Autumn is a splendid time of year. The nights draw in, the heating goes on and gallons of tea is sipped whilst we read book after book. This autumn, I have put together a reading list that I feel will be the perfect accompaniment to the colder evenings. Keep your eye out for the winter list coming in December.
Let me know your thoughts on this list and what you are currently reading.
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
I first read Wuthering Heights in school and although a lot of my fellow students didn’t seem sold on it, I however, adored it. Not only was the backdrop of Yorkshire such a bleak and perfect place but the themes of love, loss and violence seemed so romantic to me.
The Woman in Black by Susan Hill
This is my favourite modern ghost story. Susan Hill certainly has the talent to use all the traditional devices to make you feel uneasy as you read every word. It is a wonderful read that will keep you thinking for days.
Tales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs
Tales of the Peculiar is a unique book of fairy tales set in the world of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. It is a beautifully illustrated book that brings you into the very special world of the peculiar. Just wonderful.
The British Book of Spells and Charms by Graham King
Having studied the occult for many years, Troy Books have been an absolutely wonderful publishing house to behold. This book in particular is very inspiring and gives me such fantastic insight into the history of British folk magic. If you have a specific interest in traditional witchcraft then this book is one you will need to have on your shelf.
The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
This book got a lot of hype and sometimes this can be disappointing in the publishing world but I really liked Jessie from her blog and gave it a go. It was the most fascinating read I have undertaken for a long time. The setting, the characters and Jessie’s wonderful use of language is captivating.