Top Ten Tuesday || The Bookworm’s Recipe for Autumn

For someone who was born during the Autumn season, it’s surprising how little of it I’ve experienced. Growing up I envied the people walking down lanes peppered with fallen leaves; the whole idea of Halloween was magical to me! The atmosphere of Autumn was something I wanted my soul to slip into.

Autumn winds whisper of colder days to come, chilling us further with a promise of the supernatural. It seems like the perfect weather for bookworms who can hide five to ten books under their sweaters, a time for poets to crawl out of their burrows; a real perfect weather for us introverts.

And thus I present to you

A Nearly Perfect Recipe for your Fall TBR

Note: Serves one cute bookworm

Set of dividers in nature design. Vector illustration.

Set of dividers in nature design. Vector illustration.


A serving or two of Fantasy, the darker the better. Writer prefers a dark enough novel to summon a demon for tea.

A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab

Gate of Earth by Resa Nelson

Stir in some old fashioned mystery, allow to sit on your bones, then…

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

A bucket full of hot tears to bring your recipe to the right temperature

(Note: It should be at that point where your heart is split in two.)

They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

For those unwilling to sacrifice a finger to their Zodiac, add a dash of paranormal or horror for that extra spice

The Architect of Song by A.G. Howard

Monsters & Angels by Anne Marie Andrus

And for good measure, throw in a healthy serving of psychological thriller

White Bodies by Jane Robins

This Darkness Mine by Mindy McGinnins


Serve this with the will to actually stick to your TBR!

I’m more of a mood reader, so that last ingredient is very, very crucial for me. I hope you’ll enjoy this little recipe!

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly challenge hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.

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Would you give this recipe a try?

What does your nearly perfect Fall TBR consist of?

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22 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday || The Bookworm’s Recipe for Autumn

  1. Victoria McCartney says:

    Love your recipe for Autumn! I’ve been wanting to read Rebecca for years and have never gotten around to it, but Fall seems like the perfect time to read it! Good luck sticking to this list lol, I’m a mood reader too, so I know how hard that is.


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