Shelf Pleasure’s Picks for Must Reads of Fall 2013
Fall is always such a great time for new books! Here are the ones we’re most excited for.
Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy by Helen Fielding
We’re mad about Bridget Jones over at Shelf Pleasure, which was obvious from the squeals of glee from the first moment we learned Bridget was returning to the page. In this third installment set in contemporary London, we’re introduced to a whole new Bridge as she deals with today’s problems of drunken texting, skinny jeans, and a lack of Twitter followers. At least she’s still mad about boys, if the title is any indication! Out October 15th.
Dark Witch: Book One of The Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy by Nora Roberts
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author comes the first book in a brand new trilogy set in Ireland. Iona arrives in Ireland with nothing but her Nan’s directions, an unfailingly optimistic attitude, and an innate talent with horses. When she lands a job at the local stables and reconnects with her cousins, she realizes that she can make a home for herself—and live her life as she wants, even as she’s falling head over heels for her new boss. But an ancient evil has wound its way around Iona’s family tree and must be defeated. Family and friends will fight to keep the promise of hope—and love—alive… We’re so excited to travel to this new world with one of our favorite writers. Out October 29th.
Sycamore Row by John Grisham
This might be a controversial opinion, but we took a little break from John Grisham after the brilliance of The Firm, The Pelican Brief, and A Time to Kill. His last few books haven’t done anything for us, but it looks like that’s about to change with Sycamore Row. Nearly 25 years after the publication of A Time to Kill, Grisham brings us back to that famous courthouse in Clanton as Jake Brigance once again finds himself embroiled in a fiercely controversial trial—a trial that will expose old racial tensions and force Ford County to confront its tortured history. Out October 22nd.
Just One Year by Gayle Foreman
Foreman is one of our favorite young adult authors. She left us hanging with Just One Day, which left off after Allyson and Willem spent an amazing day and night together in Paris. Just One Year is Willem’s story, picking up where Just One Day ended. His story of quiet longing and near misses is a perfect counterpoint to Allyson’s as Willem undergoes a transformative journey, questioning his path, finding love, and ultimately, redefining himself. Out October 10th.
In her 20s, Alexandra Heminsley spent more time drinking white wine than she did in pursuit of athletic excellence. When she decided to take up running in her 30s, she had high hopes for a blissful runner’s high and immediate physical transformation. The stories of her first runs turn the common notion that we are all “born to run” on its head. Running Like a Girl tells the story of getting beyond the brutal part, how Alexandra makes running a part of her life, and reaps the rewards. We’re hoping we can use this book as inspiration for our own move off the couch and into fitness. Out October 8th.
What fall books are you adding to your reading list?
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