Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Step Up Your Reading: New Fall Releases with Phoebe of Read & Wright

In my head, I always assume that summer is the time of the year when I read the most. For a long time, this was true given that I’d have time off from school and could quickly grab a book and sit poolside for hours. Now that I work in the summers and don’t necessarily have a set time when vacations occur, I have a feeling that my reading will remain relatively consistent into the fall. Luckily there are plenty of new books for me to add to my ever expanding to-read list just begging me to head outside to enjoy them. I am excited to have Phoebe from the blog Read & Wright back again this month to share a taste of the new books coming out this fall. If you missed her post last month, read that here too! 

I couldn’t be more excited to be back on Prep in Your Step sharing some of the new book releases that are available this Fall! I think we need a name for this series...how about #StepUpYouReading? Thoughts, Dorothy? (Love it!) Anyway, I think publishers save their best books of the year for September/October because they want to make it onto the “Best of” lists, as well as the National Book Awards! I’m not complaining, because then I happily transition from beach and poolside reading to fireside reading with cozy blankets and a hot drink! 

New Releases Available Now 

American Royals by Katharine McGee
The Author describes her book as “Crazy Rich Asians” meets “The Crown,” and I’d have to agree! What would have happened if George Washington had been America’s first king instead of the first president? Follow the lives of the current generation of Washington’s as they prepare to take over the throne, fall in love, and discover who they are beneath their crowns. 

The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
The long-anticipated sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale! I don’t think there’s more I can say about it than that. Perfect for fans of the book and TV show! 

Frankly in Love by David Yoon
Who doesn’t love a YA romance? It is about two friends who wind up in a fake dating scheme, family drama, and discovering who you really are. 

This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger
This is my current read and one that has been buzzed about relentlessly! It is the story of four orphans during the Great Depression. If you liked Where the Crawdad’s Sing, you’ll love this one too! 

Well Met by Jen Deluca
Sometimes, you just need to read a fun light-hearted romance. Go behind the scenes of a town’s prized Renaissance Festival with outsider Emily, who’s always struggled to find purpose in her life. It’s funny, witty, and a little steamy. An easy read for Fall! 

Bringing Down the Duke by Evie Dunmore
This is steamy, feminist romance that will have you wanting to pack your bags to England! It’s a period drama, taking place in England 1872, about the destitute daughter of country vicar becoming on the first female students admitted to Oxford University and the struggle of being taken seriously. 

From the Corner of the Oval by Beck Dorey-Stein
I don’t know how I missed the buzz about this book when it first released in 2018, but it definitely caught my attention during its paperback release! It also happens to be one Dorothy read before me and loved! Beck takes you on her journey working in the Obama Whitehouse as a stenographer. It’s less about politics and more about being a young woman in your twenties, trying to figure it all out. But in Beck’s case, she’s figuring it out on AirForce One! 

After the Flood by Kassandra Montag
One of the most talked-about books of the Fall! If you love dystopian fiction, I think you’ll love this book. It’s bingeable, hopeful, and fascinating, plus completely relevant as it deals with the effects of climate change. 

Generation Friends by Saul Austerlitz
Alright, who loves Friends? I think just about everyone does. In celebration of the release of Friends 25 years ago, Generation Friends takes you behind the scenes of the beloved show that changed prime time television one Thursday night. 

The Only Plane in the Sky by Garrett M. Graff
This is definitely a heavier book, and I highly recommend reading it only if you can manage mentally! It is the true story of the September 11th attacks told through the people who lived it. 

Upcoming Releases 

Michigan vs. The Boys by Carrie S. Allen (October 1, 2019)
If you loved Beartown by Frederik Backman, you will love this book. It’s a slightly more YA spin on a similar story with great young female characters. I flew through it and was obsessed after finishing it!

The Furies by Katie Lowe (October 8, 2019)
I am SO excited for this book! It’s a fun spooky debut from Katie Lowe. It takes place at an all-girls boarding school in 1998 when a student is discovered dead on school grounds. It’s part mythology reimagining, part Salem witch trials, and all the spooky teen drama. 

Cilka’s Journey by Heather Morris (October 1, 2019)
This is the follow up to The Tattooist of Auschwitz. It’s a beautiful story of strength, resilience, and bravery. Some parts are tough to read, but it’s an important story. 

Things We Didn’t Talk About When I Was a Girl by Jeannie Vanasco (October 1, 2019)
This is another tough read, but very important if you love memoirs and stories about women. It is part memoir, part true crime, and all-around fascinating. 

We Met in December by Rosie Curtis (November 5, 2019)
This is romantic, feel-good holiday read! It’s a romantic comedy of sorts about a 20 something woman who falls in love with her roommate. It takes place in London too, so SWOON. 

What Happened in Paradise by Elon Hilderbrand (October 9, 2019)
I’m a huge Elin Hilderbrand fan, so you can count every post by me including her! This is the sequel to Winter in Paradise, which is a great mystery or light thriller for all my beach reading lovers. It is a series, so if you haven’t read Winter in Paradise yet, it just released in paperback! 

Over the Top by Jonathan Van Ness (September 24, 2019)
If you love Queer Eye, you need to read this book! I love Jonathan so much, and his story is so raw, heartfelt, and over course, funny. He’s a great storyteller, and I admire him so much more after reading his book! 

That was A LOT of books. I hope something sparks your interest and you can pick up something new to fall in love with this season! 

Don't forget to follow Phoebe's bloginstagram, and Goodreads accounts! 

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