What is it about fall that makes me want to curl up by a fire and read a book? Whatever it is, after a long, long summer of hot nights sitting outside and watching TV with Bob, I’m ready for some more academic pursuits. Today, we’re talking about the un-put-downable books and readers to go with, so you can actually read them.
Are you a mystery megafan? It doesn’t get much better than Tana French and her dark, brooding detectives. And the author has blessed us with a new book just in time for the spookiest season of them all. The Searcher is once again about a lone detective, although this time he’s a hard-boiled Chicagoan who finds himself in Ireland. Pair with glasses as dark and moody as the book, like this classic all-black CADDIS pair or these dark camo ones.
I wouldn’t blame you if you just want a book you can laugh at. Anxious People, despite the title, is the perfect pick for you. Set over the course of a bank robbery, the novel jumps from character to character and goes deep into their lives, loves, failures, and dreams. It’s funnier than it sounds. Read with a pair of glasses as quirky and unusual as the novel, like these cherry red readers, this snakeskin pair, or a blue and turquoise pair from Peepers.
You might say that Mariah Carey’s new memoir The Meaning of Mariah doesn’t exactly sound highbrow, but the singer truly spills all. She talks about constantly being underestimated and valued in the music industry, the struggles of growing up biracial, and why she’s earned being high-maintenance. Pair with glasses as femme and fab as the author, like these pretty pink frames or these rose-gold aviators.
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