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5 Big Fall Books

Five Big Books of Fall 2016

What books are you excited to read over the next few months? It’s peak season for new releases, and this fall’s crop of titles — from a thriller set in 19th-century Ireland to a witty memoir by a celebrated artist — does not disappoint. Here are five top picks…

The Mothers by Brit Bennett (October 11th)
Brit Bennett’s first novel is easily one of the most anticipated books of the year. (Our office’s single advance copy was consumed in one big gulp by each of us.) Bennett has written popular think pieces for the New Yorker, the Paris Review and Jezebel, including an essay on race that has been shared almost two million times, but fiction is clearly her gift. The Mothers takes place in small-town, contemporary California, where a 17-year-old girl’s accidental pregnancy following a romance with the local pastor’s son sets the scene for a beautifully written, powerful coming-of-age story.

The Wonder by Emma Donoghue (September 20th)
If you love historical fiction or psychological thrillers, this book (like Donoghue’s last novel, Room, which became an Academy Award-nominated film last year) will keep you up all night. Set in rural, 1850s Ireland, in the immediate wake of the Potato Famine, The Wonder centers around an 11-year-old girl who says she’s been fasting for four months. After an English nurse is summoned to see whether it’s all a hoax, the two strangers develop an intense friendship that explores miracles and mortality.

Walk Through Walls by Marina Abramovic (October 25th)
Few people have the chance to witness a groundbreaking artist evolve from the first spark of talent all the way to huge fame. But this memoir, written in Abramovic’s dryly funny, unflinching voice, offers just that experience. My heart raced as Abramovic, the pioneer of modern performance art, described her first art lesson in Communist Yugoslavia, at 14, when her teacher poured gasoline on a canvas and lit it on fire. Abramovic, who once lived for 12 days inside a Manhattan gallery allowing people to watch her eat, sleep, shower and even pee, 24 hours a day — tells an amazingly compelling story of discovering freedom of expression in a society that banned it, and the 45-year art career that followed. (Remember this?)

The Trespasser by Tana French (October 4th)
This is the kind of book you’ll want to dig into with all the lights on. It’s the sixth installment in Tana French’s acclaimed Dublin Murder Squad series, though it doesn’t matter whether you’ve followed the whole saga or not (each novel in the series focuses on a different detective and comes across as independent from the rest). The Trespasser is told through the eyes of a tough, working-class Irish detective who’s recently found herself at odds with her colleagues. But when she starts investigating a new domestic violence homicide that initially seems humdrum, she and her partner realize something sketchy is going on within their own detective ranks. Again: Don’t read in a creaky apartment at night.

Swing Time by Zadie Smith (November 15th)
A little-known fact about the British author Zadie Smith is that she’s a talented jazz singer and once thought about becoming a profession musician. In her lyrically written fifth book, music is a central theme. As she describes it, it’s “a story about friendship and music and stubborn roots.” The narrative covers 25 years in the lives of two young black girls, as they grow up as aspiring dancers in London and later end up leading opposite lives in New York and West Africa. Their friendship ultimately breaks apart but affects them forever.

Two more we’d love to read: Future Sex, a non-fiction exploration of sex and dating in digital culture by Emily Witt; and Ian McEwan’s Nutshell, which is described as a modern Hamlet told from the viewpoint of a baby in the womb (!).

Thoughts? What are you reading right now?

P.S. Great books from spring 2016 and fall 2015.

(Illustration by Alessandra Olanow for Cup of Jo.)

  1. Gina says...

    I want to read all of these. Nutshell! Probably the most unique perspective (that worked) I have ever encountered. So good!

  2. Alana says...

    I can’t wait to read the new Zadie Smith book. She is amazing. I am currently reading Paradise CIty by Elizabeth Day and I love it.

  3. I’m really interested in reading the Mothers. I love posts like this as it helps me find new reads, thank you for sharing! I’m currently reading ‘The end of the world running club’ a real slow burn but not like anything I’ve ever read before!

  4. Amazing post! I’m really looking forward to The Mothers! I’m currently finishing up my summer reads and putting together my fall reading list.

    I recently finished Food and the City by Ina Yalof. It’s easily one of my favourite reads this year and I’ve read a ton (currently on my 50th read!)
    It’s a behind-the-scenes look at New York’s food world from the perspective of professional chefs, restaurateurs, line cooks, food vendors, and purveyors. Loved hearing people’s stories on how they got into the food industry, the trials they faced, and how they overcame them. Brilliant!

    Other favourites:

    The Knockoff by Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza (I read it twice!)
    The Summer of Good Intentions by Wendy Francis (Also read it twice!)
    Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
    The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe
    Inside the O’Briens by Lisa Genova
    I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh

    Currently reading:

    Before the Fall by Noah Hawley. I highly, highly recommend! This is my second book from the producer and screenwriter of Fargo. His screenwriting really shines through! I also recommend his psychological thriller, The Good Father which I devoured earlier this summer.

    Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. A beautifully-executed debut novel.

    The Making of a Chef by Michael Ruhlman. This one has been on my reading list for years and I am LOVING it!

    Happy reading! xo

  5. Lexi Mainland, Thanks for these five recommendations.
    I have a book you may be interested in.
    “It’s Already Tomorrow Here: Never Underestimate the Power of Running Away”

    I would love to hear your thoughts.

  6. Karin says...

    This has been one of the best years for me fiction-wise!
    The following reads are all beautifully narrated, emotionally intelligent and packed with wisdom and insight:
    A Little Life, by Hanya Yanagihara
    Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan novels
    The Interestings, by Meg Wolitzer
    Purity, by Jonathan Franzen
    The Girls, by Emma Cline
    Fates and Furies, by Lauren Groff
    A Million Little Pieces, by James Frey (an oldie but goodie)

    Thank you so much for the recs!

  7. Julina says...

    I’m currently reading Jennifer Haigh’s Heat & Light, which is well written and super interesting but a little slow going.

    This summer I tore through the Neapolitan Novels and anything I could get my hands on by Elizabeth Strout and Kent Haruf.

    I’m on the waitlist at the library for Homegoing and The Wonder!

  8. I’m sad to say I haven’t heard of The Wonder before but it sounds fantastic! I love a good historical fiction and this sounds like it will be top notch! You’re so right, it sounds like a great fall read.

  9. Sirena says...

    The newest Armand Gamache outing, A Great Reckoning. Wonderful so far!

  10. All women authors! 🙌🙌🙌

  11. Great recs! I am reading When In French by Lauren Collins right now and I love it.

    • I’m looking forward to checking out When in French!:)

  12. Mindy says...

    Don’t have it yet but eagerly anticipating the arrival of my copy of Bruce Springsteen’s autobiography “Born to Run.” The boss in his own words. Yes, please. Also, if you’ve never picked up “Shadow of the Wind” run out and grab a copy this moment. It is one of those books that you wish you could forget just so you could read it all over again for the first time.

  13. I just finished The Atomic Weight of Love… and I can’t shake it. It’s one of those that will stay with me forever.

  14. KN says...

    I’m reading The Nix right now – think The Goldfinch, but not really, but almost-ish. It’s amazing! I’m also reading/listening to The Course of Love by Alain de Botton and it’s breathtaking.. It really makes you think about your relationships, especially with your spouse/SO. I can’t recommend it enough.

  15. Sophie says...

    Just finished Lilac Girls, The 9th Life of Louis Drax and Girl in Translation and loved them all. The Summer that Melted Everything was very good, but dark.

  16. Erin says...

    Love these posts! Always looking for good recommendations. Thank you.

    • Charlene Poulin says...

      I’m in the middle of this book now and love it!

    • KN says...

      I haven’t read that yet, but I read another one of his, Britt Marie Was Here, and it charmed my socks off!

  17. Great recommendations – thanks, particularly like the sound of “the Mothers”. US book releases differ a bit from the ones here in the UK – often they aren’t yet available over here, but I will add to my Amazon ‘wish list’.
    I have just started “the year of the Runaways” by Sunjeev Sahota, it is set in Sheffield in England, a city I lived in when I was in my 20’s so I am looking forward to getting into that.
    Also just to recommend “a year of Marvellous Ways” by Sarah Winman – a magical and very beautifully written book, I think you would enjoy it.

  18. Carol Wayne says...

    Commonwealth by Ann Patchett…the family that is forced upon us when parents divorce and remarry….rich characters, written with a clear eye and deep affection.

  19. Sonya says...

    Your book recommendations never steer me wrong! Off to buy all of these!

  20. Jen says...

    I love all the recommendations! I recently discovered Ariana Franklin and am enjoying “Mistress of the Art of Death.” I can’t wait to read the other 3 in the series.

  21. Dionne says...

    I love these posts because I’m always making a list. Thanks! I just finished “When Breath Becomes Air” and I can not thinking about it. I’m currently reading “Before the Fall” – it is a great read. And, I’m looking forward to the paperback version of “The Ramblers” in October! Happy Fall!

    • Alexia says...

      Jo’s sister is Paul Kalanthi’s wife. I learnt about the book from this blog and also enjoyed it!!

  22. Elena Pizano says...

    I just picked up The Invisible Girls. It’s a memoir of a US girl helping Somali Refugees survive in their new country.

  23. Mara says...

    Just finished “The Last Painting of Sara De Vos” by Dominic Smith. Highly recommend this read. Beautifully links Amsterdam in the 1600’s, New York City in the 1950’s and Sydney in the 2000’s. So well written.

    • lindsay says...

      thanks, looks great!

  24. Great to see two talented Irish writers on this list :) If anyone is looking for more Irish fiction, check out Spill Simmer Falter Wither by Sara Baume – devastatingly beautiful writing about a man and his dog and winner of best newcomer at the Irish Book Awards

    • Jennifer says...

      Sara Baume is a genius! I never thought I would love a dog book as much as hers. I’d also recommend LITTLE NOTHING by Marisa Silver, out this fall as well–it’s magical realism + Eastern Europe at the turn of the century, but amplified times a thousand. As gorgeous as its gold-foil jacket.

  25. I am SO EXCITED for The Trespasser. Tana French is my favorite writer and her books are among some of the only books I ever pre-order because she’s such a wonderful writer and storyteller.

    A small quibble–people keep saying you “don’t need to read them in order”, which is true, but it actually enhances the experience if you read them in order of publication, especially with the first two. These characters are so nuanced that you’ll miss something if you don’t know the things they went through before the current novel you’re reading.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      thank you for the tip! going to start from the beginning.

  26. Nicole says...

    It came out in 2014, but I just stumbled across The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens at my local library recently. I’m so glad I did!

    • mel says...

      I loved this one, too! An intriguing read that is thought-provoking without being too heavy!

  27. Cynthia says...

    I’m reading “The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry” by Gabrielle Zevin. I can’t put it down, and I’d highly recommend it. I heard about “The Wonder” on NPR, as the author was being interviewed, and I’ve read her other book, “Room”.

    • Melissa says...

      Storied Life was so good! I couldn’t stop reading it.

    • Sophie says...

      Loved that book.

  28. Circling the Sun by Paula McLain was amazing.
    Also, Lawrence in Arabia by Scott Anderson…it’s not only an interesting account of TH Lawrence’s life, but it creates a coherent picture of the First World War and how it shaped the Middle East and the world. Captivating language. Couldn’t put it down!!!

  29. lynn says...

    In my Kindle right now is In the Light of What we Know, The New Jim Crow, and My Beloved World (Sonia Sotomayer’s memoirs). I like a wide range to flip back and forth between

  30. Clare says...

    These look so interesting. Thanks!
    I’m reading Evicted by Matthew Desmond. It’s nonfiction, but written in a fantastic style, utilizing narrative to detail the landscape of eviction in the United States. It feels pretty heartbreaking at times to read these accounts, but it also feels so important to better understand what’s happening in our low income communities.

    • ks says...

      i’ve had this on my to-read list for a while. this just prompted me to get around to reading it – thanks clare!

  31. As a bigger nonfiction fan, perhaps you ladies could create a nonfiction list sometime? xx

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      yes good idea! thank you!

    • Kathryn Bagg says...

      “Idiot Brain” by Dean Burnett.
      “The Boys in the Boat” by Daniel James Brown”.

  32. Vicky says...

    Hanya Yanagihara’s A Little Life is beautifully heartbreaking and one to live (have tissues). Also, started on City on Fire by Garth Risk Halberg – so far, so good, an in-depth, entertaining study of NY on the brink of the ’80’s.

    • Talia says...

      A Little Life is a powerful story that is beautifully written. Enjoy!

  33. Elle says...

    “The Trespasser” arrived on my Kindle this morning and I am so excited to start reading. Totally in love with Tana French’s writing. Currently reading “Last Will” by Bryn Greenwood and really liking her writing style.

    • How did you get it early? So jealous!

  34. I’m really looking forward to reading Emma Donaghue’s new book, Room is one of my favourite books ever. I’m also reading the second book in Tana French’s series and am completely hooked so I’m really happy there’s another new one.

    • The Likeness is my favorite one :)

    • Elle says...

      The Likeness was my favorite Tana French as well. The most quotable of her books for me and one I go back to often. The Secret Place was also mesmerizing.

    • Same here! Absolutely loved Room. Also watched the movie recently and loved it!

  35. Kim says...

    I loved Room-the book.
    I am obsessed with Tana French’s series. I’ve gobbled them up and reread them in anticipation of the next!

  36. Victoria says...

    These are all exciting! May I suggest linking to Indiebound rather than amazon? I love my prime as much as the next girl, but I’m trying to still buy books locally when I can (BookCourt is the best!). Thanks for the recommendations!

  37. Emily says...

    I just finished Colson Whitehead’s Underground Railroad. Very good. I stayed up way too late trying to finish it.

    I also highly recommend Homegoing. I could not put it down. A must!

    • Sara says...

      I second the recommendation for Homegoing! Just finished it this week and was so moved by it and so sad when it ended.
      I also just finished Here I Am by Jonathan Safran Foer and raced raced raced through it – it hit a little close to home in parts – and feel really empty now that I’ve finished.

    • Angela says...

      Yes- Homegoing was so, so good!

  38. yennie says...

    I’m in the middle of the Neapolitan Novels series – 4 books by Elena Ferrente, and loving it!!

    Looking forward to reading Ann Patchett’s Commonwealth next

    • Kathryn Bagg says...

      Loved the Neopolitan Novels. Looking forward to “The Commonwealth”. Both authors write so well.

  39. Emily says...

    I’m halfway through Samantha Hunt’s “Mr. Splitfoot” and I’m loving it!

  40. Kathryn says...

    I love your book recommendations. Perhaps you could have a non fiction list too!
    Highly recommend –
    Unfinished Business: Women, Men, Work and Family by Anne-Marie Slaughter
    Should be required reading for everyone with a family trying to balance it all. I’m talking to you corporate America!

  41. Elizabeth says...

    I love love love the book posts! I’d be all for A Cup of Jo Book Club!

    • ks says...

      I second this!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      yes, that would be really fun!!

  42. i’ve been hunting for books to read on my honeymoon, so you couldn’t be more timely! thank you!

  43. jessica says...

    i’m working my way through James Herriot’s memoirs of him working as a vet in mid-20th century Yorkshire – with typical British understated humour, they have me looking forward to curling up on the couch on a daily basis with a hot cup of tea. it’s spring here in Australia but his books are perfectly suited for the northern hemisphere autumn too!

    • I’m so happy that you mentioned James Herriot! I read a few of his books when I was much younger and wanted to become a vet but I would love to go back now as an adult and re-read them. Thanks for the reminder!

  44. Emily says...

    I’ve been loving your book suggestions – keep em coming! I’m in the middle of Homegoing and its my favorite book of the year (so far).

    • Emily says...

      I agree – I wanted there to be a separate book for so many of the characters.

  45. Emma says...

    I’m enjoying My Sallinger Year by Joanna Rakoff at the moment ;-)

  46. sandy says...

    Just started “Commonwealth by Ann Patchett last night…I can tell it’s going to be a good one. I’m seeing her next month at the Traverse City Writer Series, should be an interesting discussion.

    • Darci says...

      Oh me too – Hard to put it down last night.

    • lynn says...

      I’m looking forward to reading this on my next plane trip back to the US (from London). Her State of Wonder didn’t get her usual rave reviews, but this one was well received by Guardian etc, so glad to see she’s back at it!

    • Sheila says...

      I’m seeing Ann Patchett on Friday and will be receiving a signed copy of Commonwealth – can’t wait!

  47. Angela says...

    Tuesday Nights in 1980, by Molly Prentiss. New York. 1980. Art. Loved it!

  48. I’ve been on the hunt for some new airplane reads, thank you!

  49. Leah says...

    I just finished Ann Patchett’s new book “Commonwealth”. It was wonderful. Highly recommended and a must-read for me as a huge Ann Patchett fan. I love book recommendations and will add several of these to my library list!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      i love that so many of you awesome ladies seem to use the library!! that’s so great!

  50. Keltie says...

    I just finished and absolutely loved The Best Kind of People by Zoe Whittall. A father, teacher, all round great guy is arrested in the first chapter for sexual assault of high school girls on a field trip. The book is from the perspective of his wife, daughter, and son. It’s beautifully written, engaging, thought provoking, and not nearly as heavy as I expected it to be.

  51. Anna says...

    Can’t wait for Maria Semple’s new book- Today will be different! xo

  52. Maggie says...

    I just received an advance copy of Brit Bennett’s The Mothers from Riverhead Books’s Instagram giveaway — cannot wait to dive in!

  53. Thank you for this. Definitely saving this down for an airport purchase when I go away next month!

  54. Great picks, Lexi. I can’t wait to check these out.

  55. Meagan says...

    These all sound so good!

  56. Oh I loved Room and can’t wait to read The Wonder! It sounds so good! x

  57. yael steren says...

    I just finished a great book – The Couple Next Door. I literally read it in one day!! Can’t wait to see which other books everyone recommends! xx yael

    http://www.yaelsteren.com/blog/

    • Brianna says...

      I’m reading this now and it’s off to a slow start for me. I’m hoping to really dive in this week and make some progress.

  58. Rena says...

    ‘Tell Me Something Real’ by Calla Devlin– beautifully written and so engrossing! I love the portrayal of sisterhood and the twist in a moving family story.

  59. My husband recommended that I read The Feminine Mystique, which he read years ago, so I’m reading that right now. It feels so important and is such a big cornerstone of feminism that I’m a bit ticked at myself for not reading it earlier!

    The Mothers sounds great – I’m off to put my name on the library waiting list right now!

    • Just downloaded The Feminine Mystique. Can’t believe I didn”t read it yet either….thanks for the reminder!

  60. Mariana says...

    So excited for fall and more books!
    I’m obsessed with “my brilliant friend” by elana ferrante. It’s part of a trilogy and I can’t put down.
    Xx

    • I am equally obsessed! I loved all the whole series. Might be my favorite series of all time (though a certain scarred wizard is also in the running :)

    • Maria says...

      Me too, and actually there are four books in the series. It’s a fascinating look at female friendship and at Naples. I lived in the story of Elena and Lina this summer.

    • Shannon says...

      Me three!

  61. Susan says...

    I am reading Leave Me by Gayle Forman right now and really enjoying it. It is a dark comedy about a mother who is so busy she doesn’t realize she had a heart attack!

  62. Always love your recommendations, Jo! During the summer I read The Girls and Homecoming and devoured both – can’t wait to read some of the books you suggested above.

    Currently, I am reading Fate and Fury by Lauren Groff and it’s absolutely exquisite. The language and the writing is a masterpiece, alone- then you throw in the incredibly thought out and intriguing character and …wow! I have a feeling that you would be a big fan of the book if you haven’t read it already :)

    Thanks for sharing your love of reading and always having incredible suggestions!

    xo from Toronto.

    • I loved Fates and Furies!! You’re spot on about the writing, and the content is ingenious as well. The second half of the book was my favorite :)

  63. Anne says...

    I’m such a fan of Tana French! I get so sucked into her books!!!

  64. Casey says...

    These look like awesome reads. I just finished, Here I Am by Jonathan Foer, and I just started The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. Here I Am was a great read and at about 1/4 finished of The Nightingale, I’m loving it:)

    • Gretchen says...

      I just finished The Nightingale and it was amazing. I will admit I thought it might not be for me but this book actually made me cry! I am now at a loss on what to read now! I read Jane Goodall’s book “A Reason for Hope” and it was incredible. One that will stay with me for a long time.

  65. Erin says...

    I’m just finishing reading ‘A Little Life’ by Hanya Yanagihara. It has been breaking my heart for a few hundred pages, but I find it very difficult to put down. It’s beautiful.

    • Stephanie says...

      Best book I’ve read in recent memory. Cried a lot but this book is incredible!

  66. Jessica says...

    Oh dang! Wish I’d read this before I just went to the bookstore on my lunch hour! I got Jessi Klein’s memoir and Gillian Flynn’s “Dark Places”. Excited to read them but happy to have more recs!

    • Sara says...

      You WON’T be disappointed by Dark Places! One of my all time favorite darker reads.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      and jessi klein’s book is hilarious! you got good picks :)

  67. I, too, read an advanced copy of The Mothers and it was great.

    I’d also highly recommend The Nix by Nathan Hill and The Muse by Jessie Burton.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      yes, her prose was so beautiful. i loved how the mothers felt like a greek chorus, and she has big thoughts/life lessons throughout the book that kind of snuck up on you. i can’t believe she’s only 25! (or maybe now 26)

  68. I just finished “The Village” by Nikita Lalwani & recommend it.

  69. Anna says...

    You Can’t Touch My Hair by Phoebe Robinson (of 2 Dope Queens podcast!) — love, love, love it.

    Swing Time and The Mothers are both on my desk right now.

  70. Colleen S says...

    I had the opportunity to read the new Tana French through an ARC copy, but was left feeling underwhelmed. It could be different for others, but these last two books of hers weren’t great.

    I’m hoping for a mystery this fall that has me captivated and quite freaked out.

    • KN says...

      Did you read Under The Harrow? Kind of like Girl on the Train, but better. I’m always on the hunt for great thriller mysteries that make me want to leave the lights on!

  71. Jan says...

    I’m reading Louise Penny’s latest, A Great Reckoning. It’s as outstanding as her others.

    • Jan says...

      I’m number 2 in the hold queue at the library for Before The Fall by Noah Hawley. Excited to read this.

  72. Katie says...

    Thanks for the recommendations! This is really exciting to hear about new books coming out. I’m definitely going to read the Mothers and The Wonder. Sounds right up my alley! I’m reading Blind Assain now by Margaret Atwood and it is real good.

    • Anna says...

      Love The Blind Assassin!
      And I always appreciate these book posts! Read The Girls per your recommendation and it was one of my favourites this summer (others- Sweetbitter and The Unfortunate Importance of Beauty)! xo

  73. Millie Wamsted says...

    Another new first novel I’m excited to read: “Rules for Lying” by Anne Corbitt.

    • Thanks, I knew I had read that somewhere, and I couldn’t remember if this was the same artist.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      wow, we hadn’t heard about this. thank you so much, nora.

  74. Right now I’m reading “Underground Airlines.” I heard a lot of buzz about this book but it’s falling flat for me. I’ll be glad when I’m done and can move onto something else (I feel obligated to finish it as it’s for book club).

    Other fall books I’m excited to read besides what you mentioned are Commonwealth by Ann Patchett, Mischling by Affinity Konar (love me some WWII historical fiction!), and The Guineveres by Sarah Domet.

    • Lisa says...

      You and me both!

    • I need a return to Rob and Cassie someday!

  75. I’m trying to get through Fates & Furies right now! I’m not a fan of reading plays so I’m lagging on those parts at the moment.

  76. Tania says...

    Also! I have to follow up that I read Nutshell recently and it was weird AF. I have read every single book McEwan has published but I had the most trouble suspending disbelief with this one. I just couldn’t conceive of an in-utero fetus as a narrator.

  77. Kaitlin says...

    Great list!! I keep hearing wonderful things about The Nix–can’t wait to read that one!

  78. Could not be more excited for the new Tana French! All of her Dublin Murder Squad books are truly fantastic – I think she’s the best writer of thrillers out there.

  79. Niki says...

    So excited to read these books. Last week you asked about your readers. Well one of my favorite topics on cup of jo are your are definitely your book and podcast recommendations! I love the beauty uniforms too!

    • Katie says...

      I agree with you! I love their book and podcast recommendations. It’s the only site I look to for this info. So, please keep it up!

  80. Jeannie says...

    Lexi, Thank you for your suggestions. I am definitely going to read “The Mothers.”

  81. Tania says...

    YES! i read every book you posted this spring and have been waiting for more suggestions. excited to check these out, especially zadie smith, whom i adore.