By Rebecca Reed
We just love Autumn reading, well who are we kidding we love any kind of reading here at World of Books. So, we have found 5 top books to read this Autumn, find out more below.
With the recent release and popularity of the Comoran Strike series on BBC, it has skyrocketed this book into many hands. Written by J.K Rowling under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, the gripping crime thriller has us all on the edge of our seats. In the second installment, a novelist goes missing and his wife calls in Comoran Strike to solve the case. His wife just thinks the novelist has wandered off, (he has done that before) and she just wants him to come home. As Strike investigates, it becomes increasingly clear that there is more to this disappearance than initially thought. The novelist has written a manuscript full of poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows, if it were to be published it would be damaging to many lives. Compulsive and gripping it has twists at every turn the perfect book to settle down with a tea and an Autumnal candle.
It’s the book that has had most people talking this year, we are starting to see a trend with thriller books featuring “The Girl”, following in the footsteps of the highly successful “Gone Girl” and “The Girl on the Train“. The Girl Before features Jane, she stumbles across the chance to live in a beautiful ultra-minimalist house on the condition that she abides by a long list of exacting rules. The previous tenant Emma met an untimely death in this house and Jane starts to wonder if her own life will be a repeat of the girl before. With twists after twists they catch us off guard, you will want to curl up with a blanket for this one!
The only novel written by Emily Brontë and regarded as a classic of English literature, Wuthering Heights is a popular choice as the dark nights draw in and the snuggly blankets start to appear.
The new tenant of Thrushcross Grange in the bleak Yorkshire Moors is forced to seek shelter at Wuthering Heights, the home of his landlord. Lockwood then discovers a history of turbulent events that took place many years before between the foundling Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw and her eventual betrayal of him.
Set in Derry, Maine Stephen King set the scene of one of his scariest novels to date. With the recent release of the first installment to a new film franchise, Stephen King’s It has had new bookworms going crazy for the sinister clown.
Set in two parts, the first part follows a group of children who call themselves “The Losers Club” as the Summer goes on, each of the children come to realise that they have each had an encounter with a shape-shifting demonic entity that takes the form of whatever they fear most, a mummy, a leper, George’s ghost, a werewolf, two drowned boys, and a fountain of blood. This entity reveals itself as Pennywise the clown as its target prey is children. This happens every 27 years. The second part sees The Losers Club return to Derry in an attempt to kill the demonic entity once and for all.
Not a book to curl up and read in your reading nook, but it will give you perfect meal ideas for those long nights. Stick all the ingredients in and let the slow cooker do the work. It then gives you more time reading and less time cooking. No one needs to slave over an oven for 7 hours! This book is filled with casseroles, stews, curries, and soups that are guaranteed to keep you warm as we go into the cold months.
So there you have it, 5 books that you can sit and unwind with before the mad rush of Winter takes us all by surprise! We want to know what you are settling down to read, tell us in the comments below or head on over to our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and tag us in your current read.