The “Dog Days” of Summer are nearly upon us, and that has us craving Fall; leaves changing colors, pumpkin spice lattes, Snickerdoodle cookies, and, of course, fall’s hottest new book releases. We’ve rounded up five fall arrivals we can’t wait to get our hands on:
1. The One That Got Away: A Novel by Melissa Pimentel
Release date: August 22
Jane Austen fans, rejoice! This witty, modern retelling of Persuasion centers on Ruby and Ethan, who’s love abruptly came to an end. Now, 10 years later, as Ruby—who’s still single—prepares for her little sister’s wedding, she can’t help but wonder if they made the right decision.
2. The Man I Thought You Were by Leah Mercer
Release date: August 30
After 10 years in a happy marriage, Anna is shocked when her husband Mark returns home from work and tells her he’s leaving. But Anna doesn’t know the whole story. Mark is leaving to protect her from dark secrets Anna knows nothing about.
3. Something Like Happy by Eva Woods
Release date: September 5
Eva Woods delivers a brilliant novel in Something Like Happy, which empowers readers to live in the moment. Stuck in a humdrum life, Annie Hebden reluctantly befriends the very outgoing Polly Leonard, who encourages Annie to start living life again. On this irresistible journey, the two vow to do something each day that makes them happy.
4. Paris for One and Other Stories by Jojo Moyes
Release date: October 3
Moyes, known for her instant classic Me Before You, shines in this October release of Paris For One. After her boyfriend fails to show up for their romantic vacation to Paris, 26-year-old Nell decides to go without him, which is completely unlike her. Little does she know, a weekend alone in Paris is just what she needed to prove to herself how daring she can be.
5. To Capture What We Cannot Keep: A Novel by Beatrice Colin
Release date: October 31
Colin crafts a perfect read for historical fiction fans in To Capture What We Cannot Keep. In 1887, Caitriona Wallace and Émile Nouguier meet while on a hot air balloon ride in Paris. Despite class and social restraints, the two fall in love and, inevitably, must decide if their relationship is worth sacrificing everything they’ve come to know.