Autumn is my favourite season of reading. There’s always so many books that are amazing and are perfect for Autumn reads.
Most of these are atmospheric and dark and are books you should definitely cozy up to when it’s chilly and rainy outside.
Silkworm by Robert Galbraith: I love all the Cormoron books and think they all make great Autumn reads, but this is my favourite. This follows the murder of an author after he has just finished the manuscript of his masterpiece, which reveals some dirty secrets about those closest to him.
Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier: I wasn’t the biggest fan of this but it’s very atmospheric and almost feels haunting.
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen: This is considered to be Austen’s parody to gothic fiction and is actually one of my favourites. The main character has a love for reading, and sometimes lets her own imagination run away with her.
Handmaids Tale by Margeret Atwood: This book is creepy and terrifing. So, perfect for autumn. I’m sure most of you have watched the TV adaptation by now though.
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte: One of my favourite books ever, and the perfect autumn book. This follows Jane from her childhood until she’s grown up and becomes the governess and a french girl in a huge gothic-ey mansion, where strange haunting things seem to be happening.
Before I Go To Sleep by S.J. Watson: Am I the only one who gets the urge to read mystery books in Autumn? Well, if you do too I highly recommend this one. It’s kind of a, ‘WTF?’ mystery.
The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon: I don’t know if I’m going to do a Halloween reading recs yet but if I did this would certainly be on the list. This is a ghosty-spirity-supernatural-dystopia type book.
More Than This by Patrick Ness: Imagine waking up and finding the whole world to be deserted. Well that’s what happens in this book, and it’s terrifying. I love this book and don’t recommend it enough. You should definitely read it if you haven’t.
Final Empire and Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson: Fantasy is another genre I have the urge to read in Autumn, Brandon Sanderson has written some great ones.
Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee: This is a book to read on the sunnier Autumn days.
Let me know what book you associate with Autumn.
Thanks for reading