Were back with another Top Ten Tuesday! Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly themed post hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s prompt is “Books That Give Off Autumn Vibes (Autumn scenes/colors on the cover, autumn atmosphere, etc.)” I won’t lie, I had a hard time with this one, and I ended up only coming up with five, but I included another five from my TBR that seem autumn-ish and/or have really pretty covers. There are very few books that I strongly associate with seasons, but these at least have echoes of certain autumnal notes I enjoy.
First, 5 I’ve read:
1. Harry Potter (the whole series, but especially Sorcerer’s Stone)
Of course, since this is a boarding school novel, there is a constant back-to-school atmosphere. Plus, I have all my memories of reading this one in school as a kid (and getting *so many* AR points because the books were long and worth a ton).
2. The Library Book
While most of the plot takes place in the summer, the red-and-gold cover and focus on libraries of all sorts is perfect for fall.
3. The Raven Boys
I’m currently re-reading this one (or rather, listening for the first time, having read it once before), and the shifting seasons of Cabeswater are incredible. Plus, talking trees practically scream “fall,” even if the first book starts in the spring/summer.
4. Jane Eyre
It isn’t necessarily that this is a particularly autumnal book, but it is one that I associate with school–I read it by choice in middle school and then again when it was required for a class in high school–and it is also a personal favorite, one I would gladly curl up with as the temperatures drop.
5. The Scorpio Races
Oops, it’s another Maggie Stiefvater book, but come on: fall colors on the cover, takes place in the fall, and includes a recipe for “November cakes” (and they sound delicious). Its place on this list is non-negotiable.
And now, 5 I haven’t read yet:
6. Crown of Feathers
I haven’t read this one yet, but there is a fiery bird on the cover which is fall-colored in and of itself. Plus, phoenixes (die in flames, rise from the ashes) are basically the fantasy animal equivalent of trees in the fall. I dare you to change my mind.
More fiery horses (phoenix horses, I guess??). I’m beginning to detect a pattern here…
8. An Enchantment of Ravens
On the Fierce Reads fall tour, a couple of the authors mentioned that this is a great book to read for fall vibes. I trust their judgment.
9. A Study in Charlotte
Nothing like a good mystery and a cozy cover to keep you entertained on a brisk afternoon.
10. Call Down the Hawk
Muahaha, one more Maggie Stiefvater title. The colors on the cover, the bird of prey, and the promised continuation of the magic of the Raven Cycle? Sounds like fall to me. Plus, it comes out today, and I am SO EXCITED.
I’m not sure I quite did this “right,” but hopefully this list provided you with some entertainment and/or TBR inspiration. What books give you all the fall feelings? Read any of the ones on my TBR? Let me know!