The Perfect Books for Autumn
During the month of September, the leaves are changing, and the last glimmers of summer warmth are slowly fading into a chilly breeze. Tis’ the season- no, it’s not Christmas just yet- to highlight some of our favourite autumn reads! What better time to curl up with a hot drink and a cosy read to get you into the autumn mood? This time of the year is the perfect time to get stuck into some fantastic books that help set the autumn mood and prepare you for the changing seasons with gloomy weather and colder days ahead.
As the year draws to a close, it’s the perfect time to reflect back on the year ahead of the next few busy months. With the kids back at school, Halloween is just around the corner, and Christmas is not far along, now is the perfect time to take it easy and relax with the perfect book to ease your worries. So get into your comfiest jumper, grab a hot pumpkin spice latte and get ready for some amazing reads for your autumn TBR list. We have some guaranteed un-be-leaf-able reads for everyone!
Books Just For Kids
Let’s start with some autumn reads just for your little ones. Whether they’re strapping on a backpack for the first time or beginning a new academic year, getting used to the new school routine can take some time. We have an extensive collection of back-to-school books for kids of all ages, from Nursery and Reception all the way to Year 6.
We have a fantastic collection of books for your little ones who are just starting school. Encouraging children to read early sets them up for a lifetime of literary adventures and is vital for any child’s development. Check out the bestselling and roar-some Miles Kelly Dinosaur Adventures Collection Set by Catherine Veitch. With ten dino-mite stories inside a colourful fabric bag, this makes for the perfect back-to-school read for any little dinosaur fan aged 2+.
For ages 5-7, the Fiona Waters Poetry Collections 2 Books Set, published in partnership with The National Trust, remains a firm favourite all year round. With two lavishly illustrated hardback books, including I am the Seed that Grew the Tree and Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright!, each book contains 366 poems to read together with your child throughout the changing seasons of the year.
The Diary of a Wimpy Kid 12 Book Collection Set by Jeff Kinney remains a
household name and a long-standing favourite for children aged 7-9. The series follows middle-schooler Greg Heffley as he records the daily trials and triumphs of Westmore Middle School. Fans of the live-action and animated adaptations already know of the infamous adventures of Greg and his best friend Rowley, and zoo-wee mama is a hit! With laugh-out-loud text and hilarious cartoons, the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series is guaranteed to keep your child entertained for hours.
Crime, Thrillers and Mystery Books
As the nights draw in and the weather gets darker and gloomier, this season is the perfect time to get stuck in a book that will make you feel exhilarated and entertained. Popular book series like Holly Jackson’s A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder and Karen M. McManus’s One of Us Is Lying remain a firm fan-favourite after taking the internet by storm. The perfect YA dark mystery thriller to get you into the moody autumn season. Jackson’s books are set in a small town following a cold high school murder case and McManus’ book follows a high school student found dead in detention, yet both contain highly diverse characters, incredible stakes and budding teen romances. Filled with clever twists, turns and red herrings, these books are the perfect whodunnit stories guaranteed to keep you hooked until the very last page.
For adults, the Thursday Murder Club and The Man Who Died Twice 2 Books Collection Set by Richard Osman is the perfect addition to any autumn TBR. The novels follow a group of pensioners set about solving the mysteries surrounding the murder of a property developer set in the luxurious Cooper’s Chase retirement village. Inspired by the A-Team that he watched in his youth, Osman presents a dark and mysterious crime fiction series for you to get stuck into. Shop our complete collection of Crime, Thrillers and Mystery Books here.
Horror, Thriller and Suspense
It wouldn’t be an autumn reads blog if we didn’t recommend any spooky horror
books to get you into the Halloween spirit! We have a great lineup of some of the scariest reads that’ll make you sleep with the lights on, just like the Goosebumps: The Classic Series 10 Books Collection Set by R.L. Stine. This spook-tastic and bestselling children’s series is set to scare a whole new generation of kids. These books will surely give you a good fright, from ghastly ghouls to living ventriloquist dummies and even killer garden gnomes. Or check out the Cirque Du Freak Series & Demonata Series 22 Books Set by Darren Shan. With each series in a convenient and affordable box set, this collection would make the perfect gift for any young horror fan. Whether it’s freaky zombies, creepy vampires or devilish demons, Darren Shan’s books are guaranteed to keep your children both spooked and entertained for hours on end.
How could we not mention the world-famous Stephen King and his iconic characters for hardcore horror fans? Have a look at our Stephen King Movies 4 Books Collection Set. This collection features four stories based around some of the most iconic titles from a master of his craft with stories that have been adapted for the big screen, including IT, Pet Sematary, Doctor Sleep and The Shining. Look at our entire Halloween collection here, but don’t look under the bed, or you’ll be in for a fright!
However you celebrate the changing of the seasons, there’s nothing better than taking the time to relax with good books that perfectly match the season- a time when the days get shorter and colder, the streets are painted with fallen leaves and a blanket of thick fog coats the air. So enjoy this time with friends, family and, most importantly, a good book! Shop our full autumn books collection here.