The Best Books to Read Right Now

October 2, 2020

On a brisk fall evening, there’s nothing better than cozying up with a cup of tea and getting lost in a good book. Not sure what to read next? These books are topping bestseller lists right now.

My Own Words by Ruth Bader Ginsburg
With the recent passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, it’s no surprise that her largely autobiographical book My Own Words has returned to the top of the New York Times bestseller list. This compilation of her writings explores her life and views on the law, gender equality, and, of course, the U.S. Constitution. Crack open this book if you’re looking for some insight into the pioneer who helped reshape women’s rights in the modern-day United States.

The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult
If you’re in the mood for something lighter, prolific writer Jodi Picoult’s The Book of Two Ways is the autumn equivalent of a beach read. It follows Picoult’s traditional recipe for a bestselling book: romance, adventure, and a bit of mystery all mixed together. This one follows the story of Dawn, a “death doula” who helps her clients prepare for death. But it also looks back at who she was in a former life, a student in Egypt working toward a groundbreaking new theory about Egyptian burial rites—and madly in love with one of her fellow archaeologists.

Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam
This psychological thriller is perfect for the mystery-lover. It opens with a couple and their children escaping New York City to spend a week on Long Island, only to be quickly interrupted by the rental home’s owners. They claim that there’s a blackout back in the city, but without access to the internet or TV in the rural area, the family can do no fact-checking. And they start to suspect it may all be a ruse—and they could be in danger.

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