The Best Reads Of October Are Right Here

In our first batch of October picks, the latest from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jennifer Egan is top of the pile: Manhattan Beach is a literary thriller with noir verve that takes you back to an era when men went off to war and women went to work. Then there's A Secret Sisterhood, which reconstructs the friendships of some of literatures most famous ladies. The cherry on top? That would be Nasty Women, a collection of 23 essays from today's fiercest feminist writers. Raise your lattes, folks: a toast to the literary month ahead!