It’s finally here, the season all book lovers have been waiting for; autumn! There’s nothing better than snuggling up on the sofa with a massive fluffy blanket, a huge mug of tea and a good ol’ book (or two).
For me, autumn also means one more thing and that’s the start of university. This year is my last year so I’m fully expecting it to be challenging, stressful and fun all at the same time. Because of this, my autumn TBR list may well be a lot smaller than other people’s as I’ll essays to write, dissertations to plan and lectures to attend, but I thought I would blog about it all the same…
So here we go…
- A Dance with Dragons 2: After the Feast by George R. R. Martin
After spending all summer reading the A Song of Ice and Fire series, I’m finally near the end. Only one more book left to read and I’m expecting great things! I have thoroughly enjoyed the series so far (potentially one of my favourites) so I’m sure there will be a blog post coming soon about my thoughts and opinions on the differences between the books and the TV series
2. The Witches: Salem, 1692, A History by Stacy Schiff
I’m a sucker for historical themed books and what better time of the year to read a book about the Salem witch hunts than during autumn and Hallowe’en! I have been a massive fan of The Crucible by Arthur Miller for years now, so to read this book and have further insight into what the witch hunts were like will be very rewarding.
3. Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë
If you’ve read my first ever blog book haul then you’ll recognise this title! I have a feeling this book is going to be one of those that just suits autumn, if you know what I mean?
4. Dracula by Bram Stoker
Perhaps the most perfect autumn read? When I search on goodreads for some suggestions to read in autumn this was number one on all of them. Even above Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (which I thoroughly enjoyed).
5. The Power by Naomi Alderman
This book was very kindly gifted to me for my birthday by a very close friend who highly recommended it. And I very much trust her opinion. Just reading the synopsis of this book makes me think that this is potentially going to be one of my favourite books of all time. Focusing on feminism, pretty kick-ass and eye-opening too.
So there we have it; my autumn TBR list.
If you want to, leave the books you’re hoping to read this autumn down below. I’m always looking for new book suggestions.
Thanks for reading!