Autumn Reading Recommendations | Featuring my Halloween TBR

Halloween Graphic Novels - Autumn Reading Recommendations

I adore autumn.

It’s my favourite season. There’s nothing better in this world than curling up in a soft jumper, with a mug of hot chocolate in one hand and a book in the other. Crunchy fallen leaves outside, a warm, crackling candle next to you…

My calendar tells me it is now officially autumn, so as the time for scarves and boots approaches, I wanted to take a moment to think about all the books that perfectly fit this season. Not only is the colder weather a perfect excuse to snuggle up inside with a book, there’s also Halloween to think about – what better time of year to read a scary story or two?

Perfect Books to Read in Autumn

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black book cover

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

Faeries, forests and political scheming – all perfect to keep you warm as the nights turn colder. Falling leaves always make me think of fairyland, and while these ruthless and cunning fae may be far from the creatures of my childhood imagination, Holly Black’s lush descriptions are sure to whisk you somewhere magical.

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff UK book cover

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

There’s nothing quite like delving into an epic fantasy as the days grow shorter. If the sudden disappearance of the sun upsets you, why not visit a world where three burning suns shine day and (never)night? If you’re looking for a bloody Halloween read, then Mia Corvere is your blood-soaked girl.

Heartstopper Volume One by Alice Oseman graphic novel cover

Heartstopper by Alice Oseman

If you want some romance to warm you up, then look no further than Alice Oseman’s sugary-sweet webcomic. Nick and Charlie’s adorable antics would warm even the coldest heart. Physical volumes are being published now, but I read it on Tapas. It’s free, so if you haven’t read it yet what are you waiting for?! Pour yourself a mug of hot chocolate and get reading.

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton book cover

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

Mysteries are perfect for this time of year. There’s just something about settling in to try and solve a murder. I can’t say mystery is a favourite genre of mine, but Seven Deaths was one of the best books I read last year. This mind-bending novel follows a protagonist who must repeat the same day until he solves a murder, each time in a different body. That description does it no justice, but trust me on this one.

Messenger of Fear by Michael Grant

This is definitely a Halloween read. It has a creepy atmosphere, some gory scenes, and it follows a not-quite-dead girl, Mara. She must travel with the Messenger of Fear, punishing people for their bad deeds, all while figuring out how she ended up on this ghostly plane.

Feed by Mira Grant book cover

Feed by Mira Grant

And now for my personal pick to read on Halloween this year – Feed. I love a good zombie story, but I’ve found them to be quite rare in book form. Not only is this about zombies, it’s also about blogging! Reading about bloggers who are fighting zombies while fighting for views. I can’t think of a better way to spend the spookiest day of the year.

I hope you enjoyed this list of recommendations, and that it gave you some ideas of what to read in October! Have you got any reading plans for Halloween? Tell me all about them in the comments!

Love and lemons, Abi

2 thoughts on “Autumn Reading Recommendations | Featuring my Halloween TBR

  1. Heartstopper is SO perfect for fall! Maybe I should reread it for the fifth time 😋 Ooh Nevernight does sound like such a great book for this time of year – it’s been on my tbr for a while, maybe I’ll get to it soon!

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