With the nights getting darker and the mornings brighter, you may have some extra time on your hands so why not sneak in a few minutes of reading. Here’s my top 5 suggested fall reading picks and, as usual, a little something for everyone.

The Financial Lives of the Poets by Jess Walter –  “The funniest way-we-live-now book of the year.” -Time magazine (great for a book club)

Faithful Place by Tana French – “Faithful Place takes readers into a grim corner of Dublin where families do their best to suffocate dreams and cops are to be avoided at all costs”.  – NPR

Five Flavors of Dumb by Antony John – How can Piper possibly manage one egomaniacal pretty boy, one talentless piece of eye candy, one crush, one silent rocker, and one angry girl? And how can she do it when she’s deaf? (Local St. Louis author, signed copies at Pudd’nHead Books)

The Film Club by David Gilmour – The true story of a father who let his son drop out of school – if he watched three movies a week.

Food Matters: A Guide to Conscious Eating by Mark Bittman – Bittman demystifies buzzwords like “organic,” “sustainable,” and “local” and offers straightforward, budget-conscious advice that will help you make small changes that will shrink your carbon footprint — and your waistline.

I had picked 4 out of the 5 before I realized that they all started with “F” so I had to make sure the 5th one did as well. So enjoy these fantastic, fabulous, phenomenal fall picks! Feel free to add your suggestions as well – thanks!