Six For Sunday: Books I’d Take on an Autumn Walk

Six For Sunday is a weekly blog series created by Steph @ ALittleButALot. The theme for October is Autumn Feels. Last week I took a look at books with leaves on the cover, but this week I’m choosing six books that I’d take on an autumn walk with me. This prompt is pretty vague but I’ve chosen to interpret it as books that I think are perfect for reading during this season.

The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury

A short but sweet foray into different Halloween customs and traditions that sure to get you in the mood for trick-or-treat-ing!

House of Leaves by Mark Danielewski

Maybe not the best book to take on a walk with you as it’s a whopping 700+ pages, but if you’re looking to be suitably scared, this is the one. Truly one of the most unsettling books I’ve ever read.

The Secret History by Donna Tartt

This dark academia classic is perfect for a new semester and is a cracking thriller to boot. Being set in beautiful New England, you can practically hear the leaves crunching underfoot as the characters stroll through campus.

Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado

Take a stroll and dip in and out of these creepy stories from Carmen Maria Machado. My favourites are The Husband Stitch and Inventory.

Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor

Fall into the weird and wonderful world of Night Vale, where angels definitely DON’T exist and neither do mountains, the dog park is out of bounds, and remember to avoid the library AT ALL COSTS.

The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker

Another campus-based novel, The Dreamers sees an unexplained sleep plague a small college town with devastating consequences.

What are you reading this season?

3 thoughts on “Six For Sunday: Books I’d Take on an Autumn Walk”

  1. Great post! I also loved The Secret History and The Dreamers, and all of the rest of these (except for the Bradbury, I’ll have to look into that one!) are already on my TBR. I think House of Leaves is the one I most want to get around to! The size is a little daunting, but the story sounds excellent.

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