With Back to School booming and the deliciously crisp weather outside – you might just want to read the day (and then some) as soon as you can.
But what if you don’t know where to start?
What if you’d rather buy a book for a friend or family member?
Here is 30 great book ideas consider adding to your nightstand pile or gift list.
It’s Patterson. It’s a thriller.
Expect presidential chaos, CIA struggles and lots of cliffhangers.
As fictional US President Keegan Barrett steps into the Oval Office following his success as Director of the CIA, expect the unexpected in this September 2022 bestseller.
Michael Connelly fans should mark their calendars for November 8, 2022, when the novelist releases his 37th book.
Here, Renée Ballard and Harry Bosch search for a man who murdered an entire family, as the detectives move away from their own past issues and work together again.
“Imagine a beautiful young woman speeding down the highway in a Classic Red Corvette with a wary Julius Caesar riding a shotgun… A mad dash from start to finish,” Booklist Magazine wrote of the novel.
In this March 2022 release, travel back in time to the time of Caesar, then into a lab in California, on one hell of an adventure that includes romance and time travel.
This mystery novel centers on a Louisville resident telling the story of a murder in an old mansion in the legendary Horse City.
Editor’s Choice at Amazon, this October 2021 release can be a great gift idea for the true crime fan in your life.
New for October 4, this fictional entry focuses on The Second World War British Naval Intelligence Officer Victoire Bennett.
This is the same person that James Bond author Ian Fleming based Miss Moneypenny, Paddy Bennett, on a real-life experience.
Published on October 18, 2022, this book would be ideal for people who love Michael Connelly and his famous Harry Bosch character.
Here, Scottish writer Ian Rankin and his longtime protagonist Inspector John Rebus teleport readers to the streets of Edinburgh where you’ll be immersed in a page-turner.
This supernatural thriller has already been named one of the best horror books of the year
The thriller, according to Barnes & Noble, is about a father “desperate to save what’s left of his family” – even if it means robbing a Mexican cartel to pay for his four-year-old daughter’s leukemia treatment.
Stephen King’s latest novel is about a 17-year-old boy named Charlie Reade who meets a dog named Radar and his owner who live in a big house on top of a hill.
In this terrifying tale, Charlie inherits the keys to a parallel world where good and evil are at war, according to StephenKing.com.
If you have young people around, it’s scary story season.
Visit TheLurkers.com website and you’ll be treated to an audio narration with graphic illustrations and animated videos of a story that is described as merging the style of Tim Burton and Dr. Seuss.
This meditation on the art of seeing leaves gives readers insight into the science of color-changing leaves, tips on where to find ethereal fall foliage and thoughtful reflections on what to learn from the perennial and cyclical nature of leaves.
Now available, this book comes with line drawings and a textured slipcase.
“Beautiful Houses by the Water” is exactly what it sounds like – images of mansions by the sea, by a lake, river, bay or pond.
Released on October 10, 2022, the book features expert insight on creating such waterfront homes for yourself, paired with eye-catching photography.
If you’re in the mood for a moving memoir, Arielle Spring’s chronicle of surviving trauma and abuse to reach a place of hope and contentment may be just the thing for you.
You may come away from this book grateful for the little things and the big people in your life.
This entertaining August 2022 book may offer ideas for a the upcoming event you are organizing.
In the coffee table book are tablescapes and garden photos of author and interior designer James T. Farmer III’s two homes.
Steve and Kathy Doocy’s new cookbook has over 100 recipes to take the stress out of the kitchen.
Nothing is complicated – including delicious Doocys braided bacon meatloaf recipe.
Released November 7, 2022, this photobook examines one of the largest and most historic ranches in the country, Wagonhound Creek in Douglas, Wyoming.
You will be impressed with the work of the American rancher and wildlife.
It makes an excellent gift for outdoor lovers.
If you’re a cozy cabin lover, this coffee table charmer, released September 28, 2022, might be for you.
Be inspired by homes around the world from the comfort of your couch.
You can very well close the book with some design ideas for your own space as well.
Historian Nathan Greenfield takes readers on a journey back to World War II when 12,000 Nazis were held in a POW camp on the outskirts of Medicine Hat, a remote town (population: 12,000) on the prairie Canadian.
Government history buffs, this one’s for you.
This biography will be released on November 22, 2022. It incorporates information from unpublished sources about the first director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Meacham, Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer and no. 1 New York Times bestselling author, tells the story of Abraham Lincoln’s life, “illustrating how – and why – he confronted secession, threats to democracy and the tragedy of slavery to expand opportunity of America,” according to jonmeacham.com.
Starting with a favorite beach read, Elin Hilderbrand revisits some of her favorite characters in this collection of stories, anthologized in one volume for the first time with popular hits and previously unreleased works.
“The Tailgate,” for example, brings to life a weekend in the classic Harvard-Yale football game.
In “The Matchmaker,” Nantucket resident Dabney Kimball is thrown for a loop when her first great love returns to the island.
In “Summer of ’89,” readers reconnect with the Levin sisters, who reunite in a dramatic Nantucket getaway.
This collection of May 2022 short stories from David Sedaris will have you laughing and maybe wiping a tear or two from your face too.
This pandemic-era artwork reminds us to find joy and joking in the mundane.
Before Halloween, this part-history, part-guide to all things of all sessions will be published.
During this mystical adventure, you will learn about spirit boards, tarot, how to protect yourself from evil spirits and more.
Do you like browse quotes? Have a toast or a speech in the near future?
You’ll find words of eternal beauty (and humor) in this classic book of quotes, which now includes over 300 new quotes and over 700 newly added authors such as Jonathan Franzen and Stan Lee.
Get or gift a copy of this book on October 25, 2022. It’s now in its 19th edition, more than 160 years after it was first published in 1855.
For dog lovers: In this scientific memoir, canine researcher and Alexandra Horowitz traces the growth of her family dog, Quid, from birth to her first birthday.
She maintains the puppy’s point of view and focuses on how he develops a personality from the moment he opens his eyes.
This non-fiction work from June 2022 reveals the secrets of the wood industry.
Readers will be schooled on the tree poaching, ranger duties, and a hodgepodge bunch of Northern California characters who call themselves “The Outlaws.”
You’ll never look at a piece of paper or a board the same way again.
Dimitris Xygalatas, anthropologist and cognitive scientist, is the author of a book on the ceremonial occasions that people incorporate into their lives.
Whether unraveling the story of the handshake or the coronation of a king, Xygalates gives readers a deeper understanding.
“Go behind the scenes of the West Wing – and into the Oval Office, the Situation Room, aboard Air Force One, and beyond – in intimate detail with the #1 bestselling author and photographer Presidential Pete Souza,” according to petersouza.com.
Released on September 27, 2022, it was a #1 bestseller on Amazon.
Here, strap in for a ride with Max Fisher, New York Times investigative reporter and Pulitzer Prize finalist.
Readers will learn the inner workings of social media giants from interviews with executives and first-hand reports.
Fisher’s September 2022 debut book paints an evocative — and sometimes terrifying — picture of the expanses of Big Tech from Silicon Valley to Sri Lanka.
Nicknamed “Dr. Doom,” New York University Stern School of Business economics professor Nouriel Roubini shares 10 key factors that pose a worrying threat from overspending by government to climate change in his publication of the October 18, 2022.
Fox News anchor and author Harris Faulkner is publishing stories of “resilience, healing, rescue and protection” in November, according to HarperCollins Publishers.
People testify how God and prayer got them through tough times — from filming theater in Aurora, Colorado, to COVID-19 and more in this collection of real-life stories.