Whether your family travels lead to a lot of down time or you have a book-worm bunch that enjoys soaking up the changing seasons with free time outside, fall is a great time to crack open a new book.
Why save all your reading for the summer? With this healthy lineup of new reads for fall, it will be easy to entice the novice readers with something juicy or keep young, busy minds active with this list of can’t-put-down novels.
Beginning with the most obvious, Margaret Atwood’s new read The Testaments is a sequel to the critically-acclaimed The Handmaid’s Tale and a perfect extension of your family’s summer reading list. While your family may already be fans of the show, cracking open the book that inspired it all is a great way catch up and dig deeper. Begin with the first of the series and set yourselves up for a wild, dark ride.
Another book hot off the presses your thrill-seekers may love: The Institute: A Novel by Stephen King adds to the prolific author’s long list of horror fiction reads. With more film and TV adaptations in the works than any other writer in the genre — some your kids may already be avid fans of — this new one is a great addition to your seasonal, spooky entertainment for teens and older.
For a high school love story with a bit more meat, Frankly in Love is a fall read worth digging into for kids and a guilty pleasure for adults (think To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and you catch my drift). Written by David Yoon, Frankly in Love is the author’s debut novel and already has a movie adaptation to follow — the sign of a perfect teen read. Not a bad idea to get in on the ground floor before the film comes out.
For fantasy, fiction and some romance, The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern is a novel to watch for. Arriving Nov. 5, this secret underground world with fantasy epic themes is a fun transport from reality — especially during your travel down time and flight delays. This one can go every which way for teens and adults.
Sure, you can find all these titles and more online, but you might get more bang for your buck by visiting an independent bookstore near you and shopping the aisles for more fall reading inspiration.
Bring your brood abroad this year for spring break. Consider a visit to one of these destinations, perfect for a family-friendly getaway.
United Airlines is in the midst of a major initiative to modernize its fleet over the next several years. After first announcing the plan in 2021, planes fitted with United’s signature interior are finally beginning to appear across the airline’s narrowbody fleet of Boeing and Airbus planes. United flyers are sure to notice these enhancements from the moment they step on board: Each new or updated plane sports remodeled seats, seatback entertainment screens for everyone, Bluetooth connectivity and more, all adding up to a better experience on every journey.
The western Canadian province of British Columbia is known for its skiing and winter sports, with Whistler Blackcomb often named one of North America’s top ski destinations. But British Columbia has more places to ski and play in the snow, family-friendly resorts with budget-friendly prices, and up to 400 inches of powder snow. An exchange rate of 75 cents to the dollar is an added incentive for American family travelers to travel north for a vacation.
Make this Easter the best yet and take your family to Camelback Resort. With the holiday quickly approaching, Camelback gears up for a weekend filled with family fun and Easter festivities — perfect for family travelers.
As the only major U.S. airline to own a flight school, United Airlines already hit a major milestone, and now the carrier celebrates another important — and historic — step as the inaugural class of United Aviate Academy pilots graduates, leading the next generation of aviators. The 51 students in the graduating class were majority, at 80 percent, women and people of color — another stride toward United’s goal of training 5,000 new pilots by 2030 with half women or POC.