6 New Books You Need to Read This Month
Fall is synonymous with many great things: golden foliage, apple pie, pumpkin spice lattes. But chief among the seasonal comforts is a great book that you can crack open en plein air before the weather becomes borderline unbearable. Here, we rounded up six of this month's buzziest titles—from Jennifer Egan's latest release to Gabrielle Union's no-holds-barred memoir—to keep you occupied until the trees are bare. Happy reading.
MANHATTAN BEACH BY JENNIFER EGAN
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Visit from the Goon Squad returns with her latest: a historical novel set in the Brooklyn Navy Yard during World War II, where a young girl becomes one of the military's first female divers repairing ships while men are soldiering abroad.
WE WERE EIGHT YEARS IN POWER: AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY BY TA-NEHISI COATES
UNQUALIFIED BY ANNA FARIS
Faris's expectedly hilarious memoir features stories about her childhood (like what it was like being the token short girl in elementary school) and legitimate advice about getting over breakups—along with a foreword by Chris Pratt.
A SELFIE AS BIG AS THE RITZ: STORIES BY LARA WILLIAMS
Self-proclaimed bookworm Emma Roberts gave Williams's debut short story collection, about young women dealing with the trials and tribulations of being twenty-something (breakups, abortions, loneliness), her millennial stamp of approval.
THE FLOATING WORLD BY C. MORGAN BABST
In the wake of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Babst's mystery about a southern family dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina—and a mentally ill family member who opted to stay behind during the storm—is oddly prescient.
WE'RE GOING TO NEED MORE WINE BY GABRIELLE UNION
In a series of essays, Union touches on loaded topics including sexual violence, bullying, and female competition in Hollywood with blunt candor that calls for a glass of merlot. Or four.