15 books — 6 voters
YA Autumn Reading List
Hallowe'en -- Reformation Day -- All Saints' Day -- Guy Fawkes' Night -- Thanksgiving
47 books — 27 voters
“ October, baptize me with leaves! Swaddle me in corduroy and nurse me with split pea soup. October, tuck tiny candy bars in my pockets and carve my smile into a thousand pumpkins. O autumn! O teakettle! O grace! ”
― Rainbow Rowell,
― Rainbow Rowell,
“ Is not this a true autumn day? Just the still melancholy that I love - that makes life and nature harmonise. The birds are consulting about their migrations, the trees are putting on the hectic or the pallid hues of decay, and begin to strew the ground, that one's very footsteps may not disturb the repose of earth and air, while they give us a scent that is a perfect anodyne to the restless spirit. Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth s ...more ”
― George Eliot,
― George Eliot,
I was sitting last year before going on holiday thinking what books to take abroad with me that…more
[close] I was sitting last year before going on holiday thinking what books to take abroad with me that would be about summer and fun. I looked up numerous times 'best ya books to take on holiday' and was met with a tiny amount of actual atmospheric books. I felt I needed a group like this to help me find atmospheric books for the different seasons and holidays throughout the year! So that's what I did :) Please recommend books for other members and maybe you'll find your next favourite book!
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The walls are closing in, the air is growing thin, and you just can't stop laughing. The nurses…more
[close] The walls are closing in, the air is growing thin, and you just can't stop laughing. The nurses are scared, you've lost all hair, but you hang on to one thing: You're crazy. - "Welcome to The Asylum For Wayward Victorian Girls! Our fine establishment was built in 1856 and has been a great success in curing many! We have the finest advancements in medicine, the most revolutionary healing processes and the greatest care any patient could ever want or need! Our fine set up is run by Dr. Stockhill, doctor extraordinaire! Working along side him, Dr. Lymer, our head surgeon, he has cured more patients than any other of his time! So please, stop in for a visit anytime! (just call ahead!)" - "The "great" Asylum for girls is really not all that it's cracked up to be", recalls escaped inmate Lucy one dreary afternoon. "It wasn't great at all. All we were given for clothing was a pair of ghastly striped stockings and an old white slip. I'm sure both of them were used before we even got them. The inside smelled horrible, and so did the patients. It always smelled like shit and rats. And we were always cold since we weren't allowed blankets and the floor was just concrete and gross hay. It was dark all the time, even during the noon. It terrified me. And the doctors, the doctors! I don't even know why they call themselves that. They're more like torturers. I think they hurt us just for the fun of it. I remember, one time, a tall man came and took my cell mate out into the hallway. "Drink this", he had told her. And when she didn't want to do it, he hit her really hard until she cried. She drank it eventually, and had runs for the next week. After that, she stopped eating. Then they took her away for 'testing' and I never saw her again. What else did you want to know? Oh, alright. I suppose I'll go now. But hey, make sure this article stays underground. If they find out it was me, they'll find me. Find me. And I'll be dead. Okay?"
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