It’s finally Autumn, and so I thought that in order to celebrate that fact, I would talk about some of my favourite books that are perfect for reading during this time of year. For me, the end of summer and beginning of colder weather really puts me in the mood for more fantasies, more historical fictions, and more thought-provoking, darker contemporaries. That said, I have tried to include a little mixture of books within this list, so hopefully there will be something here to appeal to all reading tastes.
So here are eight books perfect to snuggle up with this Autumn!
I had to start off this list by giving this beautiful book a mention, even if I do talk about in nearly every other post anyway, because Autumn is the perfect time of year to dive into this world of physics, magic and raven boys. The atmosphere created by Maggie Stiefvater’s writing is impossible to not get wrapped up in as friendships blossom and mysteries unfold in this gorgeously whimsical series that will stay with you well past the final page.
This YA thriller is perfect for this time of year, when the nights seem a little darker and the air is that little bit colder, as this story follows Greer, as she is invited to a mysterious weekend of huntin’, shootin’ and fishin’ that soon leads her to question the true dark nature of the invitation. As someone who rarely enjoys thrillers, I was so surprised when I adored this eerie and dark story of private schools and blood sports that will be sure to shock you right up until the very last page.
Epic fantasies feel as though they are almost made for the colder weather, so if you are looking for one to sink your teeth into this year, then I would definitely recommend joining Kelsea Glynn as she takes the throne of a kingdom in ruin and is forced to quickly become the leader the Tearling needs. With magic and mystery around every corner, this is definitely one to dive into this autumn!
It seems as though everyone has been talking about this book lately, and for good reason, as this story of Evelyn Hugo’s scandalous life as one of Hollywood’s biggest stars is one that is sure to stick with you forever. Not only does this book cover so many important and relevant topics, including sexuality, race and sexism, but it is also a beautifully written story of love and heartbreak that is sure to instantly envelope you in the lives of Hollywood’s elite.
A novel as magical as this one would fit in to no time of year better than Autumn, with its whimsical story-telling and circus tricks that serve as a backdrop to this gorgeously written story about a mysterious game and the many people who soon become wrapped up within it. If you are looking for a book to indulge your senses and bewitch your mind, then give this one a read.
This band of misfits is all the company you will need this Autumn as you follow them on an impossible heist filled with action, friendship, and a whole lot of wit. The hype for this book is more than well-deserved, as Leigh Bardugo leads you on an adventure like no other with complex characters who you will fall in love with through their quick humour and detailed backstories.
This darker, and thought-provoking contemporary is perfect to devour whilst the wind blows outside, allowing you to get lost with Mateo and Rufus as they share one last adventure together on their end day. This story will both uplift you and leave you heartbroken all at the same time as, like our protagonists themselves, you are forced to accept that they are going to die after this last, forgettable day, in which they build an one final, unforgettable relationship.
Historical fiction is perfect for these colder months, so if you are looking for one to dive into soon, then definitely give this beautiful story of mystery, love and a eerie miniature house in 17th century Amsterdam a read. This book discuss so many important topics, including sexuality and race, whilst also drawing you into this picturesque world through a twist-filled plot that will remind you that you never truly know what goes on behind closed doors.
What books would you recommend reading this Autumn? Are there any books that you think are perfect to snuggle up with during this time of year? Have you read any of these – what did you think?