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    24 Brilliant Books You Must Read This Autumn

    Recommended reading in October and November. UK release dates.

    1. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead – Out Now

    Blown away by @colsonwhitehead 'The Underground Railroad'. Only 'A Little Life' had this effect on me of late. Well done, sir. Brilliant.

    2. Nicotine by Nell Zink – Out Now

    My favorite line from NICOTINE by @NellZink: "All at once, she trusts him. His expectations are so terrifically low." @eccobooks

    3. The Story of a Brief Marriage by Anuk Arudpragasm – Out Now

    The story of a brief marriage - slow immersive and intensely physical meditation into the mind of a man in the eye of the Civil-war storm.

    4. Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood – Out Now

    I reviewed Hag-Seed for this month's @Lit_Review & loved it. Among other things it's a perfect novel if you love theatre.

    5. Mama Can't Raise No Man by Robyn Travis – Out Now

    Hundreds pay to attend launch of debut Mama Can’t Raise No Man via @thebookseller

    6. Let Them Eat Chaos by Kate Tempest – Out Now

    Happy publication day @katetempest! Let Them Eat Chaos is out today & it is an important and brilliant collection about our world right now!

    7. Dead Dogs & Splintered Hearts by Tom Ward – Out Now

    #Dead Dogs & Splintered Hearts by @TomWardWrites is thought provoking, pushing you to use your imagination and with a deeper undertone. xXx

    8. The Comet Seekers by Helen Sedgwick – Out Now

    On topic of beautiful books, I can't recommend enough that you read The Comet Seekers by @helensedgwick. I've never read anything like it.

    9. The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore – Out Now

    Loving the book The Last Days of Night so far. It's the book I always wanted: Edison/Tesla/Westinghouse novelization.

    10. The Mothers by Brit Bennett – 13 October

    i have loved many books this year but i think i will still love brit bennett's "the mothers" the most once december ends

    11. Multiple Choice by Alejandro Zambra – 13 October

    Also reading a proof of Zambra's Multiple Choice, forthcoming from @GrantaBooks. A charming and surprisingly moving little oddity.

    12. Autumn by Ali Smith – 20 October

    Just finished Autumn by Ali Smith. Poetic, raw, and ultimately reassuring, it's powerful and it's of now and it's of forever. I love it.

    13. The Terranauts by TC Boyle – 20 October

    Halfway thru The Terranauts by @tcboyle -- entertaining--lord of flies meets the dome, kinda... but with sense of humor...

    14. The Tobacconist by Robert Seethaler – 20 October

    'Essential reading for the early years of the 21stC' - #ScotlandOnSunday on Robert Seethaler's THE TOBACCONIST, out frm @picadorbooks nxt wk

    15. The Power by Naomi Alderman – 27 October

    Just finished The Power by Naomi Alderman in one sitting for work book club and now I'm buzzing! Book club needs to happen with haste.

    16. Himself by Jess Kidd – 27 October

    ‘Jess Kidd is a genius. Her prose sparkles with wit, savagery and startling originality. I loved it.’ Tasha Kavanagh on Himself

    17. The Start of Something by Stuart Dybek – 3 November

    Man, Stuart Dybek’s “The Start of Something” is a masterpiece.

    18. The Wangs vs The World by Jade Chang – 3 November

    Reading @thejadechang's The Wangs vs the World for The Rumpus Book Club and it's amazing. The language is tight and story is engrossing.

    19. Loner by Teddy Wayne – 3 November

    Loving #Loner by Teddy Wayne. Great writing, fun read, superbly creepy narrator. I think I dated several guys like David Federer. #sociopath

    20. An Almond For A Parrot by Wray Delaney – 3 November

    Just finished 'An Almond for a parrot' and I loved Tully!! I'm pretty sure her story will stay with me for a while... @HQstories

    21. Cove by Cynan Jones – 3 November

    Read an extract of new Cynan Jones novel COVE over @newwelshreview

    22. The Dark Circle by Linda Grant – 3 November

    "Books were a mystery, they came out of nowhere ... conceived, like children, then grown in the dark." Reading Linda Grant's THE DARK CIRCLE

    23. Swing Time by Zadie Smith – 15 November

    Almost forgot to say that SWING TIME by Zadie Smith is just utterly brilliant. I *think* it's going to be my favorite book of the year.#ewgc

    24. Moonglow by Michael Chabon – 22 November

    Moonglow by Michael Chabon was so good & now I'll never again be able to read it for the first time! Smart, dark, tender, human. 💜 🚀