Fall Book Releases

By Molly

Illustration by Charlotte S
Illustration by Charlotte S

Summer is always filled with expectations for the new school year in the fall. This fall I’ll be starting my final year of high school, which is really exciting because of all of the new books I get to read! I’m not talking about textbooks though. I’m talking about the new books my favorite writers/actresses/comedians are coming out with between the months of September and November. Here are some books I’m looking forward to reading that will hopefully make it easier to get back into the swing of going to school every day.

Science…For Her! by Megan Amram:
Parks and Rec writer Megan Amram is one of my favorite people to follow on Twitter, and I can’t wait to buy her book Science…For Her! which comes out on November 4th. This book is essentially a satire that combines women’s magazines with science that I’m sure will have me cry-laughing the entire time it takes me to read it. If you can’t wait for Science…For Her! to come out, check out Amram’s tumblr meganamram.tumblr.com for her hilarious essays such as “America: A Review” and “Happy Father’s Day, Mom.”

Yes Please by Amy Poehler:
Parks and Rec is killin’ it in the book department! (In addition to Megan Amram and Amy Poehler, Rob Lowe came out with a book in April, but I’m not planning on reading it. Sorry Rob, you’re still pretty.) Amy Poehler’s first book, Yes Please, comes out on October 28th. According to some interviews, this book is sort of a memoir, but it contains some tips and advice. I honestly don’t care how it’s being labeled considering I would buy that gross circus peanut candy if Amy Poehler was selling it.

Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s “Learned” by Lena Dunham:
While we’re all patiently waiting for the next season of Girls, we have Lena Dunham’s book to tide us over! Not That Kind of Girl is a collection of personal essays and it comes out on September 30. Dunham will be going on a book tour so if you are lucky enough to be living in or near New York City, Boston, Chicago, Iowa City, Austin, Los Angeles, Pasadena, San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, or Brooklyn, you can grab yourself a ticket! (I’m from around Philadelphia, which is apparently not important enough to be included on the tour, so I’m sadly unable to attend.) The tour is selling out really fast and apparently she’s bringing some guests like Amy Schumer, Miranda July, Carrie Brownstein, and Jemima Kirke.

Why Not Me by Mindy Kaling
Mindy Kaling’s second book doesn’t have a release date yet, but that’s not stopping me from putting her on this list. Her first book, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (And Other Concerns), came out in 2011 and I’ve been eagerly awaiting this new one because Mindy Kaling’s personal essays are a gift to us all. On July 19th Kaling posted a photos of all the looks from the cover shoot for Why Not Me on her Instagram. If we’re going to judge a book by its cover, this book is going to be absolutely flawless.

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  1. I feel like “Bad Feminist” by Roxane Gay would go well on this list
    it’s out like 5 days from now && it’s supposed to be essays on sexuality/feminism/race etc.
    I’m not very familiar with the author but it seems to fit with the rest of the books

    I’ll definitely be checking out Lena Dunham’s book in the fall

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