Want to know what your fellow bookworms will be curling up with this fall? Read on, Metro readers, as here are five buzz-worthy books for all tastes, from fiction to nonfiction, memoir to “a modest bestiary” (and no, that’s not the subtitle for Tucker Max’s new book).



‘The Killer of Little Shepherds: A True Crime Story and the Birth of Forensic Science’


Author: Douglas Starr


Long, long before there was “CSI,” The?Who and the discovery of DNA, there was Dr. Alexandre Lacassagne, a pioneer scientist who tracked down a serial killer who terrorized the French countryside at the end of the 19th century. This is his story.

‘The Brave’

Author: Nicolas Evans

“The Brave” is Nicolas Evans’ (he of the best-selling “The Horse Whisperer”) first book in five years. By trying to tackle the idea of bravery,?the book follows protagonist Tom Bedford, a filmmaker living in Montana who tries to reconnect with his estranged son, a soldier.

‘A Renegade History of the United States’

Author: Thaddeus Russell

In this rollicking and sure-to-be-controversial history of our great nation, professor Thaddeus Russell shows that what we love about our country is not
because of “good” Americans but because of bad-ass renegades who changed the course of history.

‘Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary’

Author: David Sedaris

Yes, this is a book of animal fables (snooze), but they are told by the unique and hilarious mind of David Sedaris (hooray!).

‘Assholes Finish First’

Author: Tucker Max

As the title suggests, and judging from the epic success of tasteless frat-boy extraordinaire Tucker Max’s first book, “I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell,” jerks do finish first. According to the press notes, “Assholes Finish First” is some “next level s—,” meaning it’s filled with drunken exploits and rampant misogyny. Meaning, it’s going to sell a bazillion copies. Don’t try to fight it, America.