Fall technically starts tomorrow so I thought I would make some themed book recommendations. If you have any recs please comment below, I’m always looking to discover new favorites!
Cozy Autumn Reads
With the weather (supposedly) cooling down it’s a great time to curl up under a blanket with a good book.
~ Grimm’s Fairytales ~
I don’t know if it’s any one thing that makes me feel this collection is fall appropriate. There is a wide variety to choose from, and a certain charm and whimsical feel to the stories. Each story is fairly short so if your looking for something not too time consuming but still very engaging I feel this would be a perfect fit.
~ The Hobbit ~
This is one of my favorite books off all time, and fall is a time when I crave curling up under a blanket with a cup of tea and an old favorite. When I’m stuck inside for the winter I tend to go with darker and more grim novels but for autumn I tend to want something exciting and fun.
~ And Then There Were None ~
Fall just seems like just the perfect time of year to read a good mystery. Admittedly I haven’t read as many mysteries as I would like but the book is my absolute favorite. It was my first Agatha Christie novel and it’s fantastic.
I’m a sucker for cover art, so either by color or imagery here are some covers that have an autumn vibe in my opinion.
Mabon/ Autumn Equinox
Some themes for this time include harvest, gratitude, abundance, balance, change, & welcoming the dark. I want to try and spoil as little as possible with these so I’ll just include the synopsis.
Stacy Pershall grew up depressed and too smart for her own good, a deeply strange girl in Prairie Grove, Arkansas (population 1,000), where the prevailing wisdom was that Jesus healed all. From her days as a thirteen-year-old Jesus freak, through a battle with anorexia and bulimia, her first manic episode at eighteen, and the eventual diagnosis of bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder, this spirited and at times mordantly funny memoir chronicles Pershall’s journey through hell-several breakdowns and suicide attempts—and her struggle with the mental health care system.
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes tells an unusual coming-of-age story full of bizarre encounters and unforgettable scenes. Caring for dead bodies of every color, shape, and affliction, Caitlin soon becomes an intrepid explorer in the world of the dead. She describes how she swept ashes from the machines (and sometimes onto her clothes) and reveals the strange history of cremation and undertaking, marveling at bizarre and wonderful funeral practices from different cultures.
The Watson family moves to Stoneygate, an old coal-mining town, to care for Kit’s recently widowed grandfather. When Kit meets John Askew, another boy whose family has both worked and died in the mines, Askew invites Kit to join him in playing a game called Death. As Kit’s grandfather tells him stories of the mine’s past and the history of the Watson family, Askew takes Kit into the mines, where the boys look to find the childhood ghosts of their long-gone ancestors. Written in haunting, lyrical prose, Kit’s Wilderness examines the bonds of family from one generation to the next, and explores how meaning and beauty can be revealed from the depths of darkness.
I really loved And Then There Were None. I’m hoping to read a Christie novel or two this Fall. My favorite of hers (so far) is The Murder of Roger Ackroyd. I really like Halloween Party as well.
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I haven’t read those two yet, though I do already have a copy of The Murder of Roger Ackroyd. Maybe I’ll use Fall as an excuse to get to it sooner rather than later!
This is an excellent list!