Let’s Talk Bookish – Books That Feel Like Fall

Hello, everyone! Today I’m participating in Let’s Talk Bookish. Let’s Talk Bookish is a bookish meme that was created by Rukky @ Eternity Books where each Friday, bloggers write posts discussing the topic of the week. Since April 2022, Aria @ Book Nook Bits has been the host of LTB, and she posts each month’s topics on her blog! This month’s topic is books that feel like fall, which is fitting as the season is just beginning. 🍂

What books do you want to read this fall?

I think the better question is what books don’t I want to read this fall… My TBR is a mountain at this point. There are a few that top the list, though. So, I’ll give a peek at them here.

Masters of Death by Olivie Blake, A Study in Drowning by Ava Reid, The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater, Empire of the Vampire by Jay Kristoff, Two Twisted Crowns by Rachel Gillig

Are there any books or genres that give off autumn vibes to you?

I always equate autumn with going back to school. So, dark academia is a genre I crave during this time of the year. I’ve spent a majority of my life in school, and I just love re-visiting those times in my life by reading books with an academy or university setting. The camaraderie and betrayals within an academic cohort and the pursuit of knowledge, especially if it is forbidden, just scream autumn to me.

I also love reading spooky and/or witchy stuff during autumn. The days are getting shorter at this time of the year and the shadows longer. Plants start losing their foliage, and it feels like the whole world is slowly dying. It is the perfect backdrop for creepy stories and books with monsters, witches, and dark magic.

Are there any books that you just wouldn’t read during fall?

Even though the aforementioned genres feel like fall to me, I’m not really picky about when I read certain things. So, there aren’t any books that I would rule out reading just because of the season. I do think I’d probably get a little more enjoyment from books that match the autumn vibes, though.

What about you? Are there certain books that feel like autumn to you or that you enjoy reading during this season? Let me know down in the comments!

13 thoughts on “Let’s Talk Bookish – Books That Feel Like Fall

  1. I don’t think I’m particularly influenced by the seasons although I won’t read an Christmas books until at least October. Empire of the Vampires is definitely a fall book as the world is so dark so it’s really suitable for when the days are getting shorted. It’s a brilliant book so I hope you enjoy it. I’m really looking forward to the next coming out before too long.

    • I’m not usually too influenced by the seasons either, but I do enjoy when a book’s vibes match the season. I tried reading Empire of the Vampire last year but couldn’t get into it despite actually really liking the writing and premise. I’m hoping this time will be better, especially since I’ve already pre-ordered the second one. I was distracted by some life stuff while trying to read it, and I think it was just a bit too much for me to sink into at the time.

  2. Ooh, I think your answer made me realise how much I compartmentalise reading for funsies and school? 😂 But as a mood reader I’m also not much of a seasonal reader even though I like to make the possibility piles anyway… I do think of slightly spookier/witchy books though and something I’m loving a lot since last year are all the paranormal romances!

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