By Bianca Dishmon
Art by Sophie Jordan
There are many staples that make fall fall: cooler weather, better foliage. But one aspect of fall is that it's essentially the perfect season for reading. Below are some teacher and student recommended books that are perfect for the upcoming season, as well as some highly anticipated books that will be released in fall.
“The Other Black Girl” by Zakiya Dalila Harris: Mr. Nichols describes this book as “‘The Stepford Wives’ meets ‘Get Out’ meets ‘The Devil Wears Prada’.” The book takes place in a New York publishing house and focuses on Nella Rogers, the sole black employee until the arrival of Hazel, with whom she initially sparks a friendship. Shortly after Hazel’s arrival, however, Nella begins to receive mysterious messages, and she is determined to find out who they’re coming from and why.
“The Plot” by Jean Hanff Korelitz: This novel focuses on a struggling writer-turned-teacher who discovers that one of his students has developed the perfect plot for a book. However, while waiting for the student to publish the aforementioned book, the teacher discovers that his former student has passed away. After hearing this news, the teacher decides to steal the plot and publish it himself. After doing this, he begins to receive a series of mysterious emails.
“The Lost Girls” by Sonia Hartl: Mrs. Akers recommended this book as it will appeal to fans of “Twilight.” The book focuses on Holly Liddell, a girl who is turned into a vampire by her boyfriend, Elton. However, thirty-four years later, Holly is abandoned by him. After her abandonment, Holly becomes friends with two other vampires who were abandoned by Elton, and they collectively hatch a plan to kill him.
“Aristotle and Dante Dive Into the Waters of the World” by Benjamin Alire Sáenz: Steering away from the genre of thrillers, is the highly anticipated sequel to “Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe.” The book focuses on protagonists, Aristotle and Dante, and how they manage their senior year of high school. Mrs. Akers says she is “super excited for the sequel… but a little nervous about it” because she loved the first book so much. The sequel will be published October 12.
“The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo” by Taylor Jenkins Reid: Described by Elizabeth MacQueen (10) as a “must-read,” the book focuses on an interview between Monique Grant and Evelyn Hugo as they discuss the latter’s glamorous Hollywood career and the secrets and scandals within it.
“Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen: For fans of romance, “Pride and Prejudice” follows the life of Elizabeth Bennet and her courtship by Fitzwilliam Darcy, whom she extremely dislikes.
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