Do you feel that? That slight change in the temperature? No? Me neither, but fall is definitely on its way, people! (You know, at least in terms of the calendar.) Which means that curling up outside without wanting to peel your skin off or sitting in a cozy chair under a blanket by the fire with a good book is back in full swing!
That’s why we’re here to tell you about some of the best upcoming titles for your reading pleasure! In honor of #ReadABookDay, we’ve rounded up some of the picks that we’ll be stocking our bookshelves with just for you!
Let’s not waste time! Let’s get to the books!
Rabbit & Robot-Andrew Smith
I am a massive Andrew Smith fan. (If you haven’t read Winger, you’re severely missing out.) I practically threw my phone the other day when I thought I had missed the release of this one, but turns out it comes out at the end of the month! This dystopian future sounds bonkers. It’s about a kid who is transported onto a giant lunar cruise ship while there are 30 wars happening simultaneously on Earth. However, the ship’s robots are rising up and the fight to find a place of safety is more important than ever.
Sounds absolutely bonkers and reminiscent of his former release Grasshopper Jungle, but his writing is so incredible that I am now not-at-all patiently waiting for this box to hit my doorstep on September 25th!
My Thoughts Exactly-Lily Allen
I am a sucker for a good memoir, specifically when its a musician’s as they tend to lead the craziest and juiciest lives. Interestingly enough, I am not the world’s biggest Lily Allen fan, but after reading about how she details not only her insane partying, but also how hard it is to fit in with a specific idea of who a musician is supposed to be as well as how difficult it can be to maintain a relationship, I knew I had to check this one out. We always need to hear more female stories!
Out September 20th.
I’m also a huge fan of David Levithan. I’ve read all of his solo efforts as well as his many collaborations. He’s ridiculously talented and the story of A and Rhiannon was just so beautifully told first in Every Day and then retold through Rhiannon’s perspective in Another Day.
Now we get to explore the fact that A is not alone, that there are others like him: people who shift bodies every day. A will understand that he’s not alone, despite his heavy feelings of loneliness. I personally cannot wait to see how Levithan further explores the idea of what gives us soul. This is going to be amazing. Read Ever Day if you haven’t already!
Out October 2nd.
What If It’s Us-Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera
Two incredible authors are coming together to bring us a fantastic story about love and happenstance. Ben and Arthur have a meet cute at the post office where Arthur thinks that this was meant to happen and Arthur is annoyed as he’s trying to get rid of a box of his ex-boyfriend’s things. The two continue to cross paths and wonder if they’re supposed to find a way to work it out or if it’s a fleeting moment in their lives before they return to their regularly scheduled programming.
I was obsessed with The Upside of Unrequited by Albertalli this summer, so I’m really excited for this one! Also, I love a good LGBTQ read.
Out October 9th.
An Absolutely Remarkable Thing-Hank Green
After absolutely taking over the Internet with his YouTube videos both solo and with his brother John Green, Hank Green is ready to step out of his brother’s shadow and give us his debut. I’ve been trying to read up as little as possible on it because I want to go in totally blind, but as far as I know, it’s about a woman who becomes an overnight celebrity, but there’s something going on that we’ll have to figure out.
I was really excited when this was announced and cannot wait to read it.
Out September 25th.
Killing Commendatore-Haruki Murakami
Murakami seems to really be stepping it up lately because his latest, Killing Commendatore, is coming in hot at 704 pages. This man really knows how to write a gripping novel. In this one, we meet a Tokyo based painter whose wife has recently left him. He hides away in the home of a famous painter and sets off a chain of events after discovering an unseen painting. It looks to have mystery, intrigue, love, loss and a whole lot of art. I always find that books involving art are incredibly rich in detail. Definitely going to have to pick this one up!
Out October 9th.
Lake Success-Gary Shteyngart
Gary’s previous release Super Sad True Love Story was, well, super good, so this tale of a hedge fund manager and his first generation American ex-wife as they navigate the idea of the American Dream and further American Wealth looks to be really, really great. It’s being tossed around as one of the best books of the fall and the cover is really fantastic, so I’m looking forward to reading this one.
Dry-Neal Shusterman & Jarrod Shusterman
If you haven’t read anything by Neal Shusterman, I suggest you take your happy butt to your local library or bookshop and get to reading because this guy is unreal. When I saw that he would be putting out a book with his son, I was super excited.
This is a future take on the (totally real possibility due to global warming) California droughts. When things get so bad that there’s literally no more running water, chaos ensues and Alyssa has to start making life or death decisions in order to protect her and her brother when their parents go missing.
Talk about gripping!
Out October 2nd.
Will you be picking any of these up? What are you guys looking forward to reading this fall? Let us know in the comments!
Happy reading, everyone!