#5OnMyTBR — Autumn Read

Hello Darlings!

How was your week? I finally finished Gideon the Ninth and got absolutelly MURDERED by it so this is a message from beyond the grave. Only Harrow the Ninth can help me now. Starting it ASAP.


#5OnMyTBR is a bookish meme hosted by E. @ Local Bee Hunter’s Nook (me!) and you can learn more about it here or in the post announcing it. It occurs every Monday when we post about 5 books on our TBR.

This week’s prompt is Autumn Read!

I guess this will be someting else for everyone! I’m curious what Autumn means to you guys. For me it’s apples, back to school, classics, spooky reads… Let’s see if my list will account for that.

|| All The Bad Apples by MoΓ―ra Fowley-Doyle||


πŸ’› queer
πŸ’› family curse
πŸ’› witches, banshees, ghosts

A book with a family curse, witches, banshees, ghosts, magical elements mixed with everyday life.

Apparently, apples are some motif there, too, so not only spooky times giving me those autumn vibes.

And wouldn’t you agree that this cover belongs to some autumn aesthetic mood board?

|| Blood Countess by Lana Popović ||


πŸ’› queer
πŸ’› horror
πŸ’› retelling

Vampires are an autumn thing and nobody can convince me otherwise.

Tell me that being drenched in cold November rain, an old spooky castle, and trees with barely any leaves left are not the first visual you have when thinking about bloodsuckers? Come on!

|| Lady Hotspur by Tessa Gratton ||


πŸ’› queer
πŸ’› Henry IV retelling
πŸ’› I think I have an eARC of this that I should have read a long time ago

Shakespeare is going back to school for me and going back to school in autumn.

I haven’t read Henry IV yet so I have no idea what’s it about (and maybe I should read it first?) but it’s sapphic so we’re in for a treat.

|| The Scapegraces by Hannah Abigail Clarke ||


πŸ’› queer
πŸ’› witches
πŸ’› high school

What’s more autumn than witches and covens and high school???

At least, I hope it has autumn vibes.

Again, I have the eARC of that and I should have read it already so somebody MAKE ME, PLEASE.

|| The Dark Tide by Alicia Jasinska ||

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πŸ’› queer
πŸ’› witches
πŸ’› dark

A third book I have an eARC of and haven’t read yet.

Sapphic witches are winning this autumn and nobody’s happier than me for it. We need more sapphic witches and the world is finally providing. Thank you.

Last thought!

What do autumn vibes mean to you? I already said that for me it’s apples, school, and spooky stories but there’s so much more to autumn so tell me!


  • Do you participate in #5OnMyTBR?
  • Do you have any of those on your TBR?
  • Have you read them maybe? (Make me read them then!!)


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22 thoughts on “#5OnMyTBR — Autumn Read

  1. The only things that come to mind when you said autumn are just dead leaves, the many shades of brown and orange, and the somehow melancholic feelings πŸ˜… Totally different from you.

    I agree with you about the cover for All the Bad Apples!! It really can be on autumn themed moodboards!! And The Dark Tide! Haven’t read it yet but it’s on my tbr πŸ’•

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    1. Haha! Dead leaves can be pretty as well! I love collecting them πŸ™‚ And I’m definitely ready for a melancholic November!

      Right?? It must be the hair! Like rusty leaves!
      Hopefully we’ll both read it soon then ❀


  2. Autumn is definitely spooky season! Being cosy, falling leaves, warm cups of coffee, I love autumn!

    I’ve managed to read a massive 4/5 of the books on your list this week and can confirm they are all GREAT! (Lady Hotspur is the one I haven’t read). You definitely really really really need to read The Scapegracers though, I think you’ll love it. It definitely has an autumn vibe and it’s just such an amazing book about female friendship, I love it! The Dark Tide has the best enemies to lovers sapphic romance, Eva the Witch Queen is amazing! And omg Blood Countess, the sapphic romance is one of my favourites, it’s so beautifully written! All the Bad Apples is a tough read, there’s a lot of really dark content about Ireland’s past but it has a really lovely story about family and it’s so atmospheric!

    So in conclusion I think you should read all of these πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚


    1. Yes, it is! Cosy and spooky and full of warm drinks! I love it as well!

      That’s great! I can’t wait to read them even more then. All of them — you totally sold each of them to me! I’ll definitely try to get to them this autumn πŸ™‚

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  3. Oh my….yes! I love how you have apples and witches and that beautiful fall red woven through your books! Is it terrible that I consider Autumn and Halloween season to be slightly separate? September is school to me forever and ever with new supplies and books for learning. I went through my TBR and found some gems! https://silverbuttonbooks.com/2020/09/07/5-on-my-tbr/

    Love this meme – have a great week!

    Molly @ SilverButtonBooks

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      1. Ahhh I love this! I’ve been considering doing the same because there just isn’t enough time and I have priorities (for LGBTQ+ fam). πŸ˜‰β€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈ And Spellbook of the Lost and Found is definitely on my TBR after your 2-sentence review!! Thank you!

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  4. I COMPLETELY AGREEE! All The Bad Apples’ cover is absolutely gorgeous and it would be a crime not to own it!! 😍😍😍 An amazing list, E! All of these are definitely going on on my tbr!!! 😍😍😍😍

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