As the days get shorter and the weather colder, there is never better season to start spending the autumn evenings reading a good book. Now is the perfect time of year to make yourself a nice, warm hot chocolate, adorn yourself with woolly socks and sit by an open fire with your favourite novel. However, if you need some advice on which novel to tick off your reading list this season, then you are in the right place, as we list our top five ultimate cosy autumn reads.
1.Far From the Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy.
The autumn is a great time for classics, and none more so than Far From the Madding Crowd. With transitions in the seasons within this fantastic novel, you will find the idea of simple country life appealing as you read about the epic and unusual story of our hero Gabriel Oak and the independent Bathsheba Everdene. A great novel to curl up with.
2.The Night Circus – Erin Morgenstern
A New York Times Bestseller, this novel centres not on characters but a circus, and details the interaction certain characters have with it. This mystical and magical circus is set up to be the battleground of our two magicians Celia Bowen and Marco Alistair as they slowly attempt to win the personal battle that started when they were children. Beautifully written, this novel will have you wanting toffee apples and candy floss every time you open its pages.
3.Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy.
Another classic on our list, Leo Tolstoy expertly details Victorian Russian society with the lives of characters within it. From the adulterous affair between Anna Karenina and Count Vronsky to the musings and simple farm work of our favourite character Konstantin Levin, this book will have you gripped, though we can’t pretend that it is light reading.
4.The Shipping News – E. Annie Proulx.
Considering himself a failure, after certain terrible events, the meek and shy Quoyle moves to Newfoundland with his quirky and determined aunt and daughters to discover his heritage. The Newfoundland community and the secrets of his family’s past, along with Quoyle’s growing confidence make this novel great for a cosy but page turning Autumn read.
5.Outlander – Diana Gabaldon.
Last but not least on our list of cosy autumn reads, we have Outlander. This novel will have you setting off for the Highlands, as our heroine Claire travels back in time to 18th century Scotland. Cosy but very gripping, you will read of our heroine going through many trials as she tries to find her way back to the husband she left in the 1940’s, only to find love and danger in the gorgeous hero Jamie Fraser. Gripping, sometimes painful with tension, but ultimately a wonderful book to add to your autumn reading list.
If you have read any of these novels or want to read them then we would love to hear what you think. If you have any suggestions to add to the ultimate cosy Autumn reading list then please feel free to drop us a line with your suggestions. Happy reading!
Words: Elena Hatfield.
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