We Know What New Book You Should Read This Fall

You're going to ~fall~ in love with one of these books.

Posted on
  1. 1.

    Thinkstock
  2. 2.

    Thinkstock
  3. 3.

    Thinkstock
  4. 4.

    Thinkstock
    Via Thinkstock
    Via Thinkstock
    Via Thinkstock
    Via Thinkstock
    Via Thinkstock
    Via Thinkstock
    Via Thinkstock
    Via Thinkstock
    Via Thinkstock
  5. 5.

    Thinkstock
    Via Thinkstock
    Via Thinkstock
    Via Thinkstock
    Via Thinkstock
    Via Thinkstock
    Via Thinkstock
    Via Thinkstock
    Via Thinkstock
    Via Thinkstock

We Know What New Book You Should Read This Fall

You got: "Nicotine" by Nell Zink

Nell Zink’s "Nicotine" is the perfect quirky read for fall: Penny Baker — the only conventional member of her eccentric family — inherits her late father’s childhood house only to find it occupied by a group of anarchist squatters who have named the property “Nicotine.” Yet Penny finds the squatters charming and even becomes part of their collective, eventually leading to a fateful confrontation between the family she was born into and the new one she’s chosen. A funny and charming story about families both literal and metaphorical. Publication date: Oct. 4

"Nicotine" by Nell Zink
Ecco
Take quizzes and chill with the BuzzFeed app.
Get the app
You got: "The Story of a Brief Marriage" by Anuk Arudpragasam

Set two and a half decades into the Sri Lankan civil war, "The Story of a Brief Marriage" follows Dinesh, a Tamil refugee who is approached by an old man with a proposal that could change his life: If he marries the man’s daughter Ganga, they would both have a better shot at safety and a less violent future. The tale of two strangers suddenly thrust into a strange new relationship, "The Story of a Brief Marriage" is an immersive portrait of life touched by war and despair that will be sure to move you this season. Publication date: Sept. 6

"The Story of a Brief Marriage" by Anuk Arudpragasam
Flatiron Books
Take quizzes and chill with the BuzzFeed app.
Get the app
You got: "A Gambler’s Anatomy" by Jonathan Lethem

In Jonathan Lethem’s new novel "A Gambler’s Anatomy," professional backgammon player Bruno Alexander believes he has psychic powers. Unfortunately for Bruno, it seems that his luck has run out — after a bad run in Singapore, Germany doesn’t go as planned either and a tumor behind his eye forces him to undergo experimental surgery, which is paid for by a childhood acquaintance who has an agenda of his own. Set between Berlin and Berkeley, California, "A Gambler's Anatomy" will take you on a colorful adventure this fall. Publication date: Oct. 18

"A Gambler’s Anatomy" by Jonathan Lethem
Doubleday
Take quizzes and chill with the BuzzFeed app.
Get the app
You got: "Mischling" by Affinity Konar

Affinity Konar’s novel Mischling will haunt you all season: identical twin sisters Pearl and Stasha fight to survive the horrors of Auschwitz, where they are subjects in Mengele's Zoo — Dr. Josef Mengele’s cruel and inhumane experiments. When Pearl disappears one winter, Stasha desperately holds onto the hope that she is still alive, and after the camp is finally liberated, must grapple with being a survivor amid the devastation of the world she once knew. Publication date: Sept. 6

"Mischling" by Affinity Konar
Lee Boudreaux Books
Take quizzes and chill with the BuzzFeed app.
Get the app
You got: "The Wangs vs. the World" by Jade Chang

Jade Chang’s debut novel "The Wangs vs. the World" follows Taiwanese-born American businessman Charles Wang, who must unite his children to start fresh in China after losing his fortune to the 2008 recession. The Wangs set off on a road trip across the country, all the way struggling to deal with their new financial situation — and each other. Highly entertaining and often laugh-out-loud funny, "The Wangs vs. the World" shows the often surprising ways hardship can bring a dysfunctional family closer together as well as what it means to be an immigrant in America today. Publication date: Oct. 4

"The Wangs vs. the World" by Jade Chang
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Take quizzes and chill with the BuzzFeed app.
Get the app
You got: "Today Will Be Different" by Maria Semple

"Today Will Be Different" takes place on the one day Eleanor Flood decides to get her life together. Unfortunately for her, that's the day when everything goes awry — with her husband, son, and even buried secrets that suddenly threaten to surface. Crackling with honesty and heart, "Today Will Be Different" hilariously captures one woman’s attempts to reinvent herself and stay sane amid the chaos of everyday life. Publication date: Oct. 4

"Today Will Be Different" by Maria Semple
Little, Brown and Company
Take quizzes and chill with the BuzzFeed app.
Get the app
You got: "The Mothers" by Brit Bennett

In Brit Bennett's debut novel "The Mothers", 17-year old Nadia begins a romance with the local pastor’s son, Luke, after her mother dies, that leads to a pregnancy she must hide from everyone in her small community, including her religious best friend Aubrey. "The Mothers" follows Nadia, Luke, and Aubrey into adulthood, examining how decisions made in youth and the “what if” questions that follow can affect and haunt us years after the fact — certainly, you'll be thinking about this book long after fall is over. Publication date: Oct. 11

"The Mothers" by Brit Bennett
Riverhead Books
Take quizzes and chill with the BuzzFeed app.
Get the app
You got: "Swing Time" by Zadie Smith

In Zadie Smith's new novel "Swing Time", two black girls grow up aspiring to be dancers but only one has talent, creating a rift between them as they go on to lead separate lives. Set across West Africa and London, Swing Time is a sweeping, energetic tale of a complex friendship that speaks to the ways in which our roots and childhood relationships can have a hold on us even later on in life. Publication date: Nov. 15

"Swing Time" by Zadie Smith
Penguin Press
Take quizzes and chill with the BuzzFeed app.
Get the app
You got: "The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead

Colson Whitehead's powerful new novel "The Underground Railroad" is one of the most exciting books of the season, and Oprah's latest Book Club pick to boot. "The Underground Railroad" follows a slave in Georgia who escapes from a cotton plantation and flees north via a literal Underground Railroad — a network of secret underground tracks and tunnels — while all the way facing horrors that still resonate in America today. Publication date: Aug. 2

"The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead
Doubleday
Take quizzes and chill with the BuzzFeed app.
Get the app