Fall is my favorite time of year. It is the only season that I don’t spend the majority of my time wishing for the next season to hurry up and get here already. It doesn’t get much better than when the leaves change and the temperature drops, but not so much that you can’t still enjoy some outside time. But honestly my real favorite part of fall is the opportunity to curl up inside with a cup of hot apple cider and a good book.
And so, I present to you, my list of books that remind me of fall that should therefore be read during the fall.
1. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger: I have absolutely no idea why I associate this so strongly to fall. I must have read it in the autumn. Either way, if you haven’t read it yet, I highly recommend it. You won’t want to put it down, even to refill your cider. I promise it’s that good.
2. Carrie by Stephen King: Really just about any Stephen King book could fit here, as horror stories in autumn are like barbeques in summer; fall is just not complete without them. Carrie just happened to come to mind first.
3. The Princess Bride abridged by William Goldman: In all honesty this book is good every season. Again, I just happened to read it for the first time during the fall and so now I will forever think of it as an autumn read. That said, it’s a classic, it’s funny, and it’s packed with adventure, so you should probably read it. And if you’ve seen the movie and never read the book, trust me when I tell you, the book is ten times better than the movie. Isn’t that always the way of things though?
4. The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs: An easy, sad, yet not too heavy read. But it’s not so light that it belongs to summer, thus making it a perfect choice for a relaxing night with a hot beverage.
5. Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult: As with all Jodi Picoult books, the subject matter is heavy, but it’s part of what makes this so hard to put down. An excellent choice when you’re in the mood for a book with some serious substance, and the story will leave you with a lot to think about.
That’s my list! If you have any recommendations to add, please feel free to leave a comment or keep the conversation going on our Facebook page!
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