3 Must Read Books for Fall 2018


3 Must Read Books for Fall 2018

This fall, as the leaves change colors and eventually drop to the earth, I encourage you to spend some leisure time with three titles I’ve enjoyed reading in recent months. 

  1. Reading the Silver Screen
    In his new book, Thomas Foster, author of How to Read Literature Like a Professor, help readers, screenwriters, and movie lovers dissect the key components of quality films. You’ll watch your favorite movies with more observant eyes and catch things you didn’t notice the first time around!
  2. The Voice is All: The Lonely Victory of Jack Kerouac
    This is a recent biography of the late On the Road writer, written with depth and objectivity by Julie Johnson, who was one of Kerouac’s close friends and one-time lover. For writers looking for subject material, Johnson’s book demonstrates how gifted Kerouac was at taking episodes from his life and re-purposing them into fictional narrative.
  3. There, There
    Tommy Orange’s first book is a haunting, interwoven collection of vignettes concerning Native Americans living in and around Oakland, California. The reader enters the pain, hope, and despair felt by these individuals in contemporary America. I look forward to reading a lot more from this young writer.

What books do you recommend for this season of pumpkin spice lattes, excessive candy, and holiday decorations?