The Washington Post had an article yesterday about 116 books coming out this fall.
There's something for everyone in the list. These are the ones I'd like to read in order of the month of their arrival in the bookstore:
- Fruitless Fall, by Rowan Jacobsen (Bloomsbury, Sept.). The gradual disappearance of the honeybee may augur an agricultural crisis.
- Letter to My Daughter, by Maya Angelou (RH, Sept.) A collection of essays about the well-lived life, from the author of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.
- The Snowball, by Alice Schroeder (Bantam, Sept.) The life and times of business guru Warren Buffett.
- The War Within, by Bob Woodward (Simon & Schuster, Sept.). Revelations about the inside machinations of the White House, Pentagon, State Department and intelligence agencies at critical points in the Iraq War.
- Descartes' Bones, by Russell Shorto (Doubleday, Oct. The debate between religion and science as seen through the 350-year journey of René Descartes's skull and bones.
- Giants, by John Stauffer (Twelve, Nov.). Two self-made men -- Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln -- who redefined our concepts of liberty.
- Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell (Little, Brown, Nov.). What makes some people such high achievers? And what makes others fail?
- Traitor to His Class, by H.W. Brands (Doubleday, Nov.) Born to a rich family, Franklin Delano Roosevelt became America's greatest defender of the poor.
Go here for the entire list.