Despite the recent appearance of Halloween decorations and pumpkin beer, it’s still only August and most of us don’t want to think about fall yet. But there’s something you should totally be planning ahead for – the huge crop of books coming this fall from your favorite authors!
Here are some of the books we’re most excited for – links go to the catalog records so you can put in your request now.
Atwood, Margaret. Maddaddam. Finally, the third and final installment of Atwood’s trilogy that began back in 2003 with Oryx and Crake, a post-plague dystopia in which a man named Snowman struggles to survive in a world where he may be the last human.
Fielding, Helen. Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy. I can’t be the only person who is eagerly awaiting the follow-up to the first two Bridget Jones books. In the 90s Bridget was a singleton in London, partying with her friends and hoping to meet the right guy. In this new installment, she has aged along with us and returns in a later phase in her life. Hopefully it will be just as funny as the first two.
King, Stephen. Doctor Sleep. Another long-awaited follow-up is Stephen King’s sequel to The Shining. Danny Torrance is all grown up but still haunted by the events of his winter at the Overlook Hotel, and struggling to overcome his father’s legacy of alcoholism and despair. A strange tribe of semi-immortal people called the True Knot prey upon children with the shining and Dan becomes caught up in a battle to save a child’s soul.
Lahiri, Jhumpa. The Lowland. Stellar reviews of Lahiri’s new book are already popping up everywhere. The tale of two brothers growing up in Calcutta in the 1960s, the story is both historical and personal, weaving in events of the time with the experiences of one family.
Perrotta, Tom. Nine Inches. Perrotta’s first collection of short stories promises to be quite varied, from the funny to the disturbing.
Tan, Amy. The Valley of Amazement. Tan’s first book in 8 years is a historical saga that moves from the world of courtesans in Shanghai to a remote Chinese village to an American city in an exploration of mothers and daughters, traditions and new beginnings.
Tartt, Donna. The Goldfinch. A young man named Theodore Decker, who loses his mother in an art museum explosion, is the center of Tartt’s first novel since 2002. I’ve been waiting so long for Donna Tartt to write another book that I’m almost afraid to read it, but I’ve seen some very positive reviews.
But these are just a few of the many many books being released this fall. You can see a much larger list here. Which ones are you looking forward to the most?