5 Page-Turning Books You Should Read This Month
Before you mourn the loss of summer, keep in mind that fall can be just as enticing. What it lacks in rosé and pool floats, it makes up for in peaking foliage, pumpkin spice lattes, and books so engrossing that you'll nearly forget about having to wear a light jacket. From Celeste Ng's fast-paced thriller to Alice Waters's much anticipated memoir, here are five titles we're hunkering down with this month, and you should, too.
THE TWELVE-MILE STRAIGHT BY ELEANOR HENDERSON
Set in rural Georgia during the Depression and the Prohibition, this novel follows the unmarried pregnant daughter of a white sharecropper who incites gossip when she gives birth to a light-skinned girl and a dark-skinned boy. Fingers are pointed at a black farmhand who is accused of rape and unceremoniously hanged.
LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE BY CELESTE NG
Celeste Ng's novel about an eccentric artist who threatens to disrupt order in a picture-perfect Cleveland suburb by contending against a community leader earned an endorsement from none other than The Girl on the Train author Paula Hawkins.
COMING TO MY SENSES BY ALICE WATERS
The iconic chef and brains behind Chez Panisse, the California restaurant credited with starting the farm-to-table movement, peels back the curtains on her life of activism and food.
I'M THE ONE WHO GOT AWAY BY ANDREA JARRELL
Fans of the New York Times's Modern Love column will relish this memoir by Andrea Jarrell, who penned a 2012 essay for the newspaper about her husband's sobriety and fear that he'd leave her. Her follow-up recounts her relationship with her mother and alcoholic father and how it impacted her life.
THE BURNING GIRL BY CLAIRE MESSUD
Two childhood friends coming of age in a sleepy Massachusetts town drift apart when one starts running with a new crowd and becomes transfixed by the loss of her father.