Fall is right around the corner and with it come leaves changing in color, crisp air, and the perfect excuse to curl up in bed with a good book.
During the coziest season of the year, I love setting up the ambiance of my room with fairy lights to perfectly suit my mellow mood while William Fitzsimmons plays in the background. Aside from binge-watching my favorite shows on Netflix, there are nights I just nestle under my blanket, snuggling up with a heartwarming (sometimes gut-wrenching) book and my mandatory cup of hot chocolate. Below you will find some of my page-turner suggestions (in the paranormal, mystery, and romance genres) to comfort you during the long cold nights ahead.
I first read Poison back in high school ten years ago and I was immediately obsessed with this gothic and compelling masterpiece from Chris Wooding. Set in third person narrative, it follows the story of Poison, a willful girl who lives in the Marshes. Her sister is snatched by the Scarecrow and must leave the Marshes to seek out the Phaerie Lord in order to get her back. She finds herself in unfamiliar places, struggling against powers larger than herself. Though this dark fantasy novel is targeted more towards readers of Young Adult fiction, there is a lot that older readers can get out of it. It has an ability to reel you in with its folklore tropes, dangerous realms, sinister characters and unforeseen twists weaved together by Wooding’s hauntingly beautiful and descriptive writing style. [ Purchase Poison here. ]
Origin by Dan Brown (Release date: October 3, 2017)
Being an avid reader of Mr. Brown’s works and equally fascinated with their film adapations, the next book in our list is a novel from the renowned thriller author himself. The fifth installment in the Robert Langdon series centers around the questions – Where do we come from and where are we going? It features the protagonist, Robert Langdon, a Harvard professor of symbology, on a perilous quest interlaced by enigmatic symbols science, religion, history, and art all against the backdrop of four cities in Spain. If you’re a fan of the author’s take on religious conspiracies and thought-provoking and abstruse topics, you definitely want to put this on top of your TBR (to be read) list. To learn more about Origin, visit the book’s offical site.[ Pre-order/purchase Origin here. ]
While I have yet to read Denfield’s successful first book, The Enchanted, I have read good reviews about this mysteriously captivating crime thriller. The main character and “child finder” private investigator Naomi travels to the backwoods of Oregon to unravel the mystery surrounding the 3-year disappearance of the young Madison Culver but finds pieces to her own fragmented past.
[ Purchase The Child Finder here. ]
If you’re looking for a light read that gently tugs at your heartstrings, you may want to get a copy of Come Away with Me. With a rare combination of drama and surprise, this debut novel from the Canadian writer is a profoundly poignant story of a woman’s journey from esoteric loss to healing through love, family and adventure. This book will be the perfect romantic interlude as we head into fall.
[ Purchase Come Away with Me here. ]
Mia Kelly is a twenty-five-year-old walking Gap ad who thinks she has life figured out when her father’s sudden death uproots her from slow-paced Ann Arbor to New York City’s bustling East Village. There she discovers her father’s spirit for life and the legacy he left behind with the help of an old café, a few eccentric friends, and one charming musician. Will Ryan is good-looking, poetic, spontaneous, and on the brink of fame when he meets Mia, his new landlord, muse, and personal heartbreaker. A story of self-discovery and friendship, Sweet Thing shines light on the power of loving and letting go.
[ Purchase Sweet Thing here. ]
Which of the books above are you interested to read? Let me know what’s on your Fall Reading list as I’m always on the lookout for spines to crack:)