While school may be a thing of the past (for now at least, #gradschool?), every fall I feel like I need to get my act slightly more together. Maybe it’s all the back-to-school sales that make me think I need a new organizer and a more serious and studious attitude. Or the fact that people aren’t on vacation all the time anymore, and suddenly the office is bustling. Or maybe it’s that the book publishing industry itself comes back to life, releasing some of its biggest heavy hitters and potential award winners through the fall season. Any which way, the fact of the matter is—back-to-school isn’t just for kids. It can be for grown-ups too! In that spirit, here are eight books to pick up to refresh your mind.