Autumn is my favorite season for reading. While I love the coziness of a snowy winter and reading under the summer sun, autumn always feels like the most energetic season to me. At least where I live, the leaves are turning into their fiery autumn colors. There’s a chill in the air, but the sky still shines with a blue vibrancy leftover from summer months.
My reading taste shifts as the season goes on. I crave books that are moodier and spookier than my usual reads. This year I’ve decided to really lean into atmospheric autumn reading, fully embracing the pumpkin-hued season.
It’s easy to get swept up in the hustle and bustle of work and life, without ever stopping to truly savor the season. In an effort to slow down and make the most of these next few golden months, I’ve developed a bit of an autumnal reading plan.
1. Revisit moody, atmospheric classics.
I have so many beloved classics on my shelves that I haven’t read in years, but I think would be perfect for autumn. As the days grow shorter and the air gets colder, there’s nothing better than getting tucked in with a moody Wuthering Heights or haunting The Turn of the Screw. I think I’ll start my eerie classics spree with The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne.
2. Explore new Halloween-ish reads.
I think it would be so fun to dive into some truly Halloween-ish books this autumn: the more witches, ghosts, and ghouls, the better! First up in this category is The Ex Hex by Erin Sterling.
3. Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman.
I’ve never seen the movie Practical Magic, but as soon as I heard it was a book series I immediately wanted to read it and then experience the film. I can’t wait to get started!
Do you have any autumnal reading plans? Any recommendations for spooky, atmospheric books?
Take care xx
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