The 10 Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2018 | Working Mother

The 10 Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2018

Sneak a few minutes to yourself and enjoy the reads everyone will be talking about.

The good news is the beginning of a new season means a plethora of new books to read. The bad news is back-to-school duties don't leave much time for leisure reading. So make it count by checking out the books everyone will be talking about. Start building your fall reading list with these ten highly-anticipated books we can’t wait to get our hands on.

 

The Dinner List by Rebecca Serle

The Dinner List

The Dinner List by Rebecca Serle

Photo: Flatiron Books

Writers and readers everywhere are buzzing about this new book from Rebecca Serle. When Sabrina agreed to a dinner party for her 30th birthday, she never thought that her surprise guest would be the late Audrey Hepburn. Shortly after her arrival, Sabrina and the special people she’s having dinner with will find there’s a deeper reason as to why they’ve all been brought together. With a touch of magical realism and romance, The Dinner List is truly a unique read.

Becoming by Michelle Obama

Becoming by Michelle Obama

Becoming by Michelle Obama

Photo: Crown

Before she was the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama was a working mother with a strong business ethic in Chicago. Delving into the details of her life as a child and her experiences growing up, Becoming is an intimate memoir of a woman on a mission to make the world a better place. This highly-anticipated nonfiction read may not be released for a few more months, but it's already topping the Amazon charts.

Two Dark Reigns by Kendare Blake

Two Dark Reigns by Kendare Blake

Two Dark Reigns by Kendare Blake

Photo: HarperTeen

Serving as the third installment in Kendare Blake’s New York Times bestselling series, Two Dark Reigns continues a story of feuding sisters, magic and a battle for the prestigious crown. In the previous novel, Katharine took the crown, believing her sisters both died in the aftermath. But what Katharine doesn’t know is that her siblings are still alive and are teaming up with a dark and magical figure who will convince them to try and take the crown for themselves. If you’re awaiting the return of Game of Thrones or want an enchanting read for your teens, this is the perfect series to pick up.  

Every Breath by Nicholas Sparks

Every Breath by Nicholas Sparks

Every Breath by Nicholas Sparks

Photo: Grand Central Publishing

One of romance’s most revered writers is back this fall with a new love story about two people looking for a break from their everyday lives. Hope Anderson is heading back to her family’s home in North Carolina to make some tough decisions while Tru Walls is visiting the same town to find a man claiming to be his father. When the two collide, their connection is obvious, but their love story will be more challenging than either had ever expected.

River Bodies by Karen Katchur

*River Bodies* by Karen Katchur

River Bodies by Karen Katchur

Photo: Thomas & Mercer

In this small town thriller, a dead body has just been found and bears a striking resemblance to a decades-old case. As the lead detective begins to trace evidence and suspects, he’ll find that people in the town are unwilling to surrender any information they may know. When the detective runs into a past lover, they’ll both begin to realize there may be a killer at large no one could’ve expected. With its intriguing plot and deliciously suspicious characters, this new release from Karen Katchur is topping thriller lists everywhere.

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty

Photo: Flatiron Books

Ever since the release of Liane Moriarty’s Big Little Lies and its award-winning HBO adaptation, book lovers everywhere have been waiting on the edge of their seats for more work from the author. In her latest, nine people are all attending a 10-day program at a health facility for different reasons, and novelist Frances is there to take in all of her surroundings and learn about her fellow guests. But the most intriguing of them all is the owner of the facility, who lets Frances in on secrets that have her wondering if she should stay or abandon her healing process and get as far away as possible.   

A Year of Extraordinary Moments by Bette Lee Crosby

A Year of Extraordinary Moments by Bette Lee Crosby

A Year of Extraordinary Moments by Bette Lee Crosby

Photo: Lake Union Publishing

Tracy is finally getting a handle on her life as a single mother, taking interest in the family’s magazine business and finding love in the form of a new man. But all of this is overhauled when her son’s failure of a father arrives back in town. Now facing the man she had long forgotten about, she’ll have to make a tough decision that will impact both her life and her son’s forever. This new book from USA Today bestseller Bette Lee Crosby documents the life of a woman coming into her own and perfectly complements her spring breakout, The Summer of New Beginnings.

Elevation by Stephen King

Elevation by Stephen King

Elevation by Stephen King

Photo: Scribner

The king of horror novels is back this fall with a new series that will make you rethink everything you know. Strange things are beginning to happen to Scott Carey as he seems unable to take on any weight no matter what he’s holding or wearing. Confiding in a Castle Rock doctor, the two will do all they can to get to the bottom of the mystery. Simultaneously, Scott is beginning to establish a friendship with his neighbors who are being discriminated against during their battle to open a restaurant. As the three work together, they’ll find that there’s happiness in the bizarre, bringing out a new side to the once-estranged neighbors.  

The Memory of You by Jamie Beck

The Memory of You by Jamie Beck

The Memory of You by Jamie Beck

Photo: Montlake Romance

Due to recent trauma, all Steffi wants is to get her mind off of her broken heart by taking up a new renovation company with her friend. Before she knows it, she’s mingling with Ryan, a man she thought she left in the past. As the two realize there’s still a spark between them, they’ll also find there are dark secrets about both of them that are better left not talked about. But when Ryan starts to dig up the details of Steffi’s assault, he’ll have to decide if it’s possible for the two of them to still work something out. Since Jamie Beck’s The Cabots series hit shelves, the author has become a powerful voice for stories about strong women.  

Wildcard by Marie Lu

Wildcard by Marie Lu

Wildcard by Marie Lu

Photo: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers

For fans of Marie Lu’s Warcross comes the next book in her enticing series. Emika Chan is lucky to still have her life after the Warcross Championships and is now finding that the people she thought she could trust aren’t truly on her side. Now with strangers out to kill her, Emika will have to decide who’s trying to take her out and who’s actually trying to protect her. As she turns her back on the man she loves, she’ll be left to wonder if she can make it out of this dangerous mission alive. This thrilling sequel set in Tokyo is the perfect back-to-school read for the teens in your life who loved Lu’s No. 1 New York Times bestseller, Warcross.

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