Seasonal Reads: Fall

Seasonal Reads: Fall

Ana Sargent, journalist

There’s no better way to spend an autumn day than curled up with a hot drink and a good book. If you’re looking for something to read this fall, here are some books that embody the season.

The Diviners by Libba Bray

The Diviners is a perfectly cultivated mix of genres, including suspenseful, historical, and paranormal elements. It follows party girl Evie O’Neill, who is sent to live with her uncle in New York City after her supernatural abilities get her in trouble. There, she becomes involved in a search for an elusive killer. Filled with entertaining characters and a suspenseful plot, The Diviners will keep you engaged. Plus, the supernatural components give it a spooky vibe, making it the perfect fall read.

Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson

A fast-paced mystery, Truly Devious chronicles the life of amateur detective Stevie Bell as she begins school at the prestigious Ellingham Academy. As part of her schooling, Stevie attempts to solve a century-old cold case that occurred on campus. Including well-developed characters, a thrilling plot, and a sprinkle of romance, Truly Devious is an overall enjoyable read. Full of suspense and set in fall at a boarding school, it’s a fitting book to read in autumn.

Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks

If you’re looking for a more lighthearted fall read, Pumpkinheads is the book for you. A graphic novel, it follows two longtime friends, Deja and Josiah, as they work their last day at a pumpkin patch and fall in love. Pumpkinheads has a short, fast-paced plotline, so you’ll breeze through it. Plus, its detailed art creates a vivid, fall-themed setting.