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Top 5 Wednesday: Autumn Vibes

Well the equinox was last week, so we are truly into the next season, so what are some books that have an energy matching the season you’re going into. Northern hemisphere, maybe these are some cozy reads, and southern hemisphere maybe these are good outdoor reads.

Gabriela, T5W Group on Goodreads

Hello again! Can you believe it’s Wednesday already? I don’t know about you, but last week zipped past. This week’s prompt for Top 5 Wednesday is Autumn Vibes. Reads outside with a blanket, reads by the fire, it’s cozy season! Let’s see if I can rack my brain for five books with a crisp autumn vibe.

A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder | Holly Jackson

I just finished this book on Sunday, but it fits this week’s prompt perfectly! It takes place from August to October and has all the right fall vibes. It’s a murder mystery, which is my favorite kind to read by the fire or by candlelight.

Harry Potter | J. K. Rowling

Wow, it’s a lot harder than I expected to find books that take place in fall, so I’ll settle for books that partially do or just have the right vibe, which on second thought is the prompt anyway! The Harry Potter books always cover an entire school year, but they always feel like fall when I picture them in my head. I can see Hagrid’s massive pumpkins for Halloween and the roaring fireplaces in my mind’s eye clear as day. I know that Hogwarts is described as drafty in the winter, but it’s got to be cozy in the fall.

Stalking Jack the Ripper | Kerri Maniscalco

Fall gives me few separate vibes: creepy mystery/thriller, childhood favorites, cutesy contemporary and sometimes high fantasy. This is of course in the creepy mystery category. I love this series so much and I can’t wait for Kerri Maniscalco’s new book in November!

Six of Crows is a perfect fall heist read that will keep you on the edge of your seat and rooting for your favorite anti heroes! I love a good anti hero or morally grey character, so this is right up my rally. I need to read Vicious, I’ve heard it has similar grey area characters. Are they alike in that sense? Please tell me in the comments!

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle | Stuart Turton

The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle is what I’d probably call a gothic mystery. I can’t stomach horror, so gothic is as far as I get. If I can’t read horror in October, I read a lot of gothic stories. They have the creepy atmosphere without being horrendously scary on their own!

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