A crisp Autumn day is a wonderful time to sit down with a good book. This Autumn hasn’t been very crisp, but lets look at some great books for this time of year anyways.


As a geek, I am going to start with a suggestion I find fun for this time of year. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Both Frodo and Bilbo share a birthday on the Autumn equinox and it acts as a launching point for the adventures of the books. Starting on the hobbits’ birthday seems like a lovely Fall tribute. Available in Caistorville, Smithville and Wellandport.

pie-1460853__480As we make our way through the season, we meander down to Thanksgiving. Now my favorite books for Thanksgiving are children’s books, so I am going to give a shout out to my coworker, whose favorite Thanksgiving book is Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving by Dav Pilkey, available at Caistorville branch. Also worth noting are A Plump and Perky Turkey by Teresa Bateman and Thankful by Eileen Spinelli, both of which are available at Smithville branch.

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Back to the adult books, onward into the increasingly chilly weather towards Halloween, it is time for something with just a bit of creepiness and uneasiness woven into it. For this I think we should go with a classic. Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier (Smithville) will start to ease you into that Halloween mood.  Alternatively sink into any of the creepy worlds created by Neil Gaiman.

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Now, let’s snuggle up with a cozy mystery or two. For those unfamiliar with cozy mysteries, they have a lighter feel than your average mystery, even with the murder investigations that abound, and tend to include focuses on things like cooking, baking and knitting. Perfect for Autumn. Some authors to get you started are Laura Childs and Joanne Fluke.

Finally, Autumn is a time of harvest, preserving and baking. No Fall list could be complete with out some cookbooks. The Canning Kitchen by Amy Bronee (Smithville) will help you preserve all those garden vegetables, I plan to give this a try myself. Fingers crossed. To cook that turkey dinner we have titles like Farmhouse kitchen cookbook : 100 fresh, easy & delicious recipes by Country Living (Smithville) andturkey-1460850__480 Thug Kitchen (Smithville, Caistorville), which features comfort food for the vegetarian and vegan among us. We also have some great magazines that include seasonal recipe features.

So, those are my suggestions for reading this Autumn. I hope there is something for everyone. What will you be losing yourself in as the weather gets chillier?