There’s just something about autumn season that brings all the good books out on display in the bookstores, not just in Galway, but all over the world. Take a peek into Galway’s bookstores, preferably Dubray Books located on Shop Street and Charlie Byrne’s nestled in near the Latin Quarter and you’ll see the fabulous selection of books they have for autumn season; books that will get you in the mood for the upcoming month of October.
Where the Crawdad’s Sing
A brilliant and remarkable novel by Delia Owens about abandonment, love and betrayal. Although the book is set for the warm summer months in Barclay Cove, there is enough love, drama and nature to give you those autumn vibes when it comes to the marsh, murky ponds and beautiful feathers along with a beautiful poetry about nature and what creatures do to survive the environment. Summer vibes, yes, but it’s such a phenomenal read for autumn time.
A Series of Unfortunate Events
A book series that is still well-loved by people today, their memories gladly filled with reading the series in their younger teenage years. Lemony Snicket really brought the unfortunate events to life and stretched it over a number of thirteen books. The Baudelaire children face a new sanctuary in each book with Count Olaf and his theatre troupe on their heels as they run to escape his clutches. A perfect little drama and thriller-based series to read while you sip your pumpkin spiced coffee in a coffee shop.
The Invisible Life of Addie La Rue
A true gem by aspiring author V.E. Schwab who is growing popular in the world of writing. It doesn’t matter how many seasons Addie lives through, but no-one will ever remember her until a handsome bookstore clerk does, but these two share something in common that threatens to tear them apart. There are consequences for our actions, for our wishes and dreams and the price will always be paid even if it’s not the result we want. An amazing read and at least we’ll remember Addie because she’s a true character that we grow to love straightaway.
The Girl on the Train
Paula Hawkins really knows how to write a thriller and dark romance novel and I don’t just love it due to the fact that the main character’s name is Rachel. Filled with uncertainty and anxiety over the failed relationship and growing alcohol problem, Rachel catches the train everyday to a job she doesn’t have anymore. After watching this woman from the window who she thinks is having an affair on her husband, Rachel finds out this woman has been murdered. She finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation that she has no business being in. The truth hurts in the end after the least unsuspecting suspect is guilty after the murder.
A terrifying yet brilliant book written by Gerald Brittle on the cases of The Warrens; famous demonologists based in Connecticut. Brittle spoke with and interviewed both Ed and Lorraine Warren; Ed being the demonologist and Lorraine being a clairvoyant and documented their most famous and horrifying cases which include The Annabelle Case, The Ghost at West Point, The Amityville Case and so much more. A truly great read for autumn if you really want to bring those chills back.