11 Great Reads for Your Next Fall Trip

If you’re like me, you’re always scrambling last minute to find a book to take on a trip, sometimes even waiting until the airport bookstore. To avoid having to quickly download something on the way to the airport, or settle on a trade paperback you’re not really interested in, I've put together a reading list of some of the best books out this fall.

11 Books to Read on Your Fall Vacation

Before you head off to the airport, consider taking one of these 11 books on your next trip.

Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

A nonfiction book that reads like a fiction mystery, you’ll have a hard time putting this one down. Killers of the Flower Moon tells the story of the Osage murders in the 1920s, being investigated by the newly formed FBI.

Kindle: $13.99 on Amazon

Paperback: $9.85 on Amazon

Hard Cover: $15.91 on Amazon

Audio: $23.95 on Audible - free when you sign up for new Audible account

Lethal White by Robert Galbraith

Robert Galbraith’s (aka JK Rowling) latest Cormoran Strike book, out September 18th, is sure to be another page turner. A young man seeks Strike’s help in solving a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, and although the man runs off before Strike can get more information from him, he is intrigued by the case and starts investigating. The Cuckoo’s Calling is the first book in the series, if you want to start from the beginning.

Kindle: $14.99 on Amazon

Hard Cover: $17.40 on Amazon

Audio: $25.95 on Audible - free when you sign up for new Audible account

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty

Available November 6, the newest book, Nine Perfect Strangers from Liane Moriarty will not disappoint. In true Moriarty fashion, the book tells the story of nine people gathering at a health resort. Always an easy read, Moriarty’s newest book will surely make for the perfect book to pass the time on a plane, or to take to the beach during a fall beach vacation. Check out other books by Liane Moriarty (my personal favorite is What Alice Forgot, and you might also be interested in Big Little Lies, now an award winning series on HBO).

Kindle: Available for pre-order for $14.99 on Amazon

Hard Cover: Available for pre-order for $18.89 on Amazon

Audio: Available for pre-order for $24.49 on Audible


Small Country by Gael Faye

 

Set during the civil war in Burundi and Rwanda, Small Country  is a coming of age novel is based on the author’s childhood. Mixing tragedy and humor, Faye tells the story of Gabriel, who in 1995, three years after the outbreak of civil war, leaves Burundi with his family for Paris, where his father is from. A story about loss of innocence and discovering who you really are. Your flight will be over before you know it if you bring this one with you.

Kindle: $12.99 on Amazon

Hard Cover: $15.69 on Amazon

Digital Audio: $21.94 on Amazon - free when you sign up for a new Audible account

This Could Change Everything by Jill Mansell

Another one of my favorite authors, Jill Mansell, is a reliable choice for a book you won’t want to put down. In this classic new town, new life, starting over story, This Could Change Everything is the perfect book to take along on your next trip. Check out Mansell’s other books here.

Kindle: $9.99 on Amazon

Hard Cover: $12.80 on Amazon

Paperback: $12.78 on Amazon

Digital Audio: $17.95 on Amazon

Transcription by Kate Atkinson

Kate Atkinson proves time and time again she is one of the best authors out there. Her latest novel, Transcription, is no different. Again she tackles WWII (the war is also featured in her last two novels Life after Life and A God in Ruins), this time focusing on the world of espionage.

Kindle: $14.99 on Amazon

Hard Cover: $18.30 on Amazon

Digital Audio: $25.94 on Amazon - free when you sign up for a new Audible account


One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus

This is a YA book, a genre that has taken off in recent years. “Twisty plotting, breakneck pacing and intriguing characterisation add up to an exciting, single-sitting thrillerish treat,” said a Guardian review. One of Us is Lying is a YA novel that will engage both young adult and adult readers. Set in a high school, it tells the story of five very different students in detention, and only four come out alive.Ideal if you're traveling with your favorite teen. 

Kindle: $10.99 on Amazon

Hard Cover: $13.40 on Amazon

Paperback: $13.78 on Amazon

Digital Audio: $32.95 on Amazon - free when you sign up for a new Audible account

Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover

Fans of The Glass Castle will also enjoy this memoir by Tara Westover. In Educated, Westover describes her childhood in the mountains, away from civilization, without formal schooling, medical treatment, or knowledge of the outside world, and how, self taught, she got into Brigham Young University.

Kindle: $12.99 on Amazon

Hard Cover: $16.69 on Amazon

Paperback: $20.40 on Amazon

Digital Audio: $23.95 on Amazon - free when you sign up for a new Audible account

The Woman in The Window by A.J. Finn

If you like psychological suspense, then this it the book for you. Finn’s debut novel The Woman in the Window follows recluse Anna Fox, who, while spying on her neighbors from her window, sees something she shouldn’t. Plot twists abound and you will not be able to put this one down. Fans of the movie Rear Window or the book The Girl on the Train should definitely grab this one!

Kindle: $13.99 on Amazon

Hard Cover: $16.40 on Amazon

Paperback: $15.29 on Amazon

Digital Audio: $31.95 on Amazon - free when you sign up for a new Audible account

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

If it’s good enough for Oprah, it’s good enough for me. A New York Time’s bestseller, Oprah’s bookclub, and longlisted for the 2018 National Book Award for Fiction, An American Marriage tells the story of Celestial and Roy, who are recently married when Roy is arrested and found guilty of a crime he didn’t commit. Through beautiful storytelling, it will get you thinking about the meaning of marriage and the American dream.

Kindle: $10.05 on Amazon

Hard Cover: $14.82 on Amazon

Digital Audio: $20.95 on Amazon - free when you sign up for a new Audible account

The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why it Matters by Priya Parker

If you’ve ever been bored at a party or during a meeting, then put this in your Amazon shopping cart immediately. In The Art of Gathering, Parker delves into various types of gatherings: conferences, parties, summer camps, and through her investigating, discovers what we are doing wrong. If you want to be the next great host and guest, then this book should be in your carry-on!

Kindle: $14.99 on Amazon

Hard Cover: $10.04 on Amazon

Paperback: $19.24 on Amazon

Digital Audio: $23.95 on Amazon - free when you sign up for a new Audible account

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