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Feel-Good Reads for Fall

August 31, 2020 - 9:26am -- wendy
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Hold Me Closer, Necromancer book cover
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Sigh. It’s back-to-school time. Back to real life. Back to homework, social distancing, schedules. Take a break, put your feet up and check out some of these novels that can’t help but ease those back-to-school blues. 

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon Book Audiobook eBook Audio eBook

All Dimple is interested in is coding camp and getting into Stanford. The last thing on her mind is getting married. Too bad her parents don’t feel the same way. Funny, sarcastic and all-around adorable, this feel-good romance is hard to put down.

Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride Book Audiobook

From fast-food worker to necromancer in the blink of an eye, Sam’s life changes as a game of potato hockey draws unwanted attention his way. Faeries, ghosts and werewolves come along for the ride and make this a humorous, albeit sometimes gory, read.

The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang Book eBook

Fairytale meets fashion meets history in this stunning graphic novel. Set in France, it follows a young dressmaker and her employer, a prince who loves to wear dresses. This tale of learning to be yourself is as whimsical as it is honest.

Skink--No Surrender by Carl Hiaasen Book Audiobook eBook Audio eBook

A bizarrely eccentric ex-governor, a teen with a missing cousin and the dangers of Florida’s wilds make for one action-packed ride. Laughs galore, along with some edge-of-your-seat tension, will make this a fall read you won’t forget.

Girls Save the World in This One by Ash Parsons Book eBook

If you never thought fighting zombies could be hilarious, this book will prove you wrong. When ZombieCon! turns a little too real, best friends have to band together with some not-always-helpful strangers to save the world. A little bit of romance, a little bit of gore and a ton of dark humor make for a great read.

An Abundance of Katherines by John Green Book Audiobook eBook Audio eBook

It’s a bummer to be dumped. It’s a major bummer to be dumped nineteen times. It’s an unbelievable bummer to be dumped nineteen times by girls named Katherine! Another funny and sarcastic read, this one has the added bonus of a road trip adventure.

What I Carry by Jennifer Longo Book

Abandoned in a hospital as an infant, Muir is just about to graduate from 18 years in the foster care system and has been successful at keeping her distance from the people around her. But her final foster home might change the way she sees the world. Tough topics and humor come together to make this a thoughtful, feel-good read.

Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell Book eBook

What is a fall book list without a Halloween title? Best friends Josiah and Deja have a unique friendship--they only see each other for a couple of months every fall while working together at a pumpkin patch. With graduation on the horizon, they want to make this year one to remember. Awkward and charming, this graphic novel is a perfect fall read.

Ready for more great books? Check out these New & Coming Soon titles as well as many other great booklists! Better yet, request a Personalized Reading List and we’ll make a list just for you!

Now grab a cold drink, head out into the yard and escape the world for a while. Happy reading!