Tuesday Ten: Fall Reading List

Tuesday Ten: Fall Reading List

Today I thought I’d tell you about some the books that are on my radar for fall. While I’d love to say that I am definitely going to read all of them, I’d be lying since it would be a bit ambitious considering my busy schedule. (I have a book tour coming up in honor of my forthcoming books, Starstruck and Lauren Conrad Beauty!) Schedules aside, if I did have all the time in the world, here’s what I would read this fall:

Tuesday Ten: Fall Reading List
The Great Gatsby
by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
I was too excited when I heard a film version of one of my favorite books would be coming out later this year. Sadly, the movie has been pushed for a 2013 release. But that hasn’t deterred me from going back and rereading this Jazz Age classic.

Tuesday Ten: Fall Reading List
Wife 22 by Melanie Gideon. If you’re into Chick Lit and are looking for something a little more grown up, this is the book for you.

Tuesday Ten: Fall Reading List
Wild by Cheryl Strayed. It was Oprah’s most recent Book Club read… I’ve heard wonderful things about it.

Tuesday Ten: Fall Reading List
Bond Girl by Erin Duffy. I hear it’s like The Devil Wears Prada but on Wall Street. I like it already…

Tuesday Ten: Fall Reading List
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. When I asked you guys for suggestions for our last Book Club, I saw this book mentioned several times in the comments. Now I really want to read it…

Tuesday Ten: Fall Reading List
Where We Belong by Emily Giffin. I’ve heard that if you’ve read Something Borrowed then you will love this humorous love story.

Tuesday Ten: Fall Reading List
The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks. Who doesn’t love Nicholas Sparks? After all, he is the author behind one of my favorite love stories: The Notebook.

Tuesday Ten: Fall Reading List
The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. The title alone intrigues me…who doesn’t want to be happier?

Tuesday Ten: Fall Reading List
The Pact by Jodi Picoult. Love, heartbreak, suspense. A total page-turner…

Tuesday Ten: Fall Reading List
Seriously…I’m Kidding by Ellen DeGeneres. I’ve heard that if you loved Bossypants by Tina Fey, you’ll love this book… Definitely looking forward to this one.

What’s on your fall reading list?

Also, be sure to pick up my new novel Starstruck, and my beauty guide, Lauren Conrad Beauty, in stores on October 16th!

XO Lauren

P.S. Have a request or a suggestion for our next LaurenConrad.com Book Club? Let me know below!

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  • Sarah Heckle

    This is a great list! The Great Gatsby is one of my all-time favorites. The next book on my reading list is called Paris My Sweet. It’s about a copywriter who moves from NYC to Paris to write for Louis Vuitton!


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  • Liesl

    The Happiness Project is a great book, I really enjoyed it. I just started working on my reading list for fall, and love all your great suggestions.

    Here’s my Top 10 Tuesday: Frequently Asked Questions on my blog.


    I’m definitely putting Ellen Degeneres’ “”Seriously… I’m kidding”” on there. <3

    Liesl xxx

  • Melissa Panici

    Love this list! I can’t wait to pick up these to read:) I have been getting in to James Patterson books lately. I love mystery books. They are my favorite! I think we should read the Ellen DeGeneres book! Looks hilarious! Of course my number 1 reads are your two books coming out in October! I also can’t wait to see you in Georgia! Thanks for this post Lauren:)

  • Christine Rosko

    I love this list. I’m definitely going to try and conquer the ones I haven’t read yet. I love Ellen and Nicholas Sparks so much, they’ll probably be the first I read. I’ve read the Great Gatsby but I want to read it again so bad!!

    If you have a sec I’d love for you to check out my post about a book I read recently called Stuff Parisians Like by Olivier Magny!


  • Stacie

    What are any of these about??

    Obviously, I’ve heard of The Great Gatsby (read it in high school and hated every second of it) and The Night Circus is already on my reading list, but I’m not familiar with any of the others. A short synopsis for each title would be great!

  • Lily P.

    I have already bought some books that I really want to read such as: Mac Beth from William Shakespeare,Madame Bovary from Gustave Flauber and Red and Black by Henri Beyle-Stenhal!

  • Meghan Ellzey

    Reading The Happiness Project right now (after just finishing Something Borrowed haha.) Rachel Berstche’s mention of it several times in MWF Seeking BFF (wonderful read) made me want finally sit down and read it actually. Also, over the past few months I read Bossypants, and Seriously…I’m Kidding, but Mindy Kaling’s Is Everyone Hanging out Without Me was my hands down fave of the three. The Pact was definitely intense, and made me cry a little and of course The Great Gatsby is one of my favorite classics.

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    I have a few books I still need to read!

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  • Audra Reed

    All very good choices! I’ve read five of them and loved them all. Especially the Happiness Project…. I read it last year and have made my own daily blog modeled off of it. I just bought her newest Happier at Home, which is a spin off of the previous one and can not wait to get started! Just one on my very long “”To Read”” list!

  • Megan R.

    I have already checked off reading quite a few off your list (Where we Belong and Seriously, I’m Kidding) and loved both of them so much!! Right now I just finished reading The Red Book which is a great read and have just started Witches of East End. If you want a good book club read I would def choose The Red Book!!!



  • CassieV

    Definately going to add some of these to my list. The Pact is AWESOME… Jodi Picoult is not your go to feel good author so make sure you’re in the mood for a thought provoking, intense read. They are always awesome though!

  • Amy Breckenridge

    thanks for the suggestions! i’m always looking for new books to read :) right now i’m reading “”paris my sweet”” thanks to a recommendation from sarah (http://www.tulleandtrinkets.com) and also audrey hepburn’s biography!


  • Fernanda Webster

    The Great Gatsby has always been a fav. I even had a Gatsby 30th birthday party this past Saturday :)

    I think I will read Wife 22 next.

  • madeline bowen

    Excited for the new book sugestions; however, “”The Best of Me”” was a typical Nick Sparks book, I wasn’t too impressed. Forbidden love, renewed romance, yada, yada, yada and a sad ending of course. Nothing can end happily in a Nick Sparks novel!

  • Meghan Conard

    Great picks! The Great Gatsby is my fave book! Definitely a must-read before the movie comes out next year!

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  • Lui

    Actually I cant wait for Lauren`s Beauty book, but besides that I`m reading one of my favorite for the third time again :) Its such a wonderful lovestory, it will totally consumes you into the world of this story and you will start forgetting about reality, eating, going to the toilet etc πŸ˜€ Its called: “”Olivia and Jay”” by Rebecca Ryman!!!!

  • Jasmine Salters

    The Immortal Instruments Series By Cassandra Clare is a awesome series that would really last long in this book club. I couldn’t put it down.

  • Rachel Trampel

    These all look like amazing books! Thanks for sharing, I never know what books to get!


  • Kelby Peachey

    I was just thinking this morning posting a status update on my facebook page asking for book recommendations. THANK YOU for staying ahead of the curve. :)



  • k2spitfire

    if i only had a month left to live, i would read “”the earth chronicles”” series by zechariah sitchin. the truth is in there. really.

  • Barefoot Duchess

    thank you so much for that! much needed!

  • Jenny G

    Wild is an amazing book!!! So inspiring, interesting, witty, heartfelt, and more! I am recommending it to everyone lately and I hear rave reviews from everyone! I will be reading it again soon!!

  • Lindsey Gerstlauer

    I read The Great Gatsby back in HS :-) Great book! My mom read, Where We Belong, and she really enjoyed it!

    I would really love to read:

    Shouldn’t Be Telling You This – Success Secrets Every Gutsy Girl Should Know, by Kate White. (This should definitely be added to your Fall reading list! I feel like you would love it!) I love anything by Kate White, really. All her books are such great reads :-)

  • Kellie Norton

    I can’t wait to buy your new books!! I’m just hoping I can make it to one of your book signings :-) All of these sounds so good! Of course, Great Gatsby is my all time favorite… so I’ll probably be reading that again :-)


  • Rebecca Winterburn

    I have read a few of those books!! The Great Gatsby in HS as well. Also the book turned lifetime movie, The Pact. It is def heartbreaking but still a good book. One of my all time favorite books is The Perks of Being a Wallflower, which will be a movie that Emma Watson will be starring in :) But one book that touched my heart over the summer was a book written by blogger mom Kelle Hampton titled ‘bloom’ a memoir. If you are interested in what the book is about you can always check out her blogsite http://www.kellehampton.com Trust me it will change your views on life and people and finding the good in things even when you struggle :)

  • Valerie Lynn

    I just read a long summary of “”The Pact…”” It sounds SOOO good!! I have heard great things about most of these books, so I will be buying some new ones today! :) yay! Thanks Lauren!


  • Melissa Divens

    I absolutely could not put down “”And One Last Thing…”” by Molly Harper. If you’re into Chick Lit, I highly recommend it. But beware, I suffered a pretty bad book hangover after this one.

  • Cesie Alvarez

    I’m definitely bookmarking this page so I can read some of these (after my lsat studying is done).

    I read the Great Gatsby in HS too but wouldn’t mind reading it again- especially since I think I would understand it more now. AND because the movie trailer for it looks wonderful!


  • Marie Fournier

    I actually read all of your books and I’ll read all books of Cecelia Aherin. I’m sure that with school I’ll have to read specific book. So it’s that for my fall reading list! :)

  • Sarah Albert

    I have a Kindle and recently downloaded samples of Wild and Where we belong. I loved them and am waiting to finish Now you’re thinking.

    I have to recommend Scary Mommy by Jill Smoker. And yes, I am childless and still enjoyed that book immensly. It made me understand my friends with kids a lot better :)

  • JeniLee O

    I have read Gatsby, Wild, The Pact, The Night Circus. Happiness Project, Seriously Im Kidding, and Where We Belong are on my list! I do wanna reread Gatsby before the movie!

  • Chariz Nicdao

    The Pact is really truly heartbreaking, it’s one of my favorite books from Jodi Picoult. It really makes you think about the perspective of people and why they do things…

  • Laura Jewison

    Where We Belong by Emily Giffin is such a great book!

  • Zerrotgm

    I love that I’ve read a bunch of these – Wild was really good as was the night circus and the happiness project had tons of practical advice.

    Thanks for this – I needed a few suggestions!

    If you loved Gone Girl – I would suggest either of her other 2 books, Dark Places or Sharp Objects. Both are great!

  • Alia

    I’m reading the George R.R. Martin’s ‘A Song of Fire and Ice’ (Game of Thrones series) and they are amazing!!

  • Dina Karivalis

    I loved your last book club suggestion, Gone Girl, and am so happy to read the ones on this list that I haven’t already read. Thanks for the suggestions.

    xo Dina


  • Grace

    Some really great books listed here, I can’t wait to read. A tip for the Night Circus: it is very drawn out in some parts but don’t give up! The ending is truly amazing :)

  • Oosoglamorus

    I’ve read all of your books so far, Lauren! I can’t wait for the next one to come out next month!

  • Luana Monopoli

    Thanks Lauren for your suggestions! I’ve only read Seriously … I’m kidding by Ellen DeGeneres and I loved it! She’s always such a positive person! I’ve also read many books by Jodie Picoult and I loved every single one. I really like her books. Since I’ve seen that there will be a movie about The Great Gatsby, this book is on my list, too. But I have to say all your suggestions sound promising and I can’t wait to read them! As soon as your books will be available in Europe, I will definitely get them!

    My suggestions for the next LaurenConrad.com Book Club would be two books by the same author, Khaled Hosseini. One is The Kite Runner and the other is A Thousand Splendid Suns. These books are really touching and emotional. I loved reading them.

  • Braunwyn Feil

    The Pact was an amazing book! I could not put it down and read it in two sittings.

  • Crystal Cierlak

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    On her 25th birthday Zoe Thanatos is ready to end her short and unhappy life by jumping off a cliff into the Pacific. But her plans irrevocably change when a stranger intervenes, preventing her death while seemingly cheating his own. She demands answers but unearths a whole new world of questions when her savior confesses his true identity, and leads her down a path of discovery that reveals truths about the life she was meant to live. Available now at Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009EE2QHS)!

  • Kelly Burt

    I’m still trying to get throught The Help. These books all sound great and I am of course a huge Nicholas Sparks fan!!

  • Giselle Escamilla

    all of nicholas sparks books!! Im a huge fan hahaha

  • Emilie

    Those books all sound amazing :) I have only read the Great Gatsby out of the whole lot and am so bummed the movie is out this year.

    At the moment – I am reading the Songs of Fire and Ice series (Game of Thrones) and it is heavy reading!

    xo Emilie @ http://www.hungrydelights.com/

  • Deborah Hudson

    Emily Giffin is my all time favorite author, all of her books are phenomenal!

  • Ashlea Kenalty

    Carole Radziwill’s What Remains is amazing. It really is like just listening to her thoughts as you read and the story is truely heartbreaking but uplifting at the same time. And what girl does not love a story about a normal working girl becoming a princess???

  • Kryssy

    jodi picoult is one of my favorites! definitely using this list next time i go to barnes and noble.

  • Casey Dalman

    I’ve read the happiness project…it’s a wonderful read packed full of tons of little daily things you can do to switch up your lifestyle.

  • HistoryBeauty

    I love reading! I have a fall reading list too! Check it out! http://youtu.be/xOa9qMOwnMs

  • Charnele Michel

    who else can’t wait for LC’s new book to come out ???!!!



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    Thanks for the suggestions, always looking for a new read :)

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  • nena nava

    i’ll suggest you one :)

    All The Rules by Ellen Fein and Sherrie Schneider

    it will help you with the question about you should txt him or not.

  • Nicola Munro

    I’ll definitely be adding “”Gone Girl””, “”The Night Circus”” and “”The Happiness Project””.

    The other 7…..

    The Fame Game, Lauren Conrad (which I got in the post last week)

    Mack the Life, Lee Mack- my favourite comedian has written a book, the result can only be good

    Fifty Shades Darker, E.L. James – I’ve just finished Fifty Shades of Grey. I think I’m the only person in the world to cry at this book – did anyone else?

    Fifty Shades Freed, E.L. James – If I read the second one, might as well finish the series!

    The Paris Wife, Paula McLain – a story based around Hadley Richardson’s relationship with Ernest Hemingway. I just love picturing the streets of Paris.

    Alias Grace, Margaret Atwood – a dark story, injected with a little bit of Atwood humour.

    Following Atticus, Tom Ryan – a story about a man and his incredible dog – need I say more?


  • Amanda Kretchmer

    Just finished “”The Night Circus,”” absolutly amazing. I cannot begin to expess how much I loved the book and how magical it was. Such a great read.

  • Deena Eberly

    Definitely check out The Liar, the Bitch, and the Wardrobe by Allie Kingsley. It’s Devil Wears Prada meets Sex and the City.

  • Ellie

    Pretty much all of these books are already on my To Read list haha! So perfect :)

  • Vanessa Ralph

    The Pact is an amazing book. The best of me is one of my favourite Nicolas Sparks books and Ellen’s book is hilarious.
    Bond Girl is a book I am going to go out and buy tomorrow !

  • Katie

    The Pact is one of my favorite books! Definitely worth reading. Good choices, Lauren!

  • www.kayleesbridal.com

    This blog is very well written and I appreciate your efforts.. Keep up the good work.

  • Jay

    Just finished reading Wife 22 by Melanie Gideon. Loved it! Makes you still believe that love is real!

  • Amy

    I love The Great Gatsby it is such a great book here are some of my favorites.

  • prettyinpeach

    I love the jodi picoult book The Pact<3!!

  • Shelby Subry

    Lauren will you be putting together a new book list anytime in the future?

  • Kate Noto

    My fall reading list is:

    1) The concise history of the Caribbean
    2) The concise history of New Zealand
    3) A disobedient girl by: Ru Freeman
    4) The queen of water by: Laura Resau
    5) Meet me in Venice by: Elizabeth Adler

  • kristinnemily

    Orange is the New Black – so far its a great read. I also really enjoyed the show!
    I hope to read The Great Gatsby next and A Girl and Five Brave Horses

  • Mackenzie Armour

    You have NEVER go wrong with a Nicholas Sparks. The Best of Me is one of my favorites. I have read pretty much every one of his books and love every last one of them.

  • Sweet Marie

    If you want a good look at England from the astute 62 novels Ruth Rendell you won’t be disappointed. She is a mystery writer but isn’t like any mystery you’ve ever read. And oddly enough her main characters are not her evil doers. She’s an excellent read with a sweater, cozy lap blanket and a hot cup of tea. ENJOY! Mary Kelly

  • Laura C

    Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver is a great book for anyone in their late teens/20’s! However, I don’t recommend The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks, it’s one of my least favorite of his.

  • http://www.miseducationoftiffanisharice.blogspot.com Tiffani S

    I just discovered this post again, and wondered what Lauren thought of some of the books. I’ve read 6 out of this bunch! And I wanted to know what she thought about The Great Gatsby 2013 version. I prefer the Robert Redford & Mia Farrow 1974 version to be honest. The 2013 version was more satirical, to me, and a bit more brash. I will always love the story, though! I just wanted to know what Lauren thought! And as far as the books, the only one I didn’t like was The Happiness Project. That was a SNOOOOZE FEST!! lol


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