Top 5 Fiction Books to Read This Fall

July 20, 2021
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Fall is a book lover's utopia. It's the time of year when the sky opens up and amazing stories rain down from the heavens to land right on top of your TBR stack. In fact, the barrage of new releases can be a bit overwhelming for those determined to read every book they can get their hands on—that's you, isn't it? 

Let us help you prioritize.

Books-A-Million's book experts are well-versed in all genres and know what's coming when. With their insider's knowledge, they have put together a vast and varied selection of all of their favorite books coming this fall. We'll take a closer look at their top 5 fiction picks here—but there are many more where these came from! Visit our online store or your local BAM! location to browse to your heart's content and make sure you're all stocked up on the most highly anticipated books of the season.

1. The Wish

Nicholas Sparks is a master at filling up readers' hearts and then breaking them into pieces. His latest book does not disappoint in that regard. The Wish is a book about first love and the legacy it leaves behind—echoes that follow us from youth into adulthood and somehow become sweeter and more powerful with time. You will fall in love right along with Maggie and Bryce as she recalls the story of their teenage romance and how it changed her life forever. This book is full of heart—and destined to make its way into yours.

2. Game On: Tempting Twenty-Eight

It's the 28th book in Janet Evanovich's riveting Stephanie Plum series, and it's one that can't be missed! This time, Stephanie is on the hunt for a ruthless cyber-criminal when a fellow apprehension agent crashes the party. Diesel is hunting the same guy, and whether or not he can be trusted remains to be seen. But with Diesel's help or without it, Stephanie will do everything she can to bring the hacker to justice. Readers will love navigating the twists and turns alongside their favorite female sleuth, and figuring out where Diesel fits into the scheme of things.

3. The Brides of Maracoor

Gregory Maguire dazzled fans of the Oz universe with his Wicked Years series—and The Brides of Maracoor sets the stage for another epic trilogy! The first in the Another Day series, this book begins with Elphaba's granddaughter, Rain, washing ashore on a foreign island. She is taken in by a mysterious community of single women. Her arrival coincides with unsettling developments, including an attack on the Maracoor mainland by an enemy navy. Does this green-skinned stranger pose a threat to the entire nation?

4. The Judge's List

John Grisham does what John Grisham does best in this tightly plotted and suspenseful crime thriller. Investigator Lacy Stoltz—whom Grisham fans will remember from The Whistler—is no stranger to corruption on the bench. But this investigation will lead Lacy down a darker path than ever before as she realizes a man sworn to uphold justice might be a ruthless serial killer.

5. Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone

The ninth book in Diana Gabaldon's epic Outlander series is coming in November, but it's never too early to pre-order your copy so you can dive right in the moment it arrives on your doorstep. As the second to last book in the series, Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone is packed with superb plot development, the multifaceted characters you've come to love, and all the danger, drama, and romance that makes this series so irresistibly addictive.

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