I hate the changing of the seasons when it starts getting darker earlier and the temperatures start to drop and become chillier. Trying to see the positive in all situations, especially those beyond our control, it is the perfect time of year to sip pumpkin chai lattés and fall deeply absorbed in some new books.
Here’s a list of some #fallreadings that I have on my list:
Nine Women, One Dress came out in June but I read it last week. Right now is a perfect time to read it as New York Fashion Week is happening (NWFW). One of my favorite lines is when Polish immigrant/successful dress maker Morris Siegel, nearly 90, says that he learned how to read and write in English and our generation has gone back to using hieroglyphics like cavemen. (referring to emojis)
According to Katie Couric, “In her warm and witty debut novel, Jane L. Rosen writes a love letter to New York City and the tapestry of women who come here with high hopes and big dreams. A little black dress hasn’t gotten this much attention since Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Whether you’re in a stylish sheath or your flannel pajamas, this book will make you feel like a million bucks.”
“Nine Women, One Dress is a love letter to New York. Rosen deftly peels back the layers and reveals the lives that inhabit the skyscrapers, brownstones, the department stores, hotels, and parks.”
—Liz Matthews, Town & Country
I am now reading Leave Me , a People‘s pick, by NYT bestselling author Gayle Forman.
“For every woman who has ever fantasized about driving past her exit on the highway instead of going home to make dinner, for anyone who has ever dreamed of boarding a train to a place where no one needs constant attention, here is Marybeth Klein. A harried working mother who’s so busy taking care of her husband and twins, she doesn’t even realize that she that she’s had a heart attack…”
This Tuesday, September 13, Commonwealth by Ann Pachett hits shelves. From back cover:
“One Sunday afternoon in Southern California, Bert Cousins shows up at Franny Keating’s christening party uninvited. Before evening falls, he has kissed Franny’s mother, Beverly—thus setting in motion the dissolution of their marriages and the joining of two families.
Spanning five decades, Commonwealth explores how this chance encounter reverberates through the lives of the four parents and six children involved. Spending summers together in Virginia, the Keating and Cousins children forge a lasting bond that is based on a shared disillusionment with their parents and the strange and genuine affection that grows up between them.
When, in her twenties, Franny begins an affair with the legendary author Leon Posen and tells him about her family, the story of her siblings is no longer hers to control. Their childhood becomes the basis for his wildly successful book, ultimately forcing them to come to terms with their losses, their guilt, and the deeply loyal connection they feel for one another.
Told with equal measures of humor and heartbreak, Commonwealth is a meditation on inspiration, interpretation, and the ownership of stories. It is a brilliant and tender tale of the far-reaching ties of love and responsibility that bind us together.”
I never got into Where’d You Go, Bernadette, but I am going to try Maria Semple’s Today Will Be Different, “a hilarious, heart-filled story about reinvention, sisterhood, and how sometimes it takes facing up to our former selves to truly begin living.”
This October, NYT bestselling author Meg Cabot strikes again with The Boy is Back. While the plot does sounds super cliché, I am going to keep an open mind and try to give it the benefit of the doubt.
What’s on your “back to fall” reading list to keep you entertained while the kids are busy with school?