Books on my Autumn Wishlist

Books on my Autumn Wishlist

Books on my Autumn Wishlist

Today I thought I would share an updated look at the books on my wishlist, specifically the books on my Autumn wishlist.

Autumn is my favourite season and I love a good Autumnal read. There is nothing better than getting cosy with a blanket, a hot chocolate and a good book in autumn.

Books on my Autumn Wishlist

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

This is a royal LGBTQ+ book, about the son of the American president and a royal prince in the UK. The two of them end up having to keep up a fake Instagram friendship – after arguing in public – and ultimately they fall in love. Of course, they do.

The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux ✔

I’ve never seen the well-loved musical, and I’m not sure I really want to. But I would like to read the book. While opera doesn’t match my taste in music, I do love good intrigue. Particularly one set in France.

My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

I’ve recently purchased this book for a little light reading. Don’t be put off by the title, this is a light and short read, but it still packs a hilarious punch from what I’ve heard.

My Cousin Rachel by Daphne Du Maurier

I adore Daphne Du Maurier. I’ve only read two of her many titles so far, but this is my next read of hers’s I think. A good gothic story is hard to come by, and I think Daphne Du Maurier does it better even than Emily Bronte.

Writers & Lovers by Lily King

This book has been on my wishlist for a little while now after I spotted it via YouTube. It’s the title that pulls me in. The story revolves around a writer who has recently lost her mother and has been writing the same book for six years. She ends up meeting two men, and it’s her relationship with the two of them that spurs the novel on.

Beloved by Toni Morrison

A modern classic about a slave at the end of slavery. The slave is traumatised by the loss of her baby daughter who is buried with a tombstone that only reads ‘Beloved.’ Her daughter is haunting her but also brought her love.

Untamed by Glennon Doyle

Adele recently made this book go viral. I did have the book on my Wishlist before she shared her raving review, but it’s a little bit further up the list now.

A Bite of the Apple by Lennie Goodings

One of my favourite publishers is Virago, a division of Little Brown. It began in the 1970s under Dame Carmen Calil, and became a leading publisher of literary and non-fiction by women writers. A truly feminist publisher. Lennie Goodings joined the company not long after it started and she had since become a member of the board and leading editorial director in her own right. This is her book on the growth of Virago throughout the age.

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

Everyone I know who has read this book loves it. It’s a women’s fiction novel about two colleagues who, as the name suggests, really don’t get on. But of course, a popular romance trope is enemies to lovers. Also, I hear this book is set in publishing… that’s a must-read for me.

Boy Parts by Eliza Clark

A friend of mine read an ARC copy of this a few months back and insisted that I, and the rest of our book club, bought it as soon as it was released. While I’ve not quite gotten around to getting it, I will as this book – while sounding bonkers – also sounds right up my street.

Stray by Stephanie Danler

I loved Stephanie Danler’s literary novel SweetbitterSo, when I heard she had published a memoir I immediately put it on my Wishlist. However, it’s currently on the pricey side, so I think this will have to be a treat much later down the line when I’m feeling a little more generous to myself.

No Modernism without Lesbians by Diana Souhami

This is the story of four little-discussed women from Paris, France who started the modernist movement. In between the world wars Gertrude Stein, Sylvia Beach, Bryher, and Natalie Barney were lesbians who rebelled against the patriarchy and formed their own community that rivalled the likes of Ernest Hemingway and Picasso in France at this time.

And those are currently the books on my Autumn Wishlist. Have you read any of them? What did you think? Let me know in the comments below.

Don’t forget to share the books on your Autumn wish lists as well. I’d love to see what you’ve got plans to read.

Love Ellie x

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