16 Books You Need To Read This Fall

The scent of fall is in the air — and you may also detect the sweet smell of books. Maybe it’s the memories of back-to-school reading lists, or the coziness of couches in cooling weather, or how a steaming mug of cider just calls for a novel to join it, but autumn weather always seems to demand new reading material. Luckily, fall is always the best season in publishing. And, this year’s excellent crop of novels, short-story collections, books of essays and poetry, and even a cookbook or two, is no exception.
There are memoirs by two of the city's (and the world's) funniest women: Amy Poehler and Lena Dunham. There's a new fashion bible that examines the relationship between women and clothes. There's even a cookbook from beloved East Village eatery Prune. Basically, there's a little something for everyone.
The best part? No book report required — unless, of course, you really want to write one.