Happy Fall, Y’All

Happy Fall, Y’All

I love Autumn. It’s back to school time, the beginning of fall sports, and pumpkin spice…everything all rolled into one great season… But, most of all, Fall makes me think of sitting outside in the crisp air, that keeps you cool while the sun still warms you up. It’s the time for chunky sweaters and even chunkier books.  

This year, I am all about one genre: Dark Academia. 

And what exactly is Dark Academia, you ask?

According to Google: “This genre can be defined broadly, but generally speaking the books have an academic setting and feature characters exploring darker urges, navigating crimes or dark secrets, or exploring dark speculative elements.”

A couple of my favorites have been The Discovery of Witches Trilogy by Deborah Harkness. This is a wonderful example of Dark Academia. I highly recommend it.

Another one is The Darkling Bride by Laura Andersen. This book will always be considered one of my favorites. 

In No Particular Order, here is a list of books I plan on reading this fall. Hopefully, I will get to them while I work on getting ready for NaNoWriMo! 

  • Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder
  • Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
  • Burden of an Ancient Oath by Joshua Brown
  • A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik
  • The Secret History by Donna Tartt
  • Dead Poets Society by NH Kleinbaum 

I can’t wait to see what else will make it on the list. 

Do you have a favorite Dark Academia-themed book/series? Have you read any of the ones above? What did you think?  Let me know in the comments.



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