Last weekend was officially the start of fall, and I’m feeling the season already! Massachusetts (where I live) is an ideal fall location, it’s why I don’t mind the chilly weather that starts creeping in so much, because this time of year is when I get to go apple picking, see the leaves change, get pumpkin, and consume apple cider and cider doughnuts like it’s my job. And while I’m getting in the spirit, I thought I’d give you all some recs on what I consider the perfect fall reads, check it out below!
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
I think this book (and series) has everything you need for a good fall read; a connection to nature, a little magic, visions of the dead, and oh yeah three seriously cute boys (duh!). I mean if you haven’t already picked this up now is the time to do so.
Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
This one of my fall reads last year, and I absolutely loved it. Audrey wants to practice forensic medicine, but back in a time where she’s ruled by her father and society’s expectations, it’s not something easily available to her. But, she routinely slips away to her uncles lab. Over the course of this book the Jack the Ripper murders start taking place, and Audrey must investigate before it’s too late. Creepy, right?
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” — I mean need I say more? I adore Anne and think everyone should read this story of an orphan with fiery red hair and a head full of dreams as she tries to find her place in Green Gables.
The Princess Bride by William Goldman
One of my favorite movies, when I picked this book up last year, I experienced just as much joy. This “good-parts” version brings you right into the action of a tale of true love, treachery, revenge, lies, miracles and more. It’s honestly just so cozy and comforting to me, which I find makes it the perfect fall read.
A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro
This is a modern-day sort of gender-bent Sherlock Holmes, where we follow Holmes and Watson’s teenage descendants, who are just meeting for the first time, and oh yeah our newest Holmes is a super smart (and not the most sociable) teenage girl. As they meet for the first time, the two automatically pair together to solve a murder at their private school. A lot of the description and feeling in this story is somewhat dark, and for me that fits perfectly with this time of year.
A Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson
I love this whole series and (especially as it goes on) the description of the world is so vivid and intense. That what makes this a great fall read for me, in a time where the real world is changing colors and so beautiful, it’s truly magnificent to read something as wonderful.
Well those are my fall reading recommendations! Let me know what you recommend in the comments!