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The Best Paperback Books to Read This Fall

If you’re looking for a lighter book to carry around (in terms of weight not content), we’ve got a book list for you. Find the latest beloved fiction and nonfiction reads to bring to a coffee shop or on a plane ride, wherever autumn takes you!

Discover more fall essentials from all your favorite genres.

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    Killing Commendatore Book Cover Picture
    Killing Commendatore Book Cover Picture

    Killing Commendatore

    by Haruki Murakami

    A tour de force of love and loneliness, war and art, Killing Commendatore is a stunning work of imagination from one of our greatest writers.
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    Killing Commendatore Book Cover Picture

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    Well Met Book Cover Picture
    Well Met Book Cover Picture

    Well Met

    by Jen DeLuca

    All’s faire in love and war for two sworn enemies who indulge in a harmless flirtation in a laugh-out-loud rom-com from debut author Jen DeLuca.
    Well Met Book Cover Picture
    Well Met Book Cover Picture

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    Excuse Me Book Cover Picture
    Excuse Me Book Cover Picture

    Excuse Me

    by Liana Finck

    With her trademark, scratchy style and keen eye for the absurd, Liana Finck has amassed a large, devoted following who love the deeply insightful, delightfully odd way she describes how we all experience the world.
    Excuse Me Book Cover Picture
    Excuse Me Book Cover Picture

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    The Handmaid's Tale Book Cover Picture
    The Handmaid's Tale Book Cover Picture

    The Handmaid’s Tale

    by Margaret Atwood

    An instant classic and eerily prescient cultural phenomenon, from “the patron saint of feminist dystopian fiction” (New York Times). Now an award-winning Hulu series starring Elizabeth Moss.
    The Handmaid's Tale Book Cover Picture
    The Handmaid's Tale Book Cover Picture

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    Someone Knows Book Cover Picture
    Someone Knows Book Cover Picture

    Someone Knows

    by Lisa Scottoline

    Bestselling and award-winning author Lisa Scottoline reaches new heights with this riveting novel about how a single decision can undo a family, how our past can derail our present, and how not guilty doesn’t always mean innocent.
    Someone Knows Book Cover Picture
    Someone Knows Book Cover Picture

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    Killers of the Flower Moon Book Cover Picture
    Killers of the Flower Moon Book Cover Picture

    Killers of the Flower Moon

    by David Grann

    From the #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Lost City of Z, a twisting, haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history.
    Killers of the Flower Moon Book Cover Picture
    Killers of the Flower Moon Book Cover Picture

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    Looking for Alaska Book Cover Picture
    Looking for Alaska Book Cover Picture

    Looking for Alaska

    by John Green

    Looking for Alaska brilliantly chronicles the indelible impact one life can have on another.
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    Looking for Alaska Book Cover Picture

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    Modern Love, Revised and Updated Book Cover Picture
    Modern Love, Revised and Updated Book Cover Picture

    Modern Love

    by

    The most popular, provocative, and unforgettable essays from the New York Times “Modern Love” column—now revised and updated, featuring stories from the upcoming anthology series starring Tina Fey, Andy Garcia, Anne Hathaway, Catherine Keener, Dev Patel, and John Slattery.
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    Modern Love, Revised and Updated Book Cover Picture

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    The Godfather Book Cover Picture
    The Godfather Book Cover Picture

    The Godfather

    by Mario Puzo

    With its brilliant and brutal portrayal of the Corleone family, The Godfatherburned its way into our national consciousness. This unforgettable saga of crime and corruption, passion and loyalty continues to stand the test of time, as the definitive novel of the Mafia underworld.
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    The Godfather Book Cover Picture

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    The O. Henry Prize Stories 100th Anniversary Edition (2019) Book Cover Picture
    The O. Henry Prize Stories 100th Anniversary Edition (2019) Book Cover Picture

    The O. Henry Prize Stories

    by

    The O. Henry Prize Stories 2019–continuing a century-long tradition of cutting-edge literary excellence–contains twenty prize-winning stories chosen from the thousands published in magazines over the previous year. The winning writers are an impressive mix of celebrated names and new, emerging voices.
    The O. Henry Prize Stories 100th Anniversary Edition (2019) Book Cover Picture
    The O. Henry Prize Stories 100th Anniversary Edition (2019) Book Cover Picture

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    The Underground Railroad Book Cover Picture
    The Underground Railroad Book Cover Picture

    The Underground Railroad

    by Colson Whitehead

    The Underground Railroad is both the gripping tale of one woman’s will to escape the horrors of bondage—and a powerful meditation on the history we all share.
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    The Underground Railroad Book Cover Picture

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    A Spark of Light Book Cover Picture
    A Spark of Light Book Cover Picture

    A Spark of Light

    by Jodi Picoult

    The author of Small Great Thingsreturns with a powerful and provocative new novel about ordinary lives that intersect during a heart-stopping crisis.
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    A Spark of Light Book Cover Picture

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    On Desperate Ground Book Cover Picture
    On Desperate Ground Book Cover Picture

    On Desperate Ground

    by Hampton Sides

    From the New York Times bestselling author of Ghost Soldiers and In the Kingdom of Ice, a chronicle of the extraordinary feats of heroism by Marines called on to do the impossible during the greatest battle of the Korean War.
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    On Desperate Ground Book Cover Picture

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    Gridiron Genius Book Cover Picture
    Gridiron Genius Book Cover Picture

    Gridiron Genius

    by Michael Lombardi

    Former NFL general manager and three-time Super Bowl winner Michael Lombardi reveals what makes football organizations tick at the championship level. From personnel to practice to game-day decisions that win titles, Lombardi shares what he learned working with coaching legends Bill Walsh of the 49ers, Al Davis of the Raiders, and Bill Belichick of the Patriots, among others, during his three decades in football.
    Gridiron Genius Book Cover Picture
    Gridiron Genius Book Cover Picture

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    How to Invent Everything Book Cover Picture
    How to Invent Everything Book Cover Picture

    How to Invent Everything

    by Ryan North

    Bestselling author and time-travel enthusiast Ryan North shows you how to invent all the modern conveniences we take for granted–from first principles. This illustrated manual contains all the science, engineering, art, philosophy, facts, and figures required for even the most clueless time traveler to build a civilization from the ground up.
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    How to Invent Everything Book Cover Picture

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