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Autumn Reading Round-Up

Friday, September 8, 2017

Happy Literary Friday, My Lovelies!  

It's feeling like fall here in Central Alabama.  I'm loving it! Definitely sweater weather and outdoor fireplace season at night this early in September.

Today's Literary Friday post is a Round-Up of a few of my favorite books set during autumn or with school/college settings.

First Frost is the sequel to Garden Spells.  I love the fall atmosphere of this book, and of course  catching-up with the Waverley sisters and their naughty apple tree makes this book fun.  If you enjoy magical realism, you will love it.

This young adult favorite is full of teenage triumphs and angst as Charlie (the wallflower) navigates high school.

This is the fourth book in the wildly popular Outlander series.  In this installment, Brianna is drawn to the stones and travels back in time to reunite with her mother.

Isn't this cover beautiful?  The cover of my copy looks different.  In case you missed it, I blogged about September HERE.  In this classic by Rosamunde Pilcher, the reader is transported to Scotland to a country dance in honor of Katy Steynton's 21st birthday.

Oddly enough, I've read all the above books, but I haven't written reviews for them on my blog.

The first installment in Deborah Harkness's All Souls Trilogy begins in Oxford's Bodleian Library.  Plus there's a vampire geneticist/professor who has a swoon-worthy wine cellar.  Read this trilogy before the Sky 1 series begins: Matthew Goode will play Matthew Clairmont.  
You can read my review of A Discovery of Witches HERE.

Please share your favorite book with an autumn setting by leaving a comment.  I would love to get cozy this weekend with a new autumn-themed book!  I need the distraction.  

Today I'm praying that God will protect those affected by Hurricane Irma and continue to comfort Texans as they recover from Hurricane Harvey.  I don't know about y'all but I'm a nervous wreck.

Until next time...

Happy reading!
Ricki Jill


  1. Hi RJ, sounds like a good list for the young and young at heart. I love reading anything and movies with autumn settings.
    We are loving the cooler temps, we've been outside a lot! Perfect for outdoor fireplace and games.
    Yes, worries here too about the storm with family and friends throughout the predicted path.
    Are you coming tomorrow?

  2. Great books to add to the list! I got September from the library and will be starting that soon. I had to wait for it so I started Winter Solstice, both by Rosamunde Pilcher and both I have already read! Another old time good book by her is The Shell Seekers....not sure it takes place in Fall though..

  3. I'm a nervous wreck too with worries about families and friends.

    Thanks for the book list! You know, I'm not sure I have a good recommendation for an autumn book or if I did, it's been far enough back since I read it that I can't remember the title! I love your wrap up, though. I need to get started on my year end so I'm not doing it all at once (like usual!)

  4. Seriously, fall weather in early Sept??? Sweater weather? I don't believe it :) Stay safe, I'm a nervous wreck too...good time to dive into a good book or 3...


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