Autumn is one of my favorite times of the year. So many fun festivities happen during the autumn months, that it is hard not to get excited! From pumpkin patches and spiced lattes, to a *very* full tummy on Thanksgiving, what is not to love about autumn? I love being out doors in the cool and crisp weather, but there is something about a hot apple cider, a fireplace, piles of cozy blankets, and a good book that is just all too appealing. Books make me happy and I love sharing my to read lists. Here are my current, and autumn reads.
Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
What a perfect read for this time of the year. Of course I needed to add in some horror! I have been wanting to read this, year after year, when my group reads it for our October pick, but I never got around to it. This year, I finally got it and I cant wait to finish it.
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
This has been on my to read list for a while. So many people have told me I need to pick this up and read it. Well, I finally did! I cannot wait to dive in deeper. I love books where you can place yourself into the character, and really actually learn something about yourself as well.
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
Raving reviews for this one. So naturally, I must read, like, NOW! I see, and hear, nothing but excellent reviews, as you are brought back in time with an enchanting story. I cannot wait to read this new age masterpiece!
Tuesday’s with Morrie by Mitch Albom
I have been wanting to read this book for a while. I know how emotional it will be, specifically with what I am going through right now, but I am finally open and ready to read this. The beauty behind their relationship seems so captivating. This seems like the perfect time to sit down, really take in the words that are being said, and written, and reflect on this one.
Darling Days: A Memoir by iO Tillett Wright
This is a coming of age, emotionally raw memoir that I cannot WAIT to get my hands on. It is a recent release (sept. 2016) that is a telling of a young girls growing up in the urban bohemia of New York. With a memoir like this, you can only get the gritty, emotional and personal development of someone. It seems as if it will be a provocative and tantalizing read.
The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
This is not a newly published book, but one that has been on my list for a while (so many books, so little time!). A mysterious, historical fiction? Sign me up. I see nothing but, yes… great reviews, for this one as well. I love books like these where they transport me to a completely new time and new world. Can’t wait to get this one up on my shelf!
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
I wanted to put a little self-help/reflecting book in here. I love reading these types of books bit by bit so I can really take them in and reflect on. This book basically simplifies the art of ‘tidying’ up your space. I think reading this book towards the end of the year is going to get me ready and put me in the right mindset for the new year and new goals. Even though it is about tidying your space, it is sure to help you reflect on other aspects of your life.
So that is my autumn reading list for this year! I hope you pick up one of the books mentioned above and read it with me! If any of my fellow bibliophiles would like to join me on Goodreads, you can find me here! I also run a really fun book club there (pssst. you should join!). You can join in on all the fun at Coffee & Books.
Leave your autumn reading list down below! If I have time, I will add it to mine!