The summer equinox has come and gone and a new season has begun! The smell of pumpkin spice tickles our noses, new colours assault our senses, and a chill has crept into the air. There are many things to love about autumn, but one of the best things is that it’s a new season for reading. So check out these 5 great books perfect for putting on a cosy sweater, curling up with a cup of hot tea, and welcoming in the fall weather.
Wuthering Heights was the first title we added to our poster store, so you can probably tell that it’s one of our favourite classic books. But that’s not the only reason why you should read it! The melancholy tone of Wuthering Heights makes it the perfect read for a cold, rainy night, and the love story is one that will stick with you. It’s also beautifully written and ridiculously quotable.
Wind/Pinball, Murakami’s two debut novels, are a refreshing break from the heavy magic realism present in most his books, while still offering a glimpse at the popular author’s origin. Imagine hole-in-the-wall jazz cafes, rainy autumn evenings, and the slow burn of a good whiskey—that’s exactly the sort of feeling these novels invoke. They tackle big aspect of the human experience such as loneliness and nostalgia, and leave you with the desire to read them again.
Is it really autumn if you don’t give Stoker’s famously bone-chilling horror novel a read? Forget Twilight, Stoker is the one who really made vampires both sexy and absolutely terrifying. Snuggle up with Dracula this fall and give yourself a little scare. Maybe it will offer some early inspiration for Halloween!
A Moveable Feast is the only non-fiction work on this list, but that doesn’t mean it’s not the perfect autumn read. Hemingway penned this book about life before he became a world-famous writer. A Moveable Feast transports you to Paris in the fall and the heyday of the great writers and artists gathered there. Gertrude Stein, F. Scott Fitzgerald, James Joyce, and many more make guest appearances in Hemingway’s short and sweet memoir.
What better way to spend a chilly, dark night than with a page-turning mystery? The Hound of the Baskervilles is one of Doyle’s best Sherlock Holmes tales, and it’s short enough to finish in a single sitting! You’ll feel especially cosy and warm as you follow Holmes and Watson’s adventures out on the freezing moors, where they’ll attempt to unravel the exciting mystery of the giant ghost dog.
What are some of your favourite books to read come fall? Share your suggestions in the comments below!