This is the second time this month that I’ve discovered weekly prompts hosted by other book bloggers. I love that this is a thing and will take any chance I get to participate in the bookish community.
Autumn has always been my favorite season. The temperature becomes chilly yet cozy, the color of the changing leaves is enchanting, and the season is perfect for cuddling up to someone you love with a cup of coffee and a good book.
Now that I’m living on the coast, I feel like I miss out on autumn a little compared to what I experienced every year while living in Asheville, NC. Autumn in the Appalachian Mountains is stunning, and if you’ve never experienced it, I recommend planning an autumn vacation there one day.
There are so many book covers that reflect autumn colors, and here are just a few of my favorites!
The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
I have a tendency to read a lot of fantasy in autumn, so it’s no wonder that The Priory of the Orange Tree was the first book that came to mind. The shades of orange that make up the sky along with the dark red of the tower roof are reminiscent of autumn leaves. I’m actually hoping to read this massive novel this fall, so it’s doubly fitting to be the first in this list.
Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows #2) by Leigh Bardugo
One of the animals I frequently associate with autumn is crows. They’re lovely, intelligent creatures, and I have a particular appreciation for book covers with crows on them. It’s not only the crow on the cover of Crooked Kingdom that reminds me of fall, but also the color scheme itself.
The Fireman by Joe Hill
I’m sorry if this is morbid, but the cover of The Fireman reminds me of a bonfire, and bonfires are best in the autumn. The book is actually about a virus that causes humans to spontaneously combust. I read this book requently and enjoyed it, so there will be a review coming soon!
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Neil Gaiman’s writing is usually best read in autumn and winter, but The Graveyard Book should be required reading every October. This is my favorite book from one of my favorite authors and is set in a graveyard. I re-read this book every year near Halloween, and encourage you to do the same!
An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson
This cover screams autumn to me. The colors, the raven and its feathers, and the main character’s gorgeous dress. It’s beautiful.
Hallowe’en Party by Agatha Christie
Is this one a bit too obvious? Oh well. I’ve never heard anyone talk about this book, but I recently bought an ebook copy for my Kindle and want to read it in the next week or so. I don’t think I need to explain why this cover reminds me of autumn…