Warm Pumpkin Spice Lattes and Crisp Pages: Autumn Book Recommendations


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The cool autumn breeze brings thick red flannels and large mugs of overfilling drinks. Once you’re warm and cozy, your mind might crave an escape into a new world. The secret to this is a good book, one that sends you spiraling into another world with no desire to leave. Without further ado, here are your fall book recommendations Knights that will get you pulling all nighters to finish!

Let’s start with two books that will have you on the edge of your seat the entire time and tears streaming down your face, by the end.

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart is about the Sinclairs, a wealthy family that travels to their private island every summer and has a big secret. The only other information you need to know is that some of them were liars. I finished We Were Liars in the span of a morning. The plot twist left me staring at a wall for hours, connecting all the crumbs that the author left throughout the story. I would highly recommend reading We Were Liars as you will learn lessons about family, friendship, love, loyalty, etc.

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak is one of the best historical fiction novels of this
day and age. The novel is about a young German girl, Liesel Meminger, who has a deep love for books, leading to her never-ending book thievery, but this isn’t any normal time in history. Liesel Meminger is living a difficult life during World War Two in Nazi Germany, which gets more dangerous when her family decides to hide a Jew in their basement. The painstaking story will provide insight into the lives of those residing in Germany during the rule of Nazis while also providing you with a love-filled story. The Book Thief is a multi-layer novel that even contains pictures that will change you forever.

Another historical fiction novel for teenagers is the classic, A Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger. The novel is narrated over the span of two days by a 16 year old boy, Holden Caulfield, who was expelled from his school. The life Holden experiences and the angst he feels is very relatable to high schoolers reading the book. For lessons that will you never forget, I highly recommend reading A Catcher in the Rye this fall.

Our next novel is recommended by ACP Knight Time’s very own Alex Lee!

The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh is a unique novel that connects the past and present of the main character, Victoria Jones, together. Victoria’s haunting past has lingering effects in her present as well. The story of how she uses her love and gift for flowers to improve the ones around her and her life will inspire readers of all ages.

Our last two novels, Knights, will remind you of elementary/middle school. If you did not get the chance to read these next two novels as a kid, I would strongly recommend reading them now! They are Harry Potter, specifically Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban takes place in Harry Potter’s third year at Hogwarts where a mass murderer is after him. With many twists and turns and magic at every corner, the novel will transport you to Hogwarts with its falling colorful leaves and warm apple cider.

The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin is your classic mystery novel about a game that results when a wealthy man, Sam Westing, passes and invites 16 heirs to fight for his will, 200 hundred million dollars, in the Westing Game. The shocking novel will get you thinking for days as you connect all the clues.


I hope you enjoy all of our book recommendations this fall Knights! Don’t forget to strive for impossible and be extraordinary. Have a great fall break filled with many adventures as you venture into the worlds created by all these amazing books!