Fall is finally here! Autumn, one of my favorite seasons, has finally arrived. And although there are many pleasurable activities you do in the fall, one of my favorites, of course, is reading, preferably outside. There is no better feeling than curling up in a reading chair or a nice bench under a tree with a good book. The right book can either make you have an enjoyable reading season or a dull one. To make sure you have the former, here are some great book selections that go great with the upcoming cooler weather:
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
If you are looking for a haunting read for this Halloween, then you cannot go wrong with this book! This chilling but thrilling book is perfect for the upcoming autumnal nights.
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
A perfect and exceptional selection, especially if you are looking for something that will warm your heart and leave you breathless.
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
A must, MUST read for Halloween and for the Fall season! A personal favorite of mine, this classic mystery will not only have you on the edge of your seat but will have you second guessing any invitations heading your way (and not because you want to finish the book).
The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry
This beautifully written historical novel will have you either curled up in your favorite reading chair or sitting under your favorite tree.
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Jane Eyre’s moral and independent spirit will have to venture out more this fall season. Every time I read Jane Eyre, I find myself more empowered to be comfortable in my own skin but seek out new opportunities and take chances. If that is what you are looking for, then this book is a definite read for this fall season.
The Diviners by Libba Bray
This supernatural YA novel will have you wishing you were living in the jazz age all the time. Not only a perfect Halloween read, but this long book will also keep entertained during the cooler nights of fall.
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
I might not consider it to be romantic, but this suspenseful novel, another personal favorite of mine, will have you on the edge of your seat. The ideal reading place? Under a shady tree, preferably on a luxurious country estate.
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
No list can be complete without a Jane Austen novel. And this one is absolutely perfect for the fall. The beautiful scenery of Mansfield Park will have you wishing that you were there. The book may be long, but its enjoyable storytelling will have a forgetting the length. Are you looking for a book that will entertain for a long time? This is the book for you.
We Have Always Lived in The Castle by Shirley Jackson
Shirley Jackson brings the horror and creepiness without having to heavily depict on the blood and gore. We Have Always Lived in the Castle is not just a great read, but a creative novel that will have you looking for more Shirley Jackson’s novels. More books to read this fall, I suppose!
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
The March women will warm your hearts as they have warmed mine. This touching and beautifully written classic will have you try to lead your life morally and gratefully. Just the book to read while we inch closer to the holiday season.