There is nothing quite like cuddling up with a cup of tea, cozy blanket and a good book. I asked my Instagram followers to give me alllll the book recommendations they could, and boy did everyone show up! Here is our Fraîche Fall Reading List.
Fall 2022 Reading List
These were the top book picks from both me and our Instagram followers. You can shop all these books in my Amazon library here! This year’s list is all fiction: I feel like we can all use a bit of an escape right now! I’m part way through All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr and am truthfully struggling a bit to get into it but have been encouraged by most to keep going. If you have any other book recommendations please share them in the comments below, I know everyone appreciates it (as do I).
1. Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
I’ve read this, and it’s amazing. Such a page turner and a rich read. Highly recommend.
2. It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover
3. Verity by Colleen Hoover
4. Reminders of Him by Colleen Hoover
5. The Rose Code by Kate Quinn
6. Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
7. The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
8. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
9. American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins
10. Every Summer After Carly Fortune
11. The Paper Palace by Miranda Heller
12. Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
If you want last years’ list keep scrolling! It includes both fiction and non-fiction. Atomic Habits is a must read for those who feel like getting a nudge for starting a new routine this fall.
Fall 2021 Reading List
You can shop all these books in my Amazon library here!
Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
You may recognize Elizabeth Gilbert’s name because she actually wrote Eat Pray Love! As someone who is highly creative, this book was perfect for me. She shows us how to tackle what we love the most and how to face fears. She discusses the attitudes, approaches, and habits we need in order to live our most creative lives.
Becoming by Michelle Obama
A memoire from the one and only, former First Lady of the United States. She chronicles the experiences that have shaped her, from childhood to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the white house. She is honest and witty in describing her life story, in her own words. I have had this book for a while now and always recommend it to people looking for a new read!
From The Ashes by Jesse Thistle
First, I want to share with how celebrated this book has been! It is a :#1 National Bestseller, winner of Kobo Emerging Writer Prize Nonfiction, winner of Indigenous Voices Awards, winner of High Plains Book Awards, a Globe and Mail Book of the Year, an Indigo Book of the Year and a CBC Best Canadian Nonfiction Book of the Year. This is next up on my pile beside my bed and I am so excited. It is a memoir written by Métis Jesse Thistle, a high school dropout and now scholar, telling the story of his life on the streets and how he overcame trauma and addiction to discover the truth about who he is.
Burnout by Amelia and Emily Nagoski
I have to kind of laugh adding this one here, but one of my team members gave me this and I took the hint! Brené Brown who I admire dearly said, “This book is a gift! I’ve been practicing their strategies, and it’s a total game-changer.” Which says a lot! What I love particularly about this is this is a book FOR women specifically. Turns out, women experience burnout differently than men! If the word “burnout” is triggering to you (I can’t be the only one here!), perhaps this book is for you. Featuring a simple, science-based plan to help women minimize stress, manage emotions, and live a more joyful life! Sign me upppp!
Make Life Beautiful by Shea and Syd McGee
Okay this was a total joy to read! If you don’t know much about the McGee’s they run a home design EMPIRE! But, it definitely didn’t start that way. This book made me laugh, cry (I love a good proposal story) and feel super inspired about my own life and business as an entrepreneur. These are two incredibly hard working people who are guaranteed to inspire you in some way! Plus their home decor is…..amazing.
Atomic Habits by James Clear
Self help books sometimes overwhelm me but I know of James Clear and suspected this one would be different! James Clear is one of the world’s leading experts on habit formation. In Atomic Habits, he reveals practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviours that lead to big results. “Atomic Habits will reshape the way you think about progress and success, and give you the tools and strategies you need to transform your habits – whether you are a team looking to win a championship, an organization hoping to redefine an industry, or simply an individual who wishes to quit smoking, lose weight, reduce stress, or achieve any other goal.” This just seems like a great read for any person in any stage of their life!
What Happened To You? by Oprah Winfrey
If Oprah’s involved, I am probably going to want to read it. I remember reading “This book is going to change the way you see your life” in the description and throwing it into my shopping cart immediately. Through deeply personal conversations, Oprah Winfrey and brain and trauma expert Dr. Bruce Perry spark conversation abut how our better understanding our past, helps open the door to healing.
More Myself by Alicia Keys
I really enjoy memoirs – especially from one of the most celebrated musicians in the world (Alicia is a 15-time Grammy Award winner)! This book is a glimpse into her life’s journey, with powerful messaging to celebrate self worth and follow your heart. She is raw and real with an incredible journey to share.
24/6 by Tiffany Shlain
This book 24/6 has had a big impact on my life. At first I was kind of skeptical. Like, yeah, I know I need to set better boundaries with technology in my life (who doesn’t?). BUT as I kept reading past the first paragraph, the information in this book really inspired me to make some changes. Tiffany and her family have given up screens one day a week for over a decade, and have gained more time, productivity, connection, and presence. I have since started taking one weekend day off of social media (I had to drag my Instagram app to the last page of my phone, wow, was I never compulsive). I highly recommend this one, it’s a quick read.