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Solutions and Other Problems by Allie Brosh (October 27)
FINALLY! Our adoration for Brosh's first book Hyperbole and a Half is well documented (see here, here, here, here, here and here), so of course we have been waiting (quite impatiently) for her follow-up. The publication of this has been pushed back not once, but twice, so the fact that the book is finally out thrills me. The first book is an exploration of the author's life, including her childhood, struggles with her pets, and her battle with depression. Simply put, the book is amazing. Funny and at times completely ridiculous, but amazing. I can only hope the new book is half as awesome.
Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls, and Everything in Between by Lauren Graham (November 29)
I adore Lauren Graham. This love of course came from her stint as Lorelai Gilmore, but I have also enjoyed her work in other shows and movies, and I really liked her fiction book Someday, Someday, Maybe. This new memoir by her is sure to be a good one. I'm interested to see where she started, and her take on her life thus far. I'm also counting on it being a funny read.
Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood (October 11)
Recently, there's been this revival of sorts for classic books. You may have heard of the retellings of Austen's works by Alexander McCall-Smith, Curtis Sittenfeld, and others. Well, the Hogarth Shakespeare Project is doing the same for the Bard. Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler came out earlier this year, a retelling of Taming of the Shrew (also on my TBR list), and now Margaret Atwood has joined the game, with this retelling of The Tempest. I admit, The Tempest is not one of my favorite Shakespeare plays, but nonetheless, I enjoy Atwood's style of writing and I am intrigued to see where she takes this.
Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick (November 15)
Another celebrity memoir, yes. I really enjoy Anna Kendrick's acting and her sense of humor. I follow her social media accounts (Twitter, Instagram) and this lady is funny. So I'm hoping for a light memoir filled with that same type of humor!
P.S. I Like You by Kasie West (July 25)
A friend of mine on Goodreads raved about this sweet YA romance, and now I have to read it to see what all the buzz was about. I haven't read a YA read recently, so I'm looking forward into diving into this one about anonymous pen pals, school crushes, and high school life.
American Witches: A Broomstick Tour Through Four Centuries by Susan Fair (August 23)
There's something about reading about witches that is decidedly autumnal to me. I'm intrigued by this historical non-fiction book, and fascinated by the history of witches personally, so I think this will be a winner.
The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan (September 20)
This book is definitely one of those book-lover's books that are so fun to find. The main character calls herself a "literary matchmaker," pairing people with books they'll love. Unfortunately, she's lost this job and moves to a new city, starting a bookmobile to keep her passion for reading and "matchmaking" going. This book sounds positively adorable and just cozy. I can't wait to snuggle up with this book under a blanket this fall!
Before the Fall by Noah Hawley (May 31)
I don't think this book has stayed on the shelf since we got it at the library. It's been one of those ultra-popular reads this summer. The book is about the aftermath of a plane crash where 11 people took off, and only two came back. The passengers' secrets all come out as the reader goes along for the journey to find out what really happened. This sounds like one of those books that is going to have a lot of twists and turns.
The Evil Wizard Smallbone by Delia Sherman (September 13)
This children's book is about a lost boy who winds up becoming the apprentice to an old crotchety wizard who is a little bit evil, but mostly just grumpy. It's an unlikely apprenticeship because the wizard won't let the boy leave, but he also isn't going to teach him any magic either. So he's kind of an indentured servant, but he finds a way to learn about magic in order to help Wizard Smallbone fight his nemesis. The book sounds like a lot of fun, reminiscent of Nimona by Noelle Stevenson to me, and I'm excited to see where the story goes.
Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven (October 4)
I very much enjoyed the heartbreaking book All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven, so I feel compelled to read her next book. Much like All the Bright Places, this book is about two teenagers with mountains of problems finding discovering friendship and love and belonging. Even though I'm sure she's going to break my heart a little, I'm going to read Niven's next book this fall.
What are you looking forward to reading this fall?