Fall Reads

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Who else is ready for sweaters, cozy blankets, crisp walks outside, leaves changing colors and pumpkin spice everything?! ME ME ME! It can’t possibly be just me, right? According to every social media outlet I am a part of, the feeling is pretty mutual. At least for those of us that have season changes where we live. Here in Colorado, it’s still slightly warmer than I’d like. And by slightly warmer, I mean it’s been hot as hell. Spoiler alert, I do not like summer. Granted, come the end of winter, I’ll probably be writing a post about summer reads and how I’m craving river fun, short sleeve shirts and sandals, but for now…bring on pumpkin spice everything with a cup of hot chocolate on the side. With a quick rainstorm and cooler temps last night… the summer seems to be slightly switching towards Fall. The enormous maple tree’s leaves in our front yard are showing their golden edges, I’m reaching for a light blanket at night, and pumpkin everything has hit all the coffee shops from east to west coast (according to Instagram at least). So I woke up this morning all excited for Fall and all the loads of books I seem to dig into when the weather changes from hot as Hades into a sweater-wearing love fest. Here’s a list of some of my favorites, and some I’m looking forward to digging into soon!

PRACTICAL MAGIC by Alice Hoffman

Screen Shot 2018-09-20 at 11.59.27 AM If you’re looking for a feel-good, witchy drama with family, love, spells and fantasy-grab this book immediately! I was sucked in from the very first pages to the Owen’s world. This was one of those books where I’d look up from the pages and wonder where I was. Perfect book for Fall feels! After you read it, check out the movie! It’s perfection 🙂

THE RULES OF MAGIC by Alice Hoffman

Screen Shot 2018-09-20 at 12.04.33 PM Immediately after reading Practical Magic, go and get The Rules of Magic! I suppose you could read either book first, but this is the order that they were released (with a very large gap) and just how I enjoyed them. This book gives us the background information on the aunts (that I NEEDED to know) and how the Owen family was established. It’s a witchy, Fall-ish book that I promise…you won’t want it to end. I cried when it ended and still need to write Hoffman a note begging for more Owen family drama.

BECOMING by Michelle Obama

Screen Shot 2018-09-20 at 12.12.34 PM I have been “patiently” waiting for this book to come out. It’s about how Michelle Obama became who she is, what makes her tick, where she came from, what life is like for her now, what is was like for her being the first lady and so much more. I haven’t read it yet, but I am psyched to dig in and Fall just seems like a perfect time to settle into reading about one of my most favorite people on this planet. Please come back to the White House Michelle?! Also…she’ll be traveling around the US on a book tour, so check                            to see if she’ll be at an event near you!

THE GREAT BELIEVERS by Rebecca Makkai

Screen Shot 2018-09-20 at 12.17.32 PM This was one of my most favorite books of 2018 (and possibly of all time) and it would make an excellent book to snuggle hard into and read well into a Fall evening. It would make a great Fall weekend read too, under a blanket, with a cup of tea by your side. It’s a book about survival, heartbreak,  loss, betrayal, love, and what it’s like to be a part of something that has shaped out history. I read it months ago and I literally think about it once a day. It’s a heart wrenching, beautiful story and one you won’t                                    easily forget.

ELEANOR OLIPHANT IS COMPLETELY FINE by Gail Honeyman

Screen Shot 2018-09-20 at 1.18.59 PM This book was one I couldn’t put down…which coincidentally, makes for great Fall reading. It’s perfect for those of us that like quirky characters who tear at your heartstrings. If you haven’t read this book, give it try! I think you’ll love it and think of Eleanor as a friend. Also…I bought it on my first trip to England and one of our days there it was drizzly outside and perfectly England-esk. I should probably move to a place where I can find Fall all year round.

THE MINIATURIST by Jessie Burton

Screen Shot 2018-09-20 at 1.22.32 PM I haven’t read this one yet, but anything that takes place in 17th century Europe always gives me that Fall-ish feeling. It deals with love, betrayal, retribution, truth…and will be sure to take you for a ride. Plus, it’s a mini series on PBS right that I am OBSESSED with right now.

 

There ya have it. Now get those cozy socks, warm tea, sweaters, candles and pumpkin spice muffins and get to reading this Fall!

bookishfolk…read instead.

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