9 New Books You Need to Read in October

These are the best reads to curl up with as sweater weather approaches. By Lauren Hubbard

Fall is in the air, which means it’s time for a change—at least according to the author’s in this month’s crop of new releases. October’s new books bring genre-shifts from best-selling authors, Pulitzer Prize-winners experimenting with form, and a treasure trove of unexpected material for every kind of reader.

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We Were Eight Years In Power by Ta-Nehisi Coates

As a renowned essayist and national correspondent for The Atlantic, Coates has become one of today’s most celebrated writers on race in America. His latest book—a collection of emotionally-charged essays written during and after the Obama presidency—combines incisive, impassioned cultural analysis with personal reflections that offer a behind-the-scenes look at the work of a writer dedicated to bringing honesty, hope, and often-uncomfortable truths to the public.

We Were Eight Years In Power by Ta-Nehisi Coates, $17, amazon.com on October 3. Shop

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