Autumn Reads

 September 14, 2014
Posted by jenn

Autumn is my favorite time of year – Pumpkin soup, hot apple cider, halloween and the blustery leafs littering the streets.  There is nothing better than curling up with a good book next to a toasty fire with your cat… or whatever.

Since I’ve gotten my fill of summer beach reads, here are some great books that are worth the time and the fright this fall season:

fallThe Witching Hour by Anne Rice – This is the first book (Life of the Mayfair Witches) in a series that follows a family of witches through the wealth and tribulations guided by a spirit.

Autumnal Tints by Henry David Thoreau – Thoreau describes in detail the surroundings of the Autumn setting in high details, painting pictures with words. Saturated auburn sunsets to the moment just before the a leaf falls.

Dark Harvest by – Norman Partridge – This short novella is sure to keep you in suspense, a very good spin on Sleepy Hallow. This is a great Halloween treat.

The Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling – Everyone is familiar with good old Harry Potter and the magical wizarding world. These books are such a treat, even rereading them. Dive in and see what’s different from the movies.

World War Z by Max Brooks – Brooks lays out the book in an interview fashion with the protagonist Gerry Lane investigating the eye witness accounts of the zombie apocalypse. Make sure all the window and doors are locked.

The October Country by Ray Bradbury – A mix of scary short stories that are sure to creep you out. This is a great book if you don’t want to commit to an entire novel.

Doctor Sleep by Stephen King – This novel is considered the sequel to The Shining. This book picks up with an adult Dan Torrance and his suspenseful adventures. Redrum!!

The Girl Next Door by Jack Ketchum – This horrific story is loosely based on a true story about abuse and torture. This book is not for the faint of heart but guaranteed to scare the pants off you.

Zone One by Colson Whitehead – Lower Manhattan is secure from zombies or so everyone hopes This beautifully written novel follows a man in a 3 person sweeper unit to make sure all the buildings are secure from the undead. The story weaves past and present together that help explain the state of the world now. An entertaining short read.

I Am Legend by Richard Matheson – This 1956 novel follows in the vein of the zombie apocalypse displaying a world that is overrun by disease. Many of you have seen the film but the book brings out the story in a different light. 

So many good reads, so little time. I can only name a few that I enjoy and I realize that htis only touches on a few. What are your Fall favorites? Do you like scary books?