Gillian Flynn Recommends 5 Books To Read This Autumn

By Elena Nicolaou, Oct. 5, 2022, 6:19 AM PDT

Bestselling author Gillian Flynn shares her fall book picks, including a creepy read for Halloween called “Leech” and a stand-out debut novel called “Jackal.”

Gillian Flynn is the author of dark and winding tales, starting with the blockbuster 2012 novel “Gone Girl,” which pioneered a new era in psychological thrillers (and unreliable narrators). All three of her novels — “Gone Girl,” “Sharp Objects,” and “Dark Places” — were adapted for the screen.

On Oct. 3, Flynn stopped by the 3rd hour of TODAY to share some of the books that she’s reading now. Among them are some 2022 new releases, including the latest work of historical fiction by Kate Atkinson (“Life After Life”) and the debut novel “Jackal” by Erin E. Adams.

Flynn said one pick exemplifies the best of what the mystery genre is capable of; another, she said, is written by “simply one of the best writers working today, anywhere in the world.”