Ah, another Tuesday, so it must be Belgium … what? Oh, no, I mean that it’s Top 5 Tuesday, you know, from Shanah over at, Bionic Book Worm. And this week’s topic in keeping with the season is, Top 5 Cozy Fall Reads.
Though “cozy” is wide open to interpretation. Anyway, here goes nothing:
#1 : CITY OF BRASS — S.A. Chakraborty
I’ve been hearing so many good things about this fantasy, that I’m convinced, it’s on my to Buy List. Personally, the Fall is that time of year to read a really good fantasy, or anything about magic, as it’s that mystical, mythical time of year.
#2 : TIGERHEART — Peter David
I’ve had this book—which was a gift—for ages and this is probably the perfect time of year to read it. It being all about fairies, leprechauns, and magic mirrors people can go through to Fairytale lands. And what’s better, it’s written by Peter David who has great wit.
#3 : THE PERPLEXING THEFT OF THE JEWEL IN THE CROWN — Vaseem Khan
I bought this one a few months back after reading a few reviews that said it was lighthearted and funny, and, of course, set in India. And, needing a break from the typical murder-mystery thought I would give this one a go. Well, I guess along with it’s humour and bright orange cover, reminiscent of Autumnal colours, this is the season I should be reading it. Something to make me smile and feel warm and cozy inside.
#4 : THE SWEETNESS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PIE — Alan Bradley
I finally got around to buying this one, the first in a long series featuring Flavia, solving crime. Not only is it on my list because it mentions pie, and pumpkin pie is always a big thing for Fall, but it has a luminous bright green cover … which really has nothing to do with anything, but to me, it feels very cozy and fall like.
#5 : HOPELESS IN MAINE — Tom Brown
This is another gift book, well, actually, graphic novel, that’s set in, eh, an alternative Maine. One that sort of moved sideways into a realm of horror, the living dead, spirits that walk the night, and weird monsters that bump into night. Yes, you read right. This is a perfect cozy fall read … visually graphic enough to give you the odd chills and scary you in a ‘Oh my god, I’m glad I don’t live there!’ kind of way.
And you, what do you consider a cozy Fall read? Ghouls, ghosts and monsters, or funny, cozy murder-mysteries?