- Stephanie Faye
🍂 Fall in love with reading again 🍁
My apologies to everyone for being AWOL on this blog. It has been an interesting few weeks & I know these last few months of the year are going to be crazy so please bear with me. I blinked & now autumn starts on Tuesday (Sept. 22). I don't know when that happened but I am excited as it is my favorite time of year! Though in North Carolina it doesn't get very cold, it does cool down. Today it was only 66 degrees! With the holiday's around the corner, we like to start getting our blankets out of the closet & into the living room to curl up to do crafts, read, or watch movies. When this time of year comes around I like to read some books that I tend to always read in the fall.
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. It's honestly a classic. In case you all haven't read
it or heard of it, here's a small synopsis: The March sisters deal with their passage from childhood to womanhood during the Civil War. Fun Fact: It's loosely based on the lives of the author & her three sisters. It is a beautiful read & the book goes
throughout the years from Christmas to summer back to fall. Though it's not primarly a fall book, my eldest says "it gives off fall vibes."
2. Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman. An awesome book series. Everytime I read it it makes me want to move to Massachussets & it gets me in the Halloween mood! I also highly reccomend the movie! In case you all haven't read it or heard of it, here's a small synopsis: Two sisters, Sally & Gillian Owens is in a family that is comprised of witches. They must come to terms with who they are in order to rid themselves of the terrible ghost that now haunts their home. The story focuses on their relationships of all the women in the family & how they come to terms with their town, their lives, & their relationships.
3. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery. This classic has been passed down in our family since forever. It is well loved by everyone in our family. Much like Little Women, it passes throughout the seasons but it doesn't give off an "autumn reading vibe". It's actually a series of books as well as a series of movies. Some people like the tv show featured on Netflix, others don't but that's a personal opinion. In case you all haven't read it or heard of it, here's a small synopsis: In the late 19th century, an 11 year old orphan named Anne Shirley is mistakenly sent to two middle-aged siblings on Prince Edward Island, Canada. Though the Cuthberts intended to adopt a boy to help on their farm, the story follows Anne through her life with her new family, new friends, in school, & in her new town throughout the years.
Those are just a few books that I like to read during the autumn season. During Halloween & Thanksgiving, & Christmas though, that's a different story. Thank you all for being patient with me and with my slow release of Book 2. I will say, however, the beta-readers are loving every page. I love all the love & support I get from you all. Thank you for reading my books & this blog & the Facebook/Instagram posts. Your support means the world to me. Please, if you have any more books to read this fall, please comment on anything & I'll be sure to give them a read (especially if I am supposed to be editing!). I hope you all have a terrific, autumn filled week. ☕📚
(P.S. 41 days until All-Hallows-Eve!)