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Fall books guide: 20 ti­tles to add to your read­ing list

- Bar­bara VanDen­burgh USA TO­DAY

Mariah Carey, Me­gan Rapi­noe, Jonathan Lethem and other au­thors worth check­ing out.

The days are get­ting shorter and the nights are get­ting longer and dark­ness is set­tling in. Makes it hard to see to read, but that’s what Kin­dles and book lights are for, right? You’ll need them this au­tumn, given the em­bar­rass­ment of good books pub­lish­ing this sea­son. You can look for­ward to new nov­els from lit­er­ary heavy hit­ters Mar­i­lynne Robin­son, Don DeLillo and Jonathan Lethem; celebrity tell-alls from Mariah Carey and Matthew McConaughe­y; and mov­ing heart-to­hearts from Michael J. Fox and Me­gan Rapi­noe. Here are 20 fall books we can’t wait to read while curled up un­der a warm blan­ket.

‘The Mean­ing of Mariah Carey’ by Mariah Carey, Sept. 29

The award-win­ning mu­sic icon tells the story of her life, un­fil­tered, in her own words. “Writ­ing this me­moir was in­cred­i­bly hard, hum­bling and heal­ing. My sin­cere hope is that you are moved to a new un­der­stand­ing, not only about me, but also about the re­silience of the hu­man spirit,” Carey says.

‘Jack’ by Mar­i­lynne Robin­son, Sept. 29

The Pulitzer Prize-win­ner’s lat­est is a star-crossed in­ter­ra­cial ro­mance, in which the white prodi­gal son of a Pres­by­te­rian min­is­ter in Gilead, Iowa,

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