It’s that time again…time to start cozying up in your favorite fall sweater and diving into a great book. We don’t know about you, but there’s something about autumn weather and a burning fireplace that makes reading sound so appealing this time of year. With that in mind, today we’re going to be inspiring your fall reading list with a few of our favorite reads. For this roundup, we’re teaming up with theSkimm, who helped us choose half of the titles below. If you haven’t heard of theSkimm, it’s a daily email that sums up the latest news stories and makes everything easy to understand with a little touch of humor, too. It’s pretty great, and all of us here at Team LC rely on it! (Sign up for theSkimm by clicking here.) Anyway, we think you’ll love some of these page-turners we have in store for you.
Without further ado, here is this year’s fall reading list…
1. The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan
This book is a collection of essays and stories on everything from Internet envy to exterminators. The author died in a car crash two years ago, shortly after her Yale graduation.
2. Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham
All of us here at Team LC are just dying to sink our teeth into Lena Dunham’s new book. Besides that fact that we’ve heard amazing things, it’s a book that’s recommended for anyone who loves Nora Ephron, Tina Fey, and David Sedaris. Amazon describes it as a collection of stories about falling in love, feeling alone, being ten pounds overweight despite eating only health food, having to prove yourself in a room full of men twice your age, and more.
3. The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz
If you work at a startup, read this because it’s about launching a company. If you don’t work at a startup, read this because it’s also about working at a company. If you dream about working at a startup, read this because it’s hard. The struggle is real.
4. Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed
If you want a book that will make you laugh, cry, cringe, and scowl, all within a handful of chapters, this one’s for you. Tiny Beautiful Things is an incredibly moving collection of advice columns from “Sugar”, the author’s alias when she was working as a columnist. Sugar’s answers to her readers cover just about every problem life can throw at a person.
5. The Secret History by Donna Tartt
A small New England college. A murder. Something about Ancient Greece. The author of “The Goldfinch”. This one really sucks you in.
6. Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
When two lonely people become the unlikeliest of friends, it can make for one of the most special friendships. At least that’s what happens for 14-year-old June Elbus when an uncle who has a special place in her heart passes away. This coming-of-age novel has compassion, love, and a whole lot of heart.
7. The Traitor’s Wife by Allison Pataki
Remember Benedict Arnold? He had a wife. And her story is really juicy, at least in this historical fiction novel. You’ll hear about his wife, Peggy, through the eyes of her maid. It’s the Revolutionary War meets “Downton Abbey.” Trust us on this one.
8. Now I See You by Nicole C. Kear
When 19-year-old Nicole (the author) finds out she’s going blind due to a rare eye disease, she decides to live life to the fullest during her last few weeks with vision. This memoir is a story of how to deal with life’s curveballs and accepting the ones you have no control over with grace.
9. Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan
Blacking out is never good. But imagine this: A 24-year-old New York Post reporter wakes strapped to a hospital bed. No recollection of the entire past month. A true story of a woman’s descent into madness and the rare medical condition that got her there. You won’t be able to look away.
10. The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty
This New York Times #1 Bestseller is a must read. Here’s how Amazon describes it: “Imagine that your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death. Imagine, too, that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret—something with the potential to destroy not just the life you built together, but the lives of others as well. Imagine, then, that you stumble across that letter while your husband is still very much alive….” To say we’re intrigued is an understatement.
Which book will you read first?
Let us know in the comments below. And a big thanks to theSkimm for helping us pick some of this season’s books! Don’t forget to sign up for your daily newsletter from theSkimm by clicking here.
XO Team LC