10 Books We Can't Wait to Read this Fall 2021

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Leaves are changing colors, pumpkins are coming out, mums are on porches and the weather is getting cooler. 

it's time to put on a cozy sweater, get yourself a fall themed drink and curl up with one of these books we can't wait to read this fall. 

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1. Beautiful World, Where are You By Sally Rooney

sally rooney beautiful world where are you book cover

From the cover: 

Alice, a novelist, meets Felix, who works in a warehouse, and asks him if he’d like to travel to Rome with her. In Dublin, her best friend, Eileen, is getting over a break-up, and slips back into flirting with Simon, a man she has known since childhood.

Alice, Felix, Eileen, and Simon are still young—but life is catching up with them. They desire each other, they delude each other, they get together, they break apart. They have sex, they worry about sex, they worry about their friendships and the world they live in. Are they standing in the last lighted room before the darkness, bearing witness to something? Will they find a way to believe in a beautiful world?

2.In Every Mirror She's Black By Lola Akinmade Akerstrom

In Every Mirror She's Black Book cover

from the cover:

Told through the perspectives of three women, In Every Mirror She's Black is a fast-paced, richly nuanced yet accessible contemporary novel that touches on important social issues of racism, classism, fetishization, and tokenism, and what it means to be a Black woman navigating a white-dominated society.

3. Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead

From the cover:

Harlem Shuffle's ingenious story plays out in a beautifully recreated New York City of the early 1960s. It's a family saga masquerading as a crime novel, a hilarious morality play, a social novel about race and power, and ultimately a love letter to Harlem

4. Love Hypothesis By Ali Hazelwood

When a fake relationship between scientists meets the irresistible force of attraction, it throws one woman's carefully calculated theories on love into chaos.

5. Apples Never Fall By Liane Moriarty

Apples never fall


from the cover:

From Liane Moriarty, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Little Lies and Nine Perfect Strangers, comes Apples Never Fall, a novel that looks at marriage, siblings, and how the people we love the most can hurt us the deepest.

6. After perfect By Maan Garbiel

After perfect

Thirty-six-year-old Gabriella Stevens is living a quiet and content fairy tale as a devoted housewife to Simon— when, after sixteen years of marriage and twenty years together, he tells he wants a divorce. What follows is her journey starting over after the end of her marriage 

7. Bourdain The Definitive Oral Biography By Laurie Woolever


For the first time, we have been granted a look into Bourdain’s life through the stories and recollections of his closest friends and colleagues. Laurie Woolever, Bourdain’s longtime assistant and confidante, interviewed nearly a hundred of the people who shared Tony’s orbit—from members of his kitchen crews to his writing, publishing, and television partners, to his daughter and his closest friends—in order to piece together a remarkably full, vivid, and nuanced vision of Tony’s life and work.

8. We Are Not Like Them By Christine Pride and Jo Piazza

From the cover:

Told from alternating perspectives, an evocative and riveting novel about the lifelong bond between two women, one Black and one white, whose friendship is indelibly altered by a tragic event—a powerful and poignant exploration of race in America today and its devastating impact on ordinary lives.

9. Will  By Will Smith

From the cover:

One of the most dynamic and globally recognized entertainment forces of our time opens up fully about his life, in a brave and inspiring book that traces his learning curve to a place where outer success, inner happiness, and human connection are aligned. Along the way, Will tells the story in full of one of the most amazing rides through the worlds of music and film that anyone has ever had.

10.The Singles Table By Sara Desai


from the cover

Opposites attract in this laugh-out-loud romantic comedy about a free-spirited lawyer who is determined to find the perfect match for the grumpy bachelor at her cousin's wedding.

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