Yesterday, I noticed the leaves were starting to fall from the trees outside our house. It might still be August, but the scent of autumn is starting to filter through on the breeze.
Autumn is my favourite season. Cosy throws, fluffy slippers, hot chocolate. Crunchy leaves, Halloween, darkening evenings. And, of course, curling up with a good book. Autumn is the best time for getting stuck into stories, being frightened by a ghost story or thrilled by a thriller.
Each year, I try to come up with a list of books to read during autumn. A couple of years ago, I got stuck into Stephen King. The year before that, I discovered his son, Joe Hill. This year, I’m lining up a bunch of thrillers. Here are my recommendations for autumn 2017.
Last Seen Alive by Claire Douglas
Little Sister by Isabel Ashdown
The Wolf Border by Sarah Hall
The Upstairs Room by Kate Murray-Browne
Slade House by David Mitchell
The Witchfinder’s Sister by Beth Underdown
Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
I Am Behind You by John Ajvide Lindqvist
What’s on your autumn reading list? Let me know in the comments below!