Carolyn’s Autumn Reading List

Its no secret that Carolyn loves to read… a lot! Browse through the list to be inspired by Carolyn’s latest fave reads.

The Vanishing Half – Brit Bennett

“From The New York Times-bestselling author of The Mothers, a stunning new novel about twin sisters, inseparable as children, who ultimately choose to live in two very different worlds, one black and one white.”
-Penguin Random House

House of Glass – Hadley Freeman

“This frightening, inspiring, and cautionary family saga is filled with extraordinary twists, vivid characters, and famous cameos, illuminating the Jewish and immigrant experience in the World War II era. Reviewers have asked: “is there a better book about being Jewish?” (The Daily Telegraph) Addressing themes of assimilation, identity, and home, House of Glass is “a triumph” (The Bookseller) and a powerful story about the past that echoes issues that remain relevant today.”
-Simon & Schuster

Hamnet – Maggie O’Farrell

Hamnet is a novel inspired by the son of a famous playwright. It is a story of the bond between twins, and of a marriage pushed to the brink by grief. It is also the story of a kestrel and its mistress; flea that boards a ship in Alexandria; and a glovemaker’s son who flouts convention in pursuit of the woman he loves. Above all, it is a tender and unforgettable reimagining of a boy whose life has been all but forgotten, but whose name was given to one of the most celebrated plays ever written.”
-Booktopia

Apeirogon – Colum McCann

“From the National Book Award–winning and bestselling author of Let the Great World Spin comes an epic novel rooted in the unlikely real-life friendship between two fathers. Bassam Aramin is Palestinian. Rami Elhanan is Israeli. They inhabit a world of conflict that colors every aspect of their lives, from the roads they are allowed to drive on to the schools their children attend to the checkpoints, both physical and emotional, they must negotiate.”
-Penguin Random House

Blood and Oil – Bradley Hope & Justin Scheck

“From co-author of Billion Dollar Whale Bradley Hope and fellow award-winning Wall Street Journal reporter Justin Scheck, a revelatory look at the inner workings of the royal family of Saudi Arabia, the world’s most powerful ruling clan, and how the struggle for succession produced the charismatic but ruthless Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.”
-Booktopia

 

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