10 Autumn and Halloween reads

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MY FAVOURITE TIME OF THE YEAR HAS ARRIVED! There are so many reasons to be excited about Autumn reading: rainy days for curling up with a cup of tea, blanket and a book, ditching those summer contemporary’s for fitting Halloween reads and those darker nights perfect for going to bed early with a book! The excitement never really does end for Autumn reading, so here are some books that I think are absolutely perfect for my favourite season of reading!

The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
Nothing says Halloween like witches and wizards and nothing says Autumn like pumpkin juice! The Harry Potter series is the most incredible set of novels to dive in to on a rainy day when you want to get away from the world outside your window! Presuming that most avid readers have already read these novels, I can say that re-reading them when it’s blustery outside is probably the best way to do it!

Miss Peregrines Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
This spooky tale of an abandoned orphanage is the perfect way to get you in the Halloween spirit! Its eerie writing and photographs traps you in the world of the deserted island.

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
Autumn is a time when you can hide away from the weather (well in the UK) in your room. While you’re hiding away from other people you might as well read a book that will make you cry your eyes out! A Monster Calls has a mysterious feel to the novel as well as giving you that heart wrenching pain in your chest. It’s a beautifully written tale of a monster that’s not scary enough to give you nightmares!

Dracula by Bram Stoker
If you want to really get in to the creepy Halloween spirt, the classic Dracula is probably more for you! This is a perfect novel to read on the run up to Halloween with its terrifying tale of scarily life like vampires!

Billy and Me by Giovanna Fletcher
Nothing gets you excited about Christmas like Autumn! It’s already getting cold and you can practically smell the Christmas Starbucks cups being put on shelves. If you want to step away from the spooky recommendations and step in to a much calmer novel, Billy and Me is the way forward! It’s a light hearted, funny and fast paced chick-lit novel about Sophie and her café on top of the hill. Perfect for cuddling up with under a blanket.

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Halloween is the day that marks the end of harvest and beginning of winter, Celtics believed that this transition was a bridge to the world of the dead. Nothing says ‘bridge to the world of the dead’ like a baby being brought up by ghosts in a graveyard! If you’re looking for a more tame Halloween read, this is definitely the one.

A Series Of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
If you were going to marathon the whole series in Autumn then it might be a little bit of a challenge and you should start now! If you just wanted to dip in to the world of the Baudelaire children then I’d recommend these books for any age while curled up on a rainy day. Their terrible adventures each book makes the rain outside seem a little more bearable!

Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
If you want a more mystical read to get wrapped up in during the colder months than Beautiful Creatures is the way forward. Autumn and Halloween doesn’t always have to be about scary novels that leave you terrified to go to bed!

The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins
With a chill in the air you sometimes want a chilling crime novel to read. The Girl On The Train is a short crime story which means it’s perfect for a one-afternoon-sitting-read! Hurrah!

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
The Night Circus is another mystical and magical novel you can dive in to if you want the feeling of Halloween without all the scary stuff! It’s the beautifully written story of a circus that pops up overnight in difference places and the crew involved in working there.

You’d have to be a pretty avid reader to get through all of this list in one single season but those are just some of my favourite books for reading at this time of the year! When the leaves are changing outside and your scarves are coming out of the wardrobe, curling up with a good book is probably the best way to spend your time!

Sarah x

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