Fall Preview

Who’s ready for cooler weather, Halloween candy, pumpkin spice lattes, and a pile of new books?  I just shared one of my favorite books of the summer, but if you’re looking forward to Fall like I am, there a few new books look for.

9780399172960_p0_v1_s260x420Two of our favorite series have new books set for a fall release.  Jan Karon has another addition to her Mitford Years series,  Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good.  We’ve mentioned before that we’re fans of the Mitford series, it’ll be interesting to see what Father Kavanagh and his wife Cynthia are up to.

We’ve been longtime fans of Anne Rice, since high school when we passed around a copy of Interview with the Vampire.  Prince LeStat follows the drama her last book left off with the vampire world in upheaval – and many vampires had been massacred.  LeStat has been a star of the series from the very beginning, can he bring order and stability back to their world.  If anyone can, it’s LeStat.

9781476770383_p0_v2_s260x420I will read anything Stephen King writes, so of course I’m looking forward to Revival.  It’s set for release in November, and I’ve already pre-ordered it.  After reading the preview for the book, it has a hint of witchcraft, and it’s set in King’s favorite location: New England, a region with a history of accused witchcraft and the dark arts.

Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes, will hopefully satisfy King fans until Revival comes out later in the fall.  King himself gives this book a great review (which is a good enough recommendation for me).

9780062365446_p0_v6_s260x420Dennis Lehane has The Drop coming out next week.  I read A Drink Before the War and really enjoyed it.  Lehane is also the author who wrote Mystic River, a book I loved and a movie that I’ve watched a hundred times.  This book focuses on crime in NYC, a struggle between organized crime and the NYPD.  Apparently there’s a love story in the middle – I’ll be interested to see how that works in the story.

For my inner historian and political junkie there’s The Invisible Bridge by Rick Perlstein (who also wrote Nixonland, which I loved).  Bridge focuses on Ronald Regan and the nation’s rise in modern conservatism.  I’m certainly not a conservative – but I am always interested to learn more about its modern roots.  Even those who lived through the 80s (like me) are surprised to see these connections.

These are just a few of the books I hope to read this fall.  First, maybe I should read those books that were on my summer list that I didn’t exactly get to.  I’ll be enjoying these with a warm blanket, on the couch, hopefully sipping a pumpkin spice latte (yum!!).

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