City of Girls was summer's hottest read. But the season is almost over. And you know what the best accessory is for fall? A binge-worthy book. These upcoming releases should be at the top of your Amazon wish list. We've got words by all your favorite authors. Think: Ta-Nahesi Coates, Zadie Smith, and Margaret Atwood. So keep scrolling for our list of the best upcoming fall book releases you don't want to miss, all available for pre-order right now. (P.S. If you love books, consider joining our online book club, #ReadWithMC. Find out more here.)
Can't get enough the harrowing story that is The Handmaid's Tale? Well, Atwood is back with more. All of your questions from the ending of the first book will finally be answered. Is Offred alive? Is she in prison? And what ever happened to those testaments from Gilead, anyway?
André Aicman's Find Me is a sequel to the 2007 novel-turned-Academy Award-winning movie, Call Me By Your Name. Elio, now a classical pianist in Rome, and Oliver, a New England professor and family man, will learn the power of true love and its ability to withstand the test of time.
Technically, this book is out August 27, but it belongs on your fall must-read list if we're still in the dog days of summer. Everything Inside is a collection of poignant, emotionally driven stories by the masterful Danticat, set everywhere from Miami to an unnamed Caribbean island. It's also Marie Claire's #ReadWithMC September book club pick, so trust us on this—it's a good one.
If you liked Jasmine Guillroy's The Proposal, you'll love Talia Hibbert's Get A Life, Chloe Brown. This rom-com tells the story of a good girl just dying to go bad. With a little help from her heavily-tatted handyman, she'll learn what it takes to be a rebel. And a couple of other valuable lesson too (hint hint: love)!
If there's one thing Ta-Nehisi Coates does not do, it's disappoint. Tackling the biggest stain in American history, slavery, upcoming novel The Water Dancer tells the story of Hiram Walker, a young boy born into bondage who works up the courage to escape and endure the back-breaking journey of a slave on the run.
The American Dream, despite what our current administration wants you to think, is not as attainable as it seems. One doesn't just hop over the border and poof, you're an American. As the daughter of Cuban refugees and raised in Miami, Crucet explores this reality and the ways in which her American identity never really felt complete, despite her family's efforts to fit in.
From the author who brought you Swing Time and White Teeth, Grand Union is an exhilarating collection of Zadie Smith's as-yet-unpublished stories. Read along as Smith journeys through time, place, fiction, and the all-too-familiar reality of our world.
Tomi Adeyemi weaves stories of literal black girl magic through west African fantasy. Just step into the land of Orïsha where, following Adeyemi's Children of Blood and Bone, Zelie and Amari have finally restored power to their entire land. But in this sequel, they'll find a new battle ahead as powers run rampant and threaten the security of their beloved kingdom.
Worst relationship fears...go! How about finding your boyfriend in bed with someone else? Unfortunately for Georgina, that fear came true. And on the same day she was fired from her job, too. But all this leads to a coincidental run-in with her first true love. Bridget Jones, you've got some competition.
Calling all Blondie fans! The band's frontwoman, Debbie Harry, is opening up about her path from pop rock sensation to heroin addict and everything else in between. The book is filled with untold anecdotes, never-before-seen photographs, and the essence of 1970s rock 'n' roll.
Stephen King does it again. His upcoming book, The Institute, mixes children and evil in the most haunting of ways. The novel follows the story of Luke Ellis, a young boy abducted and taken to an institution where his talents will be extracted, no questions asked. The kids who ask questions...well, they just disappear.
How We Fight For Our Lives is a heartbreaking coming-of-age memoir told by Saeed Jones. Rehashing the trauma of being a young gay black boy in the American South, the book unabashedly explores the intersection of race, queerness, power, sex, and so much more.
"Don't judge a book by a cover." It's a saying for a reason. And if you're not sure why, read Malcolm Gladwell's Talking to Strangers. The book examines some of the biggest misjudgments in history (think: the wrongful conviction of Amanda Knox or the death of Sandra Bland) and how assumptions have lead to dire, sometimes even fatal, consequences.
Ever wonder what the loneliest whale in the world is thinking right now? Me too! Join Leslie Jamison on her whirlwind exploration of longing and obsession. These 14 new essays are described as a mixture of journalism, memoir, and criticism, and will feature subjects like “the loneliest whale in the world," Civil War photography, and an entire museum dedicated to relationship breakups. How could you not be intrigued?
Carmen Maria Machado isn't afraid to tackle tough subjects. In her fearless debut memoir, In the Dream House, she details her personal experience with queer domestic violence, a topic discussed not nearly as often as it should be. Using tropes in each chapter—like the haunted house, erotica, and the buildungsroman—Machado is able to captivate the reader while telling a brutally honest narrative of abuse.
Melody's coming-of-age ceremony was supposed to be a celebration. But all Melody's family can see is her mother's unfulfilled duty to do the same when she became pregnant with Melody just 16 years earlier. Now they're all forced to revisit the life-altering events that brought them here in the first place.
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