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 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 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 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?