Take Five: Favorite Book to Re-read for Fall

Days are getting cooler, leaves are turning—there’s no denying that fall is here. This week, Hub bloggers are discussing their favorite books to revisit during the fall season.

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What is your favorite book to re-read during fall?

The Westing Game has been my go-to re-read in the fall—when the mornings are cool and dark, and there is a thick fog nestled in the mountains, covering my town like a blanket.  I curl up with the excellent mystery, sip a cup of tea, and get pulled into the great puzzle of the Westing fortune. —Stacy Holbrook

I reread Tolkien’s The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings Trilogy in the fall, usually around Bilbo Baggins birthday in September. —Laura Perenic

Every fall I reread my compendium of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz. Recently the collection has been reprinted with new illustrations by Brett Helquist, and while I think this may make the collection more palatable to younger audiences, I will always fondly remember the nightmares and terror that Stephen Gammell’s illustrations brought me throughout childhood. I listen to Ray Bradbury’s The Halloween Tree every year, masterfully narrated by Bronson Pinchot. Recently I have decided to add Emily Carroll’s graphic novel collection of scary stories, Through the Woods to my yearly Fall reading as well. —Emily Childress-Campbell

I’ve been re-reading and/or listening to The Raven Boys (and as many subsequent volumes as are currently published) by Maggie Stiefvater every fall since it came out. I always gravitate towards school stories or books with lots of spooky supernatural components in the fall, so a series that combines these elements feels perfectly satisfying on a blustery autumn day, and I’ve loved revisiting Stiefvater’s complex characters before devouring a new volume. Next year I’ll finally be able to see how everything resolves!  — Carly Pansulla

What books do like to revisit during the fall season? 

— Molly Wetta, currently reading Riders by Veronica Rossi

3 thoughts on “Take Five: Favorite Book to Re-read for Fall”

  1. I love re-reading A Wrinkle in Time in October. There’s no better time in my mind to read an amazing adventure that actually begins, “It was a dark and stormy night…”

  2. You guys, I realized after I submitted to this post that The Raven King’s release date (4th and final volume in The Raven Cycle) has actually been pushed back to March 2016. I’m so sorry to mislead you with false information about when we can all get our newest Stiefvater fix!

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