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These are the 12 must-read books for fall

As the air turns a bit cooler and the leaves begin to change, could there possibly be a better way to spend a fall day than curled up with a seasonal-flavored latte and a good book?

New York Times best-selling authors Emma Straub and Brad Thor along with Buzzfeed books editor Isaac Fitzgerald stopped by TODAY to share their top picks for the fall. Happy reading!


Emma's Pick: "Commonwealth" by Ann Patchett (Harper, September 2016)


Brad's Pick: "Home" by Harlan Coben (Dutton, September 2016)


Isaac's Pick: "The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead (Doubleday, August 2016)



Emma's Pick: "The Art of Waiting" by Belle Boggs (Graywolf Press, September 2016)

Graywolf Press

Brad's Pick: "Indelible Ink: The Trials of John Peter Zenger and the Birth of America's Free Press" by Richard Kluger (W. W. Norton & Company, September 2016)

W.W. Norton & Company

Isaac's Pick: "Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life" by Ruth Franklin (Liveright, September 2016)

Liveright Press

Author's Choice

Emma's Pick: "The Red Car" by Marcy Dermansky (Liveright, October 2016)


Brad's Pick: "A Gentleman in Moscow" by Amor Towles (Viking, September 2016)


Isaac's Pick: "The Mothers" by Brit Bennett (Riverhead Books, October 2016)

Riverhead Books

Young Adult (Web Exclusive)

Emma's Pick: "We Know It Was You" by Maggie Thrash (Simon Pulse, October 2016)

Simon Pulse

Brad's Pick: "The Diabolic" by S.J. Kincaid (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, November 2016)

Simon and Schuster for Young Readers

Isaac's Pick: "The Fate of the Tearling" by Erika Johansen (Harper, November 2016)