Autumn is my season for many reasons, not the least of which is the slew of brand new books that hit the market. Here are some I am anticipating:
Blood Card by Elly Griffith – The third in Griffith’s Max Mephisto series and every bit as good as the earlier entries. In this case, Max, his comrade in arms Edgar, and his daughter Ruby help foil an anarchist’s attack during the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.
Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman – If you loved Practical Magic, this prequel is a must-read. Telling the stories of the Aunts and Sally & Gillian’s parents & grandparents from Practical Magic, as well as filling out the history of the Owens family, this one gives you all the feels.
In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende – A story of love, kindness, and humanity revolving around three people brought together by accident in Brooklyn. And really…it’s Isabel Allende. How can you go wrong?
Strange Weather by Joe Hill – Thinking this will be just the ticket for the cold, dark days leading up to Halloween. Horror stories from the current Master of the genre.
Hiddensee: A Tale of the Once and Future Nutcracker by Gregory Maguire – Maguire takes on the Nutcracker story in this imaginative look at the German origins of the story blended with the tale of Drosselmeier, the toymaker who carves the title character.
Sisters First by Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush – A funny, readable memoir from the former First Daughters.
Sticky Fingers: The Life and Times of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone Magazine by Joe Hagan – The first official biography of the man who shaped rock-n-roll and defined generations through the last four decades. Total juiciness!
Member of the Family: My Story of Charles Manson, Life Inside His Cult, and the Darkness That Ended the Sixties by Dianne Lake – A fresh take on the Manson Family from its youngest member who helped prosecute Charlie and the others.
Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden – I’ve been waiting for the sequel to Arden’s clever, lyrical debut, The Bear and the Nightingale. This is it. For anyone who loves Russian folktales, or a skillful blend of fairytale, adventure, and romance featuring a strong female lead.
What are you anticipating this fall?