Fall is nearly upon us and that means festive foods, the holidays, and of course a new round of anticipated book releases. And what better way to celebrate the new season than with some fresh reads? While there are dozens of new books coming out this fall, we’ve curated a few of our top picks. Here’s what’s in store for fall 2018.
Becoming by Michelle Obama
The former first lady is releasing her much-anticipated new memoir, Becoming. It relays her experiences of growing up on the South Side of Chicago, working while raising daughters, and her life-changing experience as the first African American first lady.
What If This Were Enough? Essays by Heather Havrilesky
A follow up to her bestselling book, How to Be a Person in the World, Havrileksy examines the contradictions of The American Dream and upper-middle-class America. Through her writings, she urges readers to embrace imperfection and “wake up to the unbelievable gift of being alive.”
21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval N. Harari
Historian and philosopher, Yuval Harari, offers invaluable advice on today’s modern challenges. From climate change to war, terrorism, and migration, Harari gives practical insight on how to navigate what it means to be alive in the 21st century.
The Disordered Mind: What Unusual Brains Tell Us About Ourselves by Eric R. Kandel
Nobel Prize winner, Eric R. Kandel explores cognitive disorders and how learning and memory work. He draws from his extensive research on how the brain functions to shed light on disorders and how brain processes give rise to diseases such as depression, autism, schizophrenia, Parkinson’s, addiction, and post-traumatic stress disorder. He concludes, that while these disorders cause suffering, they also give us deep insight into the brain and what it means to be human.