Fall Reading List

I’m still finishing up my summer (and spring and last summer) read lists,but that didn’t stop me from pre-ordering a few gems coming out this fall.

The Middlesteins by Jami Attenberg
I’m most excited about this one, though it seems to be flying a bit under the radar. It’s about a Chicago couple that splits after thirty years of marriage because the wife is obsessed with food and morbidly obese.

This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz
Kinda like High Fidelity, except it really is all his fault.

Grace by Grace Coddington
I don’t usually read non-fiction, but I’ll make an exception for Grace Coddington. Often referred to as Anna Wintour’s sidekick, I think she’s actually the more interesting of the two.

Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon
Another High Fidelity comparison – two long-time friends own a flailing record shop (this is where the HF comparison ends) while their wives run a midwifery. Just a little something from a former Pulitzer Prize winner.

Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
A meta-physical thriller set in a bookstore. I love the author’s bio enough to give it a try – “Robin Sloan grew up in Michigan and now splits his time between San Francisco and the Internet.”

Dear Life by Alice Munro
I have a few things to say to life, myself, but in the meantime I’ll read this collection of stories, set in the countryside and towns around Lake Huron, about departures and beginnings, accidents, dangers, and homecomings both virtual and real, paint a vivid and lasting portrait of how strange, dangerous, and extraordinary the ordinary life can be.

13 thoughts on “Fall Reading List

      1. The ONLY perk to teaching 8th grade is that I have a job where I have 45 minutes of silent reading time five days a week. Aside from occasionally having to glance up and make sure the kids are reading too, I get to just sit and read. It’s the best part of my day and puts me so far ahead of other adults when it comes to reading. It is, of course, balanced by the fact that I’ve spent the last seven years of my life in 8th grade.
        Erin´s last awesome blog post…Is it okay to hope a little?

        1. That sounds delightful…but not delightful enough to convince me to become a teacher (I dropped out of the secondary ed program after one semester).

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