I’m in a bit of a post-portfolio haze, but I’m loving that I’ve been able to start reading for fun again. In honor of that (and that I’m back in a state with seasons!), I wanted to post about a few of my favorite books to read in the fall. These aren’t necessarily books about fall or taking place in the fall, but simply ones I find myself turning to again and again this time of year.
There is something about pranking and intrigue at a boarding school that is just so very autumnal. Frankie makes me long for my own teen years, though mine were quite a bit different than hers. Bonus points for her being such a great character, too.
I can’t read Wuthering Heights in the spring or summer; it is strictly a cold weather book for me. A book this darkly passionate is best read during the darkest part of the year.
I love L.J. Smith and The Secret Circle is my favorite of her series.* I first started reading this series one rainy fall day while making homemade apple cider. Every time I pick the books up, I think of fall and crave cider. It certainly doesn’t hurt that the books take place primarily in the fall, too.
I’ll be honest, this is a series I can read any time. I adore Gemma and I have such a literary crush on Libba Bray. However, the Gothic Victorian setting, the mystery of The Order, and Gemma’s awakening are the perfect kind of magic for this time of year.
*I’m referring only to the original trilogy that she wrote, not the books that are written after they took the series away from her. I don’t have a very favorable opinion of the newest one I read.