Fall Back in Love with Reading: Top 5 Fall Fiction Reads

Updated: Aug 24, 2020

I love a good fiction story that leaves me wanting more….& more. && There’s something about the fall that just reminds me of cozy sweaters, cute boots, Starbucks’ salted caramel hot chocolate, comfy couches and a good good book while looking out at the multicolored leaves.

So here is my top 5 fiction* reads perfect for this snuggle weather.

  1. Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult

Well pretty much any Jodi Picoult book would have the same effect but this one was definitely on of my faves from my favorite author!

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Alice Metcalf was a devoted mother, loving wife, and accomplished scientist who studied grief among elephants. Yet it’s been a decade since she disappeared under mysterious circumstances, leaving behind her small daughter, husband, and the animals to which she devoted her life. All signs point to abandonment … or worse. Still Jenna — now thirteen years old and truly orphaned by a father maddened by grief — steadfastly refuses to believe in her mother’s desertion. So she decides to approach the two people who might still be able to help her find Alice: a disgraced psychic named Serenity Jones and Virgil Stanhope, the cynical detective who first investigated her mother’s disappearance and the death of one of her mother’s co-workers. Together these three lonely souls will discover truths destined to forever change their lives.

2.The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

If your’e into New York family drama and seeing dynamics between siblings you might enjoy this one!

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The novel The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney demonstrates how the lives of others can spin out of control as the result of one person’s mistake. All of Leo Plumb’s siblings suffer after he crashed his car severely injuring a young waitress he had just seduced. Much of Leo’s sibling’s anger came when they learned their mother had cashed out a good deal of her children’s trust fund, left to them by their father, to pay for and cover up Leo’s accident. The novel addresses the idea that one shouldn’t count on a financial payout before they actually have it in their hands. Other themes include family relationships, the lengths to which some will go to keep up appearances, and the struggle to find one’s identity.

3. Swing Time by Zadie Smith

If you love #blackgirlmagic this is a must-read !

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Two brown girls dream of being dancers–but only one, Tracey, has talent. The other has ideas: about rhythm and time, about black bodies and black music, about what constitutes a tribe, or makes a person truly free. It’s a close but complicated childhood friendship that ends abruptly in their early twenties, never to be revisited, but never quite forgotten, either.

4. Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hossieni

I loved the Kite Runner but this one I liked just a little bit more. If youre a history buff like me and want an insight on some Afghan history & the treatment of women around the world…this is for you !

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Born a generation apart and with very different ideas about love and family, Mariam and Laila are two women brought jarringly together by war, by loss and by fate. As they endure the ever escalating dangers around them – in their home as well as in the streets of Kabul – they come to form a bond that makes them both sisters and mother-daughter to each other, and that will ultimately alter the course not just of their own lives but of the next generation. With heart-wrenching power and suspense, Hosseini shows how a woman’s love for her family can move her to shocking and heroic acts of self-sacrifice, and that in the end it is love, or even the memory of love, that is often the key to survival.

5. Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine

Okay so this one isn’t really in the fiction category but it was an amazing piece of work that beautifully, tragically outlined what it is to be black in America.

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The book consists of seven poetic sections accompanied by images of paintings, drawings, sculptures, and screen grabs. Some have called the book one single poem, while others break it into its various sections, considering each its own poem. Although few of the poems have formal titles, they are strung together with consistent themes and prosaic tendencies.

Happy Readings !

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