3 Reasons to Love Fall29 Sep

We’re about one week into fall and it’s officially sweater weather. Memories of summer are starting to seem like a distant memory and the school work is piling up. Um, yeah, those mid-terms are getting reaalllllyyy close. So we totally understand if fall isn’t doing you any favors right now.

Rather than focusing on the negative, we’re trying to convince ourselves that fall isn’t that bad. We’ve come up with three reasons to love this season and thought we’d pass them along to cheer you up too…

  1. Cooler Temps + More Time Indoors = Romance

There is a definite chill in the air and the need to stay warm is becoming all the more real. Aside from drowning yourself in pumpkin spice lattes and bundling up in your college hoodie, you’re likely spending more time indoors. It’s the perfect time to get cozy and think about romance (books). Here are two that our readers love…

  • The Girl Who Could Stop Time: Set in the very near future in New Zealand this unconventional romance tells the story of one woman’s comic and tragic quest for love in all the wrong places.  When Eleanor volunteers to take part in a mysterious science project at Auckland University she could never imagine the unexpected and life changing results. You will love this romance that brings together humor, darkness and love.
  • Falling Into You: Nell Hawthorne is in love with her lifelong best friend, Kyle Calloway. Things are great, and they’re in love, young, full of promise. Then Kyle dies in a tragic accident and Nell is forever changed. She meets Kyle’s older brother Colton at the funeral, and there’s a spark, but it’s wrong and they both know it. This one is impossible to put down.


  1. Dark Evenings + Brisk Winds + Halloween Approaching = Mystery

It’s getting darker out earlier in the evening and the winds are often brisk and whistling. Halloween party planning is in the works and pretty much every store has something spooky on the shelves. Why not embrace the darkness with a read that’s full of spine-tingling mystery or a thriller? ‘Tis the reason, right? Here’s a couple we recommend:

  • Strangers: A spate of brutal murders occur in and around the small town of Thussock. The bodies of the dead – savagely mutilated, unspeakably defiled – are piling up with terrifying speed. There are no apparent motives and no obvious connections between the victims, but the killings only began when Scott Griffiths and his family arrived in Thussock. Find out what’s happening in Thussock in this gripping read.
  • Grand Hotel: Welcome to the hotel where nobody checks out. When a desk clerk welcomes a group of tourists into his mysterious and crumbling hotel, the last thing he expects is that a lone girl on his tour may hold the power to unravel the hidden mystery that has lain for untold centuries within the structure’s walls. What secrets will be discovered in this spooky hotel?

Not only will the synchronized soundtrack full of creaks, footsteps, heartbeats and screams add to the mystery, you might even discover some unexpected inspiration for your Halloween costume.

  1. New School Year + Fresh and Fab Wardrobe + Leaves Changing = New Beginnings

It often seems like September is the unofficial start to a new year. Meeting new people at school, reviving your wardrobe, taking in the changing colours of autumn. It’s refreshing…just like a new beginning. In the spirit of new beginnings, we think you’ll love these books featuring a fresh start theme.

  • Locked: When their small seaplane crashes, August and Noah become marooned on an island. Unsure of what’s become of their friend, Ed, who was also on the plane, August and Noah do their best to not lose hope as they fight to survive on an island that is not as deserted as they first believed. This story is about new relationships and starting a new beginning on an island where the only thing to do is expect the unexpected.
  • Happy Again: Ellie O’Neill and Graham Larkin fell hard for each other, but over a year has passed since they said goodbye with the promise to stay in touch. Ellie is a freshman in college and has told herself to move on, and Graham has kept himself busy starring in movies, as well as a few tabloid columns. In this sequel novella to This is What Happy Looks Like, Jennifer E. Smith revisits two beloved characters to tell the story when Ellie and Graham come face to face once more. Can they get past the months of silence and the hurt feelings to find their new beginning…again?


Here at Booktrack, we’re also embracing new beginnings with soon to be announced additions to our collection as well as new features and partnerships that will amplify your reading experience in some pretty awesome ways. Intrigued? You’ll just have to stay tuned to our blog and social media channels to find out.

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