Autumn Reads 2016

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Autumn is one of my favourite times of the year, I think for me it is equally tied with Winter. I love the feeling of being cosy, the excuse for open fires and of course the hot drink assortment of teas, coffee and hot chocolate. I also find this time of the year one of the best for exploring because the weather isn’t too cold, it’s crisp and fresh as the cold sweeps in. However it’s just cold enough to break out the jumpers and boots and there’s nothing I love more than keeping warm and feeling relaxed. I love settling on the sofa with a mug of tea, a crocheted blanket and a good book. So I have listed some of my favourite Autumn Reads to enjoy with this magical season.

The Miniaturist

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This might seem like a strange reading choice but when I read this book I kept thinking how nice it would have been to read this next to an open fire. The plot spans a few months leading into different seasons but I remember the descriptions as the cold sets in or ice and snow and thought it would be a great book to read with the back drop of Autumn.

 

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

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I think I will always associate this book with the Autumn now that the movie is being released at the end of this month. Not to mention it has the perfect spooky and creepy tones to get any reader ready for Halloween just around the corner. I thought this was an excellent book because it’s not dark enough for Halloween and what better way to experience the setting of the UK than with the rain and cold coming in.

 

The Archived – Victoria Schwab

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I loved this book and will probably reread it at some point. This book has haunting tones and the setting is a style of library but instead of books, it stores the dead. It’s the perfect read to cosy up on the sofa with as the night creeps in, candles are flickering in the background and steam laps off a freshly poured cup of tea. It’s not a scary book so I wouldn’t class this as a Halloween Read however it’s the perfect novel for leading up to it.

 

The Book Thief – Markus Zusak

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Coming into the Autumn I always think of Remembrance Sunday and the World Wars, it’s always the time of year that I turn to a novel set during the war. The Book Thief is by far one of my favourite novels set during the wartime. It’s a fascinating book narrated by death that follows the life of a young girl as she grows up and comes to terms with the war and what it means for her and those around her.

 

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

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I’m sure this is a book I don’t need to promote with readers but September always brings around the start of the school year again and there are no greater school stories than the Harry Potter series. The first book for me is magical as it marks the start of a grand adventure, the sparks of friendship and a new world to get lost in.

 

The Collected Poems of Robert Frost

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Robert Frost has written some of the most beautiful and scenic poems I have ever read. They are perfect for the backdrop of Autumn, he writes for the seasons and the natural landscape. I truly recommend his works and of course one of the most thought provoking is The Road not Taken, pour a cup of tea and ponder over this one.

Well I hope you enjoy my Autumn reads, don’t forget to make the most of the Autumn and all of its beautiful colours.

 

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