The leaves have almost all fallen and the colors keep changing all around us. The crisp cool breeze of Autumn will soon begin it’s transformation into a winter chill; this is the season for spices, warm hugs, and yummy pie slices.
So with rosy cheeks and cozy feet here are some falltastic books and treats.
The Wretched of Muirwood – Jeff Wheeler
This is the first book in a trilogy (of which I have not finished) I cannot speak for the series but as for this first installment, it does not disappoint. This is a great fall book. The likable characters and murky undertones are perfect to read on a rainy day. Being the first of three it leaves you wanting more so if you’re shut up on a stormy weekend or need a holiday bundle, this is the book for you.
Book Bean: This book screams apple cider. If you read it you will be happy to have some within your reach.
Chicken Soup For The Soul –
Jack Canfield & Mark Victor Hansen
An oldy but a goody. There is something unbelievably cozy about sipping a warm drink reading Chicken Soup for The Soul. This book warms you from the inside out, it is full of classic uplifting stories that anyone can enjoy.
Book Bean: Sip some creamy butternut squash soup in a mug to really get in the spirit. Or try some honey ginger tea for just the right zing.
Harry Potter – J.K. Rowling
The Harry Potter series is the perfect thing for fall. Start in October and you’ll have plenty of content to last you through. I personally was content after the first three but if you want more the series packs a wallop. Everything about the story is perfect for the season. Not only does it jive but it’s also the kind of book that you want to curl up with, escape from the world, and get lost in.
Book Bean: Pumpkin Latte or any other spiced latte
pairs oh so nicely.
The Turn of The Screw – Henry James
This eerie tale is dark and brittle and not for the faint of heart. It’s a classic but it does not fail to lift the micro hairs ever so slightly at the base of your neck. If you frighten easily read aloud with a friend for a fun twist. Make s’mores and sit around a fire pit take turns reading it aloud and see who squirms.
Book Bean: Hot Cocoa or Black Tea alongside your
s’more of course ; )
The Best of Poe – Edgar Allan Poe
What could be better on a cold gloomy night than setting the candle ambiance for the romantic loom of short stories and poems by the great Poe. There is a dark and sexy quality to Poe’s work that matches the Autumn breeze beautifully. Sit out on your porch wrapped in wool and read his words as they whistle with the wind.
Book Bean: Get some dark chocolate to nibble, and sip your favorite black coffee brew.
Fun Fact: 65% of adults read for pleasure.
Now light some candles, get those fluffy socks on, and grab something to cuddle. Tis the season for book nooks and reading hooks
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With some yummy Mulled Cider!