We are fall-ing hard for these new books. Who else is glad sweater weath­er is approach­ing, along with cozy read­ing time? Curl up with these twelve new books — from Dani Shapiro’s poignant nov­el to Mol­ly Yeh’s delec­table cook­book, we have a rec­om­men­da­tion for you.

Sig­nal Fires by Dani Shapiro

Vic­to­ri­ous by Yishai Sarid, trans­lat­ed by Yardenne Greenspan

Before All the World by Moriel Rothman-Zecher

The Opper­manns by Lion Feucht­wanger, trans­lat­ed by Joshua Cohen

Cra­dles of the Reich by Jen­nifer Coburn

Bad Jews by Emi­ly Tamkin

Thistle­foot by Gen­naRose Nethercott

The Vil­lage Idiot by Steve Stern

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.