When the weather gets chillier, there’s nothing quite like the comfort of curling up indoors with a good book. Now that the autumn season is among us, grab your favorite blanket, whip up a hot pumpkin coffee, and get cozy with one of the books we’re recommending below!
Transcription by Kate Atkinson
In this historical fiction, it’s the year 1940 when 18-year-old Juliet Armstrong is recruited by the M15 to transcribe conversations between British fascist sympathizers during WWII. Years later, she’s moved on and now works as a producer for the BBC, but it’s only a matter of time before her terrifying past bubbles up in the present.
Hippie by Paulo Coelho
“If you want to learn about yourself, start by exploring the world around you.” Based on his Coehlo’s own personal experiences, this story follows Paulo as he embarks on the Magic Bus from Amsterdam to Nepal in order to search for a deeper meaning to life. The people he meets along the way, including a love interest named Karla, all share eye-opening wisdom as they encounter their own transformations.
Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver
Two stories, centuries apart, connect in this novel as New Jersey resident Willa Knox decides to investigate the history of her home. Knox did everything right growing up, yet somehow she’s now struggling to make ends meet in her inherited house that’s practically in shambles. What will she discover when she unveils the story of its past residents?
Labyrinth of the Spirits by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
The perfect read for the Halloween season, this hair-raising thriller is the series finale that follows Zafón’s other acclaimed novels, The Shadow of the Wind, The Angel’s Game, and The Prisoner of Heaven. Set in the universe of the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, this suspenseful read delves into the world of kidnappings, murders, horror, and corruption.
Lethal White by Robert Galbraith
This is the highly-anticipated fourth book in the Cormoran Strike series, and it picks up with just as much suspense as the titles that preceded it. The book begins when a distraught man visits private eye Cormoran Strike’s office about a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, only to frantically run off before Strike can ask any further questions. Will they be able to unfold the mystery?
Every Breath by Nicholas Sparks
From the same author that brought us The Notebook, this timeless romantic novel follows two characters whose lives cross in Sunset Beach, North Carolina. Hope Andersen is struggling to figure out her future because, at 36-years-old, her longterm boyfriend still shows no signs of taking their relationship to the next level. Tru Walls was born and raised in Zimbabwe, but a mysterious letter brings him to the states in hopes to piece together aspects of his childhood.
The Dinner List by Rebecca Serle
This is a book for anyone who’s ever been pegged with the question, “Who would you love to have dinner with, dead or alive?” When Sabrina Nielsen shows up to her 30th birthday dinner, she finds herself sitting at a dinner table with her best friend, a professor from college, her father, her ex-fiance, and Audrey Hepburn. Take a seat at the table with Nielsen as this story unfolds.
The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar
Merchant Jonah Hancock gets his hands on a remarkable find, the corpse of an infant mermaid. This priceless marvel skyrockets Hancock’s status in society, but mermaids are said to possess destructive powers. Will this possession end up costing Hancock?
Which books are you adding to your fall reading list? Share your picks in the comments below.