As much as I love trees, there is absolutely nothing that can compare the feeling of going to a bookstore, spend a few hours looking at books, reading back covers and then spend your grocery money on books (they're basically brain food, right?)
Reading new books is the perfect activity to help you procrastinate in a smart way. Maybe I'm just finding excuses for my own issues, but the point is that the Fall will be filled with new books to enjoy during your metro ride and your lazy Sunday mornings, and that makes every bookworm like me pretty excited.
1.Whatever Happened to Interracial Love? by Kathleen Collins
These short stories about gender, sexuality, family and race bring a fresh and humorous take on these social issues. After reading this book you'll feel woke af but in a literary way.
2.Another Place You’ve Never Been: Stories by Rebecca Kauffman
In this book we follow the paths of multiple characters who meet Tracy at different stages of her life, and whose paths all intersect at some point. We understand Tracy's human experience of failure and success and watch her pull the pieces of the puzzle of her life together.
3.Darling Days by iO Tillett Wright Sept. 27
Darling Days' the story of a young iO growing up in New York City with his ma and the struggles of being an ordinary kid when everyone's so special, especially his mother. In his quest for self-identity and gender identity, iO experiences and invents,to our delight.
4.Him, Me, Muhammad Ali by Randa Jarrar Oct 1st
This short story collection explores the exquisite yet otherworldly reality of misplaced characters and stories that seem to be in constant migration is all written with wit and candor.
5.Nicotine by Nell Zink Oct. 4
Having just inherited her childhood home from her father, which is occupied by surprisingly nice squatters, Penny finds herself in between her old biological family which she's not very fond of and her new family of anarchists squatters, between baby-boomers and millennials generations.
6.Ghost Stories of an Antiquary Vol. 1 by MR James Oct. 4
This graphic novel presents us James's most unsettling stories, all in a world full of strange visions and phantoms with a revenge. Everything you need for these colder autumn nights when want to curl up with a blanket and spook yourself.
7.The Wangs vs. the World by Jade Chang Oct. 4
A story of a successful Chinese immigrant who has lost all his fortune in a financial crisis and takes his children and their stepmother on a cross-country road trip where their incredible adventures makes him question what would be best for his family; staying in America or returning to China and claim his ancestral land. This charming book paints the portrait of a family that was once rich but no longer can afford their expensive lifestyle.
8.The Mortifications by Derek Palacio Oct. 4
An exiled Cuban family left behind their father and now experience a fresh start in rural Connecticut. This book is about the clash there is between their homeland memories and their adoptive home and their attempts tomato both work.
9.I’ll Tell You in Person by Chloe Caldwell Oct. 4
Chloe's Caldwell's essays on attempting to be an adult and all the multiple ways to successfully do it are frank and funny and full of relatable experiences.
10.The Mothers by Brit Bennett Oct. 11
Starting with a secret that would not be acceptable in a small community, The Mothers portraits grieves, rebellions and decisions that haunt us long after we made them.
11.Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood Oct.11
Margaret Atwood revisits the classic Shakespearean play "The Tempest", with all the illusions, magic and mystery that we need to be happy.
12.The Loved Ones by Sonya Chung Oct. 11
A story of relationships and the ways that we sometimes end up with people we should not be with from the beginning, this book explores in depth the decisions that we make with the ones that we love.
13.Future Sex by Emily Witt Oct. 11
In Future Sex, Emily is in her thirties and explores aspects of sexuality such as online dating, polyamory and other sexual subcultures. This book is an honest and open take on modern sexuality.
14.The Angel of History by Rabih Alameddine Oct. 14
Portraying the character's upbringing in a whorehouse and then his life as a gay Arab man in San Francisco, this book is a story of the constant conflict between memory and who we want to be.
15.No Knives in the Kitchens of This City by Khaled Khalifa Oct. 15
Through the life of a Syrian family, this book explores grief, fear and the impact of regimes in Arab life.
16.The German Girl by Armando Lucas Correa Oct. 18
A 12 year old and her family flee Nazi just to discover that the asylum that they were promised was a lie and that they now keep seeking a new home.
17.The Boat Rocker by Ha Jin Oct. 25
A story of a well respected and even feared journalist who has to expose his ex-wife who is corrupt with the government, provoking at the same time her powerful friends.
18.You Will Not Have My Hate by Antoine Leiris Oct. 25
You will not have my hate is a memoir of a father who had to bury his wife who died because of the attack on the Bataclan in the attacks of Paris in November 2015. It's a story of love, grief and survival when terrible events shatter your life apart.
19.Walk Through Walls by Marina Abramović Oct. 25
A true force of nature, the performance artist shares her quest for transformation through discipline and total liberty through pain and exhaustion that she experienced in her art.
20.Virgin and Other Stories by April Ayers Lawson Nov. 1st
Set in the south of the United States, Virgin and Other Stories are short stories about sexual, emotional and spiritual quests.
21.Swing Time by Zadie Smith Nov. 15
Two friends share the same dream of beings dancers, but their friendship ends abruptly in their early 20s, but is never quite forgotten.
22.Moonglow by Michael Chabon Nov. 22
Revisiting an era through the main character's grandfather, Moonglow also deonstructs a lifetime into a week. A story about self-construction, lies and fiction.