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If you’re looking for some great reads this fall, here are some recommendations.
(Please note, some of these books contain adult situations and/or language. If you don’t like something, skip it.)
Hurry Up and Read This Before The Movie Comes Out: The Martian by Andy Weir.
Upmarket/Literary Fiction: A Constellation Of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra, The Kite Runner/A Thousand Splendid Suns/And the Mountains Echoed By Khaled Hosseini, The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova
Thrillers: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (Note these first two books don’t have sympathetic main characters.) The Expats/The Accident by Chris Pavone, Until You’re Mine by Samantha Hayes, The Vanessa Michael Monroe series (The Informationist, The Catch, The Mask, etc.) by Taylor Stevens, Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
Spy Thrillers: the Gabriel Allon books by Daniel Silva (The first one is called The Kill Artist).
YA: Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein (excellent book, even for adults), Marissa Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles: Cinder, Cress
Romance: (I don’t usually read romance. But I got this novel to review “by accident,” and it was quite good): The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George
Fictionalized History: The Paris Wife by Paula McLain (about Ernest Hemingway’s first wife.)
Non-fiction: The Plantagenets by Dan Jones
Theology: Newton on the Christian Life by Tony Reinke (a distillation and explication of John Newton’s pastoral letters.)