As those nights start getting darker and the cool chill in the air appears, there is no better time to curl up under a blanket and read. I have a pile of books to keep me going over the coming months and I thought I’d share them with you.
Books to read this autumn
Comet Seekers by Helen Sedgwick
This book was one of those recommended if you like… In this case that book was One Day. You know the book where we hear about what Emma and Dexter are up to on the same date every year over the space of 20 years. This story has a similar story like, the couple in this book meet in Antarctica and we get a glimpse at their life every time a comet is visible. Described as a story of love, hope and heartbreak, I’m excited to get started with this book.
The Outrun by Amy Liptrot
I’m currently reading this one and it is making me want to move to Scotland, NOW. It follows the story of Amy who has been an alcoholic for the past decade but has come back to her hometown on the island of Orkney. Hoping to stay off the booze, Amy throws herself into island life and realises just how good being in the wild can be. Expect to learn about the beauty of Scotland and many of its ancient traditions and myths along the way.
After You by Jojo Moyes
I read the sequel to this over the summer (Me Before You) and I cannot wait to get stuck into this second book. I have heard from several people that it isn’t quite as good but there are still some good plot twists to come apparently. This sequel follows the journey Lou goes on to find the answers to her questions in life. To live the life she promised Will she would. I can’t wait to see what the world has in store for her.
Blow Fly by Patricia Cornwell
This one was recommended by my mum who has just finished it. Blow Fly is a crime thriller and follows the life of a private forensic consultant. In this novel we follow her journey through another harrowingly disturbed case of murder. Not only that but one of her own enemies makes an apperance demanding to she her. This promises to be a real page turner and certainly a change of pace from the other books on this list.
No Time for Goodbye by Linwood Barclay
Another recommendation from my mum and another page turning thriller. This story is about the disappearance of one girls family and how 20 years later she still has no answers. Until one day when a letter arrives which makes no sense. Cynthia suddenly realises that leaving the past buried might be better than digging it up.
Separation by Dinah Jefferies
I read this not long ago and really couldn’t put it down. It was one of those books where you stay up for hours to get to the end. It follows the journey of a mother trying to locate her daughters after her husband runs away with them leaving only false trails. Read as one tragedy after another hits Lydia and she has to use all of her strength to continue her search. Her journey is set in Malaya in the 1950s and this book also educates you about the history of the country in that time.
What is on your reading list for this Autumn?