Welcome to Pre-Fall, everyone! It’s that time of the year where it’s still pretty hot outside, but you get that sudden burst of cool chill coming at you. You fantasize about wearing sweaters and switching from iced coffee to hot coffee. The trees all still have super green leaves on the branches, but perhaps you saw one golden leaf gracefully make its way to the ground.
I know everyone is already up to their elbows in pumpkin spice, but this time of year isn’t Fall for me. Maybe it’s because I grew up in New York and Fall doesn’t officially hit the city until mid-October. We used to call this “Indian Summer,” which is probably not the right vernacular anymore, so I’m dubbing it Pre-Fall.
And for this momentous space in time, I decided to put together some last-minute summer reading right before the big F finally starts. I’ve read probably one book off this list, but plan to read all of them soon. So while everyone is already got pumpkin spice fever, here’s some great reads coming out that’ll get your blood pumping for these last few days of summer.
Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren
If you want feel-good, definitely pick up this book. I read this back in July when I received an ARC copy and it is definitely candy for your heart. Josh and Hazel are these two acquaintances who reconnect at a party and become friends. I feel like a lot of the title explains the book and you can probably guess the ending.
The Dinner List by Rebecca Serle
Ok, so I’ve been seeing this one around the bookstagram and I wanted to check it out. It looks like the kind of book you want to read in the summer but because it only published on September 11, there isn’t much time left. I think this would be a great way to end the summer and perhaps even invite your book club over for dinner to talk about it.
Life on the Leash by Victoria Schade
This book just straight up looks cute and I will basically read anything that describes itself as a combo of Must Love Dogs and My Not So Perfect Life. This is one of those perfect romances that make you think of summer and fall and all the seasons of the year. I can’t wait to pick this one up and take a gander.
The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker
I’m a fan of K.A. Tucker and while it’s been years since I’ve read her books, I’m excited about The Simple Wild. This story sounds similar to that of The Great Alone as they both take place in Alaska and centered around women. For some reason, I always equate the end of summer with a good adventure.
Goodbye, Paris by Anstey Harris
I’ve literally stared at Goodbye, Paris for a good while back in April when I received an ARC of the book, but I haven’t picked it up. I definitely want this to be my big bang, end-of-summer read because it seems appropriate?
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It’s been so hot this September that it really is hard to get into the Fall spirit!! 🙂 My sister has a copy of Josh and Hazel that she’s promised to send me when she is finished. Always excited for more Christina Lauren ❤
I hope you love it! I thought it was adorable and definitely a good read to ease you into the Fall fever.
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I just finished Goodbye, Paris! As a heads up, it’s a slow burn, but definitely quirky and the ending is satisfying.
Ooh good to know!