Your Fall Reading List
Earlier this year, I started a book club called Bad Babes With Books. It’s turned into this amazing badass club of women, and we read fiction books every two months. We started the club in January and we are now officially almost done with our fourth book!
Now, that definitely doesn’t make me an expert or even an avid reader I would say, but it’s been such a great feeling to get back into reading again. We read books by women authors with strong, female leads and meet up every book to discuss, connect, and let out our inner nerds lol.
But so far, I’ve read three seriously great books, and I’m not even just saying that. We’ve had four happy accidents and somehow all of the books we’ve chosen this year were also coincidentally in Reese Witherspoon’s book club, and almost all of them are having some sort of screen adaptation (esp exciting for our last book!!).
So if you’re just starting out, orrr maybe you love to read and are looking for a few new additions to your TBR pile, here are a couple of books I’ve read this year that I highly recommend:
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste NG
This story outlines a mother and her daughter entering a new town and adjusting to trying to stick in one place for once. I won’t get too into the details but this definitely has a bit of mystery to it and was an enjoyable, light read.
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Looved this one. I’ve heard this is a lot of people’s favorites. It takes place in a swamp, but don’t let that discourage you. It’s crazy how Owens’ descriptive language can make you feel like you’re actually there, envisioning yourself in nature. Plus!! You’ll fall in love with the characters. Slow start, but worth it I promise.
Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
This was such a fun read. It reads like an old school VH1 documentary. There is only dialogue, no narration. Following the lifestyles of a famed (fictional) band in the ‘70s, it really makes you wish you could hear the music. A story of love, friendship, and rock and roll.
Whisper Network by Chandler Baker
I’m obsessed with this book! Full disclosure, I’m still in the last couple of chapters but it’s hooked me from the start. It tells the story of badass women in the work place and has such strong, interesting female leads that you honestly never get bored.
These are ones I can vouch for, but I’ll keep adding more on the blog as we keep reading! I also have The Bluest Eye from Toni Morrison that I can’t wait to dig into. But please - let me know your favorites!
Also, we’re going to need a new book soon for the winter season, so drop any recs in the comments below xx