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Good Books: what to read this fall


I am always looking for good books! I have a couple of reviews to post so stay tuned but in the meantime, here are some to add to your book shelf this fall. Not pictured is Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain– a must read!

Here’s what’s on my shelf right now:

Sarah Jio’s new Morning Glory– anxious to read this one since I just loved her last novel.  Sarah’s earlier books were good but she just keeps getting better! (All quotes and synopsis’s are from Goodreads unless otherwise noted).

“Fleeing an East Coast life marred by tragedy, Ada Santorini takes up residence on houseboat number seven on Boat Street. She discovers a trunk left behind by Penny Wentworth, a young newlywed who lived on the boat half a century earlier. Ada longs to know her predecessor’s fate, but little suspects that Penny’s mysterious past and her own clouded future are destined to converge.”

This next novel was described as a book that will be enjoyed by fans of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Henry Frye which I loved. The Storied Life of A.J Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin seems like it will be a charming read!  Grumpy bookseller A.J. Fikry receives a mysterious package that changes his life. This book is an “unforgettable tale of transformation and second chances, an irresistible affirmation of why we read, and why we love.”

The Magic Path of Intuition by Florence Scovel Shinn promises to help unlock our intuition and help our dreams and desires manifest. “Powerful affirmations will show you how to cultivate your intuition and release any resistance, fear, and doubt.”

I’ve long been a fan of Anita Shreve’s books and Stella Bain promises to be a great novel! Its loaded on my Kindle, ready to dive into!  An American woman wakes up in a garden in London and appears to have amnesia. A kindly doctor takes her into his home to help her and I can only guess what happens next. Against the backdrop of World War I, how can this book not be a page turner?

The Longest Date: Life as a Wife by Cindy Chupak is going to be funny, I just know it! “Marriage, Cindy discovered, was more of an adventure than she ever imagined, and in this collection of essays she deftly examines the comedy and cringe-worthy aspects of matrimony. After the courtship and ceremony, both Cindy and Ian realized that happily ever after takes some practice… The Longest Date is the perfect companion for anyone navigating a serious relationship, be it newlyweds or couples moving in that direction.”

Hayley Hobson’s Hip Guide to Creating Your Sexy And Abundant Life is by mother, wife, yogi and business woman Hayley Hobson. I want an abundant life! Hopefully this guide will give me some ideas on how to improve what I already have. This book features yoga poses, recipes, careers, tips on focusing and more! Can’t wait to read it.

Seven Deadlies: A Cautionary Tale by Gigi Levangie has already been optioned as a tv show. This is a slight departure for Gigi as this is her first Young Adult novel.

From Booklist: 

“Perry Gonzales is a scholarship student at Mark Frost Academy, where the students and parents think nothing of their enormous wealth. Each chapter features a young person suffering from one of the seven deadly sins. The boy who turns into an insect after a life of playing video games nonstop responds to Perry’s efforts, as does the overachiever who wants to raise his grades by a tenth of a point to beat her. But many are not able to overcome their extreme sins. Most of the teens meet grotesquely funny ends while Perry moves on to the next case. Perry herself is not immune to an attractive boy, giving her another appealing dimension. The humor and biting wit of this clever title will appeal to adults who like P. G. Wodehouse.”

What books do you want to read this fall?





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