Books to Cuddle up and Read During Fall


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E. Harris, Staff writer

The fall is a great time to sit down and read some excellent books. There are so many different types, and I guarantee there will be something out there that you might like to try. Whether you like scary, mystery, romance, or fantasy books, there is always something great to choose from. For me, the best feeling in the world is to cuddle up on the couch, wrapped in my favorite blanket, sipping a hot chocolate, and letting a fantastic story take me away from the stress of the day. Here are some books that you should try this fall.

The first book, I am Malala, is an autobiography by Malala Yousafzai and the co-writer Christina Lamb. It has a 4.1/5 rating on Goodreads, with 89% of people who read the book liking it. This book is told in a first-person perspective by Malala herself and is about her hardships growing up. Malala is a Muslim who fights for rights like education. From a book review, someone said, “I liked this book because Malala is a great model and author. She provides a strong figure for any girl growing up in this hectic world. This is definitely one of the best books I have read, and I am sure I will reread it in times to come.”

The Book The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han is the first of three books and has recently been made into a Netflix movie along with the other two. The Summer I turned Pretty is about Belly, who goes to Cousins every summer to the Fisher’s house next to the beach. There is Susannah at the Fisher’s house, Belly’s mother’s best friend, and her sons, Conrad and Jeremiah. Belly has gone to their house every summer for 15 years, but this summer is different. This series is full of secrets, drama, and romance.

  Scythe, by Neal Shusterman, is also the first of three books. This book is a dystopian young adult novel about a Futuristic society. In this book, death has been eradicated, and the only way to die is by being gleaned or killed by a Scythe. Scythes kill to keep the population size from getting too large. Citra and Rowan, two teens who do not want to be a Scythe, are chosen to apprentice to a Scythe, and if they fail, their lives will be taken.

  These are just a few of the books you should try, and you can check with your local librarian for more options. There are endless choices, and I suggest reading different genres to find out what type of books you enjoy. Have a good rest of your fall, and have fun cuddling up with some great books.