It’s time to share my fall reading list! I get really excited for fall every year, which is weird because I LOVE summer (even though it’s super hot here in Texas). It probably has something to do with the new TV shows, the return of my beloved The Walking Dead, and of course Halloween! I like to watch Hocus Pocus about a 100 times, decorate our apartment for the season, and sip on Pumpkin Spice Frappuccinos.
My reading list for this fall is pretty diverse but I made sure to include some mystery and thriller books to read on a chilly night. These aren’t the only books I’d like to read, but these are the newer ones that I’m pretty excited about.
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Scrappy Little Nobody is Anna Kendrick’s upcoming new book! It’ll be a collection of humorous autobiographical essays about her life growing up and New England and her career as an actress. I’m a big fan of her movies and sarcastic brand of humor so this is definitely on my list.
This is another celebrity book that I’m excited for: Around the Way Girl: A Memoir by Taraji P. Henson! Taraji has been in a lot of movies and TV shows but she’s currently known as Cookie Lyon on the show Empire. In the book, she’ll talk about her life and family growing up, experiences as a single mother, and her journey as an actress.
It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover is on my list because I’m a big fan of Colleen and her books. I’ve read many of them, but Ugly Love and Hopeless continue to be my favorites. Her last few books, Confess and November 9, weren’t as memorable, but I’m hoping this one will be better. I’m currently reading it and it’s really good so far!
I’ve heard really good things about Dark Matter by Blake Crouch. It’s a thriller about a man named Jason Dessen who is abducted and knocked unconscious, only to find himself in some kind of alternate reality when he wakes up. Everything has changed — even his family is different. The story sounds really interesting and I can’t wait to dive into this one!
The plot of The Woman In Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware sounds a lot like The Girl On The Train — a woman on a luxury cruise witnesses a murder. But in this story, all of the passengers on the ship are accounted for and everyone continues on as if nothing has happened. I’m guessing the question is, is she crazy or did something really happen? I’m hoping there’s some kind of twist at the end that I won’t see coming.
The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae has been sitting on my shelf and my TBR list for a while and I’m ashamed to say I haven’t read it yet! But I fully plan on finishing it before her new show premieres in October. I love Issa Rae and I feel like I can relate to her so much.
A Torch Against The Night is the 2nd book in the An Ember In The Ashes series by Sabaa Tahir. I read the first book earlier this year and it was really good! I highly recommend it, if you like YA high fantasy.
The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena is another mystery about a couple that goes to a dinner party at their neighbors’ house. That night, a terrible crime is committed and the couple finds themselves at the center of a mystery and a police investigation. What happened that night??
I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual is the debut book by Luvvie Ajayi, one of my favorite entertainment bloggers. It’s been described as a collection of funny but truthful essays highlighting how ridiculous we’ve become and how we can be better as people in life, pop culture, and social media. This sounds like a book that we all need to read.