As the season of pumpkin spiced everything and cozy sweaters nears, it’s time to replace the beach novels on your reading list with some Fall themed reads, in honour of today’s National Read a Book Day!
Below are 5 book suggestions to get you into the mood of autumn, as you enjoy these from the warmth of your Beachcomber!
Border: A Journey to the Edge of Europe by Kapka Kassabova
Fall weather is perfect for cozying up indoors, but you can also travel far via the stories you read. For a new adventure, check out Bulgarian-born writer Kapka Kassabova’s Border, in which she revisits the country of her birth decades after the end of Soviet rule.
The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
In keeping with the spookiness of fall, check out Isabel Allende’s The House of the Spirits, which can segue nicely into Halloween. This family saga centers on the descendants of Clara del Valle, a Chilean woman with psychic powers, who can predict the misfortunes that will befall her family.
The Miracle of Mindfulness by Thich Nhat Hanh
Nothing is more relaxing than letting go of past regrets and future worries, and just being in the present moment. The Miracle of Mindfulness reminds us to stop and just be and is a necessary reminder in our technology saturated lives, which makes it a worthy hot tub read.
The Mothers by Brit Bennett
Fall’s changing leaves create a comforting sense of things being brought full-circle. A circular novel for your list is Brit Bennett’s The Mothers, in which a young woman must return to her hometown and reunite with the best friend and former lover she left behind, who have since become involved with one another.
Uncommon Type by Tom Hanks
Fall’s nostalgic undertones align with the vintage spirit of a book like Tom Hanks’ Uncommon Type, a collection of short stories tied with a common element: the typewriter.