13 Books To Keep You Warm and Cozy This Fall of 2018

Since fall is quickly approaching, I began searching for books to look forward to this fall. I love spring and summer, and I am not normally a big fan of the colder weather, back to the grind, and cold mornings. Coming up with a list of books to look forward to this fall helps me a little bit (and a trip to Disney prior to Christmas also helps!)

These are the 13 books I am planning to read this fall:

1. Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty

Liane Moriarty is one of my favorite authors. Big Little Lies set such a high bar that I was a bit disappointed in her last book, Truly, Madly, Guilty. I loved all of the prior books released before Big Little Lies. Her newest book, coming out in November, features nine strangers gathered at a health resort for ten days with a suspicious director of the spa.

I can’t wait to see what Moriarty has to offer this November!

Available November 6th

2. Winter in Paradise by Elin Hilderbrand

I usually am hit or miss with Elin Hilderbrand’s books, although I really loved this summer’s novel, The Perfect Couple. I loved that she was branching out from the normal romance/chick lit genre and combining some mystery with her usual wittiness. I really enjoy her writing, because it reminds me of the way I would talk to my girlfriends about things going on in our lives.  I absolutely loved her Winter series about the Kelly family the past few seasons, so I am anxious to have another series from Hilderbrand to pre-order and show up in my mail every fall/winter!

Hilderbrand branches out from the Nantucket/Martha’s Vineyard setting to the tropical island of St. John. Irene Steele is woken up with a phone call that her husband was found dead on the island of St. John, and she finds out that he had a second family on the island as well!

Available October 9th

3.  The Dinner List by Rebecca Serle

This book sounds so intriguing! Sabrina arrives at her 30th birthday party to find her best friend, three significant people from her past, and Audrey Hepburn!

This book has quite a buzz around it, and I’ve read many spectacular reviews about it.

I can’t wait to read this one!

Available September 11th

4. Almost Everything by Anne Lamont

Anne Lamott is an intelligent and witty writer that I use every semester in my writing classes that I teach at the college level. If you have never read any of her essays, be sure to check some of them out or watch this TED talk (which I also use in my classes).  Lamott features 12 notes on and wisdom with each chapter focusing on different aspects of examining life’s truths.

I am looking forward to reading this as a nonfiction book to read for personal growth, as well as using some of the pieces in my classes.

Available October 16th

5. A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult

Jodi Picoult’s books are always emotional and captivating. This book is set during a day at a women’s health clinic where a gunman enters the building and focuses on different characters there for different health reasons, including abortion. The description of this book reminds me a bit of Nineteen Minutes, which is another amazing book by Picoult surrounding a school shooting. This sounds like a gripping novel that will keep the reader in suspense.

Available October 2nd

6. In Her Bones by Kate Moretti

I have loved every single one of Kate Moretti’s books, so I am really anxious for this book to show up in two weeks!

Lillith Wade has been convicted for the murder of six women fifteen years ago. Her daughter, Edie, is a 30 year old alcoholic with a depressing life and has become obsessed with with the families of her mother’s victims. When a man is found murdered, Edith becomes a suspect.

I’ve never read a book by Kate Moretti that wasn’t suspenseful and captivating, so I have high expectations that this will be just as amazing as her others!!

Available September 4th

7. I Know You Know by Gilly Macmillan

The last two books I read by Gilly Macmillan were twisty thrillers, so I am sure this will be another great one.

I Know You Know focuses on two murders that are twenty years apart but have a common thread. Detective John Fletcher is investigating two murders that took place twenty years apart where the victims are found at the same exact spot. Sounds like one I won’t be able to put down!

Available September 18th

8. The Winters by Lisa Gabriele

Who doesn’t love a book set in the Hamptons?! I always am so intrigued by the setting of the Hamptons and the lifestyle of the rich that vacation there.

After a whirlwind romance, the new soon-to-be Mrs. Winters moves into her wealthy new fiancé’s home in the Hamptons with his dreadful teenage daughter. The mansion holds many dark secrets that can’t stay buried.

I’ve never read any of Lisa Gabriele’s books, but I read the description of this recently and can’t wait to read this one!

Available October 16th

9. Every Breath by Nicholas Sparks

I haven’t read too many Nicholas Sparks books, but this sounded like a good storyline.

Hope and Tru come from vastly different backgrounds and meet by chance. This sounds like a bittersweet love story that would be a nice break between all of the thrillers I have picked out for this fall!

Available October 16th

10. I’d Rather Be Reading by Anne Bogel

Anne Bogel examines how people become enchanted with reading by leading the readers to think about how they became readers, what books got them hooked, and how you became the reader that you are today. As an avid reader, I can’t wait to read this inspirational book written for those of us that love reading. I also would like to share some excerpts with my students since I teach college freshmen. I always hope to inspire them to love reading as much as I do!

Available September 4th

11. Whiskey in a Teacup: What Growing Up in the South Taught Me About Life, Love, and Baking Biscuits by Reese Witherspoon

There’s not much more to say about this book! If you love Reese Witherspoon as much as I do, it’s a no brainer that this book is a must read for this fall. I absolutely love Reese Witherspoon and am so inspired by what a strong woman she is. I look forward to getting a glimpse into Reese’s world!

Available September 18th

12. Dare to Lead by Brene Brown

Any new Brene Brown book is on my “to read” list! Personally, I love reading Brene Brown and am always so inspired by her. Professionally, I use a lot of Brene Brown quotes, excerpts, and TED Talks in my college writing classes. There is so much that anyone can learn about courage, vulnerability, and being brave. Brown’s new book is focusing on leadership and having courage while also being compassionate and empathic. I can’t wait for this one to arrive to use in my classes and also inspire me as a leader in the classroom and in my personal life!

Available October 9th

13. Leave No Trace by Mindy Mejia

When I read this summary, it reminded me a lot of the ABC show that was on two years ago about a politician’s son who had been missing and was found many years later alive.

In this novel, a man and his son had gone missing from their campsite ten years ago and presumed dead. The boy resurfaces and is working with Maya, who is a language therapist, and they have made a connection. Maya works to determine what happened the past ten years.

Available September 4th

Are there any books that you are looking forward to? Any other suggestions for me to add to my “to read” list for the rest of 2018?

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