Well as we all know, August is the Sunday of months, and fall is creeping ever closer. But all hope is not lost! With a new season and a new academic year come new books! Here are a few titles being released this fall that I am awaiting with bated breath:
“Ware’s excellent psychological thriller updates Henry James’s The Turn of the Screw with 21st-century technology as menacing as the story’s isolated location, a Scottish estate, where a lone nanny contends with children who are not quite what they seem.” -Publishers Weekly
This one actually comes out TODAY! I’ve been waiting all summer for this and I chose it from this month’s Book of the Month selections, so it should probably be landing on my doorstep any minute now! I really loved The Turn of the Screw, so I am highly anticipating this rendition!
Another retelling, Salman Rushdie’s Quichotte comes out on September 3rd. Rushdie is a hit-and-miss author for me, but those who read my post on books that changed my life know that Don Quixote has an incredibly special place in my heart, so I’m excited to dive into this Cervantes-inspired Man Booker winner. Quichotte is the story of a mediocre thriller writer who creates the title character as an homage to that Knight of the Sad Countenance; Quichotte traverses an entire country to find the TV star who holds his affections. Reviews insist the novel holds some of that same magic Don Quixote embodies, so I am excited to dive in.
Ann Patchett’s The Dutch House spans five decades and is the tale of a grand gesture gone awry, paradise lost, and pasts that can haunt. Even if we’re judging this by the cover (as, I know, we’re not supposed to) I’m hooked. The synopsis and cover imagery are both so gripping and attractive that I can’t wait to add this to my shelves! This piece rolls out on September 24th.
“In this surreal debut, starred by PW and called “a page-turner of the strangest order,” lonely Damian is trapped in a wardrobe and delivered to a family’s home. He becomes a ghostlike butler during the family’s daytime absence and returns to the wardrobe at night.” -Publishers Weekly
I mean, that sounds super interesting, no? This tome sounds surreal and twisty and one thing you’ll learn about me– if you haven’t so far– is that I adore Hispanic authors. If Hispanophiles are a thing, I am one. Perhaps it’s from my extended study of the language and introductory study of Spanish, Mexican, and Latin American cultures, but I get so easily and strongly immersed in writing crafted by Spanish speakers. This will hit shelves on August 27th, and I expect it to hit my own shelf that same day!
Soooo I suppose a few of these are more late-summer releases than fall releases, but that’s even better, as they’re that much closer to being available! Comment below with what titles you’re looking forward to, and if any of them are these four listed here!
I hope everyone’s 2019 challenges and summer challenges are going well, and, as always, happy reading!