Awesome Book Titles to Add to Your Reading Collection

Now that the fall weather has arrived, and you’re likely to be spending more time indoors, here are some reads currently on the bestsellers list for entertainment of the quiet variety. Filled with drama, unique characters, and relevant subject matters that will make you want to write your own mystery, thriller or family novel.

 

Lethal White - Robert Galbraith

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Release Date: September 18th 2018

Under the pen name Robert Galbraith, this is JK Rowling’s fourth novel of the Cormoran Strike series. Cormoran Strike is approached by a young man named Billy about a murder he believed he witnessed as a child. To figure out the case, Strike and his partner Robert Ellacott go off on a hunt that leadsthem to the shady backstreets of London. The book will please readers across the board, and keeps the mystery until the very end.

 

The Tattooist of Auschwitz - Heather Morris

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Release Date: January 11th 2018

Based on the incredible true story of Lale and Gita Sokolov, who met and fell in love while both were at a concentration camp during World War II. Lale was forced to work as a tattooist, where his job was to inscribe prisoners with numbers into their arms. During the time, Lale took the opportunity his position gave him, to exchange stolen money and jewels from murdered Jews for food to help feed his comrades. One day while in line waiting to get tattooed, Gita met Lale, and their romance was instant, proving that the best moments can arise in difficult times.

 

Women Talking - Miriam Toews

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Release Date: August 21st 2018

 

Inspired by actual events, the story follows eight Mennonite women who recently found out the demons that have been coming to violate them and hundreds of other women and girls night after night, are in fact men from their colony. They band together to make a decision that will change their fate forever- whether to attempt to escape the community and village they grew up in. Timely with the current conversation around sexual assault, it probes deep into understanding how women are conditioned to perceive their autonomy, or lack of. 

 

Washington Black - Esi Edugyan

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Release Date: August 30th 2018

Washington Black is an eleven-year-old who works as a slave at a plantation in Barbados. His master’s brother Christopher Wilde (aka “Titch”), an explorer and abolitionist, takes him in and introduces Wash to a world of freedom. When a murder occurs and Wash has a bounty placed on his head, Titch takes him across the east coast of America and to the Arctic so he can start his life over. Despite countless stories like this, it’s an important reminder of just how far we’ve come for human rights issues, and how much more we have to go.

 

Crazy Rich Asians - Kevin Kwan

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Release Date: June 11th 2018

First released five years ago, the book is rising in sales again due to the summer release of its successful movie adaptation. Here we follow the tale of three super wealthy Chinese families. Controversy starts to brew when Rachel Chu, a New Yorker, flies to Singapore to meet her boyfriend’s family. Keeping in mind the first of the series came out long before the #oscarsowhite campaign, which was started to highlight the lack of diversity in the film industry. The film adaptation was  groundbreaking since it’s the first film with an all-Asian cast and Asian-American leads since The Joy Luck Club, released in 1993.