It’s autumn for real now, and I’m so excited. Autumn is my favourite season, and I love nothing more than curling up with a book, a thick jumper, and a mug of coffee.
To get into the spirit, I thought I would share 5 books that you can cosy up with and get totally lost in this autumn.
If you fancy a bit of murder, read… Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie – okay so this isn’t as autumnal as, say, Sleeping Murder, but it’s just so classic and easily the best Christie I’ve read so far! You will get completely sucked in, and the ending is by far the best bit. The perfect way to spend a few hours when it’s rainy and thundery outside.
If you fancy a bit of fantasy, read… The Paper Magician by Charlie N Holmberg – I feel like this book/series isn’t as hyped as it should be. Okay, so the writing is a little clunky in places, BUT A PAPER MAGICIAN, Y’ALL! It’s seriously a good book, and it’s quite short so again, perfect for snuggling under a duvet with and devouring in one sitting if you’re that kind of reader. It’s Victorian too so feels quite gritty and autumnal in its setting.
If you fancy a bit of a laugh, read… The Dating Disasters of Emma Nash by Chloe Seager – originally titled Editing Emma (and I think it still is in the UK?) this book is honestly HILARIOUS. I don’t think I’ve ever laughed out loud more at a book than this one, and the second one I was basically crying as I read it. Honestly, if the winter blues are getting you down, this will be the perfect remedy!
If you fancy a bit of historical fiction, read… The Tobacconist by Robert Seethaler – not only does some of this book actually take place in autumn/winter, but it’s such a great escapist book. Set in 1938/9, it takes place just before WWII and a little bit after. It focusses around, of course, a tobacconist, but also a boy from a small lake outside of Vienna, and Sigmund Freud himself. I adored this book when I read it, and if you choose to pick it up, I really hope you will too.
If you fancy a bit of poetry, read… The Night Is Darkening Round Me by Emily Bronte – this edition is a Little Black Classic and only about 60 pages long, so it’d be a really lovely read for an autumnal morning/evening when the day is either beginning to start or winding down. Some people think her poetry is quite frivolous, but I really love Emily Bronte’s poetry, The Night is Darkening Round Me being one of my all-time favourite poems. I highly recommend it!
Thank you so much for reading, and I hope you got a new book recommendation out of this rather long blog post. Once again, cheers to the best season of the year!