Hot take: Fall is better than summer. What’s better than pumpkin spice, fluffy fireside blanket snuggles, and curling up with a great book?! Literally nothing.

Which is why we’ve done some research to find the best, most exciting releases for this upcoming season. Looking for romance? Check! A good mystery? Check again! What about a thriller?


Plus, reading has several health benefits that allow you to be your best self. From reducing stress levels to enhancing sleep and improving your mental well-being, reading is the perfect activity that helps you feel your best.

So what are you waiting for? Head over to your nearest book store, order a latte, and check out these fall faves.

1. Drunk on Love by Jasmine Guillory

If you’re looking to get lost in a top tier rom-com, this is the book for you. Jasmine Guillory’s Drunk On Love explores Margot and Luke, two strangers who meet at a local bar one night in Napa Valley. Later on, Luke discovers he’s Margot’s newest employee at her family’s Vineyard. Each character has steamy secrets, and you’ll be obsessed with them all! That is, until the last page. Find it local!

2. Fairy Tale by Stephen King

Honestly, name a bad book by Stephen King. We’ll wait… In his latest novel, King takes you on a journey with 17-year-old Charlie Reade who discovers an entirely different underworld upon inheriting keys from Mr. Bowditch, a stranger he once saved. Everything is at stake in this forbidden world where Charlie has to navigate good and evil. What will he do? Find it local!

3. The Furrows by Namwali Serpell

Exploring themes of grief and mourning, The Furrows follows Cassandra Williams as she tries to grasp the fact that her little brother Wayne has gone missing. Travel beside her on this enchanting journey and discover shocking, jaw-dropping twists that will keep you up at night. Find it local!

4. The American Roommate Experiment by Elena Armas

Rosie Graham just quit her job to pursue her true passion: romance writing. That is until she gets writers block. Dive into this extravagant love story to see how all of the problems Rosie encounters really just put her in the right place at the right time. Find it local!

5. It Starts With Us by Colleen Hoover

It Starts With Us tells the story of Lily, star of It Ends With Us, running into her first love Atlas again. Although Lily and her ex-husband Ryle are no longer married, he is still very much involved in her life. This long-awaited sequel explores Atlas and Lily’s love from Atlas’s perspective. What will he have to say? Find it local!

Alright friends! It’ time to turn the page on summer with these fall page-turners. See what we did there? And for more tips and tricks on how to live your healthiest life, connect with our friends at Virtua Health today.