In my opinion, September 1st is the start of fall, even if the weather doesn’t cooperate. But, to be fair, Alabama weather is unpredictable. I remember one Christmas it was 75 degrees. So even if we don’t get any cool weather, it’s still fall. I wanted to share a few fall books that will get you in the spirit, despite the weather.
Practical Magic is a classic fall movie, and the book is just as good. I love the family dynamic and the magical atmosphere. Of course, the aunts are the best part. I am hoping to squeeze in the prequel, The Rules of Magic, in this fall. It follows the life of the aunts. If anyone has read it, let me know what you thought in the comments.
The Witches of Willow Hall
Continuing on with the theme of witches, The Witch of Willow Hall is my next pick. It is a dark, atmospheric tale of three sisters who are all effected by unwanted powers. It is gothic read set inside a spooky mansion. It’s not quite scary, but it is unsettling. It would also be a good Halloween read.
The Stranger Diaries
I read The Stranger Diaries back in July, and it was great, but I think it would be even better in the fall. A lot of the setting was dark and rainy. And it also had a little bit of witchcraft mixed in here and there. I think mysteries are great for this time of year, and this was a really satisfying mystery. Check out my review to get my full thoughts on it.
My Dark Vanessa
My Dark Vanessa is not an easy read, but it is a good read. It is set in a Vermont boarding school, so we get a great description of fall. The setting is beautiful, but it is laced with dark social aspects that no teenager should face. It is something I think everyone should read, but fall would be a great time to do it. Check out my review.
So these are a few of my new favorite fall books. I hope you find a few you enjoy! Link some of your favorites in the comments.