I loved putting together my spring/summer reading back in May, and even though I didn’t read them all, I thought I would do it again now that fall is just around the corner. There are so many great books being released in the next few months, so of course, I have to add them to my never-ending list. From short stories to memoirs to Becky Brandon, there is definitely a wide variety to choose from.
Vinyl Cafe Turns the Page by Stuart McLean. I have shared my love for Stuart McLean a few times, so it’s no surprise that this new collection would be on my list. Vinyl Cafe Turns the Page follows Dave and Morley and their kids as their family continues to change and they enter new stages in their lives. I have no doubt that every story will be as witty and heart warming as every other one.
The Martian by Andy Weir. I finally watched the trailer for the new movie based on this novel last week, and I am now super intrigued. Being the book lover that I am, I would really like to read it before I see the movie. The Martian tells the story of an astronaut who is left on Mars after a mission goes poorly, and he is left to keep himself alive using his engineering knowledge. The story sounds fascinating, and Chris Hadfield said it was a great read and definitely scientifically plausible.
Shopaholic to the Rescue by Sophie Kinsella. I’m super jazzed that there is another Shopaholic book being released so soon after the last one. Since Shopaholic to the Stars ended on a bit of a cliff-hanger, I’m not surprised that the release of this new one is coming so soon. There really isn’t much out there about the plot of Shopaholic to the Rescue, but I imagine it is a continuation of Becky’s last adventure. It’s sure to be a good one, especially because Shopaholic to the Stars was so good.
Talking to Girls About Duran Duran by Rob Sheffield. I have been a big fan of Sheffield’s books for years, but this one has stayed on my shelf without me getting to it for a while. Much like his other books, Talking to Girls About Duran Duran is a memoir about Sheffield’s love for music, but this time reminiscing about his youth in the 80’s. If you’ve read Love is a Mixtape, I’m sure you would love this one as well.
After You by Jojo Moyes. I discovered Jojo Moyes last year, and have loved everything I’ve read of hers since. After You is a sequel to Me Before You, and follows Louisa’s journey after the events of that novel. If it’s anything like Me Before You, I should probably get some extra tissues now.
Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling. Finally, the book I am most looking forward to reading is Mindy Kaling’s newest memoir, which comes out on the 15th. I’m expecting more hilarity, a lot of anecdotes from The Mindy Project, and more evidence that Mindy and I are meant to be BFFs.
What books are on your list this season? Are there any other new releases you’re excited about?