Autumn Reading List
We’re finally in the Autumn season, my favourite season of the year. It’s the season of cosy vibes, big scarves, and spiced lattes. It’s also time to share an Autumn Reading List for those looking for a great Autumnal read.
The Night Circus is probably the most atmospheric read I’ve ever read. It’s a story of two battling magicians and their protege/chess pieces in the game. Their protege’s fall in love as they compete against each other, in secret, at night circus. The descriptions are incredible, it makes you feel like you are there.
If you love a good classic then Jane Eyre is a solid choice in the Autumn. It’s gothic, spooky, and romantic, perfect for enjoying with a cup of hot chocolate as you lounge on the sofa with tons of candles around you.
J.K. Rowling is not my favourite author, but there’s no denying the Harry Potter series is a fan favourite, and one I still love. As such, if you want a light fantasy read to pass the time this Autumn why not choose something nostalgic as well.
Daphne Du Maurier wrote many wonderful novels, most of them gothic and set in Cornwall. They’re all atmospheric and creepy reads, but Rebecca is my absolute favourite. If you’re going to watch an adaptation skip the recent Netflix version and watch the Charles Dance mini-series instead; it’s much better.
Historical fiction is always a good genre choice in Autumn, it’s cosy and escapist. This WW2 novel set in Germany is heartwarming and heartbreaking in equal measure. The last line is one of my all-time favourites.
And finally, if you’re after something more spooky then try this graphic novel from Emily Carroll. This collection of five stories are equal parts scary and beautiful. The illustrations are stunning, even if the stories made me jump – and a book that can make you jump is a good book!
What Autumn reads would you recommend? Let me know in the comments below.