The Best Reads Of October Are Right Here

You know what goes perfectly with a Pumpkin Spice Latte? A brand spankin' new reading list. And while we're not handing out Starbucks cards at the moment, we can supply you with plenty of must-reads for the month.
In our first batch of October picks, the latest from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jennifer Egan is top of the pile: Manhattan Beach is a literary thriller with noir verve that takes you back to an era when men went off to war and women went to work. Keeping with that female strength theme, Naomi Alderman's The Power imagines a world in which teenage girls wake up one morning and discover they possess superhuman strength. Then there's A Secret Sisterhood, which reconstructs the friendships of some of literatures most famous ladies. The cherry on top? That would be Nasty Women, a collection of 23 essays from today's fiercest feminist writers. Raise your lattes, folks: a toast to the literary month ahead!
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