Fall is here. Did you anticipate the beauty that this season brings, the vivid colors, the pungent smells, and flavors? There’s something special with fall’s annual rituals: picking apples, selecting the perfect pumpkin, or sipping on warm cider in the stadiums. Even if you enjoyed hot summer of outdoor activities, don’t you long for the first fire, the first frost, the first home made apple pie and all those other wonderful delicious cool weather meals?
You’ve finished your warm meal and your ready to relax by the fire. If you don’t have a fireplace, you can light some candles, put on some good music. Top off your experience by settling into a comfy chair with a good book. Put away your summer reads and pick up books that put you in the fall mood with its crisp air and rejuvenating changes that come with the multitude of fall leaf colors.
Suggested five books to read by the warm fire or with candles or music.
Crescendo (Hush, Hush #2) by Becca Fitzpatrick
Nora Grey’s life is still far from perfect. Surviving an attempt on her life wasn’t pleasant, but at least she got a guardian angel out of it – A mysterious, magnetic, gorgeous guardian angel. But despite his role in her life, Patch has been acting anything but angelic. He’s more elusive than ever (if that’s possible) and what’s worse, he seems to be spending time with Nora’s arch-enemy, Marcie Millar.
Halo (Halo #1) by Alexandra Adornetto
Three angels – Gabriel, the warrior; Ivy, the healer; and Bethany, the youngest and most human – are sent by Heaven to bring good to a world falling under the influence of darkness. They work hard to conceal their luminous glow, superhuman powers, and, most dangerous of all, their wings, all the while avoiding all human attachments.
Something Wicked This Way Comes (Green Town #2) by Ray Bradbury
A carnival rolls in sometime after the midnight hour on a chill Midwestern October eve, ushering in Halloween a week before its time. A calliope’s shrill siren song beckons to all with a seductive promise of dreams and youth regained. In this season of dying, Cooger & Dark’s Pandemonium Shadow Show has come to Green Town, Illinois, to destroy every life touched by its strange and sinister mystery.
The Secret History by Donna Tartt
Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college discover a way of thinking and living that is a world away from the humdrum existence of their contemporaries. But when they go beyond the boundaries of normal morality they slip gradually from obsession to corruption and betrayal, and at last – inexorably – into evil.
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
Late one night, exploring her father’s library, a young woman finds an ancient book and a cache of yellowing letters addressed ominously to ‘My dear and unfortunate successor’. Her discovery plunges her into a world she never dreamed of – a labyrinth where the secrets of her father’s past and her mother’s mysterious fate connect to an evil hidden in the depths of history.
Enjoy your fall reading experience.