Autumn Reading

September 29, 2018

The nights are getting darker, candles are lit, heating is on (a little bit) and it is definitely the season for reading. My To Be Read pile certainly seems to know this as it has nearly doubled over the last month. I thought I’d share a few of the books I’m most excited to read; there are many, many more but I hope to get through these eight over the next couple of months.

Little Fires Everywhere – Celeste Ng

I’ve actually already started this one as it’s a library book and I’m trying to get through my library loans a little quicker. It’s been a big bestseller; I’ve seen it all over Instagram and can see why, I’m hooked already. The writing reminds me of Big Little Lies in that you see the story unfold from different characters point of view and it makes it very vivid, I’m very curious to see how it ends. 

Rebel of the Sands – Alwyn Hamilton

I’ve been desperate to read this fantasy trilogy for so long, another one that seems to be popular on Instagram. I actually bought the last book in a multi-buy promotion which prompted me to get the first one too. It’s been a while since I’ve got sucked into a YA fantasy series and I like that all three of these are out already so I don’t have to wait for more books. 

Autumn – Ali Smith

I’m very intrigued by the book, it seems that people either love it or hate it. I believe it is a political, social commentary novel so I suppose that’s why it isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. I found a copy in a phone box book exchange and I’ve been saving it for this time of year. 

The Incendium Plot – A.D. Swanston

The Incendium Plot is a historical fiction novel set in Elizabethan England. The author kindly sent me a copy after I reviewed his collection of short stories earlier in the year so I’m looking forward to this. I don’t know why historical fiction seems perfect for this time of year and this one sounds like a good tale.

A Skinful of Shadows – Frances Hardinge

I’ve had this for a few months but I’ve bumped it up the list for Autumn. I read The Lie Tree by the same author last year which was a gothic children’s mystery, it reminded me of classic children’s literature like The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe or The Secret Garden. This is her first book since then and I hope it is just as good as The Lie Tree. 

P.S. I Still Love You – Jenny Han

I couldn’t help but get sucked into these books after watching the film on Netflix. I finished the first one last week and it ends a little differently to the film so I now have to read the next two. They are very cutesy but the perfect light read.

Children of Blood and Bone – Tomo Adeyemi

I’d popped this book in my list of books to look out for this year and I’ve only just got around to getting it myself. It’s a fantasy full of dark magic set in West Africa and sounds totally different to your usual teen book. I’ve seen some brilliant reviews so I’m looking forward to finally reading it.

Kingdom of Ash – Sarah J. Maas

If you’ve read my blog for a while you will know that I’m a sucker for Sarah J. Maas books, I cannot get enough! This is the final book in the Throne of Glass Series which I’m currently rereading ready for this to be released at the end of October. It comes out during half term so I’m hoping to have a few free days to read it when it arrives!

I’d love to know if you have read any of these and what your favourite books are for this time of year?

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  • Bookwormandtheatremouse

    Love this – just starting to put my autumn reading list together – there is some inspiration here – Happy reading! X

    September 29, 2018 at 7:50 am Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Autumn reading lists are the best reading lists 😉 xx

      October 4, 2018 at 11:02 am Reply
  • welliesontheschoolrun

    Oooh, looks like a lovely list for Autumn Hayley, and you’re right, it’s the perfect time of year to curl up with a book. The only one I’ve read here is Little Fires Everywhere, I’m glad you’re enjoying it. I also liked the way the story was told from different viewpoints. It’s a really interesting read. xx

    September 29, 2018 at 4:13 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Thanks Gail, oh I just loved Little Fires Everywhere. It took me by surprise as I didn’t know much about it but I was totally hooked. I’m definitely feeling in the mood for reading this season xx

      October 4, 2018 at 11:04 am Reply

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