Let’s be real for a minute – it’s always reading season. Whether you’re doing it on a beach or cozied up in bed once the weather cools down, there’s never a time that isn’t the perfect time to get lost (or found) in a good book. Below is my personal reading list for this fall season, a great compliment to the bucket list that I create every season as well. Some of these books I’ve already torn through, one or two I am actively in the midst of, and the others are ones I look forward to diving into. Read on to keep reading on 🙂
The General Theory of Love – The real-life, epic applications of neuroplasticity come to life in an incredibly easy to read way in this book that perfectly blends science and psychology. This book both fascinated me and felt achingly familiar, and I came away with the a comprehensive and even deeper respect for love and how it impacts every atom of our beings.
The Great Believers – Set between Chicago and Paris in the late 20th century, this highly recommended novel tells the story of the AIDs epidemic impact humans in vastly different corners of the world and left a lasting footprint.
The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters – The psychology and sociology behind gathering and entertaining comes to life in this how-to book, which is filled with funny anecdotes and real-life examples from gatherings both tiny and epic.
21 Lessons for the 21st Century – For anyone who read and loved Sapiens (which includes me, unequivocally), the newest of Harari’s books is an absolute must. I literally went through this book with a pen and underlined and wrote notes and have been coming back to them ever since I turned that last page. This book is a game changer.
Feminists Don’t Wear Pink and Other Lies – Once and a while, I love reading a book with a short story format that I can put down for a few weeks (when a pressing new book arrives at the library), and then pick back up without feeling like I’ve lost momentum. The formats vary from story to story here – some are lists, thoughtful musings, and beyond hilarious recapping of memories. This is a great one to buy and share with the women in your life.
The Class – What is a teacher, what is a classrom, and what do these ideas mean to you, and all of us? The Class gets into these wide-ranging questions via the story of a former corporate scientist who left to teach high school science, and in the process redefined the idea of the modern classroom.
Attention: Dispatches from a Land of Distraction – A collection of nonfiction stories and memoirs centered around life in the digital age? Sign me up. This is the newest book from Joshua Cohen, and it feels like the perfect moment to be reading it.