Books I’m Excited About This Autumn

September 13, 2017

It almost goes without saying that in my eyes, Autumn in the season for reading. Even more so this year with the miserable weather – I can think of nothing better than curling up with a cup of tea and a good book. I’m trying to get through a little more of my reading pile before I buy anything new but there are a few books on the horizon that have caught my eye. Autumn full of such great reading potential and these book releases will make you went to stay indoors and cosy up with a book.

The Little Book of Lykke – Meik Wiking

Love it or hate it (I happened to love it) The Little Book of Hygge was a huge hit last year and this The Little Book of Lykke seems to be just as good. Lykke is the Danish word for happiness and this book explores just why the Danish are so happy and how we can all learn to be a little happier in our everyday lives. Sounds good to me! Release Date 7th September 2017

A Skinful of Shadows – Frances Hardinge

Oh my gosh this book looks beautiful! I don’t often buy hardcover books but this one is going to tempt me. This is her first book since The Lie Tree which was wonderfully dark, gothic and mysterious. This looks like another fantastic story and is sure to be a great Autumn read. Release Date: 21st September 2017

The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic – Leigh Bardugo

I read the Six of Crows books over summer and totally feel in love with the worlds of Leigh Bardugo, she’s such an incredible storyteller. Her latest book is a collection of short stories inspired by myth, fairytale and folklore, perfect for the chillier months. Release Date: 26th September 2017

Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban: Illustrated Edition – J.K.Rowling & Jim Kay

It doesn’t matter if you already have the Harry Potter books, these illustrated editions are well worth adding to your collection. They are so beautiful and I’m particularly excited about The Prisoner of Azkaban – it was always my favourite. I usually get the latest one each year for Christmas and couldn’t be happier. Release Date: 3rd October 2017

Turtles All The Way Down – John Green

The title of this is very intriguing! I’ve read most of John Green’s books thanks to my friend Bookworm and Theatremouse lending me The Fault In Our Stars and starting it all off! You always know what you’re getting with a John Green novel; pensive teens, small town America, highly emotional but I still love them. Release Date: 10th October 2017

All The Crooked Saints – Maggie Stiefvater

I read the Raven Boys series by Maggie Stiefvater this year and loved them so I’m very excited for her latest book. Her writing is a little off the wall but I love the way she uses language and puts fantastical things into an every day setting. This one looks no different and is bound to be just as unusual as you would expect. Release Date: 10th October 2017

Uncommon Type: Some Stories – Tom Hanks

Yes, that is THE Tom Hanks who is the author of this book. When I was looking up Autumn releases I came across this and I think it could be a great read! It’s a selection of short stories and I’d be really curious to see how he writes. I saw an interview with him a few months ago and he says he collects old typewriters so I’d love to know if he used them to write this, I could just picture it. Release Date: 17th October 2017

Dear Martin – Nic Stone

I haven’t read anything by this author before but this looks set to be a popular book. It’s about American race relations, prejudice and hate and a young man looking to the teaching of Dr Martin King to see if they hold up in the modern world. This will definitely be on my to read list and sounds like an emotional read. Release Date: 17th October 2017

La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust – Philip Pullman

Possibly the book I am most excited about this Autumn, Philip Pullman is returning to the world of His Dark Materials with a brand new series. I believe this is set before Northern Lights as a prequel to the original trilogy. I absolutely love His Dark Materials and can’t wait to read his latest offering. Release Date: 19th October 2017

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I wasn’t asked to share any of these books, they are just books that I am genuinely excited about! This post contains affiliate links which means if you buy a book from my link I will receive a small commission but it won’t cost you any extra.

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  • Gail

    Looks like a great Autumn of reading Hayley! These books look really fab – I didn’t know Tom Hanks wrote aswell!. I love books by John Green – The Fault in Our Stars is one of my favourites:) I really need to start a new ‘to read’ spread in my bullet journal – I have seen a few book ideas lately that I really need to try! x

    September 13, 2017 at 1:38 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      I’m trying to keep a list when I see things on other people’s blogs that I fancy reading…there are SO many! I think the Tom Hanks book could be really good, I’m so interested to see what it’s like. John Green is just great isn’t he? Super emotional though! xx

      September 14, 2017 at 10:34 am Reply
  • Angie Vincent

    I always love boo recommendations Hayley. I have yet to read any John Green, you have reminded me I must

    September 16, 2017 at 7:09 am Reply
  • Stacie

    Love the look of some of these Hayley. I get the illustrated HP books every Christmas too. Keen to read Uncommon Type!

    December 30, 2017 at 6:57 pm Reply
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