5 Best Books to Read This Fall

By October 23, 2017Activities, Learning

5 Best Books to Read This Fall

Fall is the perfect season for curling up from the cold, West Texas wind and crawling into a good book. Here is a selection of fresh material we think are worth a flip through this autumn!

Manhattan Beach

Author: Jennifer Egan

A thriller set in Great Depression-era New York, Manhattan Beach is a mesmerizing novel you won’t want to set down. This historical tale explores the life of Anna Kerrigan and the mysterious circumstances surrounding the disappearance of her father. Egan weaves a masterpiece involving organized crime, merchant marines, class conflict and World War 2. How much more action-packed can a book be?

Uncommon Type

Author: Tom Hanks

Yes, this is a collection of seventeen short stories by THE Tom Hanks. With stories involving a wide range of subjects from professional bowlers to eccentric billionaires, Hanks shows that he is as talented a writer as he is an actor. Hanks takes cues from his acting performances and delivers tales that are equal parts surprising, hilarious, and enlightening.

Turtles All The Way Down

Author: John Green

Sixteen-year-olds Aza and Daisy become detectives after a hundred-thousand-dollar reward is posted to solve the disappearance of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett. Turtles All The Way Down delivers a brilliant story of two girls searching for fugitives, love, friendship, and resiliency. Author John Green of The Fault in Our Stars fame returns in full-form for this young adult drama.

Sing, Unburied, Sing

Author: Jesmyn Ward

Sing, Unburied, Sing is a gritty and honest portrait of a family coming to grips with drug addiction, death, prison, and family values in rural Mississippi. The story dissects both the meaning and limitations family can provide for family members.

The Last Ballad

Author: Wiley Cash

The Last Ballad explores life before labor laws for textile workers in early 20th century America. Long days, little pay, injustice, and oppression were just some of the prices paid by factory workers in the 1900s. A young woman named Ella May looks to change the way workers are treated by joining a labor movement at a potentially high cost to her family and loved ones. Wiley Cash masterfully translates the bravery and struggle faced by early human rights activists in this historical drama.

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