This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is Books That Give Off Autumn Vibes. Autumn is my favorite season because it’s so atmospheric and cozy. Here are ten books that are perfect to read in the fall.
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater: Obviously because this is set in November, this is a must read for the fall. I reread it every year at the beginning of November, but this is the first year I decided to listen to the audiobook.
An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson: The cover, the descriptions, everything about this book screams autumn. It’s gorgeous.
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien: While this book takes place over an entire year (and thus during all seasons), it always strikes me as an autumn-y book. Maybe it’s Mirkwood forest or Smaug’s colors or just hobbits in general. After all, Hobbit Day takes place in the fall as well!
Fawkes by Nadine Brandes: This book is a fantasy retelling of the Gunpowder Plot, which takes place on November 5. (Today!) Of course it’s perfect to read in the fall.
To Best the Boys by Mary Weber: I believe the labyrinth contest takes place in September, but even if it doesn’t, the atmosphere of this book gives off major autumn vibes.
Dragonspell by Donita K. Paul: The cover of this book always makes me think of fall because of the color palette. I need to reread the book to decide if it actually has autumn vibes in the story.
Small Spaces by Katherine Arden: If you’re looking for a spooky story to read this fall, look no further than Small Spaces. The scarecrows, the fall harvest vibes, and the creeping mist all make it a perfect autumn read.
The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman: This book includes a vast forest, crazy magic, and a creepy monster. So, uh, yeah, it’s great for fall.
Six of Crows duology by Leigh Bardugo: While the cover for Crooked Kingdom has more fall vibes, the duology as a whole is more autumn-y than Leigh’s other books. Though because of the cold atmosphere of Fjerda, it could work for a winter book too.
Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling: A list of autumn books would be incomplete with Harry Potter. After all, the majority of these books take place in the fall and the atmosphere of Hogwarts just screams autumn.