Hi all! I hope you guys have all had a good week since I last did one of these, I have been in essay hell for the past week and will continue to be for the next week, so it’s not a great week for Jo! Anyway, since it’s Tuesday, I have another Top Tuesday for you all, courtesy of the lovely ladies over at The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s topic is Books With Autumn Covers/Themes. I’m twisting this slightly and going with Books To Get You In The Mood For Autumn. So here we go:
- The Raven Cycle-Maggie Stiefvater
This series just gives me all the Autumn vibes! You have psychics, you have a dead Welsh King, you have magic forests and someone who can pull things out of dreams, if all of that doesn’t scream Autumn, I don’t know what does.
2. Unwind Dystology-Neal Shusterman
These books aren’t set in Autumn or anything, but the whole idea of a society where kids can be taken to pieces if their parents consider them troublemakers in order to provide organs to the rest of society, is pretty creepy and the whole series has a very creepy vibe, so I think it’s a perfect read for this time of year.
3. Skulduggery Pleasant Series-Derek Landy
This series is all about a walking, talking, magical skeleton detective, who solves magical crimes and saves the world with his human sidekick, is there anything more Halloweeny/Autumny, than that?
4. The Accident Season-Moira Fowley-Doyle
I didn’t personally love this one, but if you like very descriptive writing and good dose of the fantastical in your stories, then this might be for you and since it’s set in the week running up to Halloween, it’s perfect for this time of year.
5. The Night Circus-Erin Morgernstern
Again, not one of my favourites, but the atmosphere of this book definitely feels very Autumny, it’s the kind of book that you can curl up with a hot chocolate on a cold day and really dive into.
6. Caraval-Stephanie Garber
This one is kind of like The Night Circus but I actually liked it better. The atmosphere again just feels very autumny, with the magic and the game and all the mystery, it’s another one you can curl up with on a cold day!
7. The Archived-Victoria Schwab
With its Library of The Dead, this book is perfect for the spooky season!
8. Frozen Charlotte-Alex Bell
Creepy dolls abound, this book (and it’s prequel, which I will be reviewing soon) is perfect for October, I swear you will never look at dolls the same way after reading this!
9. Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone-JK Rowling
Okay, so I will find a way to fit Harry Potter into absolutely everything, but there is no bad time of year to read this book and I always feel in a very Harry Potter mood in the Autumn/around Christmas!
10. Timekeeper-Tara Sim
With its steampunk Victorian world, I feel like this book is perfect to read in the Autumn, I don’t know if it’s just because I read it in September/October time of last year, but it definitely gives off that kind of vibe.
So how about you? What books scream Autumn to you? Have you read any of these? Let me know in the comments!
Next week’s topic is a food based freebie, so naturally I’m very excited for that! I will probably not have much for you guys in the next few weeks as I’m really busy with work, so I apologise in advance for that!
A lot of these are on my TBR! I really can’t wait to get to Unwind someday. Great list!
Ooh you definitely should, it’s so good! Thanks 🙂
Neal Shusterman’s books. Definitely on the creepy side and perfect for fall. 🙂
Yes I think so!
Oooh! I didn’t think about The Archived by Victoria Schwab. That does have fall vibes. I agree that the Raven Cycle does seem very autumn-ish as well. Awesome list. 🙂
Yup feel like it would be a very good Halloween read! Yes it is. Thank you 🙂
I love The Raven Boys series! It’s one of my favorites.
I am a huge fan of Unwind, and I do understand why you put it on this list. I’ve seen Raven Cycle a lot today!
Ooh yay, another Unwind fan! Yes, it’s a very seasonally appropriate read.
The timekeeper is such a good choice!
Caraval and the Raven series both seem like they’d have a magical fall vibe. I need to get to Caraval at some point.
They definitely do! Oh it’s so good, I hope you enjoy 🙂
I can totally see why you’d put these books on your list! Fab choices! 🙂
Some books with amazing cover design here! Caraval is gorgeous, as are a lot of Night Circus editions! Great list ☺️
Thanks! Yes they do have very pretty covers 🙂
Harry Potter definitely screams Fall 🙂
It really does!
Completely agree about The Night Circus. I wasn’t the biggest fan but it certainly had an autumnal atmosphere.
Thanks! Yes I think so too 🙂
The Accident Season and Night Circus are perfect reads for fall. Great picks!
I hadn’t thought of The Night Circus or Caraval (which I haven’t read yet) for autumn, but it makes sense using the same rationale for why I put Full Tilt on my list. Happy reading!
Thanks! Yeah, they just have that kind of vibe to me 🙂
I’ve seen Harry Potter and THE NIGHT CIRCUS on other lists, so they’re definitely autumn-ish! I get what you’re saying about the Unwind series, too. It’s definitely got a creepy premise/vibe.
Happy TTT (on a Wednesday)!
Yes I have too, so I’m glad I wasn’t totally off base there! Yes, it does 🙂 Thank you!
Omg I’m SO in love with so many books on your list!! The Raven Cycle is like my #1 of ever series.😍 And I especially love that it’s set starting in April because that IS actually autumn/fall for Australia so it works. 😂 And The Accident Season, Caraval, and Timekeeper are all afjldksafd beautiful squishes. I LOVE THEM SO MUCH.
Yay! Ha ha yes, I know, thought you’d like that one. Oh cool, so I’m not totally wrong about it being autumn, I’m just in the wrong hemisphere for it! I wasn’t so keen on The Accident Season, but it is perfect for the season and I love Caraval and Timekeeper!
I love your spin. Love the Raven Boys and just recently finished Caraval and loved it. HP also made my list! Great picks.
Thank you! That’s great to hear. Yes, its been making a lot of lists this week, definitely has all the autumn vibes!
Hi! I have Harry Potter on my list, too!
Oh, I agree about The Raven Cycle! It dos have a very fall-vibe! Great list 🙂
Fantastic list!!! Woot!📚💖😉
Timekeeper! I need to read this…
You definitely do!
Definitely The Raven Cycle! The entire series feels very fall-ish, from covers to atmosphere 🙂
It really does!
I love that you associate The Night Circus with autumn. I always associate those strange, atmospheric books with the fall.
Yes me too!
Ooo! I’ve seen Maggie’s on a few lists and though I haven’t read them, they seem like great autumn reads. Also, I wish I’d thought of “Caraval.” Again I’ve not read this one BUT with its themes and plot, it sure SOUNDS like it’d be an ideal autumn read.
Thanks so much for visiting Finding Wonderland, as always. 🙂
They definitely are! Caraval is awesome, definitely one to read for this season! No problem 🙂
Great list, I need to check out the Maggie Stiefvater books.
I wasn’t too crazy over The Night Circus either. Happy reading 🙂
Thanks! Oh you definitely should, they’re great. Glad it’s not just me. Thank you 🙂
The Raven Cycle is definitely perfect this time of year. Any Maggie Stiefvater book is a great one to read in the autumn.
Yes it is! Ha ha very true, all her books do seem to have a kind of autumnal vibe.
I agree with a lot of these books. But especially The Raven Cycle books.