Autumn reading list: A new read for every taste

Posted October 2022

If you’re having trouble finding new books to add to your fall reading list, we’ve got you covered! As National Book Month (October 1–31) comes to a close, we’ve rounded up our favorite recommendations to help you find your next story to dive into!

Alumni authors

From our very own talented Terriers, this collection of books is a celebration of Boston University’s brightest authors. With offerings as diverse as our own community, there’s an alum-penned book for everyone.

Asian American cookbooks

Whether you’re looking for your next recipe or are just a lover of all things culinary, you’re in luck. These Asian American cookbooks have shaped the history of cooking, and might just help lead you to your new favorite dish!

Antiracism and activistm

From fiction to memoirs, activist stories to analysis of systemic racism, these powerful, compelling, and essential books penned by Black authors are sure to give you a new perspective.

LGBTQIA+ Books (and movies!)

For Pride Month, we asked you to submit your favorite LGBTQIA+ themed books and movies, but these are stories to be celebrated year-round! From heartwarming coming-of-age novels and murder mysteries to movies that range from cheesy and fun to artistic and complex, you’re sure to find something you’ll love!

AAPI heritage and literature

If you’re interested in AAPI literature, this is the list for you! From graphic novels to epic tales of cultural struggle, there is something for everyone—young and old—in this introduction to AAPI literature from Takeo Rivera.

How to support independent bookstores

Who doesn’t love supporting local businesses? We spoke to Allison Moore (COM’09), editor at Bloomsbury Children’s Books, to see how she has been supporting independent bookstores throughout the pandemic.

See full interview