The 20 Best New Books Of Fall 2019, According To Authors

Summer may be over, but you still have plenty of things to look forward to this autumn, including an astounding array of must-read new books that span genres and age-groups. If you're anything like me, you might be feeling a bit overwhelmed by all your options, so to make it easier for you to choose your next book, I went directly to the experts: Here are the best new books of fall 2019, according to 20 authors.

For this fall reading recommendations list, I asked authors who write in all different genres — young adult author Rory Power, memoirist Carmen Maria Machado, essayist Bassey Ipki, romance author Jasmine Guillory, and many more — to chose the one fall book they're most excited for everyone to read. Each of these books will be released between September and November, so they'll make the perfect addition to your seasonal TBR, whether you're planning on reading in between road trips and pumpkin picking, or just sitting on the couch with a blanket and a hot cup of apple cider. If you're looking for a spooky new thriller, a moving new memoir, or a steamy new rom-com, you'll find it all on the list below:

'I'm Telling the Truth, But I'm Lying' author Bassey Ikpi recommends 'Pet' by Akwaeke Emezi

Bassey Ikpi's new essay collection, I'm Telling the Truth, But I'm Lying, is available now. Pet by Akwaeke Emezi will be released Sept. 10.

'A Prayer for Travelers' author Ruchika Tomar recommends 'On Swift Horses' by Shannon Pufahl

Ruchika Tomar's new novel, A Prayer for Travelers, is available now. On Swift Horses by Shannon Pufahl will be released Nov. 5.

'Don't Date Rosa Santos' author Nina Moreno recommends 'Dear Haiti, Love Alaine' by Maika Moulite & Maritza Moulite

Nina Moreno's new novel Don't Date Rosa Santos is available now. Dear Haiti, Love Alaine by Maika Moulite & Maritza Moulite will be released Sept. 3.

'Maybe You Should Talk to Someone' author Lori Gottlieb recommends 'Wild Game' by Adrienne Brodeur

Lori Gottlieb's new memoir Maybe You Should Talk to Someone is available now. Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover, and Me by Adrienne Brodeur will be released Oct. 15.

'Get a Life, Chloe Brown' author Talia Hibbert recommends 'Open House' by Ruby Lang

Talia Hibbert's new novel Get a Life, Chloe Brown will be released Nov. 5. Open House by Ruby Lang will be available Nov. 12.

'I Wanna Be Where You Are' author Kristina Forest recommends 'The Good Luck Girls' by Charlotte Nicole Davis

Kristina Forest's new novel, I Wanna Be Where You Are is available now. The Good Luck Girls by Charlotte Nicole Davis will be released Oct. 1.

'A Woman Is No Man' author Etaf Rum recommends 'I'm Telling the Truth, But I'm Lying' by Bassey Ikpi

Etaf Rum's new novel, A Women Is No Man and I'm Telling the Truth, But I'm Lying by Bassey Ikpi are both available now.

'The Wolf Wants In' author Laura McHugh recommends 'Your House Will Pay' by Steph Cha

Laura McHugh's new novel, The Wolf Wants In, is available now. Your House Will Pay by Steph Cha will be released Oct. 15.

'Spin the Dawn' author Elizabeth Lim recommends 'Our Wayward Fate' by Gloria Chao

Elizabeth Lim's new novel, Spin the Dawn, is available now. Our Wayward Fate by Gloria Chao will be released Oct. 15.

'Royal Holiday' author Jasmine Guillory recommends 'Not the Girl You Marry' by Andie J. Christopher

Jasmine Guillory's new novel, Royal Holiday, will be available Oct. 1. Not the Girl You Marry by Andie J. Christopher will be released Nov. 12.

'Dominicana' author Angie Cruz recommends 'Ordinary Girls' by Jaquira Díaz

Angie Cruz's new novel, Dominicana, is available now. Ordinary Girls by Jaquira Díaz will be released Oct. 29.

'Wilder Girls' author Rory Power recommends 'The Tenth Girl' by Sara Faring

Rory Power's new novel, Wilder Girls, is available now. The Tenth Girl by Sara Faring will be released Sept. 24.

'In the Dream House' author Carmen Maria Machado recommends 'Things We Didn't Talk About When I Was a Girl' by Jeannie Vanasco

Carmen Maria Machado's new memoir, In the Dream House, will be available Nov. 5. Things We Didn't Talk About When I Was a Girl by Jeannie Vanasco will be released Oct. 1.

'Miracle Creek' author Angie Kim recommends 'The Starless Sea' by Erin Morgenstern

Angie Kim's new novel, Miracle Creek, is available now. The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern will be released Nov. 5.

'Ask Again, Yes' author Mary Beth Keane recommends ' Good Husbandry' by Kristin Kimball

Mary Beth Keane's new novel, Ask Again, Yes, is available now. Good Husbandry by Kristin Kimball will be released Oct. 15.

'Permanent Record' author Mary H.K. Choi recommends 'All This Could Be Yours' by Jami Attenberg

Mary H.K. Choi's new novel, Permanent Record, will be available Sept. 3. All This Could Be Yours by Jami Attenberg will be released Oct. 22.

'Steel Tide' author Natalie C. Parker recommends 'Rules for Vanishing' by Kate Alice Marshall

Natalie C. Parker's new novel, Steel Tide, will be available Sept. 17. Rules for Vanishing by Kate Alice Marshall will be released Sept. 24.

'The Pretty One' author Keah Brown recommends 'Royal Holiday' by Jasmine Guillory

Keah Brown's new memoir The Pretty One is available now. Royal Holiday by Jasmine Guillory will be released Oct. 1.

'Good Things Happen to People You Hate' author Rebecca Fishbein recommends 'The Witches are Coming' by Lindy West

Rebecca Fishbein's new essay collection, Good Things Happen to People You Hate, will be available Oct. 15. The Witches are Coming by Lindy West will be released Nov. 5.

'Christmas Shopaholic' author Sophie Kinsella recommends 'The Giver of Stars' by Jojo Moyes

Sophie Kinsella's new novel, Christmas Shopaholic, will be available Oct. 17. The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes will be released Oct. 8.