Fall is probably my favourite time of the year just because it leads to Christmas and by September I am already tired of hot, sunny weather. I love winter, and always I long for those rainy, dark days when you get home, make some hot tea, and go to bed to read (because in this parallel universe there are no responsibilities – you just get home and read). I know that most bloggers join the R.I.P Challenge hosted by Andi at Estella’s Revenge and Heather at My Capricious Life this year, but it is always too sunny in Spain to join in early September and I’m still enjoying some summer readings. So, back to Fall: in an effort to make this fall illusion come true one day, here are five books that I have been saving all summer long for fall:
Rawblood by Catriona Ward – I got this book for Halloween because it gave me Crisom Peak vibes last year and I didn’t have time to read it. Here’s to second opportunities!
The Bird Tribunal by Agnes Ravatn – Same as above. The lovely Karen from Orenda Books sent me a review copy of this dark, snowy nordic noir novel that everyone loved and life got in the way. Not this time.
The Tenant of Windfell Hall by Anne Brontë – My partner got me this book for my birthday last January and I immediately knew it was a Fall book. I just knew. I read the contemporary adaptation by Sam Baker and I loved it, so I’m sure I’ll love the original as well.
A Deadly Thaw by Sarah Ward – I met Sarah two years ago at CrimeFest15, and we met again last year (she remembered me and I might have freaked out a bit). I bought the second novel in her DC Childs series right there and asked her to sign it for me, and she did. I have been saving this book for dark and cold evenings ever since.
Manderley Forever by Tatiana de Rosnay – Rebecca is one of my favourite Halloween readings ever. I am still in awe of Rebecca, and I think of the magical line “Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again” over, and over again. Now it is time to learn more about the woman behind one of my favourite novels.
I wonder, are you a seasonal reader? Have you picked up any fall readings? Share them below!