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Fall Into a Good Read

Posted On October 1, 2019

Take a hike or get spooked by these exciting titles which will be sure to leave you haunted

Alexa Martin, Intercepted
Marlee thought she’d tackled the man of her dreams, only to call a penalty on his illegal holding on the sidelines. She declared a time out on dating athletes, but now the handsome new quarterback is making a forward pass. Will they go all the way this year? Between Wives and Girlfriends drama, Marlee’s ex, and the perils of dating a player in a football down, it will take a Hail Mary for this relationship to survive to see the playoffs! This romance by a first-time author and wife of a former NFL player is a funny, sexy, insider’s look into the high stakes world of elite athletes. – Sara McBride


Julia Phillips, Disappearing Earth
In an isolated region of Russia, two little girls go missing by the ocean on the Kamchatka peninsula. What follows is the region's response to their disappearance in an expertly woven series of snippets of life from the villagers, each chapter reflecting a month of time that the girls are missing. There were so many sentences that I stopped to reread, often times out loud, because they were so beautifully crafted and carefully pieced together that they seemed to make Julia Phillips less an author and more an artist. The stories were expertly strung together, with characters barely overlapping between chapters, which made for a mysterious puzzle I was trying to piece together until the very last page. – Morgan Ryan


Bill Bryson, A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail  
There is no better time to go hiking than in the fall. Get inspired to venture out into nature this season with the moving, classic travel book, “A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail” by Bill Bryson. Bryson brings you close to majestic forests and peaceful lakes with humor and an understanding of the healing effects of nature. This book will make you want to get outside!  – Lisa Gieskes


Stephen Chbosky, Imaginary Friend
Stephen Chbosky, author of the cult classic “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” returns to the writing world with a masterful and cinematic story that is nearly impossible to put down. When Kate Reese and her seven-year-old son Christopher move to tiny Mill Grove, Pennsylvania for a fresh start, it quickly becomes apparent that something sinister is at work in the town. After Christopher goes missing for six days in the Mission Street Woods, he returns with mysterious new abilities and a compulsion to carry out a task with dire stakes for the “nice man.” Fans of the Netflix series “Stranger Things” will fall in love with “Imaginary Friend.”– Sarah Cameron


Karl Ove Knausgaard, Autumn
What makes life worth living? The first book in Norwegian writer Knausgaard’s seasonal quartet consists of letters and mini essays to his unborn daughter that seek to answer this question. It reads like a self-described personal encyclopedia. The essays inspire us to lose everything we know and assume about the world and experience it anew. Everyday objects such as toothbrushes, telephones and buttons -- as well as creatures from the natural world – are charged with meaning if we take the time to stop and notice. There are lovely paintings included in the book that were not prompted by the essays themselves, but by the season that inspired the collection. – Allison Thiessen