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?)\nREAD ALSO: 21 Of The Hottest New Books You’ll Want To Read This Summer\nReading 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.\n1.Whatever Happened to Interracial Love? by Kathleen Collins\nThese 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.\nRead now\n2.Another Place You’ve Never Been: Stories by Rebecca Kauffman\nIn 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.\nRead now\n3.Darling Days by iO Tillett Wright Sept. 27\nDarling 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.\nRead now\n4.Him, Me, Muhammad Ali by Randa Jarrar Oct 1st\nThis 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.\nRead now\n5.Nicotine by Nell Zink Oct. 4\nHaving 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.\nRead now\n6.Ghost Stories of an Antiquary Vol. 1 by MR James Oct. 4\nThis 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.\nRead now\n7.The Wangs vs. the World by Jade Chang Oct. 4\nA 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.\nRead now\n8.The Mortifications by Derek Palacio Oct. 4\nAn 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.\nRead now\n9.I’ll Tell You in Person by Chloe Caldwell Oct. 4\nChloe'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.\nRead now\n10.The Mothers by Brit Bennett Oct. 11\nStarting 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.\nRead now\n11.Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood Oct.11\nMargaret Atwood revisits the classic Shakespearean play "The Tempest", with all the illusions, magic and mystery that we need to be happy.\nRead now\n12.The Loved Ones by Sonya Chung Oct. 11\nA 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.\nRead now\n13.Future Sex by Emily Witt Oct. 11\nIn 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.\nRead now\n14.The Angel of History by Rabih Alameddine Oct. 14\nPortraying 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.\nRead now\n15.No Knives in the Kitchens of This City by Khaled Khalifa Oct. 15\nThrough the life of a Syrian family, this book explores grief, fear and the impact of regimes in Arab life.\nRead now\n16.The German Girl by Armando Lucas Correa Oct. 18\nA 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.\nRead now\n17.The Boat Rocker by Ha Jin Oct. 25\nA 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.\nRead now\n18.You Will Not Have My Hate by Antoine Leiris Oct. 25\nYou 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.\nRead now\n19.Walk Through Walls by Marina Abramović Oct. 25\nA 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.\nRead now\n20.Virgin and Other Stories by April Ayers Lawson Nov. 1st\nSet in the south of the United States, Virgin and Other Stories are short stories about sexual, emotional and spiritual quests.\nRead now\n21.Swing Time by Zadie Smith Nov. 15\nTwo friends share the same dream of beings dancers, but their friendship ends abruptly in their early 20s, but is never quite forgotten.\nRead now\n22.Moonglow by Michael Chabon Nov. 22\nRevisiting an era through the main character's grandfather, Moonglow also deonstructs a lifetime into a week. A story about self-construction, lies and fiction.\nRead now\nAdd mtlblog on Snapchat.