The Buzziest Fall Reads of 2016

21 Sep 2016

Changing leaves, pumpkin spice, and sweater weather are on its way and with it some amazing new releases. Light the fireplace because we have the top books that you want to snuggle up with, from authors you’re dying to read. Check out this list of the buzziest new releases for fall 2016. Some will make you laugh, others will make you cry, and all will be great additions to your “To Be Read” list!

The Buzziest Fall Reads of 2016


Commonwealth

Ann Patchett

Release Date: September 13, 2016

One action sets in motion a series of events that reverberates through the lives of four parents and their six children. With grace and emotionality, Patchett weaves a domestic tale spanning five decades shedding light on secrets, relationships and tragedies.

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Born to Run

Bruce Springsteen

Release Date: September 27, 2016

Bruce Springsteen was so exhilarated after his performance at the Super Bowl halftime show in 2009 that he decided to write a book about it. He had to start a little bit further back though, and that effort became Born To Run which covers his life from growing up in Freehold, New Jersey to the rise of the E Street Band and beyond. The inspiration behind many of his hit songs is detailed including Born in the U.S.A., Thunder Road, and the book title’s inspiration Born To Run.

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Today Will Be Different

Maria Semple

Release Date: October 4, 2016

From the author of Where’d You Go, Bernadette, comes a heart-filled story about reinvention and living life to the fullest. Eleanor knows she’s a mess but she’s going to try and tackle her monotonous day anyway. But before she can put her modest plan for the day into action, she discovers her life isn’t as mundane as she once thought. With family secrets threatening to come to the surface, Eleanor is forced to confront some hard decisions.

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The Wonder

Emma Donoghue

Release Date: September 20, 2016

Fan of the Oscar-winning film The Room or the bestseller it was based on? That harrowing tale’s author, Emma Donoghue, is now bringing readers another powerful psychological thriller, this time in the 1830s. Tourists flock to the cabin of eleven-year-old Anna O’Donnell, who believes herself to be living off manna from heaven. Lib Wright, a veteran of Florence Nightingale’s Crimean campaign, is hired to keep watch over the girl.

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Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood

Trevor Noah

Release Date: November 15, 2016

Before Trevor Noah was the host of The Daily Show, he was a living crime. Born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother during apartheid in South Africa, Trevor experienced a very different childhood than most. His parent’s relationship was punishable by five years in prison leading Trevor to live most of his childhood indoors. His first book includes eighteen personal essays that cover the days of a mischevious little boy kept indoors to the days of a restless young man wanting to do something about it.

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Two by Two

Nicholas Sparks

Release Date: October 4, 2016

Here come the tears. Nicholas Sparks’ newest book is taking a different approach from his other well-known stories about a man and a woman desperate to love each other. This time his story tackles a different kind of love — the love between a father and daughter. When Russell Green’s perfect life turns upside down, he finds himself without a job or wife caring for his young daughter while struggling to accept his new reality. The journey Sparks takes readers on is different than anything he’s ever done before.

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Small Great Things: A Novel

Jodi Picoult

Release Date: October 11, 2016

When labor and delivery nurse Ruth Jefferson is reassigned to another patient, she doesn’t think much of it. When she’s told it’s because the parents are white supremacists and don’t want Ruth, an African-American, touching their child, she thinks a lot of it. The hospital and Ruth comply with the request but when the baby goes into cardiac distress and Ruth is the only one in the nursery, does she obey orders or her oath to save lives? That hesitation leads to her being charged with a serious crime.

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Talking as Fast As I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls

Lauren Graham

Release Date: November 29, 2016

Just in time for the return of our favorite fast-talking Gilmore Girls to our tv screens (or computer screens), Lauren Graham has produced this light-hearted collection of personal essays. Lauren infuses her effortless comedy into her recollections and fully explains what it was like to return to being Lorelei Gilmore after all this time. Including excerpts from the diaries she kept while filming Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, this book feels like catching up with your best friend after a time apart.

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The Princess Diarist

Carrie Fisher

Release Date: November 22, 2016

Carrie Fisher is a brave, brave woman. When she recently re-discovered the journals she kept while filming Star Wars, she decided the best thing to do with them would be to publish them. Of course, at first, she was shocked by the content: by how honest she had been to a journal. Catch this glimpse into the world of a soon-to-be pop-culture icon, before the world ever called her “princess”.

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The Wangs vs. the World

Jade Chang

Release Date: October 4 2016

Named one of Entertainment Weekly’s Most Anticipated Titles of 2016, this debut novel from Jade Chang tells the hilarious yet sobering tale of a fractured Chinese immigrant family that had it all only to lose every cent. Uprooted from their cushy Bel-Air lifestyle, The Wangs travel cross country to move in with their eldest daugher. Along the way they learn they must choose between old and new, a clean slate and solidarity.

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