Ten Books with those Fall Feelings

Ten Books with those Fall Feelings
Top Ten Tuesday  is a meme hosted by the Awesome people over at  The Broke and the Bookish.

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by the Awesome people over at The Broke and the Bookish.

This week I am presenting you with ten books that feel like fall to me. Insert Pumpkin emoji here. I have a huge love for Christmas but Fall is my favorite time of year.  I think it might be the teacher thing?  Fall for me is all about potential, renewal, a chance to improve, to make things better.  I love the start of school, I have a pumpkin cookie recipe, and the cooler weather is my jam. It follows then that I love books with a fall setting, a fall feeling, or a fall colored cover.

Heads up that I chose books that feel like fall to me rather than books that are completely set in fall.  That's just how I roll. 

The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner 

The Serpent King
by Jeff Zentner 


Goodreads | Amazon | Audible
Series: no
Published: March 8th 2016

“Nothing makes you feel more naked than someone identifying a desire you never knew you possessed.” 

It takes place over the course of a year but I swear this is the book equivalent of a crip fall day. I have so much love for this book that writing about it actually makes me incoherent. Gah! 

The Raven Boys  by Maggie Stiefvater 

The Raven Boys
by Maggie Stiefvater 


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Series: (The Raven Cycle #1)
Published: September 18th 2012)
Rating: Is there such a thing as liking something too much?

“My words are unerring tools of
destruction, and I’ve come unequipped with the ability to disarm them.” 

1. It takes place at the start of a school year.
2. Ravens and crows are fall birds in my head.
3. Just 'cause Ronan and Gansey.

There are about a thousand cover to this book but this is the cover of the first version I read. 

There are about a thousand cover to this book but this is the cover of the first version I read. 

Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast
by Robin McKinley


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Series: (Folktales 1)
Published: October 25th 1978)
Rating: I reread this every year

"You will find no mirrors here, for I cannot bear them: nor any quiet water in ponds. And since I am the only one who sees you, why are you not then beautiful?” 

I know I mention this book a lot.  I can't help it, though! There is so much lush description in this book but some of my favorites are the description of Autumn woods and castle grounds. Also, Beauty and the Beast. I know that fairy tale retellings are all the thing but this is just a straight novel lengh "telling".  Which I could do with more of.  Especially of more diverse fairytales that I am not as familiar with.

A Certain Slant of Light

A Certain Slant of Light
by Laura Whitcomb


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Series: (Light #1)
Published: January 1st 2005
Rating: Lovely

“I couldn't take my eyes off him. Like a desert wanderer afraid of mirages, I gazed at my oasis, but he was real.”

Not enough people talk about this book. It is a love story and a ghost story and has some of my favorite writing in it.  I turn into some sort of vixtorian maiden thinking about this book both hands over my heart and sighing.

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater cover

The Scorpio Races
By Maggies Stiefvater

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Series: no
Release date: October 18th, 2011
Rating: Full review of The Scorpio Races

“It is the first day of November and so, today, someone will die.” 

The entire book is a lead up to November 1st.  You might not think that a book about disturbing horses from the sea that will eat both their riders and passers by without proper supprvision would be so completely awesome. You would be wrong.

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo cover

Six of Crows
by Leigh Bardugo

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Series:  Six of Crows #1
Release date: September 29th 2015
Rating: Full review of Six of Crow

“No Mourners.
No Funerals.” 

It is possible this book takes place in late fall/winter. I really picked it because it is one of my favorites and belongs on this list. Capers! Thieves! The best hate to love subplot, evah! Also, KAZ!  In fact why am I not reading Six of Crows AT THIS VERY MOMENT? #disappointedinme

Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson cover

by Tiffany D. Jackson

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Series: no
Published: January 24th 2017
Rating: Full review of Allegedly

“Well, people tend not to think clearly when a black girl is suspected of killing a little white girl,” Ms. Cora says.

One word. Halloween. This book is so fantastically creepy that it is almost like a realistic horror novel. I would also like to 


Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

Anne of Green Gables
by L.M. Montgomery

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Series: Anne of Green Gables #1
Published: 1908
Rating: Full review of Anne of Green Gables

“I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” 

Pretty sure that it is this quote about October.  Or that the book opens with Anne coming to a new home which I associated in my head with starting a new year of school and therefore fall.  #mentalgymnastics

Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier cover

Daughter of the Forest
by Juliet Marillier 

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Series: (Sevenwaters #1)
Published: April 1st 1999
Rating: I should read more fantasy

“Perhaps this is what the stories meant when they called somebody heartsick. Your heart and your stomach and your whole insides felt hollow and empty and aching.”

Another fairy tale retelling.  I guess in my head they are a fall thing.  Actually, yes. They usually are. This one is a retelling of The Six Swans

Okay, so this list managed to bring together a large portion of books that I have given five stars to. Did I just add books to the list because I like them and I like fall and therefore they should be togeher?  Was there more of a method to my madness? Have you read any of these books?  Are they "Autumn books" to you?  What would you have put on the list?

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