The days are getting darker, the weather is getting cooler, everyone is digging out their jumpers from the back of their wardrobes, but for us at Bookends that means the arrival of our favourite season – autumn! We love snuggling up with a good book, hot drink in hand, and a warm pair of woolly socks on our feet. To celebrate the arrival of crispy leaves and all-things-hygge, we’ve picked our top autumnal reads, perfect for curling up with at this time of year.
Craftfulness by Rosemary Davidson and Arzu Tahsin
As the days get colder, Team Bookends are spending more and more time wrapped up inside. Channel your energy into a new project, and appreciate the enormous benefits of a bit of mindful crafting time with Craftfulness.
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Still Lives by Maria Hummel
Escape the dreary autumn and whisk yourself away to scorching Los Angeles, where provocative artist Kim Lord has gone missing on the opening night of her new show. As the thread of this mystery unravels you’ll forget all about the blustering winds outside. If it’s good enough for Reese Witherspoon’s Book Club, it’s good enough for us, right?
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A Keeper by Graham Norton
With its gloriously autumnal cover, Graham Norton’s masterful new novel A Keeper is just the thing to get you in the mood for colder weather. This winding tale of secrets and ill-fated loves follows Elizabeth Keane to Ireland after her mother’s death, where she is intent only on wrapping up the past. And perhaps, had she not found the small stash of letters, the truth would never have come to light… Wonderfully moving and darkly funny, this is the perfect read to get stuck into by the light of the fire (preferably with a storm raging outside!).
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The Two Houses by Fran Cooper
If the cold, windy weather has you reaching for something dark and atmospheric, now’s the perfect time to get lost in The Two Houses by Fran Cooper. This atmospheric read sees a couple move to a crumbling property whose central rooms were supposedly so haunted that a previous owner had them cut out from the building entirely. Packed full of buried secrets and domestic drama, this book provides the perfect excuse to snuggle up with a warm blanket and cup of tea – and a couple of pillows to hide behind during the nail-biting moments!
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I Will Find You by Daniela Sacerdoti
Follow Cora as she escapes to the mysterious Scottish island of Seal, where she unravels a forgotten story of passion and courage. Gripping from the first page, let Daniela’s book transport you to another place and another time. Spell-bounding and enchanting, this book is guaranteed to spark feelings of comfort, home, and what it means to love- perfect for escaping the cooler, darker evenings here in the UK.
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A Winter Beneath the Stars by Jo Thomas
A quintessentially cosy read, Jo Thomas’s latest novel, A Winter Beneath the Stars, provides a perfect seasonal escape to snowy Sweden. This magical read follows Halley as she explores Swedish Lapland as she embraces a journey of a lifetime beneath the stars. Best read with a fluffy blanket and preferably in front of a roaring wood-burning fire.
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