With today’s equinox, Autumn is officially here. Whilst it might be hard to wave goodbye to pleasant summer evenings, we’re also incredibly excited to dive into the most colourful season. The best thing about Autumn, if you ask us? Brewing a nice cup of tea, curling up in the comfiest reading nook and enjoying a good read.
Here are the best books to read in autumn to get you in the mood for crispy afternoons outdoors and cosy nights in.
Little Women - Louisa May Alcott
Rereading the lives of the four March girls will bring you that warmth that only nostalgia can give.
The Halloween Tree - Ray Bradbury
Autumn wouldn't feel complete without Halloween. This short fantasy novel is probably the best October read.
The Harry Potter Series - J. K. Rowling
Autumn is the best time to go back to Hogwarts, cosy up in the common room of your House and reread the adventures of everyone’s favourite little wizard.
Anne of Green Gables - Lucy Maud Montgomery
As Anne says, “I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers”. We couldn’t agree more.
Wuthering Heights - Emily Brontë
What better time than autumn to find yourself on the most famous windy moors?
Autumn - Ali Smith
It’s in the title! This complex post-Brexit novel doesn’t fail to bring to life a typical British autumn in many passages.
The Night Circus - Erin Morgenstern
The ahistorical setting of this travelling circus that is only open from sunset to sunrise is perfect for the season of longer nights.
The Twisted Tree - Rachel Burge
This YA fantasy book inspired by Norse mythology takes place mostly in a cosy Norwegian house, with stormy dark nights raging outside.
The Little Book of Hygge - Meik Wiking
Not a fiction book, but it contains the recipe for a perfect autumn inspired by the Scandinavian lifestyle.
Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
After all, the arrival of the “single man in possession of a good fortune” is in late September. Need we say more?