Your Fall 2016 Reading List

Fall 2016 Reading List

Fall 2016 Reading List

The books every man should have in his bag or on his nightstand right now.

A look inside Men and Style by David Coggins.

The books every man should have in his bag or on his nightstand right now.


Men and Style: Essays, Interviews and Considerations

By David Coggins

This handsomely laid-out tome isn't your standard instructional fashion manual. Instead of dictating rules, David Coggins, a consummate gentleman and former Valet. contributor, offers insight on everything from suits and shoes to the masculine identity as a whole. The book also features interviews with 76 men and women (tastemakers, industry folks and fellow writers), which delve into personal anecdotes and nostalgic memories about a number of stylish subjects.

$27 at Amazon


A Gambler's Anatomy

By Jonathan Lethem

Jonathan Lethem's flair for off-kilter plot twists and oddball characters shines in this story about cancer and, of all things, backgammon gambling. The gambler, Alexander Bruno, thinks of himself as a James Bond type. An international man of mystery and a hustler with a talent for games. But his caper is cut short with a health scare, forcing him to come to grips with who he really is.

$21.85, available October 18, at Amazon


The Witches: Salem, 1692

By Stacy Schiff

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Cleopatra, this book tells the most complete account of the often misunderstood Salem Witch Trials, and it's told in the vein of a psychological thriller. It's light on sensationalism, but rife with real-life drama and mystery. The truth, as always, is strange enough.

$14.98, available October 27, at Amazon


Born to Run

By Bruce Springsteen

"Springsteen can write—not just life-imprinting song lyrics but good, solid prose that travels all the way to the right margin," says New York Times book critic Richard Ford of this intimate autobiography. The book takes you along through the Boss' deeply lived life.

$19.50 at Amazon


The Terranauts

By T.C. Boyle

Fans of The Martian will definitely dig this novel from an unlikely contributor to the science-fiction genre: T.C. Boyle. Best known for his novelizations of the lives of historical figures, in this book he follows a group of scientists on their mission to live in a simulation of an off-Earth colony. The result is a deep-dive into human behavior through an epic story of science, society, sex and survival.

$21, available October 25, at Amazon


Heroes of the Frontier

By Dave Eggers

This officially came out this summer, but we're looking forward to tucking into this book which has been called a "picaresque adventure and spiritual coming-of-age tale." It's the darkly comic story of a woman and her two young children on a journey through an Alaskan wilderness plagued by weather, wildfires and wild animals. Plus, the Ed Ruscha-esque cover is pretty badass too.

$10.02 at Amazon



By Michael Chabon

The title sounds like young-adult-romance, but this captivating book is actually a follow-up to Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon's wildly-popular novel Telegraph Avenue. The inspiration for this book comes from stories his grandfather told on his deathbed in 1989—tales of an eventful life that touched on unexpected bits of history.

$22.68, available November 22, at Amazon

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