Hi everyone,

During the summer I put together a list of book that I would recommend for summer reading. As we are now into autumn and rapidly approaching winter I thought it only fair that I did a list for this time of year as well.

Personally this time of year is my favourite time of the year for reading. There is nothing better than being at home on the sofa or in bed snuggled up reading a good book. Or as I often am in a coffee shop drinking a coffee while the weather is horrible outside. So with all of this in mind I have put together a list of books that I have read to help you choose some books for the long dark nights ahead. Hopefully the list will be a great way for you to discover new books or maybe rediscover some hidden gems.

The list is only a guideline . My golden rule for books at this time of year is to read classics. I have included some that I have read on this list but it is a safe bet to pick any books from the classics genre, so starting checking out the Penguin Classics or Vintage Classics section of your bookshop or library (you can try Oxford World Classics as well but I personally don’t like them).

So here it is:


Watership Down – Richard Adams

Lucky Jim – Kingsley Amis

Northanger Abbey – Jane Austen

Peter Pan – J.M. Barrie

Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte

Wintercraft – Jenna Burtenshaw

The Shakespeare Secret – J.L Carrell

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell – Susanna Clarke

The Moonstone – Wilkie Collins

The Book of Lost Things – John Connelly

The Witches – Roald Dahl

Little Dorritt – Charles Dickens (any Charles Dickens is good )

Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier

Murder in the Cathedral – T.E.Elliott

Stardust – Neil Gaiman

The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Graeme

Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy (any Thomas Hardy is good)

The Tiny Wife – Andrew Kaufman

The Historian – Elizabeth Kostova

The Phantom of the Opera – Gaston Leroux

The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe – C.S.Lewis

Company of Liars – Karen Maitland

Wicked – Gregory Maguire

Twilight – Stephanie Meyers

Northern Lights – Phillip Pullman

The Interpretation of Murder – Jed Rubenfeld

Dissolution – C.J.Sansom

Firmin – Sam Savage

Dracula – Bram Stoker

The Seventh Son – Reay Tannahill

The Lord of the Rings – J.R.R Tolkien

The White Mare – Jules Watson

The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde

1984 – George Orwell

Lord of the Flies – William Golding

About a Boy – Nick Hornby

Brave New World – Aldous Huxley

The Understudy – David Nicholls

Non Fiction

The Diary of Anne Frank -Anne Frank

Bearded Tit – Rory McGrath

Imagined London – Anna Quindlen

Friends Like These – Danny Wallace

The Autobiography – Niall Quinn

Must’nt  Grumble – Terry Wogan

Fever Pitch – Nick Hornby

I hope you find this list useful and hopefully you may discover a book that can totally fall in love to help you fight off the winter blues.

So happy reading.