Leaf Through a Good Book

Fall is the perfect time to snuggle up with a novel and a pumpkin spiced latte or warm cup of tea.  Why not cozy up with one of these reads?

When You Read This by Mary Adkins

An expository piece of fiction written in the form of emails, Smith Simonyi makes it his mission to have his friend’s blog posts published as a book after she passes away from cancer. 

First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen

The Waverly sisters are magical.  This fall, the frost is coming quick and the chilly air is first frostchanging the leaves of their mischievous spell-cast apple tree, bringing change into their own lives.  From losing their balance to losing their hearts, the sisters will have to make choices to regain control of their lives. 

The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock by Imogen Gowar

September 1785.  There’s rapid knocking on merchant Jonah Hancock’s door.  His captain has sold Jonah’s ship for what appears to be a mermaid. 

Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah

A tale of friendship.  In 1974 Tully moves to Kate’s town. The two become inseparable.  Jump into a tale of a 30 year friendship and reminisce with the characters.

firefly laneThe Sweetness of Forgetting by Kristin Harmel 

Hope Mckenna, a 36 year old baker living in Cape Cod, must travel to Paris to uncover the truth behind a secret for her dying grandmother.  And so begins Harmel’s story about religion, family, fairy tales, and love. 

The Wartime Sisters by Lynda Cohen Loigman 

Two sisters living very different lives are reunited at an Armory during WWII.  One sister is an officer’s wife and lives at ease, while the other arrives as a war widow, taking a job in the factories. 

While I’m Falling by Liane Moriarty 

A novel where growing up means that you are now responsible for your parents’ mistakes. Veronica has been falling since her parents announced that they are getting divorced. One day, her mother shows up to Veronica’s college dorm with not only a shocking request, but also the family’s dog. 

Family Tree by Susan Wiggs 

Annie is lucky.  She’s a TV producer, she’s pregnant with her first child, she has a family treehandsome husband and a beautiful home, but then she wakes up after being asleep in a year long coma.  She soon finds out she lost much more than just time.

Girls at 17 Swann Street by Yara Zgheib 

Anna Roux was a dancer– a beautiful, professional ballerina.  After her husband gets transferred to America for work, Anna loses her job as a ballerina.  The thought of food, the one thing she always felt she could control, now consumes her to the point where she eats very little of it. Forced to seek treatment, Anna is admitted as a patient at 17 Swann Street.  

-Jessica Bielen, Adult Services Librarian 

Livingston, NJ 07039, USA

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