The average person reads about 12 books a year. Whether you’re an avid reader, or you want to read more, these fall books will capture your attention, and leave you captivated and thinking.
So settle down with a cozy blanket and a cup of tea. These are the best books to read this fall.
Rethink the End of Life
Consider picking up “Being Mortal” by Atul Gawande. This book has been out for a while now, but if you haven’t read it, this is the perfect time to do so.
Gawande artfully and skillfully talks about what the end of life is like for many people, the way the healthcare industry responds to that.
He discusses how we and our loved ones can live out the last years of our lives with more grace, dignity, and purposeful choices. He doesn’t go into much detail about coping after a family member passes, but does share his own experience losing his father.
Get a New Take on Old Favorites
If you were a fan of the “Twilight” series or “The Hunger Games,” you’re in luck. The two authors that wrote these iconic series for many young adults and adults each recently came out with an additional book in their series.
Suzanne Collins, the author of “The Hunger Games,” recently released a new book called “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” which discusses Coriolanus Snow’s early years and his experience being a mentor in one of the early hunger games shortly after the games were invented.
Stephanie Meyer recently released her long-awaited novel “Midnight Sun,” which retells the iconic “Twilight” story from Edwards point of view. If you want to dive back into a familiar universe, but want a new story, these are solid choices.
Looking for a spooky read? Of course, Stephen King novels are always great for a good scare, but you already knew that.
What you might not have heard of is “The Year of the Witching” by Alexis Henderson. This book shares the story of a young girl in a religious community trying to figure out how she ended up there. Hint: There are witches involved.
What’s Cooler than Joan of Arc?
Joan of Arc in an apocalypse. That’s the exact premise for the novel “The Book of Joan by Lidia Yuknavitch. This book retells the story of Joan of Arc in the fictional post-apocalyptic world of 2049.
If that’s not enough to intrigue you, one reviewer described this book as an “ultra-feminist, gender-bending acid trip” and another said it “raises questions about what it means to be human.”
These Fall Books Are Perfect to Fill Your Reading Desires
Settling down with these fall books and a warm cup of tea, or cocoa, or even a pumpkin spice latte is the perfect way to spend a cozy fall afternoon. So in Autumn, check out your local library and make sure to get your hands on these amazing fall reads.
Reading is a great way to live your life to the fullest. Check out this post for more great ideas.
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