Savvy Readers, I don’t mean to build up too much anticipation, but I have some very exciting news… If you don’t want your TBR piles to get a whole lot bigger, now is the time to turn away and save your reading lists while you still can. For those of you who stuck around, here’s the secret to all the excitement… Our annual Fall Fiction Preview (complete with contest!) is BACK!
Before we get into the fun, contest part of the preview, let’s see what books are featured in the prize pack that’s up for grabs, shall we?
To Tell You the Truth by Gilly Macmillan
The acclaimed author of The Nanny and What She Knew returns with another serpentine thriller that cleverly blends atmosphere, tarnished memories, mystery, and twisty secrets from the past into a potent, intense read that will leave you questioning everything you believe.
When No One Is Watching by Alyssa Cole
Rear Window meets Get Out in this gripping thriller from a critically acclaimed and New York Times Notable author, in which the gentrification of a Brooklyn neighborhood takes on a sinister new meaning…
The Night Portrait by Laura Morelli
An exciting, dual-timeline historical novel about the creation of one of Leonardo da Vinci’s most famous paintings, Portrait of a Lady with an Ermine, and the woman who fought to save it from Nazi destruction during World War II.
Confessions on the 7:45 by Lisa Unger
From master of suspense Lisa Unger comes a riveting thriller about a chance encounter that unravels a stunning web of lies and deceit. Expertly plotted and reminiscent of the timeless classic Strangers on a Train, Confessions on the 7:45 is a gripping thriller about the delicate facades we create around our lives.
Crosshairs by Catherine Hernandez
The author of the acclaimed novel Scarborough weaves an unforgettable and timely dystopian account of a near-future when a queer Black performer and his allies join forces against an oppressive regime that is rounding up those deemed “Other” in concentration camps.
Daughter of Black Lake by Cathy Marie Buchanan
By the bestselling author of The Painted Girls. When a remote, ancient settlement is threatened, it is up to one girl to save her family and her community. Immersing readers in a lost world of pagan traditions, Daughter of Black Lake is a transporting story of love, family, survival and the sublime power of the natural world.
The Forgotten Daughter by Joanna Goodman
For fans of Jojo Moyes, from the bestselling author of The Home for Unwanted Girls, comes another compulsively readable story of love and friendship, following the lives of two women reckoning with their pasts and the choices that will define their futures.
Indians on Vacation by Thomas King
Meet Bird and Mimi in this brilliant new novel from one of Canada’s foremost authors. Inspired by a handful of old postcards sent by Uncle Leroy nearly a hundred years earlier, Bird and Mimi attempt to trace Mimi’s long-lost uncle and the family medicine bundle he took with him to Europe. By turns witty, sly and poignant, this is the unforgettable tale of one couple’s holiday trip to Europe, where their wanderings through its famous capitals reveal a complicated history, both personal and political.
The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
When Nora Seed finds herself in the Midnight Library, she has a chance to make things right. Up until now, her life has been full of misery and regret. But things are about to change. The books in the Midnight Library enable Nora to live as if she had done things differently. With the help of an old friend, she can now undo every one of her regrets as she tries to work out her perfect life. But things aren’t always what she imagined they’d be, and soon her choices place the library and herself in extreme danger…
The Last Story of Mina Lee by Nancy Jooyoun Kim
A profoundly moving and unconventional mother-daughter saga, The Last Story of Mina Lee illustrates the devastating realities of being an immigrant in America. Told through the intimate lens of a mother and daughter who have struggled all their lives to understand each other, this novel is a powerful and exquisitely woven debut novel that explores identity, family, secrets, and what it means to truly belong.
There you have it, Savvy Readers – 10 of the books that we are so excited to read this Fall! Now, for the moment you’ve all been waiting for… CLICK HERE to enter to win advance reading copies (yes, that means you get to read them before anyone else does!) of ALL 10 of these Fall releases! You must be signed up for My Book Pledge to enter for your chance to win. Contest ends on August 31st at 11:59pm.