Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by Broke and the Bookish.
This book list made me realize that not a lot of books have outright autumn themed covers. Summer has a lot of books with pretty summer covers and even winter gets some books but not really fall.
Some Quiet Place by Kelsey Sutton
This book was very strange but one of my favorite books of 2014. It was about a girl that sees emotions as if they are people. For example, the main character’s friend is dying so she sees Courage hovering around her. However they don’t touch her at all–meaning she can’t feel. From what I remember the tone is very dark and at some points even genuinely scary. I loved it.
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
How could I not include The Scorpio Races which happen in November? This book was extremely touching to me which is weird because it’s about a horse race that happens on the island of Thisby. On Thisby, there are water horses or capaill uisce that are very dangerous and man eating. While racing them, they might give in to their almost irresistible urge to go back to the sea, dragging their rider with them. And that’s just the race. They could easily kill anyone attempting to train them. Enter Puck, a girl who entered to save her family. Not only is she a girl–which is very unusual and looked down upon–she’s also riding on her own, regular horse.
Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero
This is actually the book I’m reading now and I think it has amazing Halloween vibes. It’s like a re imagining of Scooby Doo or the Hardy Boys but if the group had to come back to a case that was too big for them as kids.
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
Mysteries scream fall at me. Literally, it’s quite annoying. Just kidding! I haven’t read anything by Agatha Christie and I really think
I should everyone should. She’s the queen of mystery. If you’re not aware, this book even has a movie coming out in November which looks amazing so you can have it all read before then.
The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge
Apples are fall-ish, right? Not only that, but I’ve come to expect a dark tone from Hardinge’s writing. I haven’t read this one yet but I have the physical copy of it so I want to definitely read this story soon!
Three Dark Crowns by Kedare Blake
I feel like I’ve seen this book everywhere since the release of the sequel, One Dark Crown, and I’ve heard nothing but good things. I read Anna Dressed In Blood by Kendare Blake probably back in 2011/12 (for some reason my Goodreads doesn’t have a date) and LOVED it so I’ll probably have to read this one.
Bird Box by Josh Malerman
This is a horror novel I read at the end of summer/going into fall in 2014. It was pretty scary and intense and has kept with me since. I’ve recommended it quite a few times.
The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
This book was a zombie book that came out right at the peak of The Walking Dead. It’s a great series in general, very creepy but like TWD, a lot more about the people than the zombies. I might need to do a re-read because remembering these books is awesome.
The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchison
This book was very good. I loved how the story started at the end and the victim revealed what happened in little chunks. However, even though it was revealed slowly, it didn’t drag on at all.
All The Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater
This book comes out TODAY. To. Day. It is my most anticipated read of this year and I am going to get it today. I don’t even really care what it’s about (lie. I do but, like, I’ll read anything by Maggie Stiefvater.)