We think Autumn is the perfect time to curl up with a good book and a hot cup of tea. To make the most of this cozy season, we’ve picked out five compelling reads that are ideal companions for autumn evenings. We’ve already published a reading list of autumnal classics, but here we have looked at a few different genres, offering something for every reader.
The Secret History by Donna Tartt
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Donna Tartt’s The Secret History weaves an intoxicating tale of murder and ancient Greek studies at a prestigious New England college. As the leaves change colour, you’ll be drawn into a world of intellectual obsession, secrets, and a haunting atmosphere that perfectly complements the season.
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Genre: Fantasy, Romance
Step into the enchanting world of The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. This tale of a magical, dreamlike circus that only appears at night is a spellbinding autumn read. Morgenstern’s lyrical prose and intricate storytelling create a captivating atmosphere, making it the perfect escape into a world of wonder.
The Little Shop of Happy Ever After by Jenny Colgan
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Jenny Colgan’s The Little Shop of Happy Ever After is a heartwarming story about a woman who chases her dream of opening a bookstore in a charming Scottish town. This delightful tale, filled with quirky characters and the love of literature, is sure to warm your heart as leaves fall from the trees outside.
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
Genre: Gothic, Romance
Emily Brontë’s classic novel, Wuthering Heights, is an ideal autumn read. Set in the mysterious Yorkshire moors, it’s a dark and passionate tale of love, revenge, and the eerie moorland landscape. Lose yourself in the tragic tale of Heathcliff and Catherine, which perfectly complements the autumn mood.
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
Genre: Fantasy, Fairy Tale
Set in the wintry landscapes of medieval Russia, Katherine Arden’s The Bear and the Nightingale offers a fairy tale-like experience that’s perfect for the autumn season. Follow Vasilisa as she confronts otherworldly forces and dark magic in a narrative filled with folklore and atmosphere.