Get cozy this fall because there are so many great book releases. Here are three books I've read recently. They are all super different so there is something for everyone!
Demi-Gods, Eliza Robertson
Demi-Gods is a unique book taking place in the 1950s. It's the story of Willa, who's an awkward teenager. The author wanted to present this idea of an ordinary life where you always look up to other people. This is definitely Willa's case as she seems to put herself down because of her sister's appearance. Their family dynamic is a little strange. She develops this weird relationship of idolization with her stepdad's son Patrick. I never read anything quite like this, but the mood transported me into another place and era. It's a coming-of-age book that you can read easily, and though I would want to say more about it, I'm scared to ruin the story for you, you'll just have to pick it up.
Young Jane Young, Gabrielle Zevin
Young Jane Young is the story of a determined congressman intern in Florida who ends up having an affair with the congressman. After it comes to light, she finds herself unable to get a job or go on with her life, which is why she changes her name and moves to Maine. The story is told by different characters so you get varied points of view. I find that the story is a critique to politics and drama that surrounds it, but it is still a light read.
North: How To Live Scandinavian, Brontë Aurell
Scandinavia and the culture of Norway, Denmark and Sweden is something I find fascinating. In this book, the author explores different traditions and ways of living for each of these countries. It is divided in different sections to cover everything from style, to ways of talking, to mythology to modern celebrations. I love the beautiful imagery and the recipes. It gave me a more profound insight into this part of the world.