our Missing Hearts is set in a near-future timeline (5 minutes), and after political unrest and violence, children of non-patriotic parents are shipped away to preserve “American culture”. It sounds just realistic enough, and outlandish enough, to provide an engaging and thought-provoking reading experience!
Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult & Jennifer Finney Boylan (October 4, 2022)
I don’t know how I feel about writing duos (and I’ve never read anything by Jennifer Finney Boylan), but I trust Picoult enough to give this one a try. I was intrigued by the blurb that says this one is a mix of “murder mystery, psychological suspense, and unexpected romance” and think this can be an interesting departure for what we’ve come to expect from Picoult.
It Starts With Us by Colleen Hoover (October 18, 2022)
I LOVED It Ends With Us…it was a book that was very personal to me and I immediately thought that if I were able to write a book, that would have been it. I am interested to see how Hoover changes the story I loved so much by giving us a different perspective.
Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver (October 18, 2022)
This may be the riskiest book for me on the list. Kingsolver hasn’t worked for me in the past, and I initially passed over it, but once I actually read the blurb, I thought I should give it a chance. It sounds like.a timely commentary on social injustices, foster care, and addiction.
Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing: A Memoir by Matthew Perry (November 1, 2022)
Chandler wasn’t my favorite Friends character, but I do think he was the one that has had the most struggles after the series ended. I’m interested to hear more about his addiction issues and I’m sure there will be a lot of humor sprinkled in. I like a good celebrity memoir so I’m really looking forward to this one.
Now Is Not the Time by Kevin Wilson (November 8, 2022)
Again, Nothing To See Here wasn’t a favorite of mine. But recently my reading has been complicated so I thought a book that promises to be different and possibly quirky might be the exact kind of escape I might need.