Fall Reading Recommendations!

Happy Monday!

It is almost that time of the year. The time when the leaves change from green to red, orange, yellow, and brown and the weather gets cooler. Also, known as the perfect time to snuggle up inside with a new book!

Here are five fall reading recommendations from me to you. Enjoy!

Vicious by V.E. Schwab

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When I read this book a few months ago, I marvelled at how its dark plot suddenly made me wish that the outside reflected it. It is one of the most perfect reads for the fall or winter time because it sucks you in and doesn’t let you go, which is ideal for when it is a rainy day and you have no other plans. Vicious is an adult fantasy/sci-fi style of book that follows Victor, a college student who with the help of his best friend, Eli, learn to give people superhuman abilities. The story is unique and refreshing, and like it did from me, leave you wanting the sequel ASAP!

Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson

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Truly Devious is another book with a dark atmosphere that reels you in immediately. It is a YA mystery that takes place at a private, boarding school in the mountains of Vermont called Ellingham Academy. Our main character, Stevie, is brought to this school for gifted kids because of her passion for the Ellingham mystery, the murder and disappearance of the founder of Ellingham’s wife and daughter. But when the murder of a current student shocks the entire school, Stevie realizes she may be getting more than she bartered for. This book is fast-paced and entertaining, and I could read it over and over again, its that good!

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

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Again, a mystery is the perfect book for the fall time. Especially a mystery novel from the Queen of Mystery herself, Agatha Christie. This is the only Agatha Christie book I’ve read, but my mother is a HUGE fan and that really encourages me to seek out more from Christie. I really enjoyed my time reading Murder on the Orient Express, a mystery that takes place on a train where a murder has suddenly shocked the passengers on it and must be solved by the detective, Hercule Poirot. I am really looking forward to reading more from Agatha Christie during the fall!

Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Black

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This fantasy book is super dark, following three sisters who once they reach the age of 16 (I think), fight against each other in a series of trials to the death, for the final prize of the throne. This entire concept initially intrigued me, and I also really enjoyed reading deeper about each of the sisters’, how their people perceive them, and then how they actually are. I enjoyed my time reading the first two books, but I will be honest and say I DNFed the third book…don’t let that be a reason to turn you away from the series though! You might end up liking all of it more than I did.

Traplines by Eden Robinson

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Traplines is a short story collection by Canadian author, Eden Robinson, and discusses a lot of important topics in Canadian history and culture that many people don’t know about. It shows the rippling trauma passed through Indigenous families from the traumatic impacts of residential schools, and Eden Robinson does a fantastic job portraying these kinds of difficulties in realistic literature. Her writing is also so captivating and raw that it draws me in. I cannot wait to read one of her novels, Monkey Beach for my English class this year!

 

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Fall Reading Recommendations

While autumn is technically about a month away, once school starts for me I kind of register that as the beginning of fall. Regardless, here are a few books to get you in the mood for fall or the back to school season and I hope you enjoy!

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

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To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han is a quirky, adorable YA contemporary that follows 16 year-old Lara Jean whose secret love letters get sent out to every boy she has ever loved before. Now she has to fake date the most popular guy in school to keep her sister’s ex-boyfriend from finding out her true feelings for him and it becomes a whirlwind of drama and trying to become your true self.  This book will suck you in with its charismatic characters and heartwarming plot line, making you unable to put it down. Trust me. This book is also perfect for the back to school season because this book stars teenagers who yes, go to school. You also get all the cozy vibes from the story, making it great for the fall and winter months!

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

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Another book that takes place at school and follows Cath who is entering her freshman year at college with her twin sister, Wren, as a writing major. Cath is shy and socially awkward but when she meets the best friend of her roommate, Levi, she starts coming out of her shell a little bit more. This book is cute and fun and something I always fly through. I am also able to relate to Cath because I can be a little shy at times and also love to write, and I am sure a lot of other people can relate to her too.

Scythe by Neal Shusterman

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Scythe is a dark and thrilling YA dystopian that sucks you in from the first page. The premise is so intriguing and unique, something that slightly terrifies me yet it doesn’t make me want to stop. It follows two characters, Citra and Rowan who live in a world where humans have conquered everything, even death. However there are scythes who choose people to kill to restore the world to equal balance and our main characters are chosen as apprentices for a scythe but neither of them want this. This is the perfect book to binge on a rainy day and you’ll find yourself jumping right into the next one.

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

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Another dark book with more of a mystical twist to it that completely entrances you with its charm. I love the characters in this book. Blue, Gansey, Ronan, Adam, Noah, Maura, Persephone, etc, etc, all of them. They really take control of the plot and it makes for an amazing four book story. The Raven Boys takes place in a small town in Virginia and follows a cast of characters whose paths get intertwined by magic. Blue Sargent is part of a family of psychics minus any psychic powers of her own, only a supposed curse that states if she kisses her true love, he will die. But one day she sees a spirit of a boy who will die in the next year while calling spirits at a church with her aunt, the spirit of a boy who could supposedly be Blue’s true love and from then the story begins.

The Light Between Worlds by Laura E. Weymouth

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While this book won’t be out until late October, I had to put it on my list because it is the most PERFECT fall read ever. It tells a haunting and whimsical story with a strong atmosphere that pulls you in. It follows the lives of two sisters, Evelyn and Phillipa after they return from years in a magical kingdom and readjust to the normal world. While Phillipa is ready to start over in the real world and let go of the past, Evelyn refuses to forget and spirals until one day she disappears. Now Phillipa must search for her sister and along the way learn the hard truths of why her sister disappeared. Love, love, love this book and cannot wait to give it a re read once the weather gets cooler and the days get darker.

Those are five of my fall reading recommendations and I hope you enjoyed! Don’t forget to check out my last blog post and follow all my social media linked below. Thanks 🙂

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Fall Reading Recommendations!

Fall is my favourite month because the weather has cooled down so it isn’t 100 hundred degrees anymore, and it is the perfect time of the year to curl up and read a good book with a cup of hot tea or coffee. Personally, I feel like the books I read in the fall are more heavy and dark books, so here are a few recommendations!

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

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This is the perfect book to read in the fall because it is dark and mystical and is definitely a page turner. The Raven Boys follows a cast of different characters and one of them is Blue Sargent, a girl from a family of psychics who doesn’t seem to possess the same gift. That is until one night she sees a ghost of the soon-to-be dead and he introduces himself as Gansey. Blue is mystified at how she could see him, but when she meets the real Gansey one day, things flip upside down. I really enjoyed this book and am excited to continue on with the series this fall!

Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas

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Throne of Glass is a dark, high fantasy series that has magic and assassins, and is overall a very complex and interesting story. While I am not a huge fan of the books after book two, I did really enjoy this first one and am dying to give it a re read. Throne of Glass follows an assassin named Calaena Sardothian who has been let out of a slave camp so she can participate in a tournament to become the king’s personal assassin. There is a lot of action, romance and adventure and while it has been a while since I first read it, I remember that I loved it!

The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger by Stephen King

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I would say all of Stephen King’s books are very dark, so I had to add one to the list. This is the first book in The Dark Tower series, which has been recently adapted into a movie. Since I have only seen the movie and haven’t read the book (yet), and since the setting sounds pretty complex I won’t try to explain it because I would probably not do it justice! It does sounds like a very adventurous and entertaining read though, and am excited to get to it this fall.

If I Stay by Gayle Forman

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This is a contemporary book that follows a girl named Mia Hall. Mia strives to get accepted into Julliard and live out her dreams of playing the cello, but that is all jeopardized when she and her family get into a car crash. We follow Mia in the past and present, and learn more about her as well as what is going on around her during the crash. This is also a movie, which I really enjoyed, and is dark and sad, but also happy and fluffy a lot of the time!

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

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The Hunger Games may be one of the darkest books out there because of its concept…but I think that is what makes it so appealing. The Hunger Games, if you didn’t know, follows our main character Katniss who lives in a society where at the age of 12, you are reaped among others to participate in the Hunger Games, where 24 kids are placed in an arena and forced to kill each other to win. The movies are amazing and the books are also good and very fall appropriate so definitely check them out if you haven’t already!

Those are five book recommendations for fall and I hope you enjoyed. Don’t forget to check out my last blog post: Reading/Writing Update!