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The Fall and Winter is my favorite time of the year, because I love the whole feeling of the season. I love watching the leaves turn from green to a beautiful golden burnt rustic color, the chill in the air, and the longer nights where you can curl up with a cup of hot tea/coffee, fluffy pillows, a fleece throw (for me it’s a Doctor Who flying Tardis one), and a really fantastic book. Oh, and my sweet little sassy Yorkie, Gracie Belle. So, I thought it would be fun to talk about some of the books that I love to read during this time of the year, because they just have this way of getting all up in my feels.
So, what are we waiting for? Let’s talk about all the books that give us the warm and fuzzies!
It’s usually something from Jodi Piccoult’s library of books, because they’re hopeful and filled with so much inspiration that you just can’t go wrong with them. They make you feel good. Books like Harvesting The Heart (this book was a gift from a really sweet friend of mine, Molli Moran) and My Sister’s Keeper, always manage to pull and tug at my heartstrings and even though My Sister’s Keeper makes me bawl like a baby, I still read it at least once a year every winter because it’s such a beautiful and compassionate story about life, love, hope, and death and above all the toll it takes on us.
I don’t know about you but, when it’s a bitter winter rainy day or a late stormy night and there’s a definite chill in the air, I totally love diving into the world of the supernatural, with books like Robin McKinnely’s Sunshine or a great urban fantasy series like Kim Harrison’s The Hollow’s or just basically any novel by Kelley Armstrong, Laura Adrian (which, I’m actually planning on starting her Midnight Breeders series this winter at some point), Jocelyn Drake’s Dark Days series, or if I’m really feeling like I want to go darker and a bit deeper I’ll probably re-visit Anne Rice’s The Witching Hour from the Mayfair Witches series or even re-read The Queen of the Damned, which is my favorite in the The Vampire Chronicles.
V.C. Andrews is always a must, rain, sleet, snow, summer, winter, or fall, whatever – she is an author that I will always re-read no matter what. At some point or another, possibly around the first of the year I want to do a re-read of one of her series that I love.
And on those cold days when you just don’t feel like getting out and all you want to do is be lazy, you can probably find me curled up with any of the books from Charlaine Harris’s Sookie Stackhouse series, because it’s such a guilty pleasure for me. Oh, and it’s a safe bet that anything Richelle Mead may totally show up at this point too, because she such a wonderfully talented author and I love just about anything that she’s written, both her adult series and her young adult.
It’s funny how we go through so many changes with our reading, like there are so many new upcoming books that I can’t hardly wait to get my hands on and then there are my tried and true books that I will always keep going back and revisiting time and time again, no matter what – they just never get old or boring to me.
Do you ever feel like you have more time during a certain season of the year to read?
I feel like Fall and Winter are for books like Harry Potter, Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares, and My True Love Gave To Me: Twelve Holiday Stories. It’s generally the time when I love to dive head long deep into a brand new series and just get caught up in it. It’s like I love to wander the shelves of the local bookstore, hot latte in my hand, and about a dozen or so books in the other looking for even more books than my pocket book can handle. I don’t buy them all, because I know that I can’t afford them, but I do sit down with them and read all of the first chapter’s at least to see which one or two I might want to take home with me at the end of the trip.