This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic from The Broke and the Bookish is books with fall themes/covers. This one was a bit of a struggle for me. I tried to come up with books that reminded me of fall, but ended up with a bunch of books with orange covers that tangentially connect to the theme.
The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger – Besides the orange in the cover, which is probably the one thing that ties these together, it’s the boarding school aspect of it. Whenever I think of going off to boarding school, I think of fall.
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe – This is one that I read in fall, many moons ago, after insistence from my father.
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews – I have no idea why this reminds me of fall, but it does.
Moccasin Thunder: American Indian Stories for Today by Lori Marie Carlson – It’s a combination of the orange, and the fact that it’s currently fall and Indigenous Peoples Day was yesterday.
The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness – This is another orange one that I read in fall. I bought it in the summer when I was home visiting my parents, but put it off to the end of summer/beginning of fall because I wasn’t sure I’d like it. Boy was I wrong.
Half Brother by Kenneth Oppel – The protagonist in this one moves across Canada at the end of the summer (if I’m remembering correctl), and by fall has a new little brother. A chimpanzee.
Red Glass by Laura Resau – Another fall read, this time for one of my graduate courses.
Full Tilt by Neal Shusterman – It’s fair time in the southwest, and I associate carnival rides with fall and fair season. It’s also appropriately creepy.
Peace, Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson – Something about that just looks fall to me.
All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater – How much more fall can you get? Stiefvater’s book was released today.