I love to read cosy reads when the nights start to get darker and the leaves fall off the trees. I don’t always choose my books based on the season, but I definitely like to cuddle under a blanket with a cosy Autumn read during September, October, and November.
As I’m writing this post, we’re experiencing some nice weather for the time of year- so if you’re still in the Summer reading mood check out my Summer reading recommendations.
Below I’ve listed 5 Cosy Autumn Reads for this time of year…
‘Rebecca’ by Daphne Du Maurier
I love this book- whatever the season! I really recommend checking out Du Maurier’s classic tale of the “other woman”. This book has a lot of Gothic imagery and dark twists that make it the perfect Autumn read.
I love the way this book is written, and I’m looking forward to re-reading it for the third time this Autumn!
‘Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine’ by Gail Honeyman
This book is definitely a cosy read- and it’s light-hearted and easy to read. I didn’t like everything about this book but it’s fast-paced and easy to read, and it’s the perfect book to read under a blanket on these cool Autumn nights this October.
This book is also full of interesting characters and twists and turns, and may be put on screen at some point.
‘Wuthering Heights’ by Emily Bronte
I think almost everyone has heard of ‘Wuthering Heights’ and the Bronte sisters, and this book is one of my favourites by the Brontes. ‘Wuthering Heights’ follows the story of Cathy and Heathcliff, two “lovers” who have a fractured and unhealthy relationship.
The story is full of Gothic imagery and deep messages, set on the Yorkshire Moors which is the perfect dark setting for an autumnal, gripping read.
‘Talking as Fast as I Can’ by Lauren Graham
Lauren Graham is a prominent actor in the U.S., starring in Gilmore Girls and Parenthood, among other shows and films. She recently wrote a book about her life and career, particularly her time on the Gilmore Girls set- which was a large stretch of her acting and personal career.
In this book, she gives accounts of her time on Gilmore Girls, as well as various other stories of what it’s like to act as a woman in America. Gilmore Girls is a cosy, fantastic watch- and this book also adds some background to the show, which also makes it the perfect Autumn read.
‘The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie’ by Muriel Spark
My Mum loves this book, and so I also tried it a couple of years ago. I really liked the writing style of this book- to the point and inciting curiosity in the reader about this odd, intriguing character and her story.
Miss Jean Brodie is a strange character, and I think this short, fast-paced read is a classic and cosy choice for your Autumn reading list!
What do you think of these cosy Autumn book choices? What are your favourite Autumn reads? Do you like reading cosy books at this time of year?
Let me know all your thoughts in the comments below 🙂
Happy reading x