Winter Is Coming: 6 New Books You Should Read This Fall

There’s nothing better than curling up with a good book during the fall/winter season. Sitting by the fire (or in my case, a radiator) with a hot cup of tea, and thumbing through a good book on a chilly evening is one of my favorite things to do. As the joyous season of summer comes to a close (although it’s been pretty lackluster here in London), here are six soon-to-be-published books that are sure to entertain you this fall and are totally worth reading.

1. Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta

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Based on a story inspired by traditional Nigerian folklore, Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okaparanta tells the tale of an 11-year old girl sent away for her safety as a civil war breaks out. The gripping part of the novel comes as the young girl falls in love with a girl from a different community, and is forced to hide how she feels. Powerful and extremely heartbreaking, this debut novel from Okaparanta explores themes of identity, forbidden love and prejudice and is sure to keep you gripped over the winter.

2. Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling

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Mindy Kaling tells us more humorous tales on life and love in her new book Why Not Me?, which will be released September 15th — the same day that The Mindy Project will make its debut on Hulu, I might add. For the Mindy-obsessed fan, this is definitely a must-have!

3. Purity by Jonathan Franzen

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A sweeping novel from the acclaimed writer, Purity is about a girl who is searching for her father and her identity. The complex novel results in a globe-trotting provocative tale that makes it one of the most anticipated books this year.

4. Tales from the Back Row by Amy Odell

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Cosmopolitan editor Amy Odell gives us a look at the glamorous fashion industry, but told from the perspective of an outsider. From back row seats at the hottest fashion shows to standing outside the hottest parties, this is a humorous look at the fashion industry told from a lonely fashion blogger.

5. M Train by Patti Smith

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After releasing the acclaimed ‘Just Kids’ in 2010, Patti Smith is back with M Train, which once again explores the singer’s extraordinary past and present. The book really is a diary that takes us to some phenomenal places, from Berlin and Moscow, to the Far Rockaways, with a few stops at some hotels and cemeteries in between!

6. Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

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This third novel from Florida author Lauren Groff is an explosive novel exploring revenge, sex, and lots of rage. The story slowly rips apart the seemingly perfect marriage of Lotto and Mathilde, and makes you realize that you never really know what goes on behind closed doors.

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Leah Sinclair