Fall is officially here, which means now is the perfect time to grab a great book to read while you are waiting for your kids while they are at practice, download a title to accompany you on your daily commute, or have one at home to retreat to at the end of the day. Not sure what to read? Why not celebrate the season and grab a title with fall in the title, here are a few to get you started.
The Fall by Guillermo Del Tore and Chuck Hogan. Fans of The Strain, an original series on FX, will want to pick up this horror thrill ride dubbed on its cover as “Bram Stoker meets Stephen King meets Michael Crichton.” A Vampire tale for the modern-day masses, this story is gripping and terrifying. But, you might want to pick up The Strain to go along with this one, as this is number two in a trilogy.
Fall of Giants by Ken Follett. Sticking with trilogies, this epic novel is the first in “The Century Trilogy,” a sweeping series set around five intertwined families of complex characters spanning several decades and living through stories of social and political nature as we have not heard them before. Follett is the master of creating captivating and engrossing characters, writing them into moments in history that make us feel as though we are living it ourselves.
The Upside of Falling Down by Rebekah Crane. This plot-driven character novel follows the story of Clementine, the lone survivor of a plane crash who awakes in a foreign country with complete amnesia. Assuming a new identity and hiding out as she tries to recover the memories of her life, Clementine discovers there is an upside to the life she once knew that has since fallen apart.
The Upside of Falling by Alex Light. This 2020 Wattpad publication is a first-time novel from the author who began writing on online communities. Along the lines of one of my favorite 80’s movies Can’t Buy Me Love, this book follows the pattern of two people pretending to be a fake relationship for the sake of saving their own pride, but when sparks begin to fly, is it real or just make-believe?
Falling In by Frances O’Roark Dowell. An enchanting story that takes the main character into an alternate universe is an imaginative and humorous adventure written especially for the dreamers of the world. Quirky and likeable, this middle grade story would be particularly good for classrooms or discussion groups.
Hocus Pocus, It’s Fall by Anne Sibley O’Brien. Fall is a season for change, and this book combines beautiful fall-colored illustrations with a rhyming look at the changing season that will appeal to ages 3-5 and their caregivers. A magic-filled look at what happens when fall begins to set in.