WanderLuxxe: Books We Fell into this Fall

Living in Los Angeles, it sometimes feels like endless summer but once we returned from vacation and saw all of the back to school photos, we have to admit fall is upon us. Fall is the perfect time to light a candle, make a cup of tea or hot chocolate and get cozy with a book in front of a fire.

These are some of the books on our list this fall:


The Power

Naomi Alderman


"Alderman's writing is beautiful, and her intelligence seems almost limitless. She also has a pitch-dark sense of humor that she wields perfectly." --Michael Schaub, NPR


Gingerbread

Helen Oyeyemi


"Exhilarating...A wildly imagined, head-spinning, deeply intelligent novel." - The New York Times Book Review

"[W]ildly inventive…[Helen Oyeyemi's] prose is not without its playful bite." –Vogue 


Number One Chinese Restaurant

Lillian Li


"A joy to read―I couldn't get enough."
Buzzfeed

"This novel practically thumps with heartache and sharp humor."
―Chang-rae Lee, New York Times bestselling author of Native Speaker

An exuberant and wise multigenerational debut novel about the complicated lives and loves of people working in everyone’s favorite Chinese restaurant.


The Great Believers

Rebecca Makkai


“A page-turner . . . An absorbing and emotionally riveting story about what it’s like to live during times of crisis.” —The New York Times Book Review

A dazzling novel of friendship and redemption in the face of tragedy and loss set in 1980s Chicago and contemporary Paris


We Cast a Shadow: a novel

Maurice Carlos Ruffin


“Stunning and audacious . . . at once a pitch-black comedy, a chilling horror story and an endlessly perceptive novel about the possible future of race in America.”—NPR


Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Start Up

John Carreyrou


“The story is even crazier than I expected, and I found myself unable to put it down once I started. This book has everything: elaborate scams, corporate intrigue, magazine cover stories, ruined family relationships, and the demise of a company once valued at nearly $10 billion.” —Bill Gates


When We Left Cuba

Chanel Cleeton


Instant New York Times bestseller!

In 1960s Florida, a young Cuban exile will risk her life—and heart—to take back her country in this exhilarating New York Times bestselling historical novel from the author of Next Year in Havana, a Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick.


My Sister the Serial Killer

Oyinkan Braithwaite


"Pulpy, peppery and sinister, served up in a comic deadpan...This scorpion-tailed little thriller leaves a response, and a sting, you will remember."--NEW YORK TIMES

"The wittiest and most fun murder party you've ever been invited to."--MARIE CLAIRE



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Marti Hinestravel, WanderLuxxe