Hey guys! So today I thought I’d recommend some perfectly autumnal reads for you all. Whenever the weather gets a bit chillier I always want to curl up with a specific kind of book. Preferably for me, atmospheric and lyrical books, Fantasy, Paranormal and of course Thrillers! So here are some recommendations! Some are books I’ve read and haven’t read that I just think have the vibe for a nice autumn read!
~ The first book The Secret History by Donna Tartt, has to be the most autumn book ever. Seriously. All the pictures you see on bookstagram are the moodiest fall pictures. It’s set in a New England college and surrounds a group of quirky nerds who study the classics and theres a murder! Doesn’t that sound Autumn AF. I actually own this book (bookstagram made me lol) And I hope to read it very soon!
~The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry is set in Victorian London and has a host of characters searching for the mythical Essex serpent. It’s meant to be spectacular and I love historical fiction for every day but it’s such an autumn genre as well. I own this one as well and the cover is aesthetic goals!
~The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden is more of a late November read because it’s a Russian Fairytale retelling filled with lush wintery landscapes that fit the mood. I own a copy of this one and the cover is so wintery and autumnal. I also think Russian retellings are perfect for this time of year.
~The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss, oh this is THE autumn book; its adult high fantasy and so atmospheric and easy to get lost in the world on a brisk autumn day. I recently read this and it has become one of my favorite books ever.
~Uprooted by Naomi Novak, this is a Slavic inspired book that’s also a fantasy and deals with magic and mystical forest so total fall vibes. I haven’t read this but I own it and it makes a lot of appearances on my bookstagram.
~ The House of Leaves is meant to be the creepiest most unsettling book ever written. That’s all I’ll say about that. I own it (got it for a steal at a thrift shop) and I’m terrified to read it.
~The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, this is such a good book! I don’t want to say a lot about it but it’s very VERY atmospheric and is set in Victorian London in a magical circus.
~The Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor, so I’ve been meaning to read this book for years! I don’t know much about it but I do know that’s its Laini Taylor and her writing is some of the best in Fantasy imo. So her prose is perfect for autumn.
~The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater this is a YA paranormal series that is serious autumn vibes. Filled with psychics, dead welsh kings, curses and ghosts. I really like this series! I only have one book left that I hope to read this autumn.
~In the Woods by Tana French, This is a thriller set in Dublin, Ireland that has to do with children going missing in the woods and only one surviving with no memory of what happened. Years later he becomes a detective and a similar thing happens to another girl in the city and he heads the investigation to find out what happens and creepy things happen along the way. I really want to read this and its arrived in my library today!!! I’M SO HYPE. Also, its going to be a show soon on the BBC.
~The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova. All I know about this book is that it deals with Vlad the Impaler and I’m sold. History and vampires? Sign me up.
~A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness, I’m currently reading this and really enjoying it. The vibes it has are unreal, old oxford libraries, witches, vampires, ENGLAND literally during the autumn, Magic and lost manuscripts.
~The Red Garden by Alice Hoffman; I’ve only read one other Hoffman book before; Blackbird pond and that is also serious autumn vibes book. This book is meant to be about short stories about the history of this small Massachusetts town…..did you say autumn? Yeah, I basically did.
~The Witching Hour by Anne Rice, so Anne Rice, New Orleans, a family of witches…yea I don’t need to say more.
~Anne of Green Gables by L.M Montgomery. Yea read this October you won’t regret it.
~Every single Harry Potter book.
That’s it! I hope you found some books you’d want to read. Let me know if you did ❤