Autumn Reading

September 23, 2010 § 4 Comments

Fall is my favourite time of year. Sure, it’s not as exciting as Summer, but it’s by far the most pleasant, nostalgic, and relaxing season with the return of pants, bare branches, and warm drinks. Also, for some reason, every Fall for the past 6 years or so, I get cravings to re-read certain books.

#1 Autumn Reading Craving: The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. I still have my college friend Lindsay’s copy of the book that was given to her by an old boyfriend. There’s a note about his trip on the Go Train inside that always makes me laugh. The story is really cute too.

#2 Autumn Reading Craving: The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger. I love stories about young men, maybe because I’ll never get to experience the strangeness of growing into being a man.

#3 Autumn Reading Craving: Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger. It’s the most recent, as it just came out last Fall. I got it for my birthday from my parents and it served as a great way to get my mind off being exiled in Canada by imagining I was one of a set of twins living in London and dealing with the ghost of my aunt while living in her former residence in a cemetery. (The hardcover version is gorgeous!)

Do you have any Fall reading favourites? I’d love some new recommendations!

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