Chilly nights and the first changes of color on the trees are just a few of the hints that autumn is upon us. The opportunity for catching up with some great fiction titles is another! Just think of a cozy evening with a warm drink and a good book. Here in New England, those are upon us. If you're looking for a title to inspire you to stay up past your bedtime and indulge, I've got you covered.
Looking to get a jump on being scared silly this fall? Stephen King's Doctor Sleep comes out next week, chock full of paranormal spookiness as he brings readers back to The Shining's Dan Torrance, now middle-aged and protecting another child from some very nasty paranormal phenomenon. My advice? Give The Shining a quick re-read while you wait for Doctor Sleep.
If creepy isn't your taste and you'd prefer something historical, I'd highly recommend Jamie Ford's Songs of Willow Frost. (He also wrote Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, fyi.) A young Chinese American orphan feels an instant connection when he first sees actress Willow Song on the silver screen. With his friend Charlotte, he escapes the orphanage to navigate the streets of Depression-era Seattle and try to resolve the mystery of his own history. I really, really recommend this one. Really.
I have delicious surprises in store for you Thursday. In the meantime, happy reading!