11 Must-Read Books For This October

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It's motherfucking gourd season, you guys, which means that the days are getting cooler and so there's no better way to spend them than curled up with a good book. While we've already recommended a bunch of great books for you to read this autumn (including new-this-month selections like Brit Bennet's Mothers, Chloe Caldwell's I'll Tell You in Person, Jade Chang's The Wangs vs The World, and Nell Zink's Nicotine), we thought we'd narrow it down for you just a little more with a list of 11 October releases that will keep you so thoroughly occupied and engaged that you won't have any time to stay up worrying about the horror that is this Donald Trump presidential campaign.

Here, then, are the pages you should spend the days flipping through, rather than, say, a newspaper full of news about the election. 

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Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple (Oct 4)

Ever have one of those days where you feel like you're finally going to make only the right choices and not procrastinate or get distracted and maybe actually accomplish shit for once? Yeah, us too! Those, um, always turn out well. If this sounds familiar, take solace in this hilarious, touching novel, by the author of the deservedly beloved bestseller Where'd You Go, Bernadette? Semple's latest will be the book you'll soon be pressing on all your friends, so you can all talk about it and laugh—and maybe cry—together.