Welcome back to the blog. How are you all? Enjoying autumn I hope?…fucking hell, lol, that was super formal and weird lol. Lets move away from that right now, lol. Anyway, you may remember that a few months ago I did my first seasonal ‘reads’ post, well today I am doing another one. That’s right. Its autumn reads time!
Now, when I say ‘autumn’ reads, I don’t necessarily mean books set in autumn time, I mean, lets be honest, there aren’t a lot of those. To me, a good autumn read is a real, sweater weather book. And by that I mean, books that you can snuggle up with on a cold, wet, windy day and just loose yourself in. just, books that you can really sink your teeth into. I really hope that this makes sense and that you know what I mean lol. Oh well. Let just get into this and hopefully things will be a little bit clearer lol.
The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare
This trilogy is a perfect autumn read. These books are just jam packed. There is always something going on. They are books that you can really sink your teeth in to. I love them. There is action and drama, love and betrayal, fighting and death. There is just so much going on in them. The trilogy is set in the 1870’s and follows Tessa, a 17 year old American girl, as she is thrown into a world that she never knew existed. You learn all about the shadow hunter world as she does. You discover who she is, fall in love as she does, make friends along side her and fight with her. These books really draw you in and keep you guessing throughout them. You never know what is around the corner. They are the perfect books to curl up with on a cold, autumnal Sunday.
Slasher Girls and Monster Boys by Various (Edited by April Genevieve Tucholke)
This collection of 14 short stories will really get you into the Halloween spirit. Each little story is by a different YA author and all of them are spooky/scary/horror stories. The stories range from a zombie apocalypses to a game with Death, a ghost in ww2 to a internet serial killer. Plus this book has works form some seriously incredible authors, Leigh Bardugo, Carrie Ryan, Marie Lu, Jay Kristoff and many more. This whole book will leave you super unnerved. It is the perfect book for this time of year.
The Sin Eaters Daughter (Trilogy) by Melinda Salisbury
Welcome to an epic fantasy trilogy. These books follow a couple of teenage of girls who live in a very different world to ours. This is a world where myths are real and they are coming to get you. These books twist and turn, you never know what is coming next. There is mystery, drama, murder, betrayal and love. Everything that you could possibly want in a story. As soon as you finish one book, you will instantly want to pick up the next. They really are books to sink your teeth into.
Delirium (Trilogy) by Lauren Oliver
If you are a fan of Divergent and/or Hunger Games, then this is the trilogy for you. Set in an alternative USA, you are thrown into a world where love has been branded a contagious disease, and at 18, everyone is forced to have a procedure called ‘the Cure’. You follow 17 year old Lena as she nears the date of her procedure. For Lena, the cure is what she has longed for, ever since her mother died, that is until she meets Alex, and then it all changed. This brilliant dystopian trilogy is full of twists and turns, highs and lows, love and death. Everything that you could ever want in a book. It is the perfect trilogy to curl up with and lose yourself in.
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
This is a beautiful story about magic and love. Once you start this book, you wont want to put it down. The main story follows Celia and Marco, two magicians that have been bound to complete against each other in a game of magic. You follow them as they help to create ‘Le Cirque Des Reves’, a magical circus that will fill your dreams, compete and fall in love. With beautiful writing, intriguing storylines and stunning characters, this is a book that you cant help but fall in love with. You will want to read it in one sitting.
A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall
if you want a quick read, this one is for you. This little love story is absolutely adorable. You follow Lea and Gabe through a school year as they realise that they are perfect for each other. But this story isn’t written the way that you expect. You never hear the story from Lea and Gabe’s POV. You only hear it from those around them. Their professor, friends, classmates and acquaintances all tell you their story. You even hear it from a bench with a butt fetish, and a squirrel. This is such a feel good book. It is warm, sweet and funny and honestly such a perfect book for those cold autumn nights.
Divergent Trilogy by Veronica Roth
if you are looking for a dystopian series that will completely pull you in, this is the one for you. This trilogy is truly incredible. Set in a future USA, you follow 16 year old Tris as she tries to navigate her way through the complex but restricting world in which she lives. You follow her as she discovers who she is, falls in love and saves the people that she loves, multiple times. This trilogy is incredibly well written and very gripping. You cant help but be pulled into the story. They are the perfect books to lose yourself in on cold autumnal nights.
Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
this is an incredible story about friendship, magic and love. You follow a young woman, called Sophie after she is cursed by an evil witch. You watch her as she makes friends and slowly falls in love, while trying to find where she belongs in this world. This is an lovely story about magic and self discovery that will leave you speechless. This is the first book in a trilogy and is the book that the Studio Ghibli film, so the same name, is based on. This lovely little book is well worth a read.
Girl Online: Going Solo by Zoe Sugg
This is the third book in the bestselling Girl Online series. Set during autumn, and with Noah off the radar, you follow Penny on a journey of self discovery as she tries to figure out who she is and find her place in the world. This is a brilliant instalment in the series. These will never be literary classics, but they are sweet and fun and little bit cheesy, they are easy to read and will leave you warm inside.
And those where me autumn reads. As you can see I tend to read a lot of trilogies this time of year. I love a book that I can really get into during autumn. I love being able to just curl up and loose myself in a story. I am really interested to know if what books you have been reading this autumn. Anything I should give a go? I hope that you have enjoyed today’s post and I will see you all again very soon.