Does today’s hectic lifestyle leave you craving some down time? As the leaves change color, there is nothing more satisfying than a good book. If you enjoy a quiet morning, with a nice hot chocolate, warm blanket, and a good book, then this eclectic and diverse list of books will satisfy your fall reading list. From sci-fi, horror to biography, there is something for everyone. I was careful in sharing my review of each book because I don’t want to taint your opinion. Here are 10 Great Book Club Books For Fall 2015
9 Great Book Club Books For Fall 2015
1.) “It’s not my fault. So you can’t blame me.” An opening that set the tone for the whole novel. This isn’t my favorite Toni Morrison read but, it’s a story that needed to be shared. God Help the Child caught my attention while perusing the aisle at the grocery store. Something about the title, caught my attention. God Help the Child is an easy read but it’s a dark tale about child abuse, sexual molestation, infidelity and abandonment. It’s eerily similar to Sula also by Morrison. If you’re new to Morrison, God Help the Child is a good way to familiarize yourself with her work.
2.) Annihilation – Annihilation is the first in a trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer. The story follows four women as they explore Area X. Let me add that Annihilation won’t be for every one. It normally wouldn’t be something I would pick up, however based on recommendation, I download it onto my kindle and I finished it in two days. It’s my first sci-fi and horror novel. OMG, it was disturbing, unsettling and left me frustrated yet I couldn’t put it down.I wasn’t familiar with VanderMeer’s work, so I didn’t have any expectation. However, I enjoyed his writing, and it was hard to put it down. It’s a weird read but a good read.
3.) We Should All Be Feminists is a novel by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie based on her widely popular Tedx talk. Adichie encourages everyone to be a feminist, and men and women should work together to make gender inequity a thing of the past. You can check out her Tedx Talk on YouTube then decide if the book it worth picking up.
4.) I Am Malala is a story about a courageous Pashtun girl living in Pakistan. Malala Yousafzai is the youngest person to win a Nobel Peace Prize. At the age of fifteen, Malala was shot in the head on her way to school even through her struggle she continues to fight for women’s right, specifically education for young girls. Her story will inspire you to get up and fight for what you believe in, and it will make you think twice about the things you take for granted.
5.) Why Not Me? – This came out less than a month ago, so I haven’t had a chance to read it yet but Mindy Kaling is a friend in my head so pretty much everything she does, I cosign. Plus, I’ve heard nothing but good things about this one and if you enjoyed reading her first novel, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, then this would be a page turner as well.
6.) You’re probably familiar with Elizabeth Gilbert of Eat, Pray, Love. Elizabeth’s new novel is Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear. It came out last month, so I haven’t had a chance to read it but it’s on my fall book club pick, I am hoping this story resonates me with the same way her previous work did.
7.) The House in the Sky is a memoir about Amanda Lindhout, a freelance journalist and her fifteen month in captivity while in Somalia. It’s a tough read but I enjoyed how she delicately shared her story. It’s interesting and well written.
8.) Shonda Rhimes debut novel is set to hit the shelves next month, Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person. Shonda shares how saying YES changed her life—and how it can change our lives too. I am excited to see how saying yes for a year made an impact on her life. It’s something I have toiled with ever since Oprah mentioned it on her shows years ago.
9.) I feel like I am light years away from turning 50 but I enjoyed reading I See You Made an Effort: Compliments, Indignities, and Survival Stories from the Edge of 50. Annabelle Gurwitch carefully shares essay from women in their 50s, on how to age gracefully. Aging in inevitable, we might as well embrace it and share a laugh.
I am always looking for recommendations, so if you’ve any books that you enjoyed, please feel free to share.
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