2015/09/24

Season Recommendations: Autumn

Autumn is my very favorite season, and I thought it's time to recommend some books appropriate for this wonderful season. These are books I feel have something beautiful, but perhaps a bit dark about them.

The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton


This is a magical realism story about a girl who was born with wings. It has something beautiful and gloomy about it, and the writing is gorgeous and lyrical. I especially enjoy the elements of madness in this book.

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel


An apocalyptic story about a traveling troupe, religious fanatics and how almost the entire world died in the course of three weeks. This spans between past and present and is wonderfully constructed.

Far From The Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy


Will I ever shut up about this book? Probably not!

This is the story of Bathsheba Everdene, a proud and independent women whose life is complicated by three different men. A wonderful story that depicts several fascinating characters in a rural community.

The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton


A historical fiction novel set in 1686's Amsterdam. Nella Oortman has married a man she does not know and has been sent to live with him. For a wedding present, she is presented with a miniature house of the house she lives in, and this miniature starts to freakishly depict her own life.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky


This is a magnificent book about a young, introverted boy coming of age and navigating through dating, family drama, friendship and love. This is a must read for everyone.


Happy reading!

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  1. Nice list! I just started The Miniaturist, and it seems very interesting so far. I'll have to check out the other titles you suggest as well. Thank you for your recommendations! Happy readings!

    Beatrice @ Book for Thought

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  2. Station Eleven is one of my favorite books of the year. It is so so so beautiful! I read it on my e-reader but considering buying the actual book just to have it and mark all my favorite parts. ♥ I do own The Miniaturist and I also love that book, it is strange and makes you feel you are just inside a weird heartbreaking dream. And Ava, oh Ava Lavender is much much more magical, also strange dreamlike. Those are my favorite kind of books, books that make you feel you are dreaming awake.

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    1. The hardback Station Eleven book is beautiful! And I totally agree, dreaming awake is a good way to phrase how these feel :D

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