Hey, Savvy Readers! Are you ready for fall?! We sure are. And we’re even MORE ready for the amazing books that come with it! Our annual Fall Fiction Preview, where we list ten of our most anticipated fall releases, is here… and of course, it includes a 10 book giveaway! Read on to check out more about all ten of the books you could win, and how to enter.
Washington Black by Esi Edugyan
On Sale: September 28
Washington Black is a dazzling, original novel of slavery and freedom, from the author of the international bestseller Half-Blood Blues. Washington Black – an eleven year-old field slave – is horrified to find himself chosen to live in the quarters of one of the two English brothers who own a Barbados sugar plantation. But the man is not as Washington expects him to be. His new master is the eccentric Christopher Wilde—naturalist, explorer, inventor, abolitionist. With him, Washington is initiated into a world of wonder, and the two men, separated by an impossible divide, can begin to see each other as human. But when a man is killed one fateful night, Washington is left to the mercy of his new masters. Christopher Wilde must choose between family ties and young Washington’s life. This inventive, electrifying novel asks: what is freedom? And can a life salvaged from the ashes ever be made whole?
The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar
On Sale: September 11
In 1780s London, a prosperous merchant finds his quiet life upended when he unexpectedly receives a most unusual creature—and meets a most extraordinary woman. This much-lauded, atmospheric debut examines our capacity for wonder, obsession, and desire with all the magnetism, originality, and literary magic of The Essex Serpent.
I Know You Know by Gilly Macmillan
On Sale: September 18
From New York Times bestselling author Gilly Macmillan (who wrote What She Knew, The Perfect Girl, and more!) comes this original, chilling, and twisty mystery. Twenty years ago, eleven-year-olds Charlie Paige and Scott Ashby were murdered in the city of Bristol. A man was convicted of the brutal crime, but decades later, questions still linger. Filmmaker Cody Swift has been haunted by the deaths of his childhood best friends for his whole life. The loose ends of the police investigation consume him so much that he decides to return to Bristol in search of answers. When a long-dead body is found in the same location the boys were left decades before, the disturbing discovery launches another murder investigation. Now, Detective John Fletcher, the investigator on the original case, must reopen his files and decide if the two murders are linked.
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
On Sale: September 18
Think Gosford Park meets Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express. This brilliantly original high concept murder mystery from a fantastic new talent, Stuart Turton, starts with a celebration that ends in a tragedy. Evelyn Hardcastle, the young and beautiful daughter of the house, is killed. But Evelyn will not die just once. And the only way to break this cycle is to identify the killer. But each time the day begins again, Aiden, one of the guests summoned to Blackheath for the party, wakes in the boy of a different guest. And someone is determined to prevent him ever escaping Blackheath…
The Plus One by Sophia Money-Coutts
On Sale: September 25
The Plus One [n] informal a person who accompanies an invited person to a wedding or a reminder of being single, alone and absolutely plus none. Polly’s not looking for ‘the one’, just the plus one… Polly Spencer is fine. She’s single, turning thirty, and only managed to have sex twice last year. But seriously, she’s fine. But it’s a New Year, a new leaf, and all that. Polly’s determined that over the next 365 days she’ll be able to get her s**t together.
The Next Person You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
On Sale: October 9
In this enchanting sequel to the number one bestseller The Five People You Meet in Heaven, Mitch Albom tells the story of Eddie’s heavenly reunion with Annie—the little girl he saved on earth—in an unforgettable novel of how our lives and losses intersect.
Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver
On Sale: October 16
The New York Times bestselling author of Flight Behaviour, The Lacuna, and The Poisonwood Bible returns with a timely novel that interweaves past and present to explore the human capacity for resiliency and compassion in times of great upheaval. Brilliantly executed and compulsively readable, Unsheltered is the story of two families, in two centuries, who live at the corner of Sixth and Plum, as they navigate the challenges of surviving a world in the throes of major cultural shifts.
Marilla of Green Gables by Sarah McCoy
On Sale: October 23
A bold, heartfelt tale of life at Green Gables… before Anne. This marvelously entertaining and moving historical novel is set in Prince Edward Island in the nineteenth century and imagines the young life of Marilla Cuthbert, who later in life becomes Anne’s adoptive mother. This story opens Marilla’s life to the possibility of heartbreak—and unimaginable greatness. A must read for any Anne of Green Gables lover!
Family Trust by Kathy Wang
On Sale: October 30
Meet Stanley Huang: father, husband, ex-husband, man of unpredictable tastes and temper, aficionado of all-inclusive vacations and bargain luxury goods, newly diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. For years, Stanley has claimed that he’s worth a small fortune. But the time is now coming when the details of his estate will finally be revealed. As Stanley’s death approaches, the Huangs are faced with unexpected challenges that upend them and eventually lead them to discover what they most value. A compelling tale of cultural expectations, career ambitions and our relationships with the people who know us best, Family Trust skewers the ambition and desires that drive Silicon Valley and draws a sharply loving portrait of modern American family life.
Forever and a Day by Anthony Horowitz
On Sale: November 6
A spy is dead. A legend is born. This is how it all began. The explosive prequel to Casino Royale, from bestselling author Anthony Horowitz. Forever and a Day is the story of the birth of a legend, in the brutal underworld of the French Riviera, taking readers into the very beginning of James Bond’s illustrious career and the formation of his identity.
Seriously, Savvy Readers, we have some AMAZING books coming our way in just a few short months. So, now, for what you’ve been waiting for!!! How do you win this amazing stack of books?! CLICK HERE to enter to win advance reading copies (yes, that means you get to read them before everyone else does!) of all ten of these anticipated reads. You must be signed up for the 50 Book Pledge to enter to win. Contest ends August 24th.
So, what do you think, Savvy Readers?! What fall releases are you the most excited for?Tell us in the comments below or on Twitter @SavvyReader.