Jordan Alif shares her book (and brews) picks on her @bohobooksnbrews Instagram page. This Fall, she stopped by She Reads to share some of her most anticipated Fall reads in her book stack. From witchy reads to #ownvoices and non-fiction, here’s what @bohobooksnbrews is reading this Fall.
As a Black woman in America, I jump at the chance to read books written from and about the perspective of being a Black woman. I’ve always been a reader, but it wasn’t until recently that stories from Black women have been wholly published and available. Our existence is a complex one, and I don’t think I can fully articulate how much it means to be able to hear the experiences of those who look like me and understand the intricate reality of being a modern day Black person.
Since Girl, Gurl, Grrrl doesn’t release until later this year, here are 12 bestselling non-fiction books that should be on everyone’s #TBR list.
Jenna Takes the Fall by A.R. Taylor
Jenna Takes the Fall seems like a story of self-discovery and love wrapped in questions about abuse of power. Something enthralling and entertaining but thought-provoking and mysterious. Plus, I’m a sucker for anything set in New York City.
Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi
This book is in one word, transcendent! It may be my favorite book of 2020. Transcendent Kingdom is quiet and beautifully emotive. You leave the novel and the story feels complete, yet you’re asking yourself existential questions.
Once you wrap Transcendent Kingdom, take a look at the books the author, Yaa Gyasi, is reading this Fall.
Magic Lessons by Alice Hoffman
Magic? Witches? A prequel to Practical Magic? Nuff said. I’m there.
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V. E. Schwab
The plot is what drew me to The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue. It follows a young woman – Addie LaRue – that lives forever but is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she encounters. Yet, after 300 years, she comes across a man in NYC who remembers her. I have a feeling this will be so transportive and spellbinding that I won’t be able to put it down.
@thebookorder picked The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue for his Fall stack, too! See his full Fall stack here.
The Year of the Witching by Alexis Henderson
The Year of the Witching came out in July but I’ve been saving it for spooky szn. Someone on Goodreads called this book “Handmaid’s Tale meets Salem” and that was all I needed to know.