Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Top Ten Tuesday: Autumn Vibes

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book blog meme now hosted by Jana over at The Artsy Reader Girl!

This week's topic is: Autumn Vibes

I actually had a bit of a difficult time with autumn vibes this week. It was hard to narrow down exactly what I consider 'autumn vibes' because it actually varies quite a bit. Sometimes I think of scarier things as being great or autumn, sometimes more of the whimsical and magical, and sometimes just straight up 'cozy' reads. In the end, I've decided to feature a mixture of books that are either on the cozy side or just have a great atmosphere that makes me think of fall--I hope they make you think of fall, too (or else it's just a random mix of books?)! 

The Illumination of Ursula FlightThe Sisters of the Winter WoodUnnatural MagicThe Problim Children

The Illumination of Ursula of Flight by Anne-Marie Crowhurst:
This is more on the 'cozy' autumn vibe because it's just such a delightful story and made me feel completely cozy and happy the entire time I read it. It's not without its drama and harder moments, but it's has so much character that I think it'd be perfect for an autumn day.

The Sisters of the Winter Wood by Rena Rossner
Something about this book just screams 'fall' to me--I think it's a mix of the covers, the close sister relationship, and the overall atmosphere.

Unnatural Magic by C.M. Waggoner 
Another one that fits more with the 'cozy' autumn aspect!

The Problim Children by Nataile Lloyd
This is a charming middle grade that just screams at me with autumn vibes.

The Glass Town GameCirceIn the Night Garden (The Orphan's Tales, #1)Witchborn

The Glass Town Game by Catherynne M. Valente
Another middle grade that feels so whimsical and inventive, but also maintains a sort of familiar fall atmosphere that works so well for this season!

Circe by Madeline Miller
What better time to dive into a story of mythology and witches than in the fall?

In the Night Garden by Catherynne M. Valente
These interconnected short stories are perfect for fall. Something about them just makes me want to curl up on a nice fall day and dive into them.

Witchborn by Nicholas Bowling
Another middle grade (though I'd say the older end of middle grade) featuring an incredibly 'autumn' atmosphere and plenty of witchy things.

Tess of the Road (Tess of the Road, #1)The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories

Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman
Tess of the Road is a long, somewhat meandering journey of discovery and it feels perfectly relaxing and fall-like.

The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter
And lastly, what does scream fall like some fairy tale retellings of the, uh, darker nature?

Have you read any of these? What books make you think of fall?


  1. I'm super curious about Tess of the Road, but, no, I haven't read it yet.

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  2. Great list! The cover of The Illumination of Ursula Flight is gorgeous, and The Glass Town Game and Tess of the Road are two I'd like to check out.

    1. I am seriously in love with the cover for Ursula Flight <3 The Glass Town Game is so imaginative and fun, I totally recommend it!

  3. These are awesome. So many great looking books and I see a few I definitely need to check out!

  4. I love that cover for Witch Born, that alone is giving me Fall vibes!

  5. This is a great list! Loving the cover for Sisters of the Winter Wood, too!

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  6. I'm really hoping to get to Circe before the end of the year!

  7. That's a great point- I also find spookier stuff to sometimes have an autumn vibe, but then at the same time those awesome cozy covers often have that vibe too haha! I really like the covers for Circe and the Problem Children.

  8. I love all of the details in these covers, so beautiful! The cover for "Witchborn" is super fall-y!

  9. I also struggled with this topic. I didn’t know if I should choose books set in autumn or cozy books or spooky books. I think you picked some good ones!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  10. These are all so gorgeous. I really want to get to The Sisters of Winter Wood.

  11. Yes, Circe would be perfect to read this time of year!

    Lauren @ Always Me

  12. Such wonderful picks! I'm excited to see Circe because that's on my TBR list for this autumn!

  13. Sisters of the Winter Wood has an autumnal feel to it. And even if it were a random collection of books, that would be okay too!