There’s nothing I love more than autumn. I love Halloween, I love the fact that it’s no longer 10000 degrees outside, and I love the changing colours of the leaves! It is also one of the best times of year for reading. So cuddle up with a hot cup of tea and enjoy my list of some great autumnal books.
- Final Girls by Riley Sager – I tend to associate thrillers and mysteries with autumn. Maybe it’s because of Halloween, and all the great thrillers/horror movies that I tend to watch. Final Girls is a recent thriller that I read, and I think it’s a great autumnal read. It follows Quincy, a ‘final girl’ – a girl who has survived a horrific massacre. She thinks that her trauma is behind her, until other final girls start turning up dead…
- Strange Magic by Syd Moore – This book is about Rosie Strange, who has just inherited the Essex Witch Museum from her grandfather. What follows is a strange search for the bones of Ursula Cadence, a witch long since put to death, and the seeming possession of a young boy called Max. This is definitely a great atmospheric read.
- City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab – I had to include this middle grade book which is about Cassidy Blake, a girl who can see and interact with ghosts. Her parents are a TV ghost-hunting team called The Inspecters, and when they go to Edinburgh to film a new series, they bring Cassidy along with them. This is a genuinely spooky story which explores the history of one of my favourite cities!
- Moonstruck by Grace Ellis – This queer graphic novel has loads of spooky, autumnal vibes. From werewolves to minotaurs to witches, it is packed full of magical creatures. It follows Julie, a plus-sized Latinx lesbian werewolf as she takes her new girlfriend on a disastrous first date. The artwork is so beautiful and this is a great fluffy supernatural read.
- The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield – Vida Winter is a reclusive author of a collection of stories which famously are missing their thirteenth tale. In the last years of her life, she summons biographer Margaret Lea to tell the story of her life, including all about feral twins Adeline and Emmeline, ghosts, and a mysterious fire. This is a book that I read quite a while back, but I did also recently enjoy the author’s latest book, Once Upon A River.
Some books that I’d like to read include: