With autumn around the cor­ner, we’re throw­ing on our sweaters and crack­ing open these new books. (The tote bags are all-sea­sons approved.) From gor­geous graph­ic works to enchant­i­ng mem­oirs to cap­ti­vat­ing fic­tion, here are books to fall hard for. 

Sword Catch­er by Cas­san­dra Clare

West Jerusalem Noir edit­ed by Maayan Eitan 

(And be sure to check out East Jerusalem Noir edit­ed by Rawya Jar­joura Burbara!)

My Name Is Bar­bra by Bar­bra Streisand

Stock­holm by Noa Yedlin

Simona is the Jew­ish Book Coun­cil’s man­ag­ing edi­tor of dig­i­tal con­tent and mar­ket­ing. She grad­u­at­ed from Sarah Lawrence Col­lege with a con­cen­tra­tion in Eng­lish and His­to­ry and stud­ied abroad in India and Eng­land. Pri­or to the JBC she worked at Oxford Uni­ver­si­ty Press. Her writ­ing has been fea­tured in LilithThe Nor­mal School, Dig­ging through the Fat, and oth­er pub­li­ca­tions. She holds an MFA in fic­tion from The New School.