I'm not the biggest fan of spooky. I'm a chicken. I do enjoy reading magical and paranormal books around Halloween, but what are you supposed to read after all those spooky books when you're still in the mood for a fall book? Well I always lean towards a mystery. I love curling up with a good mystery on a fall Saturday, and all these books have an element of mystery to them.
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1. Everybody Sees the Ants by A.S. King
King is great at magical realism, and it's perfectly done in this YA contemporary. I love how the lines between reality and dreams gets blurred in this novel, and I love the message behind the novel too.
2. Sherlock Holmes stories and novels by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
I LOVE reading or listening to Holmes during the fall and winter months! There is something so cozy about Holmes' smarts and Watson's loyalty. My favorite stories include: The Red Head League, The Sign of Four, and A Scandal in Bohemia.
3. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
Christie is the Queen of mystery. This one was so fast paced and addicting, I didn't want to stop reading until I finished it! I really need to pick up more of her mysteries, but this is a great place to start.
4. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
This book is absolutely perfect for fall. It's a book-lovers heaven, it has it all: mystery, old books, a historical setting, suspense, romance, and loveable characters.
5. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
If you read this book, you must read it on fall stormy nights. The atmosphere of this novel pairs so well with fall, and the ghosts give it a little touch of creepy. I know this novel gets a bad rep. but it's worth a try, trust me.
6. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Every time the weather gets cold, I have the urge to reread Jane Eyre. The Brontes are made for fall reading.
7. Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick
The suspense and magic in this one makes it a perfect fall read. This is one of my all-time favorite novels and I can't recommend it highly enough.
8. Revolver by Marcus Sedgwick
This is a book you will want to read in one sitting. It's so suspenseful, there is no way you will be able to put it down until you've finished.
9. The Sherlockian by Graham Moore
This is another great mystery for book-lovers, and a great nod to Sherlock Holmes and his fans.
10. Tracks by Louis Edrich
This one takes place in the fall and winter quite a bit, and the magical realism elements again put me in mind of the fall-time. Edrich is a really great author who writes about Native American culture and characters, and I highly recommend this one by her.
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