Sweater-Weather Books You’ll Love

Sweater-Weather Books You’ll Love

10 Great Books to Read this Fall & Winter

After a summer of blockbuster movies, the film industry starts releasing its prestige dramas and Oscar hopefuls in the fall. The publishing industry switches gears each autumn, too, trading breezy beach reads for distinguished longlist and book club selections. Maybe that’s why fall and reading go together like pumpkin and spice. Snuggling up with a good book is a great way to spend an afternoon when the days are shorter and the temperature drops. Here are some buzzed-about fall and winter book releases to add to your sweater-weather reading list.

Ripped from the Headlines Reads

These highly-anticipated novels take on current events and challenge us to form our own narratives about what happens in the world. They’re perfect for a wall-mounted shelf in your home office, where visitors and Zoom room raters can see how up-to-date your reading is.

Our Country Friends by Gary Shteyngart

It’s March 2020 and a group of friends— including a writer, a psychiatrist, an app developer, and a famous movie star— meet at a country house to wait out the pandemic. Over the next six months new romances and old betrayals force each character to reevaluate love and life. This latest read from satirist Gary Shteyngart, whose work has appeared in the New Yorker and on This American Life, hits bookstores in November.
Smile and Look Pretty by Amanda Pellegrino

Besties Cate, Lauren, Olivia, and Max are put-upon personal assistants to some of the most powerful people in Hollywood. Tired of their toxic work environments, the four friends post an anonymous tell-all blog that goes viral and risks everything they’ve worked for. Called a 9 to 5 for the #MeToo generation, Amanda Pellegrino’s novel comes out in December.

Good Girlfriends

Breakout the charcuterie boards and wine glasses—these novels are why book clubs exist! Gather your BFFs and laugh and cry over this totally relatable content.

The Days of Afrekete by Asali Solomon

Inspired by Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway and Toni Morrison’s Sula, Asali Solomon’s new novel explores the transformative power of female friendships. Selena struggles with anxiety about everything she sees on the news: homelessness, hunger, hatred. The last time she remembers feeling at peace and happy was in college with her friend Liselle, who’s now married to a crooked politician. When the two women reconnect, memories of their younger selves alter the course of their lives. Solomon’s novel comes out in October.
Mom Jeans and Other Mistakes by Alexa Martin

Jude Andrews is an Insta-famous influencer whose super-messy real life looks nothing like her picture-perfect posts. Medical school dropout Lauren is a single mom who starts a mommy podcast full of the advice she wishes someone had given her. When these two childhood friends move into together, they rediscover their dreams. If you’re a fan of female-focused fiction, grab a copy of Mom Jeans this September.

Twisty Thrillers

Find a comfy chair because you won’t be able to put these page-turners down. mDesign’s side table is the perfect addition to a snuggly reading corner— it holds a nice cup of cocoa and all the books you’re currently reading.

Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty

Apples is a sure bet to join Liane Moriarty’s other twisty, psychological thrillers— she wrote Big Little Lies, btw— on the New York Times bestseller list. When Joy Delaney goes missing, her four adult children must decide whether or not to go to the police— because their dad is the most obvious suspect! Find out whodunnit this September.
The Family Plot by Megan Collins

When the true crime-obsessed Lighthouse family gathers to bury their father, they discover another body in his grave and jaw-dropping secrets come to light. If you like surprise endings, don’t miss this thriller, out this September.

Lovely and Literary

If your tastes lean more literary than suspense, you’ll love getting lost in the deft prose of these emotionally rich stories. This distressed wood side table is perfect for storing cozy blankets on those nights when you stay up late reading.

O Beautiful by Jung Yun

Elinor Hanson is a forty-something, former model turned freelance writer. When an assignment sends her back to her hometown of Bakken, North Dakota, Elinor wrestles with the memories of her overbearing American father and the abandonment of her Korean-American mother. Yun’s novel hits stores in November.
The Book of Form and Emptiness by Amanda Pellegrino

When 13-year-old Benny Oh loses his beloved father, he starts hearing voices. Inanimate household objects speak to him and when his mom develops a hoarding obsession, an overwhelmed Benny escapes to the quiet of the library. There he finds love, friendship, and a talking book that narrates his life and teaches him what really matters. Pick up Ozeki’s latest in September.

High Society

The rich and famous are just like us! Not really, but you’ll feel like an aristocrat with this artsy industrial console table displaying your books.

Our Kind of People by Carol Wallace

If you like “Downton Abbey,” you’ll love this author; the British series was based on the 1989 novel she co-wrote, To Marry an English Lord. Her latest book, due out in early ’22, takes place among well-heeled New Yorkers during the Gilded Age.
Capote’s Women by Laurence Leamer

After best-sellers like In Cold Blood and Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Truman Capote was at the height of his fame. Then he attempted a book loosely based on his very wealthy, very vindictive socialite friends. The women ostracized Capote and he never finished the book, descending into a haze of drugs, drink, and regret. In this non-fiction offering due out in October, best-selling biographer Laurence Leamer delves into the lives of the women who banished Capote from high society.

Now that you have so many new books to add to your reading pile, check out our mBlog Secrets to Beautiful Book Storage. Happy Reading!

Lisa Langford is the Senior Copywriter at mDesign

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Posted: Aug 26, 2021