By Lynsey Eaton | Photography by Danielle Sabol
Each September we refresh our reading material and start a “back to school” reading list of our own. From real to fictional, here are the stories we consider to be must-reads this Fall.
- What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton – The long-awaited look at the 2016 presidential election from the viewpoint of the woman herself isn’t just politics. Clinton’s notes on being the first female presidential candidate and its challenges are worth a read no matter what side of the political line you fall on.
- Forest Dark by Nicole Krauss – The fact that the New York Times dubbed Krauss “one of America’s most important novelists” and Phillip Roth praised this newest novel as “brilliant,” aren’t the only reasons we are jumping to read this story of two disparate characters searching the same Israeli desert. The story of an old lawyer and young journalist promises a story of metamorphosis and self-realization worth consuming. And quickly.
- Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan – Since his first novel Crazy Rich Asians is soon to be a major motion picture, it seems only right that we get caught up with Kwan’s klan of wealthier than thou socialites and billionaires. Besides, who wouldn’t want to follow along from the elegantly appointed mansions of Manila to the secluded private islands in the Sulu Sea, from a kidnapping at Hong Kong’s most elite private school to a surprise marriage proposal at an Indian palace. Sounds like the kind of privileged problems you only hear about on TV.
- Theft by Finding: Diaries by David Sedaris – If his previous memoirs didn’t give you enough insight into his comedic mind, this collection of 40 years worth of Sedaris’ diary entries will make you roll over with laughter and offer life insight at the same time.
- South and West: From a Notebook by Joan Didion – The revered essayist takes the notes from a 1970’s road trip she took across the American southwest and lays her observations bare for us to consider. Aside from being penned by one of contemporary literature’s biggest icons (making it a must-read on it’s own), the notes on the country’s culture and history are particularly poignant in today’s cultural climate.
Clinton’s notes on being the first female presidential candidate and its challenges are worth a read no matter what side of the political line you fall on.
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South and West: From a Notebook by Joan Didion | Theft by Finding: Diaries by David Sedaris | Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan | Forest Dark by Nicole Krauss | What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton