Each issue we’ll ask local independent bookstore owners what we should be reading. Here are some crisp fall reads as recommended by Ellen Eckhouse, owner of the Village Bookstore in Garrettsville.



 



The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde



Time travel, pet dodo birds and lots of puns fill the first book of the Thursday Next series. Someone is changing the endings of classic literature. A fun, funny literary adventure.



 



Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier



If you have never read Rebecca, run out and get a copy. This classic story is told by the never-named second Mrs. DeWinter. It is mystery, romance and travelogue. After you read the book, watch the Hitchcock movie.



 



Mr. Rosenblum Dreams in English by Natasha Solomons



Jack Rosenblum and his family leave Berlin for London just prior to World War II. Jack loves England and wants to be a real Englishman, so he makes a list. How will a little Jewish man be able to join a British golf club and check off the last item on his list? No problem for the optimistic Jack Rosenblum, he’ll build his own golf club.



 



September by Rosamunde Pilcher



Set in Scotland, this is the story of planning a party. Rosamund Pilcher’s novels transport you to the beautiful countryside and the gracious homes of England and Scotland. You’ll love getting involved with the characters that inhabit Ms. Pilcher’s novels.



 



Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth by E.L. Konigsburg



This Newbery Honor Book reminds me of my childhood. Hear the leaves crunch under your feet as you read about the friendship of two lonely girls. There are secret messages, potions and witches!