10 Fall Bathroom Reads: The Best Books For Baking Loaves – ~Pourri

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10 Fall Bathroom Reads: The Best Books For Baking Loaves

If you’re anything like us, you’ve probably been counting down the days until you can break out the boots and scarves, visit a pumpkin patch, and watch Hocus Pocus on repeat. Yeah, you could say we’re a little obsessed with fall. Once September rolls around, we’re on a mission to make this time of year as festive as possible—from home décor and fashion, to movies and books, we’re committed to making our lives cozy as heck. And what better way to start than with the bathroom—the one place where solitude is sacred? It’s always a nice touch to have a bit of reading material at the ready, especially when you prepare your throne only to realize you’ve forgotten your phone! We've compiled a list of some of our favorite reads that remind us of fall, sure to come in handy for that post-pumpkin spiced latte poop.

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1. The Ex Hex

Romance, Fantasy

New York Times bestselling author Rachel Hawkins, writing as Erin Sterling, casts a spell with a spine-tingling romance full of wishes, witches, and hexes gone wrong.

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2. Circe

Mythology, Fantasy

With unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language and page-turning suspense, Circe is a triumph of storytelling, an intoxicating epic of family rivalry, palace intrigue, love and loss, as well as a celebration of indomitable female strength in a man's world.

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3. The Midnight Library

Fantasy, Science Fiction

A dazzling novel from Matt Haig, internationally bestselling author of Reasons to Stay Alive and How To Stop Time, about all the choices that go into a life well lived. Between life and death there is a library, and within that library, the shelves go on forever. Every book provides a chance to try another life you could have lived. To see how things would be if you had made other choices ... Would you have done anything different, if you had the chance to undo your regrets?

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4. Daisy Jones & The Six

Historical Fiction, Romance

A gripping novel from Taylor Jenkins Reid about the whirlwind rise of an iconic 1970s rock group and their beautiful lead singer, revealing the mystery behind their infamous break up.

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5. Book Lovers

Contemporary, Romance

Book Lovers is a rom-com lover's dream of a book. It is razor-sharp and modern, featuring a fierce heroine who does not apologize for her ambition and heartfelt discussions of grief. Readers know that Emily Henry never fails to deliver great banter and a romance to swoon over but this may just be her best yet.

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6. The Nineties

Nonfiction, History

The latest work by Chuck Klosterman is a wise and funny reckoning with the decade that gave us slacker/grunge irony about the sin of trying too hard, during the greatest shift in human consciousness of any decade in American history.

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7. A History of Wild Places

Mystery, Thriller

Shea Ernshaw delivers a hauntingly beautiful, hypnotic, and bewitching, story about fairy tales, our fear of the dark, and losing yourself within the wilderness of your mind.

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8. The Lost Apothecary

Historical Fiction, Mystery

A subversive and intoxicating debut novel from Sarah Penner, about secrets, vengeance and the remarkable ways women can save each other despite the barrier of time.

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9. Beautiful World, Where Are You

Fiction, Contemporary

Sally Rooney's third novel takes its title from a line from a poem by Friedrich Schiller, which Schubert set to music in 1819. "Beautiful world, where are you?" is a question her two main female characters, best friends from college now on the cusp of 30, grapple with repeatedly in their struggles to figure out how they should live and find meaning in a troubled world.

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10. Lapvona

Horror, Fiction

In a village in a medieval fiefdom buffeted by natural disasters, a motherless shepherd boy finds himself the unlikely pivot of a power struggle that puts all manner of faith to a savage test, in a spellbinding novel that represents Ottessa Moshfegh’s most exciting leap yet.

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