Updated: Feb 23
Rainy evenings, the wind blowing strongly, candles lit around the house and a cup of warm tea in your hand. Isn't that the definition of a perfect Autumn evening? Well, there's only one thing missing: the perfect book to read while curling up in a comfy chair.
Today I'm sharing a list of 10 classic books that I think will make the perfect Autumn read. This selection of novels will transport you into a different world, and you'll get lost in these stories. I included a bit of everything so there are different options for you to choose from- or you can read them all if that's how you roll.
Let's take a look at my top 10 Classic Books to Read During Autumn.
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
The timeless tale of the four March sisters, their upbringing, and how together they manage to endure the struggles of living in a time of war and poverty, while figuring out their own purpose and place in the world.
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
A classic that everyone must read at least once in their lifetime. Frankenstein transforms into a story of horror, when morality without emotion, ambition without foresight, and intelligence without depth, become the reason revenge and abandonment poison the thoughts and actions of the main characters.
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy occupy different places in society but one thing they both share in common is the need to understand and embrace their true self- in spite of familiar obligations, societal rules, educational background and wealth.
Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
A story of mystery and fright about a man dealing with the duality of human nature. Can a person be both good and evil or is it impossible for this moral dilemmas to coexist in balance?
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
A classic story that depicts the American dream during the "Jazz Age"- luxury, excess, decadence and the secrets and mysteries behind the lavish lifestyle.
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
A timeless novel about tragedy, trauma, and loss and how honesty, curiosity and bravery can help you overcome the past and rebuild your future.
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
A story we all grew up loving. Anne of Green Gables teaches us that being ourselves is not often easy and sometimes our growth comes accompanied by mistakes. But that doesn't take away the value and beauty of self-expression and how things don't necessarily need to stay the same for us to be happy.
Dracula by Bram Stoker
This classic Gothic horror novel, that has terrified and captivated people all around the world, is a must read during this spooky season.
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
As one of the first mystery novels ever published, this story discusses gender inequality (the position women held in society, the abandonment they suffered by the law and the stigmatization and misdiagnosis of mental illness) through the experiences of these mysterious characters and unexplained events.
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
A woman who recently married a man she barely knew, faces a life filled with dark secrets, lies, death and jealousy.
I hope this list helped you find a few books to read or reread. Nothing is better than than a classic, timeless story and these books are perfect for any occasion.
Let me know in the comments below, what are some of your favourite books?-whether they are classic or modern literature-. I would love to know and also find new inspiration on what to read next.
Thank you so much for reading.
Until next time.