Verge Fall Reads
By Jordyn Damato
There is no better way to celebrate fall than cuddle up with a cup of something warm and dive into a good book. As the seasons change, book trends naturally change as well, so here is every book that should be on your fall reading list, this season.
It is no secret that Colleen Hoover has suddenly become one of the most well liked authors in the year 2022, and it is easy to see why when reading her books. It Ends With Us is the ideal book for you if you are looking for a romance you can get lost in and stay with for hours or even days. Being the first in its series, the story is based on the abusive relationship between Hoover’s parents growing up, and was described as the hardest book she has ever written. Be sure to read that in time for the release of its sequel, It Starts With Us, launching this month.
If romance is not your cup of tea right now, Verity is another Hoover book that is in high demand this season if you’re searching for a spooky fall read. This thriller novel holds sprinkles of romance throughout but revolves around an unsettling, mind-bending situation that leaves readers borderline traumatized after they’re done. If you have ever questioned the influence a book has, read Verity and watch how your perspective shifts. Another trending series is Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah. J Maars. This fantasy collection has five unique books that follow the story of a nineteen-year-old huntress who is dragged to a treacherous magical land and given the choice to either save this other realm or witness its destruction. This book is known to be both sexy and action-packed and is not one you want to miss out on.
Classics remain classics for a reason, which explains why Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens remains trending for years since its popular release back in 2018. Owens tells a heartbreaking, coming-of-age story about the events of a young girl's life as she grows up isolated in the marshes of North Carolina. Because of the success from the novel, this story has been adapted into a major motion picture that took the box office by storm.
Straying away from the genre of fiction, there’s been nothing but praise for Jennet McCurdy’s (yes, Sam from iCarly!) new memoir, I’m Glad My Mom Died. In her auto-biography she explores the abuse she endured with being a child actor and the effects that had on both her physical and mental health growing up. Not only that, in a bravely honest and emotional way, she opens up about the abusive relationship she had with her mother before she died in 2013. McCurdy reminds us that celebrities are real people too with real issues that we can all unfortunately relate to, in one way or another.
Finally, the highly anticipated poetry collection by poet Chen Chen has officially entered the world in all its glory. This collection, Your Emergency Contact Has Experienced an Emergency, explores his experience as a queer Asian American living through the COVID-19 pandemic while grappling with the Trump presidency, mass shootings, and all other current events happening between the year of 2020 and 2021, good and bad. His collection is both poignant and playful and sheds light on the depth of trauma we Americans experience simply by living in America.
As reading culture rises and reading becomes more popularized, we expect our readers to be more than occupied this season. With so many choices to choose from, what book will you be curling up with this cozy season?