Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Fallish Reads

This week YAF&WS is listing, for the freebie week, our Top Ten Tuesday- Fall Reads, or as Grad Student put it "books that set a mood for fireplaces, snuggling and cool weather." Hope this list inspires you to cuddle up with a good book! As always, thanks to The Broke and the Bookish for hosting this awesome weekly event!

With cooler temps, leaves, and spiced rum heating on the stove, here is what we will be reading:
                The Thirteenth TaleThe Night Circus
  1. The Night Circus by  Erin Morgenstern. This book oozes atmosphere (and everyone wears scarves all the time).
  2. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. Creepy, cold, wet, definitely perfect for fall.
  3. The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab. Atmospheric moors again! 
  4. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield. Set on stormy moors, and mysterious.I sense a pattern developing.
  5. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater. It is all about dropping temperatures.
  6. Anything from the Harry Potter series- if you know us, you're not surprised.  As Crazy Camper put it,  the Gryffindor Common room during the winter months is the place to be, the ultimate in cozy.
  7. Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow, for ass-kicking in knee-deep snow.  Since we all went to college in a region plagued by lake-affect snows in October and November, props to Dru for not giving up and crawling under her comforter to die/ hide till spring, whatever comes first.
  8. The Twilight series, 'cause you can read all three (CC is "ignoring the 4th, I just can't accept it") on a rainy cold day, and it sets the mood for Forks (and some serious eye rolling as well).
Gryffindor Common Room, Via
Check out our reviews of The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab, Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow, and The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern!

Addendum: A transcript of CC and GS's morning gchat. (as sisters, they do this every morning) CC is a poet and she didn't know it. YAY FALL!

 CC:  cloudy leaves 


  1. I am hoping to read The Thirteenth Tale this month, it looks like a good one!

  2. Oh Harry, isn't that perfect for any weather :D
    Great list! Here's mine for this week http://www.readingangel.com/2012/10/top-10-books-collecting-dust.html

  3. Yes to Wuthering Heights. Just thinking about it makes me wanna curl back up under the covers with some hot cocoa.


  4. I've not read Twilight in YEARS. So good. I'm glad you put it on your list. No matter if people give you eye rolls, I love it! Autumn and Winter are perfect reading seasons and I'm hoping to knock of books off my TBR pile.

  5. Ahhh fellow Harry Potter addicts! And Twilight! How I love this list ♥ And I've had The Night Circus, The Thirteenth Tale & Shiver on my 'to-read' list for awhile now...might be time to crack them open for fall :)

    Great List & thanks for sharing. Old follower but new to TTT so here's my very 1st TTT post

    Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows

  6. I really need to read The Near Witch, I've heard amazing things about it.

  7. The Night Circus is on my "read real soon" list--I finally picked up a copy when I ordered my husband's birthday present from Amazon. I just need to get through my "free" books first...:D

  8. Who can resist HP or Twilight? I'm a fan of the Shiver series as well.

    New follower!

    Holly @ Words Fueled by Love
    Check out my pick of TOP 10

  9. Shiver is a good pick. It's definitely a 'winter is coming' sort of book without the Starks... And you can never beat HP. I would love to lay around and think of rain lashing the windows of the castle *sigh*. Unfortunately it's just the windows of my flat. Great list!

    My TTT

    1. HOW DID WE MISS "winter is coming?" haha in some ways that is the perfect fall quote, and should probs be on this list. Great addition kathryne (and PS we only get rain on the windows of our various apartments, and there are no fireplaces. But we are dreaming big :-)).

    2. Um, I have a fire place, nevermind it is all bricked in...

  10. Ooh, I love this topic!

    Also: I REALLY need to read The Night Circus. I think I'm the last book blogger around who hasn't read it yet!

  11. The Strange Angels books are driving me crazy in an awesome way!

    PS. I may have mentioned you ladies in my post this week ;)

    Samantha @ Reading- And Coffee

  12. Samantha that rocks! I just jumped around my boyfriends apt loving blog friends! One day I am sure you will visit NYC!

  13. Augh, I've GOT to read The Night Circus! Loved your list, but now I've gotta find that book.

    My TTT: http://shelversanon.blogspot.com/2012/10/top-10-tuesday-rewind-top-ten-bookish.html

  14. Oooooh, the Harry Potter series is THE perfect one to read in the cooler months. It's no wonder they play the heck out of the movie on TV around the holidays (hellooooooo common room, it's me, can I have the password please cause um, I'd like to hang with you!). The Night Circus is pretty high on my TBR list and I'm very excited to cuddle up with a hot mug of cider and read it.


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