Speak by Louisa Hall
While not being an assigned read, Speak has been the breakout hit in my book club. It was published in mid-July and every month since, someone else has read and loved it. Told in a chorus of voices, over several hundred years, it looks at what it means to communicate and to be human through the lens of artificial intelligence. One of my favorite voices is a fictional Alan Turing who writes letters to his school friend's mother which always end with the most wonderful post-scripts.
Angelmaker by Nick Harkaway
Nick Harkaway is my favorite discovery of 2015. Earlier this year, I read his debut novel, The Gone-Away World, and he is now one of my favorite authors. I fell absolutely in love with his writing style, but his books can be counted on one hand, so I've been trying to ration them out. (I have Tigerman on my bookshelf, but am waiting until Thanksgiving weekend to crack it open!)
What books are currently on your nightstand or tucked into your bag? Share your favorite fall picks in the comments!