Top Ten Tuesday: Autumnal Covers

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish where we get a new topic for a top 10 list.

Autumn is here. It’s officially sweater weather. The leaves are already turning and there’s a slight crisp in the air. I love everything about the autumn so here are 10 books that will help you get into that autumnal feeling.

1. Long Way Home (Thunder Road, #3) by Katie McGarry: Do I really have to explain this one. The colour scheme for this cover just screams autumn to me. The book itself is exciting, with a hint of danger and tender moments.

2. Bittersweet (True North, #1) by Sarina Bowen: A grumpy, cider producing farmer? Need I say more. Some of the passages describing the apple orchard just had me wishing autumn would come sooner. The romance is center stage in this book, but there’s a certain coziness that comes with the setting.

3. The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi: I always feel like autumn is the perfect time for magic. There’s just something about the weather that has me turning to these magical wonderlands. The Star-Touched Queen is a sensory delight and the cover encompasses that magical feeling.

4. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern: Autumn also paves way for more rainy days, and on these rainy days, I always find myself gravitating towards The Night Circus. It’s magical and captivating.

5. The Burning Sky (The Elemental Trilogy, #1) by Sherry Thomas: A beautiful cover that embraces those autumnal colours. On top of that, this book is all about elemental magic. I feel like autumn is that time of year where you’re more attuned to the weather. There’s a crispness in the air that makes books on elemental magic a perfect read.

6. The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater: This book is required reading in the autumn. It literally encompasses everything we love about this time of year. I won’t say much because this is a book that demands to be read, but it will be worth it. 

7. Walk on Earth a Stranger (The Golden Seer Trilogy, #1) by Rae Carson: I’ve not read this book yet, but I think this might be the next book I tick off of my to-read pile. There’s something about the cover that draws me to it.

8. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness: I’ve still not read a Patrick Ness book yet, but I always feel like A Monster Calls is a book that’s meant to be read in the autumn.

9. The Bird and the Sword by Amy Harmon: This book is supposed to be a fantasy readers dream. With stunning writing and an interesting concept, there’s no reason not to read this book in the autumn.

10. All the Truth That’s In Me by Julie Berry: I love this book, but I don’t talk about it as much as I should. The second prose narrative is really effective in this book and there’s something so simple in how natural the events of the book unfold.

Those are the books that make me think of Autumn?
Which books do you gravitate to this time of year?

27 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Autumnal Covers

  1. I really want to read The Star-Touched Queen and The Scorpio Races at some point – both sound so, so good. I do feel like there’s this kind of magic in the air in that season, wish I could feel it a bit more ahah, I’m super thankful for books to make me feel that 🙂 I feel like the Raven Boys series would be an awesome autumn-read? Also…. well, books about summer, because during that time, I’m one of these people missing summer already 😛
    Great choices 🙂

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    1. Any Maggie Stiefvater book is perfect this time of year. Her books just ooze all things magical and mysterious. I always end up reading more summer contemporaries in the autumn than I do in the summer. It’s weird haha.

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  2. Love your collection of covers, Lois!
    I absolutely loved The Night Circus – it is a book that I should re-read soon 🙂 Right now I am gravitating towards books in the adult genre, rather than YA. Currently I have The Silver Lining Playbook at my bedside 🙂
    Have a happy autumn!

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    1. I have so many books I want to re-read but can never find the time to do so haha.
      I’ve heard some good things about Silver Lining Playbook, the book, and film, but it’s not one I’ve been tempted to read just yet. My sports contemporary kick is still dominating my reading selections haha.

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      1. Haha yes it’s hard to find time to reread a book when there are so many new books to read, but I am trying to be better about it 🙂 That’s great that you are still loving the sports contemporary genre- makes me want to read it even more 🙂


  3. You know what? I’ve not read a Patrick Ness book either! But my dad has! He picked up A Monster Calls off the shelf last month and read it! (Remember the time when I made a deal with him where I gave him unlimited library access for his side of the shelves because I was running out of room on mine? Well, I can’t believe he took me up on it! LOL. ) He told me that he felt underwhelmed but I think he doesn’t get impressed by much anyway. XD

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    1. Your dad is awesome. I LOVE that he kept you to that deal. I’m amazed he managed to narrow down his choice to just one haha. I feel like there’s so much hype surrounding A Monster Calls that I’ll end up being disappointed regardless.


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