This photo of a solitary Little Free Library surrounded by fallen leaves on the shores of a Swiss lake pretty much sums up how I'd like spend my fall. On a secluded shore, with a stack of books, far far away from the Delta variant.
Fall is the best season for books, with all the major publishers saving their blockbusters for the holidays. And this year has a doozy of a line-up from some of Silent Book Club readers' most well-loved authors.
Here are just 5 of our most-anticipated books to read this fall.
The House in the Cerulean Sea author TJ Klune has a new queer love story, Under the Whispering Door. The book blurb calls it "A Man Called Ove meets The Good Place" and stick a fork in me I'm done.
Sally Rooney will drop some more millennial angst with Beautiful World Where Are You. Even as I roll my eyes I know I'm going to read it.
Colson Whitehead, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Underground Railroad, is gifting us Harlem Shuffle, a jewel heist crime novel set in the swinging '60s.
Ruth Ozeki, Buddhist priest and author of one of my all-time favorites, A Tale for the Time Being, is back after eight years with The Book of Form and Emptiness.
We can't wait to get hold of Phoebe Robinson's latest, Please Don’t Sit on My Bed in Your Outside Clothes. It's the first essay collection she's releasing under her new imprint, Tiny Reparations Books, and we are all in to support this effort to reshape publishing.
And that doesn't even scratch the surface of everything we're excited about. There's MORE from Sally Rooney, Colson Whitehead, Phoebe Robinson, Louise Erdrich, Lily King, Anthony Doerr, Amor Towles, Elizabeth Strout, Amanda Gorman, Joy Harjo, and Tracy K. Smith.
Oh, and Hillary Rodham Clinton teamed up with Louise Penny to write the political thriller, State of Terror.
Time to head for that alpine lake.