Get Cosy With These 15 Autumn Reads

Get Cosy With These 15 Autumn Reads

Let’s talk about my favourite season of the year: Autumn. With the leaves transforming into a stunning array of colors, the crisp and invigorating air, and the breathtaking red and orange sunsets, it feels like an invitation to snuggle up on my sofa with a delightful book and a warm cup of tea. Autumn brings along a feeling of fresh starts, providing the perfect opportunity to hit the reset button. Come September, I eagerly reassess my TBR list, ensuring to include some cosy Autumn reads. With this in mind, I have compiled a list of popular books with those cosy Autumn feels I love so much. Let’s get to it then, prepare to get cosy with these 15 Autumn Reads. Top 15 Autumn Reads 1. Mexican Gothic – Silvia Moreno Garcia – (Gothic Fiction) When Noemí Taboada, a well-known socialite, receives an urgent letter from her recently married cousin, asking her for help to escape an unfavourable fate, she wastes no time. She promptly sets off for High Place, an isolated mansion nestled in the Mexican countryside, driven by a determination to unravel the mystery that has gripped her cousin. Catalina, her cousin, has always had a fondness for the dramatic, but her allegations of poisoning by her husband and sightings of restless spirits prove astonishing, even for her. Noemí is undaunted, armed with her formidable strength and intelligence. She faces her cousin’s intimidating yet strangely captivating husband without fear. She’s equally unafraid of his father, an aged patriarch whose fascination with Noemí raises questions. Even the eerie mansion itself, which starts infiltrating Noemí’s dreams with haunting visions of blood and doom, fails to deter her. Her sole confidant in this forbidding estate is the youngest son of the family. He appears timid and kind, offering assistance, but there may be concealed secrets about his family’s past, their once-vast wealth, and a faded mining empire. As Noemí delves deeper into the mysteries of High Place, she uncovers tales of brutality and insanity. Soon, she might discover that escaping this enigmatic residence is a feat far more elusive than she ever imagined. 2. The Forgotten Garden – Kate Morton (Women’s Literacy Fiction) In 1913, on the brink of the First World War, a young girl is discovered, left to her own devices after a hard ocean voyage from England to Australia. Her memories of the journey are limited to the comforting promises of a mysterious woman. A woman she affectionately nicknames the Authoress, who pledged to care for her. Yet, the Authoress has inexplicably vanished. Leap forward to 1975, and Nell, now an elderly woman, embarks on a journey to England in search of the truth about her parentage. Her path guides her to the enchanting Blackhurst Manor in Cornwall. A property once owned by the Mountrachet family. What has prompted Nell’s quest, decades after the fact? Then, in 2005, following Nell’s passing, her granddaughter, Cassandra, unexpectedly inherits Cliff Cottage, nestled within the vast expanse of Blackhurst Manor’s grounds. Among the local community, Cliff Cottage is renowned for guarding the secrets of the ill-fated Mountrachet lineage. However, it is within the walls of this long-neglected cottage and its forgotten garden that Cassandra will ultimately unveil the truth. A truth concealed within the enigmatic history of the family and the heart-wrenching abandonment of young Nell many years ago. 3. The Ex Hex – Erlin Sterling – (Paranormal RomCom) Nine years ago, Vivienne Jones coped with her big breakup like a true witch: drinking vodka, an indulgent bubble bath, and a well-placed curse on her ex. Now, Rhys Penhallow, the ex and charming descendant of Graves Glen’s founders, returns to recharge ley lines and attend the fall festival. But his actions trigger disasters, making Vivi realize her hex wasn’t quite so harmless. The curse affects the town’s magic, causing murderous toys, an angry ghost, and a talkative cat. Vivi and Rhys must unite, overcoming personal issues, to break the curse. Their mission: save the town and Rhys’s life from impending doom. 4. The Guest List – Lucy Foley – (Horror/Suspense) On an island off the Irish coast, the stage is set for the wedding of Jules Keegan and Will Slater – the event of the year. Among the guests are old friends nursing grudges and seemingly happy families hiding jealousies. Thirteen guests gather, but their joy turns to dread when a lifeless body is found after the cutting of the wedding cake. With a fierce storm raging outside, they’re trapped. Each guest has a secret past, a motive. Yet, as the tempest mirrors their inner turmoil, one guest is bound to leave the celebration in a coffin. 5. The Midnight Library – Matt Haig – (Contemporary Fiction) Nora’s life is marked by continuous misfortunes. Yet, on her final earthly night, fate intervenes, and she undergoes a miraculous transformation. She finds herself within the hallowed halls of a mystical library. Within these sacred walls, she faces a unique opportunity: the chance to fix her regrets and explore different lives she could have led. This raises a profound question: In a world of endless choices, what path truly leads to fulfillment? 6. The Familiars – Stacey Halls – (Historical Fiction) At 17, Fleetwood Shuttleworth faces a complex situation. She’s married, expecting her fourth child, but lacks a living heir—a worry that deeply troubles her husband, Richard. An unread letter from her third stillbirth’s overseeing doctor delivers shocking news: another pregnancy might be fatal. Luckily, Fleetwood meets Alice Gray, a young midwife. Alice promises a safe childbirth and defies the doctor’s grim prediction. But Alice gets caught up in witchcraft accusations spreading through the North-West, forcing Fleetwood to risk everything to help her new ally. Yet, beneath Alice’s exterior, there may be secrets. With the looming Lancaster trial and Fleetwood’s advancing pregnancy, their fates intertwine. Time runs out, and danger grows. In their hands lies the truth. Only together can they hope to escape impending peril. 7. The House Of Hollow – Krystal Sutherland- YA

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