The Fall 2021 Reading List with @OurCharmingBookshelf
Tomorrow is the first day of fall, which means it's officially time to pull out your favorite cardigans and fuzzy socks, and curl up next to the fire with a good book! The ladies of @OurCharmingBookshelf, are back with some great reads to get lost in this season. Here are their top book recommendations to add to your fall reading list!
Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey (2020)
Hollywood actor and dreamboat Matthew McConaughey brings us an inspiring and laugh out loud experience with his book Greenlights. Matthew guides his readers on how to deal with life’s challenges and inspires them to enjoy a state of success called “catching greenlights.” We HIGHLY suggest listening to this audiobook. He is hysterical and entertaining and when he laughs, you will be laughing out loud with him.
*For Mature Audiences*
No Pains, No Gaines by Chip Gaines (2021)
You’ve probably seen Chip Gaines sweat and build on his television show, Fixer Upper. Building beautiful dream homes hasn’t been the only thing he’s been building over the years. He has been building networks his whole life. Chip shares lessons and personal stories, and personally coaches you on how to build a network of your own, and ways to make your life rich and your relationships run deep. If you want to take this motivational book to the next level, be sure to listen to the audiobook narrated by Chip while on your evening autumn stroll.
The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles (2021)
Grab your hot drink of choice, and cozy up to this WWII historical fiction. Odile has it all: her handsome beau and a dream job at the American Library in Paris. But when the Nazis occupy the city, Odile starts to lose everything she holds dear, including her library. Fast forward 45 years to Lily, a lonely and grieving teenager, and her curiosity with her elderly neighbor’s secret past in Paris.
The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah (2021)
This book has made it to my favorite reads list. This quick paced historical fiction takes place after the great depression and when Texas is hit by the long drought and the dust bowl era begins. Elsa, a young Texan farmer, faces unmanageable struggles on the farm, and needs to make the hardest choice to stay or to relocate her family West. By the end of this book, the characters will all feel like family. I suggest reading this book with a cozy blanket and a box of tissues handy. -Kim
Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid (2019)
This novel follows singer Daisy Jones, and rock band Billy Dunne & the Six, throughout the sixties and seventies. When their career paths collide, they are skyrocketed into fame. We recommend curling up in your favorite chair in the fading light of day as you read this book, or listening to the audiobook as you drive through the changing leaves.
*For Mature Audiences*
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard (2015)
In a dystopian world akin to the Hunger Games & Divergent series, this story follows Mare Barrow, a girl with red blood in a world controlled by the magical silver bloods, and what happens to land herself in the Silver Court itself. Full of twists and turns, this book, and those that follow in the series will keep you entertained through the entire fall season.
Seven Perfect Things by Catherine Ryan Hyde (2021)
Published earlier this year, I picked this book up as soon as I learned that it’s about a young girl with a tough home life, who rescues a litter of puppies and stows them in a cabin near her home. The owner of the cabin hasn’t visited it for years, and returns surprised to find it full of puppies and a young girl determined to make things better for them. I’m a sucker for books about dogs, so if you’re a pet mama like me, snuggle up with your fur baby and enjoy! -Alacia
The Mystery of Mrs. Christie by Marie Benedict (2020)
This fictional story speculates about what could have led the queen of mystery novels, Agatha Christie, to disappear without a trace for 11 days in 1926, before mysteriously reappearing. Alternating between the days she is gone, and a manuscript sent to her husband, this is a perfect read to take you into the fall season.
The Whisper Man by Alex North (2019)
If you’re looking for a spooky read this season, look no further. This book follows newly widowed dad Tom Kennedy & his son Jake, as they move to a new town with a dark history; a history of missing young boys and the man convicted of taking them. As strange things start happening around the Kennedy home, the town begins to question if they put the right man behind bars all those years ago.