Top Ten Tuesday: Books to Read in Autumn

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Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday!  This week’s topic was Freebie.  This past week marked the beginning of Autumn, and as I write this, the weather has changed and it is really starting to feel like Autumn.  So I decided to put together a list of books that I think would be good to read in Autumn.  Let’s get to the list!

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling-When I think of Autumn reading, this is one of the first books that immediately comes to mind!

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien-I always associate The Hobbit with Autumn as well.

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte-This is perfect for a rainy Autumn day.

My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows, Brodi Aston-This fun twist on Jane Eyre is perfect for those not wanting something quite as moody as the original tale.

Persuasion by Jane Austen-Most of the time I associate Jane Austen with Spring, but this one seems more like an Autumn read.

Photography of Maple Trees

The Complete Stories and Poems by Edgar Allan Poe-No one does dark and moody better!

Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder-Another one that instantly makes me think of Autumn!

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown by Charles M. Schulz

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving by Charles M. Schulz-Both Charlie Brown stories are classics and perfect for Autumn!

A Separate Peace by John Knowles-I read this years ago in college and recently stumbled across a copy in my local used bookstore.  Autumn seems like a good time to re-read it.

What do you think?  Clearly, I have a preference for “moody” stories in the Autumn, but I have some lighter and heartwarming choices as well.  What sort of book do you prefer in the Autumn?  Would any of these make your list?


  1. The Hobbit does work well with Autumn!

  2. Jane Eyre does feel very autumnal.

  3. Emily Pankhurst says

    I love this list! I’ve read a couple – Jane Eyre, Harry Potter, The Hobbit and Persuasion. I love seasonal reading!

    • I’m so glad you enjoyed my list!

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting. 🙂

      • That’s ok. I also liked the fact that I had read these books. I seem to have different tastes to a lot of people and its rare to see a list with books that I have read!

        • Poinsettia says

          I run into a lot of lists with books I haven’t read either. However, I do enjoy going to all the different posts. I always end up adding a few books to my tbr as a result!

  4. Moody stories are perfect for the fall! I always tend to read more mysteries and thrillers during this season. Great list!

    • Yes, there’s just something about reading mysteries at this time of year that just feels right!

      Thank you for visiting and commenting! 🙂

  5. Oh I love the Peanuts picks! Perfect for fall! Now I want to see Linus rolling that pumpkin ha!

    Love the Hobbit pick too- such a great autumn read.

    • I’ll definitely be getting out my Peanuts books and dvds soon!

      Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting. 🙂

  6. What a fun list! Thanks for sharing. Here is my link if you’d like to stop by:

  7. Love your autumnal list of books! I haven’t read A Separate Peace in years, but I do love that book. And Harry Potter and Jane Austen are favs of mine as well. 🙂 Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog earlier.

    • Harry Potter and Jane Austen are definitely favorites of mine as well. I enjoyed A Separate Peace years ago and am curious about how I’ll feel when I re-read it now.

      Thank you for visiting and commenting. 🙂

  8. All of these sound like great fall reads!

  9. OOh nice picks! Lots of new to me ones other than Harry Potter!

    Thanks for visiting my TTT post!

  10. Poe would be a great choice to read in Autumn! Happy Fall!

  11. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving by Charles M. Schulz is perfect to read in Autumn! ? My TTT list

  12. Hmm, I think I agree that Persuasion does feel more like an autumn book.

    • There’s just something about it that makes me think more of Autumn!

      Thanks so much for visiting and commenting. 🙂

  13. Fab list!

  14. Fun list. I see a lot of people doing fall reads/spooky reads but it is spring here! But this is how ithas been for years so I am pretty much used to it now!

    • How neat that people from all over the world can share bookish lists though!

      Thanks so much for visiting and commenting. 🙂

  15. Great list idea for this week!

    I definitely agree about The Hobbit and Little House in the Big Woods! Of course anything that has a spooky/gothic/creepy vibe works too 🙂

    • I’m glad you enjoyed my list! I’m seriously feeling the need to re-read several of these!

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting. 🙂

  16. Jane Eyre and Harry Potter are great autumn reads!

  17. I used to have the entire set of Little House on the Prarie books when I was a kid. I have no idea what happened to them though. I wish I still had them, I’d like to reread them.
    Marie @ Pages to Explore

  18. A Separate Peace is a book that doesn’t get much love. I read it years ago, mainly because it was on my bookshelf growing up. I enjoyed it. My husband had to read it for school and hated it. It goes to show that not every book is for every person.

    Pam @ Read! Bake! Create!

    • Very true about books tastes. I’m curious how I will feel about it when I pick it up again after reading it so long ago.

      Thanks so much for visiting and commenting! 🙂

  19. Harry Potter and The Hobbit are great autumn reads! I personally like to read mysteries this time of the year.

    Thank you for visiting my blog earlier!

  20. Great pics. I definitely think of fall when I think of these books. 🙂

  21. This list makes me feel so nostalgic! I love that you included Jane Eyre:-)

    • Poinsettia says

      I’m glad you enjoyed my list! Jane Eyre is definitely a classic. I need to make time to re-read it.

      Thanks so much for visiting and commenting!

  22. These do all sound like great fall reads!

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