Chilly autumn weather is basically an invitation to cozy up with a page-turning read on fireside nights and lazy Sundays (and everything in between). Add to your reading list with these new releases, whether you're in the mood for something spooky (it's Halloween season, folks!), romantic, or lighthearted. But don't stop there: Check out these recent movies that are inspired by books.
Becoming Mrs. Lewis
Once upon a time, British novelist C.S. Lewis called Joy Davidman "my whole world." While Lewis went on to stun the world with enchanting — and life-changing — reads like The Chronicles of Narnia and Mere Christianity, this new release centers on the woman behind his magic. A brilliant writer of her own, Davidman defied the time by using her voice — with the help of Lewis — to leave a lasting impact on the world.
Nobody does a romance novel quite like Nicholas Sparks. The Notebook, anyone? Set in Sunset Beach, North Carolina, Every Breath chronicles the lives of two people searching for answers about themselves and their loved ones — and ultimately, finding one another along the way.
The Next Person You Meet in Heaven
Proof that some things are worth the wait. Fifteen years after he released The Five People You Meet in Heaven, Mitch Albom is giving readers the reunion between Eddie and Annie that they've been asking/waiting/hoping for. In this long-awaited sequel, Albom captures Annie's inspiring story of love and loss, reminding readers that every ending is a chance at a new beginning.
Nine Perfect Strangers
Because in Liane Moriarity's case, the only way to top the success of Big Little Lies is with a page-turning read about nine strangers who attend a health resort. But that's not even half of it: One by one, the guests question if Tranquillum House isn't all it's cracked up to be — and if they should escape before it's too late.
The Tattooist of Auschwitz: A Novel
When it comes to the Holocaust, there are still so many stories to be told, especially Lale Sokolov's. Inspired by a true story, Morris details Sokolov's job as a tattooist in the concentration camps, tasked with marking his fellow prisoners with their identification numbers. His story is now a testament to the power of love despite being surrounded by unimaginable conditions.
This Will Only Hurt a Little
Busy Phillips is the best friend we never knew we wanted. (Forever jealous of you, Michelle Williams!) In recent years, she's become a star on social media with her refreshingly honest – and hilarious — Instagram stories. Now, Busy is digging even deeper in a memoir that Tina Fey calls "honest, funny, and intimate."
Fire & Blood
While you wait for the final season of Game of Thrones to air, take it back 300 years with George R.R. Martin's Fire & Blood. This is the first volume of a two-part history of the Targaryens in Westeros. Who knows, it may make you appreciate Daenerys Targaryen even more.
A Spark of Light: A Novel
Jodi Picoult is known for gripping, heartbreaking reads — and A Spark of Light is no exception. Her latest release details a hostage crisis at a women's reproductive health service clinic. Some of the most controversial topics of today are brought to light, including gun control and abortion.
Bridge of Clay
Following the success of The Book Thief, Markus Zusak tells the unforgettable story of five brothers who lean on one another for guidance — and love — while growing up after their father's mysterious disappearance. But how long can you lean on someone until they break?
A Well-Behaved Woman: A Novel of the Vanderbilts
The closest things Americans have to the royals is the wealthy families of the country's past. Enter the pinnacle of America's elite: the Vanderbilt family. In this enticing novel, Therese Anne Flower introduces us to Alva Smith Vanderbilt Belmont, a remarkable woman wh0 was epitome of the expression,"well-behaved women seldom make history."
The Personality Brokers: The Strange History of Myers-Briggs and the Birth of Personality Testing
Are you more of an INFJ? ESFP? Regardless, basically everyone has taken the Myers-Briggs personality test at some point in their life. And if they haven't actually taken it, they've definitely considered it. Here, Merve Emre explores the history of the personality test that has given people around the world a better understanding of themselves.
The Forbidden Door: A Jane Hawk Novel
Once a FBI agent, now Jane Hawk is one of the most sought-after fugitives. In the fourth book of Dean Koontz's series, we see Hawk continue to fight for her life — and her five-year-old son's future. Psst, book #5 comes out next year!
After eight years in the White House, Michelle Obama feels like one of our closest friends. But her buzzed-about memoir Becoming proves that there's more than meets the eye. The former First Lady of the United States shares how she defied the odds to become a mother, daughter, friend, lawyer, and inspiration to women around the world.
The Clockmaker's Daughter: A Novel
What would you do if you discovered a satchel that unlocked the truth to a mysterious murder from the past century? If you're Elodie Winslow, then you wouldn't stay silent. Spanning across 150 years, Kate Morton's story is chock-full of murder, mystery, love, and loss.
The Reckoning: A Novel
Since releasing A Time to Kill in 1981, Grisham has sold more than 275 million books .... and counting. His latest — The Reckoning — is a dark, twisted drama that takes place in Mississippi in 1946. True to form, Grisham weaves in his legal background as the main character, World War II hero Pete Banning, is at trial for murdering his reverend.
The Library Book
In a time when libraries feel like a long-lost love, the best way to rekindle your appreciation for this beloved institution is by learning about one of the most famous libraries in history: the Los Angeles Public Library. A love letter to this overshadowed pastime, Susan Orlean details the 1986 fire that destroyed and damaged more than 1 million books.
Sally Field is a Hollywood icon — hello Mrs. Gump! — but her journey to the top wasn't a cake walk. In fact, in her hauntingly honest memoir, Field opens up everything that got her to where she is today, including her toxic relationship with her parents, lonely existence, and affair with Burt Reynolds.
Cozy up by the fire and dream of summer days with this sweet — and dramatic— romance. Sticking to the same formula that made The Wedding Date a best-seller, Jasmine Guillory shares what happens when a public proposal in front of 45,000 people doesn't go as planned. Warning: Things get ugly (but that's what makes it a good read, eh?).
Unsheltered: A Novel
Some people read books to escape reality. Others read to feel less alone in their struggles. Unsheltered explores the lives of two families in two different centuries as they try to piece together the crumbling foundation of their home — both literally and figuratively.
Good Housekeeping Cookbook: 1,200 Triple-Tested Recipes
Give this book new meaning by turning these triple-tested recipes into standout dishes — appetizers, desserts, and more — that your family will love all season long. And hey, it will also look pretty stacked on your kitchen shelves in our totally unbiased opinion.
AMANDA GARRITY Editorial Assistant
As the Editorial Assistant for GoodHousekeeping.com, Amanda covers home, holidays, food, entertainment, and other lifestyle news.