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Need Something to Read This Fall? Here Are 9 Book Recommendations

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Whether you’re a fan of nonfiction, mystery or fantasy, Rehoboth Beach’s Browseabout Books offers plenty to choose from.


That first sign of fall invites you to cozy up with a blanket—be it on the front porch or in the cool sand—and dig into a good story.

“Books have been even more of a source of comfort during these days of quarantine and physical isolation,” says Susan Kehoe, managing partner of Browseabout Books.

Whether you’re a fan of nonfiction, mystery or fantasy, Kehoe tells us her top picks to make sure you find a book you’ll love in Browseabout’s diverse collection.

Browseabout Books; 133 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach; 226-2665; browseaboutbooks.com


Courtesy of Browseabout Books/Simon & Schuster

Is This Anything? by Jerry Seinfeld

The famous comedian brings his work to the printed page for the first time in 25 years. Be prepared to laugh as you revisit some of Seinfeld’s best work.

Available Oct. 6 from Simon & Schuster, $35


Courtesy of Browseabout Books/Random House

His Truth Is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope by Jon Meacham

Meacham offers us a biography of John Lewis, late civil rights icon and U.S. congressman. The book tells the story of Lewis’ search for justice in 1950s America to his death on July 17, 2020.

Available Aug. 24 from Random House, $38


Courtesy of Browseabout Books/Clarkson Potter

Modern Comfort Food by Ina Garten

“We could all use a little comfort these days. Home cooks can always count on Ina’s dependable, easy-to-follow instructions, with lots of side notes for cooking and entertaining.”

Available Oct. 6 from Clarkson Potter, $35


Courtesy of Browseabout Books/Harper

Moonflower Murders by Anthony Horowitz

“This series is a favorite among our staff members. Retired book editor Susan Ryeland, the star of 2017’s Magpie Murders, gets involved in another investigation involving the late author Alan Conway and his fictional detective, Atticus Pund.”

Available Nov. 10 from Harper, $28.99


Courtesy of Browseabout Books/Simon & Schuster

Magic Lessons by Alice Hoffman

“In this prequel to Practical Magic and The Rules of Magic, Alice Hoffman reveals the story of Maria Owens, accused of witchcraft in Salem, and matriarch of a line of the marvelous Owens women and men.”

Available Oct. 6 from Simon & Schuster, $27.99


Courtesy of Browseabout Books/Doubleday

A Time for Mercy by John Grisham

“Jake Brigance, the hero of A Time to Kill, is back—[with] a courtroom drama that beautifully showcases Grisham’s storytelling power.”

Available Oct. 13 from Doubleday, $29.95


Courtesy of Browseabout Books/Viking Press

The Evening and the Morning by Ken Follett

“This is the long-awaited, highly anticipated prequel to Follett’s epic tale The Pillars of the Earth. Set in 997 B.C. England, a young boatbuilder, a noblewoman and a monk clash with a powerful, corrupt bishop.”

Available Sept. 15 from Viking Press, $36


Courtesy of Browseabout Books/Clarkson Potter

Eat a Peach by David Chang and Gabe Ulla

“One of my favorites of the season. The chef behind Momofuku and star of Netflix’s Ugly Delicious gets uncomfortably real in his debut memoir, laying bare his self-doubt and ruminating on mental health.”

Available Sept. 8 from Clarkson Potter, $28


Courtesy of Browseabout Books/Minotaur Books

All the Devils Are Here by Louise Penny

“Another staff favorite.” Dive into the tale of Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Québec as he tries to unravel an evil plot in the City of Light.

Available Sept. 1 from Minotaur Books, $28.99


Published as “Beach Reads” in the Fall Beach Guide/September 2020 issue of Delaware Today magazine.