Cool, crisp days, a cozy blanket, and a good book = pure bliss. Here are my top picks that I am diving into this fall!
1. The Guest List – Lucy Foley
A modern-day whodunnit! Plus, its on Reese’s Book Club List, and so far, Ms. Witherspoon hasn’t let me down!
2. Untamed – Glennon Doyle
This year’s quintessential self-help book, geared mainly at mothers. Pretty much every person I know and their cat has read this book, and I just need to know what the fuss is all about.
3. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo – Taylor Jenkins Reid
The story of the fictional Old Hollywood star Evelyn Hugo, who at the age of 79 decides to give a final interview to an unknown journalist, Monique Grant. Earlier this year I read ‘Daisy Jones and The Six’ by the same author and absolutely fell in love with her interview-style writing. This book was recommended by a friend and I can’t wait to dive in!
4. The Tattooist of Auschwitz – Heather Morris
The true story of how Slovakian Jew Lale Sokolov, who was imprisoned at Auschwitz in 1942, fell in love with a girl he was tattooing at the concentration camp. I started this book in the summer, and then left it at our cabin! its on order from the library, I can’t wait to read the rest.
5. American Dirt – Jeanine Cummins
A fictional story of Mexican bookseller who has to escape cartel-related violence with her son. I am as intrigued by the story this novel tells, as the controversy surrounding it.
6. Such a Fun Age – Kiley Reid
The story of a young black woman who is wrongly accused of kidnapping while babysitting a white child, and the events that follow the incident. Another one from Reese’s Book Club, this novel was short-listed for the Booker Prize. While I often steer away from novels involving children coming to harm, this book was recommended from a friend, so I will give it a go.
7. The Four Tendencies – Gretchen Rubin
A deeper dive into the four personality types that govern habit formation. Upholder, Obliger, Questioner and Rebel! Gretchen Rubin has been one of my favourite authors/podcasters since I first read ‘The Happiness Project’ over 10 years ago! In fact, her original book on habit formation – ‘Better than Before’ was one of the main motivators for starting my YouTube Channel AND this blog. I can’t wait to see what she brings in ‘The Four Tendencies’
8. The Marrow Thieves – Cherie Dimaline
A survival story set in a Canada where “recruiters” harvest the bone marrow of Indigenous people. This novel is set in my home country and was highly, highly recommended by my best friend.
9. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine – Gail Honeyman
The novel focuses on 29-year-old Eleanor Oliphant, a social misfit with a traumatic past who becomes enamoured of a singer, whom she believes she is destined to be with. I am all for a novel that makes me cry, but one that can make me cry with laughter is even more special – looking forward to this one!
10. Maybe You Should Talk to Someone – Lori Gottlieb
A memoir written by a therapist, about being in therapy! I am looking forward to the inside peek into the world of psychologists and what they are really thinking.