1. Genre: Fiction
From the prolific author who brought you The Corrections and Freedom, Jonathan Franzen has returned with another opus full of unique characters and artfully crafted plot.
Set aside the wispy summer beach reads, this is a heavy book (literally and figuratively) that will spark a healthy reflection of self.
2. Genre: Non-Fiction
Best-selling author Elizabeth Gilbert delights readers with another inspirational work in Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear. By walking us through her own creative process, Gilbert encourages us to live the life we’re meant to live.
A book that combines both practical strategies and motivating insights, Big Magic will move you to finally get started on living your passions.
3. Genre: Memoir
If you enjoyed Just Kids, you’re sure to love the next piece of work in Patti Smith’s canon, M Train. Described as a “roadmap of her life” Smith takes readers through the cafes, bungalows, beaches, and graves that shaped her journey as an artist.
From a writer whose words we never get sick of reading, this memoir will make you laugh, cry, and feel everything else in between.
4. Genre: Cooking
Get behind the science of food with a new cookbook hitting the shelves this fall, The Food Lab. This textbook for home cooking features hundreds of easy-to-follow recipes accompanied by over 1,000 full-color images.
Learn how to transform your everyday basics into culinary creations with Kenji’s latest experiments in the kitchen.
5. Genre: Mystery
Continuing Stieg Larson’s Millenium Series (which you know from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Lisbeth Salander’s story lives on with another installment in the saga: The Girl in the Spider’s Web.
If you’re looking for a thrill-ride of a read this fall, you won’t be disappointed with the plight of your favorite hacker-punk heroine.
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