Hey lovers, welcome to this week’s TTT meme.
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and Bookish) now hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl where every Tuesday we pick a particular topic for discussion and use ten or more bookish examples to demonstrate that particular topic.
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Each Tuesday, Jana assigns a new topic. Create your own Top Ten list that fits that topic and put your unique spin on it if you want to best suit you and your audience. Everyone is welcome to join but please link back to That Artsy Reader Girl (And Me if you like.)
This week’s topic is: Books With An Autumn Vibe.
Sure, there’s Halloween in October, but fall brings a naturally spooky mood when it blows into our lives at the end of the year. With a strange and unnerving story told from an isolated hospital, Samanta Schweblin’s short novel, Fever Dream, makes a great accompaniment to autumn’s moody chill.
This cover is all about Fall vibes! Scott Lynch begins his novel at the same level of quality as his fabulous first novel, The Lies of Locke Lamora. His characters are dealing with the events of the previous novel, in a mostly believable fashion, in a believable time period. This is one series you probably want to get on right now
Full of fall’s reflective mood, Leslie Shimotakahara’s novel about two Japanese-Canadian women living in the aftermath of internment should be in your bookbag this season. it has all the autumn vibes you will need.
Oh hey look! A vampire novel that is filled with culture-rich folklore. what else say SPOOKY quite like a vampire story? This is a perfect autumn read.
”She was standing in front of a stand selling T-shirts with the image of the Virgin on them, and the irony wasn’t lost on him that this was a vampire, right by the basilica, right by a bunch of rosaries and crucifixes and cheap plastic saints.”
The fall of 1917 gave birth to the second half of Russia’s revolution, which provides the backdrop for White Oleander author Janet Fitch’s 2017 novel, The Revolution of Marina M. published exactly 100 years to the day after Russia’s October Revolution, this one shouldn’t be left out of your fall reading list.
This is certainly all about fall vibes! Half of a Yellow Sun is a multi-perspective account of 1960’s Nigeria and the events that lead to the origins of the short-lived state of Biafra. Be sure to get this book on your tbr
I wrote a review on it here You’d definetly want to read this one if you haven’t already but check the review out!
In this semi-autobiographical novel, Brown Girl Dreaming author Jacqueline Woodson transports readers back in time and space to 1970s Brooklyn, where her protagonist, 11-year-old August, bonds and grows up with three other girls: Sylvia, Angela, and Gigi. The memory of Another Brooklyn captures fall’s retrospective nature, so be sure to get it on your nightstand before winter rolls around.
I wanted a more recent one to the list to help even it out. From award-winning poet Saeed Jones, How We Fight for Our Lives is a stunning coming-of-age memoir written at the crossroads of sex, race, and power. (LGBT)
An Autumn picture book in the mix!
Lois Ehlert uses watercolor collage and pieces of actual seeds, fabric, wire, and roots in this innovative and rich introduction to the life of a tree. A special glossary explains how roots absorb nutrients, what photosynthesis is, how sap circulates, and other facts about trees.
Newly divorced mom Lydia is just getting back on her feet. Her college roommate’s wedding promises a much-needed getaway weekend with old friends, at a beautiful manor in Connecticut. When she meets Sam, a handsome friend of the groom, she’s nearly overwhelmed by a confusing mix of hope and trepidation. Their instant connection feels intensely real, to both of them, but the ink is barely dry on her divorce decree. It takes all her nerve, and more than a little prodding from her girlfriends, to convince Lydia to give her heart—and Sam—a chance. But when the magical weekend comes to a close, Sam must return to Chicago, while Lydia heads back to her complicated life and young son in New York. Can their newfound connection survive the trials of physical distance and years of emotional baggage?
That’s it guys!! I really have fun writing this list and I hope you enjoy it too… Let me know what you think and books that remind you of autumn down in the comment section.