15 books, 5 genres, let’s get started!
I’m so excited to share with you our Ashley Brooke Book Club Fall Reading Guide. This guide went out to our Book Club newsletter subscribers on the First Day of Fall (September 23rd) and included the prettiest little PDF version of this guide. But honestly, it’s truly too good not to share here with all of you!
This guide has everything you need for your Fall reading plans from ABBC worthy titles, to Mysteries and Thrillers, to Self Help! There is something here for everyone!
I hope you enjoy the guide and are able to pick up a title or two! Also, if you are interested in the PDF version, click here to download.
Happy reading, friends!
ABBC Worthy Titles
the ones we read, loved, and couldn’t put down!
BRINGING DOWN THE DUKE
By: EVIE DUNMORE
A steamy historical romance featuring a cast of plucky women who are among the first to attend Oxford University. As they lobby for women’s suffrage, Annabelle Archer is assigned the Duke of Montgomery as her target. It’s her job to influence and persuade him to champion their cause, but as she infiltrates his inner circle their relationship takes a decidedly different turn.
By: MEG CABOT
A classic Meg Cabot romance centered on Bree Beckham who moves to Little Bridge Island after breaking off a stormy relationship. When a hurricane is bearing down on her new beach town Bree stays behind, becoming a defacto mobile animal shelter and falling for Drew Hartwell, LBI’s most notorious heartbreaker.
LOVE AT FIRST LIKE
By: HANNAH ORENSTEIN
Eliza owns a jewelry shop in Brooklyn and has an instagram following of 100,000. Things go sideways when Eliza accidentally posts a photo of herself wearing a diamond ring on her left ring finger. Turns out, a fiancé is good for business so now all she has to do is find one.
New & Noteworthy
you don’t want to miss these titles…
THE GIVER OF STARS
By: JOJO MOYES
A group of women in depression era Kentucky band together to serve in Eleanor Roosevelt’s new traveling library. As they deliver books to rural areas of Kentucky, we learn about their lives and relationships and the lives they change by introducing books to people who’ve never had them.
THE DUTCH HOUSE
By: ANN PATCHETT
Purchased by Cyril Conroy at the end of WWII, the Dutch House is a family estate outside Philadelphia. The story follows siblings who are eventually exiled from the house by their stepmother. Told over five decades, we see what happens as they work through where they came from, and figure out where they’re going.
RED AT THE BONE
By: JAQUELINE WOODSON
Alternating between timelines, Red at the Bone explores the family and community dynamics involved in an unexpected pregnancy and the ramifications across generations. Woodson’s characters explore themes of ambition, success, expectation, and class.
Your Best Self
life changing, thought provoking, worth reading.
YOU ARE THE GIRL FOR THE JOB
By: JESS CONNOLLY
As a writer, pastor, teacher, and podcaster, Jess is here for equipping women to live out their callings. In You Are the Girl for the Job, she encourages women to lean into God’s capacity instead of their own.
WHEN LESS BECOMES MORE
BY: EMILY LEY
Emily Ley has been teaching us to simplify our lives for years now and in her new book, When Less Becomes More, she is teaching us how to slow down and savor the lives we’ve worked so hard to create.
Out November 12, 2019
The Road Back To You
By: BETH & JEFF MCCORD
Enneagram wisdom is all the rage and Beth McCord of Your Enneagram Coach is a great resource. Her new book with her husband, Jeff, teaches us how to use the enneagram to create a thriving marriage.
Thrillers & Mysteries
because, who doesn’t love a nail biting plot twist?!
POPPY REDFERN AND THE MIDNIGHT MURDERS
By: TESSA ARLEN
It is the summer of 1942 in England and Poppy Redfern is her village’s air raid warden. She patrols the town every night. Not long after American soldiers arrive on a nearby base, young women in the village begin to turn up dead and Poppy and her new American pilot friend start investigating.
Out November 5, 2019
THE SPELLMAN FILES
by: LISA LUTZ
At 28, Izzy Spellman has been working for her family’s PI firm for more than half her life. Part Nancy Drew, part Veronica Mars, Izzy solves cases while dealing with her family’s wacky shenanigans. When her younger sister Rae goes missing, the Spellman’s band together to solve their biggest case to date.
A STUDY IN CHARLOTTE
By: BRITTANY CAVALLARO
Jamie Watson and Charlotte Holmes are the great-great-great grand children of literature’s most famous detectives. They meet at boarding school and begin working together to solve the mystery of a schoolmate’s death: a suspicious one, of which they are the prime suspects.
titles you didn’t even know you needed until now!
HAPPY HAND LETTERING
By: MEGHAN TAYLOR
This fun how-to journal takes you through all the steps you need to take your handwriting to next level. Meghan shows you how to create happy hand lettering that mimics the calligraphy styles we all love and she does it all with a hearty dose of grace and joy.
Living With Color
by: REBECCA ATWOOD
In her latest book, Rebecca Atwood teaches us all about color. She walks us through color theory, and shares loads of inspiration on how to use colors throughout your home. You’ll learn how to look for color everywhere and find your own color palette for your life and home.
Whole in One – Complete Healthy Meals
By: ELLIE KRIEGER
Ellie Krieger is a pro at taking the foods you already love and turning them in to something you can feel good about eating. This cookbook is perfect for a busy Fall because everything can be made in one pot or sheet pan or skillet.
Out October 15, 2019.