Book Reviews,  Writing

Top 10 Books on My Fall 2023 Reading List

Books I Want To Read This Fall

Fall 2023 Reading List

Stories of Breece D’J Pancake

The Stories of Breece D'J Pancake book cover

Breece Pancake was a very promising young writer who was already publishing short stoires in The Atlantic Monthly when he committed suicide at the age of 26.

Breece D’J Pancake Is the Greatest Author You’ve Never Heard Of

The story collection The Stories of Breece D’J Pancake was published after his death, which included some stories he had already published and several previously unpublished stories.

The Last Ravioli Recipes of Hoboken: A Search for Food and Family by Laura Schenone

The Lost Ravioli Recipes of Hoboken book cover

Laura Schenone writes about finding her great-grandmother’s recipe for ravioli.

A Walker in the City by Alfred Kazin

A Walker in the City book cover

A classic portrait of immigrant life in the early decades of the twentieth century.

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie book cover

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie is Muriel Spark’s most famous novel. It is about a problematic schoolteacher in an English boarding school.

The title character is iconic. It was made into a great film in 1969.

I Heard the Owl Call My Name by Margaret Craven

I Heard The Owl Call My Name book cover

Amazon blurb:

Amid the grandeur of the remote Pacific Northwest stands Kingcome, a village so ancient that, according to Kwakiutl myth, it was founded by the two brothers left on earth after the great flood. The Native Americans who still live there call it Quee, a place of such incredible natural richness that hunting and fishing remain primary food sources.

The Moviegoer by Walker Percy

The Moviegoer by Walker Percy book cover

Walker Percy’s debut novel The Moviegoer was the winner of the 1962 National Book Award.

The main character has a rather aimless life living his life through movies instead of having great personal experiences. He decides that it is time for a change.

Autumn Light: Season of Fire and Farewells by Pico Iyer

Pico Iyer lives in Japan. Everyone always thinks spring is the biggest time in Japan due to the famous cherry blossoms, but he feels that autumn is a far more profound season in that country.

Quartet in Autumn by Barbara Pym

Quartet In Autumn book cover

This is the story of four British people in late middle age who work in the same office and all suffer from loneliness.

In the Valleys of the Noble Beyond: In Search of the Sasquatch by John Zada

In the Valleys of the Noble Beyond: In Search of the Sasquatch book cover

A journalist travels through British Columbia exploring one of the world’s most baffling mysteries—the existence of the Sasquatch. Does Bigfoot really exist or is it just a legend?

The Lists of the Past by Julie Hayden

The Lists of the Past book cover

Julie Hayden, an editor and writer at The New Yorker, published her only book in 1976. This collection of stories received high praise and was published in a new edition in 2014.

Further Reading

Please read my other reviews:

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The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath | Book Review

Cassandra at the Wedding by Dorothy Baker | Book Review

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith | Book Review

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