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Happy Tuesday y’all! This week’s topic is “Ten Books With Fall/Autumn Covers/Themes.” I’m craving Fall weather so bad today! Hurricane Nate (or what was left of him in the form of a tropical storm/depression) made it’s way through my area yesterday, dumping several inches of rain. I had hoped and prayed he’d bring cooler weather with him, but unfortunately it doesn’t look like he did. It’s hot and sticky outside, like Summer lake weather not Fall football weather. So this week’s topic was a fun one to tackle since I’m desperately missing leaves changing and cool mornings and apple cider (guys it’s too hot to enjoy it right now!). While making my list, I discovered something odd about myself. For all my self-proclamations of disliking contemporary romance, I seem to prefer it in the fall ? As always, books/covers link to Amazon(affiliate)/Goodreads/Blog review and are in no particular order.
Ten Books That Remind Me of Fall
Until Friday Night by Abby Glines: I have yet to read this series and it’s on my TBR as one I want to read. Set in a small Southern town, which reminds me of home, and a central theme of Football. Y’all as a teen I lived for Friday night football, now my husband and I watch the college games on the weekend. It’s just a part of Fall for us 🙂
Truth or Beard by Penny Reid: So the cover of this book reminds me of an ugly Christmas sweater, but the story is set in the Smoky Mountains during October and November. Guys that’s my backyard 😀 The descriptions of the burnt orange and vibrant yellow leaves, the crisp mornings, the failure in wearing a sexy halloween outfit because you didn’t plan for the chill outside…yeah this is fall to me!
In All My Years by Ciara Knight: Another book set in the heart of Smoky Mountains, my backyard. This second-chance romance is a perfect fall read that will leave you grinning from ear to ear.
A Taste of Sugar by Marina Adair: This sweet, small town romance plot revolves around the town’s Founder’s Day parade. While I know realistically not every town was founded in Fall, this parade reminds me of my own town’s Apple Harvest festival that takes place every October.
Between Heaven and Earth by Michelle Paige Holmes: This book takes place over the course of an entire year, but it’s a sweet, slow burn romance that you can easily cuddle up with in front of the fire and read in one sitting….just be sure to have a box of tissues. The cover of this one reminds me of late Fall.
Last Kiss of Summer by Marina Adair: So this author does small town romance perfectly 😀 I know Summer is in the title of this book, but it actually bridges that time when Summer is ending and Fall is beginning. Also apples center at the plot. While some (okay I guess MOST) people associate pumpkins with fall, I associate apples. Apple everything….apple cider, spiced apples, apple pie, cinnamon apples….you get the picture 😉
The Ghost of You and Me by Kelly Oram: This story broke me! It’s a story of grief and heart-ache, redemption and love. I picked it up one night with the intention of just reading a few chapters before bed. Six hours and a box of tissues later I had finished it. It’s set during Fall and there’s even mention of a Homecoming dance so it fits this Top Ten.
Under a Georgia Moon by Cindy Roland Anderson:This is a sweet, clean romance that reminds me of the cheesy Hallmark movies that are on during the holiday season. I honestly loved this book! It’s been a few years since I read it, but about this time of year I’m always reminded of it.
My Own Mr. Darcy by Karey White: I loved this book! Pride and Prejudice is one of my all-time favorite classics, and for some reason it reminds me of Fall. Don’t ask me why, there’s no logic there, it just does! This book is a sweet play/retelling on the original and I loved it. Even though it’s been almost three years since I read this one, I still remember the details.
Distraction by Angela McPherson: This football/college romance between two best friends is what I love about contemporary romance. I love best friends turned lovers and I love sports. I love steamy chemistry and I love the sweet moments under a Fall sky. Seriously loved this series and it reminds me of everything I love about Fall.
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OOh nice picks! All new to me reads but I can definitely see some of the fallish vibes going on with most of them!
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I adore Penny Reid’s books and Truth or Beard is a fun one.
I feel you! It’s still in the upper 90s here in the Phoenix area. Blech. I miss real Fall. I’m trying to convince my husband to a state with real seasons, not hot, hotter, more hot, a teeny bit less hot … *Sigh*
These are all great picks for fall covers! I loved and hated Between Heaven and Earth. It was a hard decision to make. I could partially understand the guilt of moving forward with your life, but I also was so conflicted that the MC bashed herself about being a good wife.