Fall Releases

Even though we’re back to school it doesn’t really feel like fall yet, but here I am, writing about some of the upcoming released over the next few months that I’m excited about. Sometimes I feel a little out of the loop, and that I don’t hear about books until they’re actually out and sometimes I actively seek out upcoming publication lists, which is where I’m at this year. Here’s what on my radar:

The Testaments by Margaret Atwood- While I want to see her take on what happens to Offred, I’m a little nervous about the sequel (although she totally nails it for her Oryx and Crake trilogy, so maybe this will be good).

The Dutch House by Ann Patchett- I’ll be honest; neither the cover nor the synopsis has me overly thrilled, but I’ve never read a Patchett book I didn’t like, so I’m there (plus I think Julie and I might do another discussion post on it!).

Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout- Another sequel by another respected author! Fine, fine, you got me.

Grand Union by Zadie Smith- A short story collection this time around.

Make it Scream, Make it Burn by Leslie Jamison- I’ve thoroughly enjoyed her other essay collections, but I’m starting to wonder if she can keep going on the same subjects at the same level.

In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado- I have her latest book on my shelf right now, and this memoir sounds fascinating.

Me: Elton John Official Autobiography by Elton John- I can’t wait to learn all about his crazy career and life.

The Grammarians by Cathleen Schine-The blurb begins “an enchanting, comic love letter to sibling rivalry and the English language”- two of my favorite things.

Akin by Emma Donogue- I really enjoyed her first novel Room, so I’m interested to see what she does here.


  1. Thanks for posting this! I am usually very late to the game on publications of favorite authors because I don't actively pursue it. I've added them all to my library holds and I'm not too far down the wait lists thanks to you :)

  2. I don't look for what is out at all, except in the vain hope that the next 'Shades of Grey' book might actually be written! I did know about The Testament though, and I'm looking forward to it, only a little cautiously, I don't really feel the need for a sequel