Amazon’s Top Books for Fall 2021

Fall into these books.

Books, leaves, and pumpkins

Weekly Newsletter

The best of The Saturday Evening Post in your inbox!



Billy Summers by Stephen King

Cover for the book Billy Summers by Stephen King

An assassin with a morality clause — he only kills bad people — wants out of the killing business, but he’s got one more hit left. What could go wrong? Turns out, everything.


The Husbands by Chandler Baker

Cover for the book The Husbands by Chandler Baker

Stepford Wives in reverse, this riveting thriller takes on motherhood and marriage in the modern age. How far will one woman go to get a little bit more help from her husband?

(Flatiron Books)

A Slow Fire Burning by Paula Hawkins

Cover for the book A Slow Fire Burning by Paula Hawkins

This is a book to read in one sitting — a twisty story of lies, murder, and revenge from the author of the thrilling novel The Girl on the Train.

(Riverhead Books)

Matrix by Lauren Groff

Cover for the book Matrix by Lauren Groff

From the bestselling author of Fates and Furies comes a sweeping new historical novel about the power of female creativity, independence, and sisterhood in a time that is (thankfully) long ago.

(Riverhead Books)

Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead

Cover for the book Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead

From the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author, this brilliant novel of robberies, blackmail, scams, and scores set in 1960s Harlem is as much a crime novel as it is about race and power.



All In by Billie Jean King

Cover for the book All In by Billie Jean King

For tennis fans and those who love the thrill of sports and the search for identity, Billie Jean King gives readers a front-row seat to the highs and lows of her life, from her triumphant wins on the court to her passionate and consistent cry for equal rights.


Poet Warrior by Joy Harjo

Cover for the book Poet Warrior by Joy Harjo

The three-term U.S. poet laureate’s new memoir investigates the power of poetry to unearth truth and demand justice. Looking to her ancestors, the loss of her mother, and poetry, Harjo recounts her own journey toward understanding and becoming.

(W.W. Norton)

Fuzz by Mary Roach

Cover for the book Fuzz by Mary Roach

Roach is famous for diving deep into matters of science in a way that is both hilarious and fascinating. Filled with bizarre stories that will make you laugh out loud, her latest looks into the conflicts between humans and the natural world.

(W.W. Norton)

Travels with George by Nathaniel Philbrick

Cover for the book Travels with George with Nathaniel Philbrick

In a delightful first-person narrative, the bestselling historian takes on the complicated legacy of our first president, retracing George Washington’s presidential excursions to gain a better understanding of his impact on our country and what that means today.


You Got Anything Stronger? by Gabrielle Union

You Got Anything Stronger?

The author of We’re Going to Need More Wine returns with a powerful (and hilarious) memoir of her journey as a Black woman, mother, actor, and friend, “for anyone who feels alone in what they’re going through.”

(Dey Street Books)

This article is featured in the [month] [year] issue of The Saturday Evening Post. Subscribe to the magazine for more art, inspiring stories, fiction, humor, and features from our archives.

Featured image: Shutterstock

Become a Saturday Evening Post member and enjoy unlimited access. Subscribe now


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *