Amazing Autumn Reads!
With the nights drawing in and the days getting colder, many of us will be glad that cosy season has finally arrived! So what are you waiting for? Grab your cosy blanket and your mug of hot cocoa, and settle down to read one of these awesome Autumn books...
The Secret History by Donna Tartt
It would be a crime not to include Tartt’s dark academia classic in a list of Autumn novels. The campus of the New England college in which five friends commit a murder together is electric with descriptions of the beautiful Autumnal language, and the atmosphere hits this season on the nail.
The Year of the Witching by Alexis Henderson
This book will definitely get you in the Halloween spirit, but it remains smart and insightful throughout, with no cheap horrors. Immanuelle Moore grows up in the restrictive religious community of Bethel, but finds dark powers within herself that are blasphemous in her Puritan community. A perfect read for dark spooky nights!
Brontë's Mistress by Finola Austin
Ever been curious about the only Brontë brother? Austin delivers a meticulously researched debut about Branwell, who was famous for having an affair with his married employer. You’ll be racing through it!
Night Film by Marisha Pessl
Night Film opens on a cold, cursed October evening, when Ashley Cordova, young and once with a bright future, is found dead. Her death is ruled as suicide, but one detective thinks otherwise - and is determined to prove it. This book is perfectly bleak and creepy, great for those nights sat comfortably in front of the fire!
Autumn by Ali Smith
Smith has famously written a quartet for the four seasons, and so what better way to get in the Autumn mood than read her novel which is seeped in it?