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Even if you're not actually going back to school, there's something about September air that makes it feel as though it's time to go buy pencils and notepads and maybe even a new Trapper Keeper. But if your academic days are behind you, that doesn't mean that fall doesn't come with a reading list that's worth your full attention. It's still time to hit the books.
This month, we've got a bunch of fantastic new memoirs on the docket, including Matilda star Mara Wilson's highly-anticipated debut, Where Am I Now? Our fave fiction picks for the month skew a little on the literary end (another vestige of feeling like we're heading back to campus again, no doubt), from Alexandra Kleeman's latest, Intimations, to a story collection about a not-so-distant future where tech has taken over and, in some cases, holds humans hostage.
Another standout this month: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close author Jonathan Safran Foer has finally leashed his latest on the world. Here I Am is a story about family — something Safran Foer certainly knows how to write — and uncovering the dotted lines that separate our identities from those closest to us. It's poignant, beautifully charted, and has many laugh aloud moments. We loved it, along with the rest of the books on this list. And we hope that you do, too.
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