I spent this weekend in a sweater and blue jeans, drinking tea and reading upcoming fiction books. If that doesn’t sound like Fall, what does? In case you didn’t know, Savvy Readers, some of the very best fiction books go on sale in Autumn, so you can have comfy and relaxing weekends all season!
If you’re putting together a list of upcoming books to spend your weekends with, look no further than our Fall Fiction Must-Reads. Each book from these bestselling and award-winning authors tell intricate stories of espionage, or murder, or romance, or sweeping family drama. There’s something here for every fiction fan!
1. Rising Sun, Falling Shadow by Daniel Kalla
During World War Two, Dr. Franz Adler and his wife, Soon Yi (Sunny), struggle to keep the Shanghai’s only hospital for refugee Jews open. With a blend of romance, espionage and medical drama, Rising Sun, Falling Shadow shows readers the heroism and the treachery that can result when ordinary people find themselves faced with extraordinary dangers.
On sale Today!
2. Someone by Alice McDermott
Someone is a novel that speaks life as it is lived daily; Marie’s first heartbreak and her eventual marriage, her brother’s brief stint as a Catholic priest, subsequent loss of faith, the Second World War, the births and lives of Marie’s children, the changing world of her Irish-American enclave in Brooklyn—Alice McDermott sketches all of it with sympathy and insight.
On sale September 17th
3. The Tilted World by Tom Franklin and Beth Ann Fennelly
Set against the backdrop of the historic flooding of the Mississippi River, The Tilted World is an extraordinary tale of murder and moonshine, sandbagging and saboteurs, and a man and a woman who find unexpected love, from New York Times bestselling author Tom Franklin and award-winning poet Beth Ann Fennelly.
On sale October 1st
4. Solo by William Boyd
It’s 1969, and, having just celebrated his forty-fifth birthday, James Bond—British special agent 007—is summoned to headquarters to receive an unusual assignment. Zanzarim, a troubled West African nation, is being ravaged by a bitter civil war, and M directs Bond to quash the rebels threatening the established regime.
On sale October 8th
5. Vicious Circle by Wilbur Smith
In the new thriller from the bestselling author Wilbur Smith, Hector Cross’s life is overturned and he immediately recognizes the ruthless hand of an enemy he has faced many times before. Determined to fight back, Hector draws together a team of his most loyal friends from his former life in Cross Bow Security.
On sale October 8th
6. We Are Water by Wally Lamb
We Are Water by Wally Lamb—author of The Hour I First Believed—is a compulsively readable, generous, and uplifting masterpiece that digs deep into the complexities of the human heart to explore the ways in which we search for love and meaning in our lives.
On sale October 22nd
7. Sense & Sensibility by Joanna Trollope
With her trademark insight and wit, beloved and internationally bestselling author Joanna Trollope has brought Jane Austen’s classic novel of love, money and two very different sisters into the 21st century. A must-read for any Austen fan!
On sale October 29th
8. The Valley of Amazement by Amy Tan
Amy Tan‘s The Valley of Amazement spans fifty years and two continents, sweeping the reader along a deeply moving narrative of family secrets, the legacies of traumas, and the profound connections between mothers and daughters.
On sale November 5th
9. The Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett
Blending literature and memoir, Ann Patchett, author of State of Wonder and Bel Canto, examines her deepest commitments—to writing, family, friends, dogs, books, and her husband—creating a resonant portrait of a life in This is the Story of a Happy Marriage.
On sale Nomber 5th
10. The First Phone Call from Heaven by Mitch Albom
The First Phone Call from Heaven by bestselling author Mitch Albom tells the story of a small town on Lake Michigan that gets worldwide attention when its citizens start receiving phone calls from the afterlife. Is it the greatest miracle ever or a massive hoax?
On sale November 12th
We can’t wait to share these fiction titles with you! Until then, tell us which you’re most excited to read for a chance to win a copy. Contest runs on twitter today, September 10th, from 12 PM (EST) until midnight. Don’t forget to tweet your answer at @SavvyReader and use the hashtag #ShareReading!
Happy Fall and happy reading!