Favorite Autumn Reads

I love seeing what other people have on their seasonal reading lists and how those books remind them of the season, and then I realized I’ve never actually shared my favorite autumn reads on Lovely Whatsoevers...

I’ve mentioned them elsewhere, and posted reading lists before, but I don’t think I’ve made a list of autumn favorites on the blog, so I thought it would be fun to share them here too!

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

Any time of the year is appropriate for reading Tolkien, and even though Bilbo’s adventure begins in spring, I love reading The Hobbit in the fall—especially for Hobbit Day!

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Do I mention Frankenstein way too much? Maybe. But it was a surprise favorite and lends itself well to autumn reading.

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stievfater

I don’t remember exactly how I came to first read The Scorpio Races. It had been out for several years before I finally picked it up, and I fell in love with the island of Thisby and its inhabitants. Last year was the first time I read it in November, which was really fun because so many other people around the world do the same thing! (I highly recommend giving the audiobook of this one a try at least once. It’s so good.)

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Would any fall book list be complete without this one? I’m currently listening to this one on audiobook and it has the perfect atmosphere for fall reading.

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Secrets! Obsession! Revenge! Wuthering Heights is definitely a good read for cool autumn evenings.

The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe

I don’t know what prompted all the great memes about this short story, but I love them. I first read this story in college and wrote an essay about it, and it’s one of my favorites.

What are your favorite books to read in autumn?