Top Ten Tuesday: Books that Give Off Autumn Vibes
Last weekend we just got the first snow of the season so it feels like this topic has arrived a bit too late for us, but we can at least reminisce about the lovely fall season we had. Thanks to That Artsy Reader Girl for another week of Top Ten Tuesday ideas!
Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
Something about the coziness of this one — between the living fireplace and the magical, travelling castle — reminds me of Thanksgiving and the first time the fireplace is lit.
Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
Maybe it’s the pastoral style of this epic novel, or maybe it’s the grey misery (no offense to fall — it’s a great season but it can be rough at times), but something about this one makes me think of fall harvests.
The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
Though I read this one before it was assigned reading, I still associate it with the beginning of the school year. Always a favorite.
Avempartha (Riyria Revelations #2) by Michael J. Sullivan
This is another one that gives me a strong pastoral vibe, especially with its focus on a small farming village. I honestly can’t remember whether this one takes place in the fall, but it might as well!
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
This one is a bit more winter, but I still get a fall feeling from all of the cozy scenes at the Waystone Inn.
The title, the cover, etc. Everything about this book echoes the season.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
This one has always reminded me of fall for some reason, possibly because of the color scheme on the cover.
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
The protagonist goes between worlds and since fall is a transitional season, Neverwhere reminds me of fall.
The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani
Maybe it’s simply because the characters have to go to school in the fall or because some of the newer books in this series came out toward the fall season, this series always reminds me of fall.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
This was one of the first books I had to read during high school, so it will always remind me of that first season autumn season there.
Oh, I love Howl’s Moving Castle so much! I definitely agree that this is a comfort book (and film). Great choice! Jen