It’s starting to feel like fall outside, with colder nights, pumpkin spice creeping onto the shelves, and leaves that are slowly changing colors. It makes us want to curl up with a hot cup of cider – and, of course, a good book! Autumn always brings a ton of great new reads, and this September is no exception. With dozens of our favorite powerhouse authors, and a few new ones releasing books, this will be a fall we can’t wait to get underway.
Here are the top 10 September releases that we’re more than ready to cozy up to:
The Cuban Affair, Nelson DeMille (September 19)
DeMille’s latest novel features Daniel “Mac” MacCormick, an Army veteran who now runs charters on his fishing boat in Key West. When Mac is hired to bring two clients on a trip to Cuba, he quickly realizes that there’s more to the charter than he first thought – including a hidden treasure that could change his future in ways he never imagined.
Sleeping Beauties, Stephen King & Owen King (September 25)
Father and son team up for this horror novel that imagines a world where all women have fallen asleep, transported to a peaceful alternate reality. The only one immune is Eve Black, a mysterious figure who becomes coveted by different factions in a world filled only with men. Violence, compassion and fear all war in the battle for Eve and the fate of all humanity.
A Sick Life: TLC ‘n Me, Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, with Emily Zemler (September 12)
Honest and inspiring, Watkins’ memoir takes the reader through her life, from being diagnosed with a sickle-cell disease as a young girl to her success as the lead singer of TLC, one of the top-selling female recording groups of all time to. Learn about her rise to fame, her life in the spotlight, the tragic loss of a band member and the many health obstacles that she’s still bravely fighting everyday.
Secrets in Death, J.D. Robb (September 5)
The 45th book in Robb’s beloved In Death series finds detective Eve Dallas trying to solve the murder of gossip columnist Larinda Mars. Along with her dreamy husband, Roarke, Eve must uncover all the scandalous secrets that Larinda was hiding if she has any chance of catching the killer.
A Column of Fire, Ken Follett (September 12)
The master of historical fiction returns with another medieval novel set in 1558 in his fictional town of Kingsbridge. With religious conflict at an all time high, loyalties across Europe are tested while Princess Elizabeth seeks to retain control of England. Stuck in the middle of the conflict are Ned Willard and Margery Fitzgerald, whose love story spans decades even as they find themselves on opposite sides of the growing unrest.
Tower of Dawn, Sarah J. Maas (September 5)
Young adult fantasy author Maas continues her popular Throne of Glass series with a story focused on popular character Chaol Westfall. Follow as he goes on an epic journey to both heal from his wounds and to potentially create alliances that will be vital in the coming war.
Enigma, Catherine Coulter (September 12)
The 21st book in Coulter’s FBI Thriller series has agents Savich and Sherlock investigating a mysterious drug, a John Doe patient, and a string of crimes that seem to be interconnected. Now they just have to figure out how if they’re going to save a kidnapped baby and solve this deadly mystery in time.
Archangel’s Viper, Nalini Singh (September 26)
Singh returns with the 10th novel in her paranormal Guild Hunter series. This time, the story focuses on Venom, one of the deadliest members of Archangel Raphael’s infamous Seven. But when Venom starts to fall for the powerful but brutalized Holly Chang, he must fight to protect her from both hunters and the dark power that threatens to consume her.
To Be Where You Are, Jan Karon (September 19)
This is the 14th book in Karon’s Mitford series, bringing us updates on all the characters we’ve come to know and love over the years. While the town deals with its usual small town dramas, Dooley and Lace Kavanagh settle into married life, including helping their adopted son, Jack, prepare for a day that will change his life forever.
Lucas, Sawyer Bennett (September 19)
Bennett’s Carolina Cold Fury books always deliver on the sexy fun. This time we’re following Lucas Fournier, a new addition to the hockey team who is definitely not ready to settle down. Until he has a heated night of passion with museum curator Stephanie Frazier, that is.