Why these 9 books should be on your autumn reading list

Summer is known for getting into reading again. You’re leaned back in a 180 angle on a half-broken beach chair, while trying to tone out the screaming kids playing in the tides. But are you ever really 100% into the book? Autumn (for me) seems like the perfect time to make a reading list. I’m not too busy running off into the shore, slathering sunscreen on my nose. In autumn there’s enough rainy days to stay in bed and finish half a book, to end the chilly night on the couch by a fire.

Here are the books on my autumn reading list. Some I’ve read and some I plan to open soon. Drop yours in the comments below! I would love to gain new suggestions for the coming months of cold.


Enigma Variations by Andre Aciman. Aciman continues to keep you entertained by telling a mixture of different stories all from the protagonists one life—somehow each story intertwines seamlessly.

The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway. This book is next on my reading list and I’m very excited to begin.

The Past by Tessa Hadley. I read this book last summer and it’s the perfect read for a cool afternoon while lounging in your backyard.

When Watched by Leopoldine Core. One of my favorite authors, and this book is a collection of her short stories. Each short story has a mind of it’s own, somehow I can always relate to each. Core is fantastic.

Park Avenue Summer by Renée Rosen. I saw this book on Katy Bellotte’s Instagram, and this book blew me away (in the best way). I fell deeply in love with the characters in the book and the storyline itself. Highly recommend.

Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. I’ve been recommended this book by a ton of different people. I finally picked it up before my flight home to Savannah, and I’m very excited to begin the read this autumn.


On Writing by Stephen King. I’ll most likely read this while I’m also reading my other fiction choices. I can’t believe as a writing major it’s taken me this long to order the book off Amazon and actually open the thing.

A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway. I’ve been putting off reading Hemingway’s memoir until I can read more of his work. Something tells me I’ll most likely put off this book until the end of fall, December most likely after all the fun books have been read. But who can say non-fiction isn’t fun?

Modern Love (edited) by Daniel Jones. Stories originally taken from the Modern Love column in The New York Times. I’ve read half the book already on a two hour plane ride–I’m surprised I didn’t finish it. If you’re into heartbreak, love or romance–this one is for you. (Also check out their podcast if you’re into that.)

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