Riffle Editor's Choice: Essential Fiction Books for September 2015


As September rolls in, it's time to say goodbye to days of summer filled with sunshine, pool parties, and light summer reads, and usher in cooler weather, warm drinks, and thick books. Each year, September is marked by a plethora of great new fiction releases, so it was difficult to narrow it down to just a few. Looking at the choices I made, nearly all of them have some sort of fantastical element. I see this as a great transition from summer to winter reading--thicker novels with perhaps some heavier themes, but still with a healthy dose of magic, whimsy, and a touch of the absurd. Without further ado, here are the books I'm looking forward to the most this September. Click through to read a short description of each book.

  • Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights by Salman Rushdie -- September 8
  • Under Majordomo Minor by Patrick DeWitt -- September 15
  • Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta -- September 22
  • Gold Fame Citrus by Claire Vaye Watkins -- September 29
  • The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood -- September 29