5 AUTUMN READS TO COSY UP TO

Autumn is the time of year I like to snuggle on the sofa under a blanket, get myself a big cuppa and settle down with a good book.

A good read is essential when you want to unwind, escape from the world and novel over anything from a fun biography, a gripping thriller or a fanatical romance. I’ve finally got back into reading, thanks to the colder weather and wanting to snuggle up and not much else, and I’ve found some real gooduns along the way. Let me share.

A Room Full Of Bones

I had to put this at the top of the list as its fresh in my mind, so appropriate to this time of year and is my latest read. A Room Full Of Bones by Elly Griffiths is the kind of book I’d never normally pick up. It seemed to me quite deep and dark, where as I usually pick the mystery inspector novels. But fittingly, it’s almost Halloween and it felt suited. Now, I’m glad I gave it a go.

The story is based on Halloween eve and a museum is preparing for an unusual event of the opening of a coffin excavated from a medieval church. On this night, the local archaeologist arrives to help and the museums curator is found dead beside the coffin.

The detectives, who have once romantically crossed paths, work together on the case and as they get further into the case, their past reignites. This is a real mix of emotions and is surprising, gripping and appealingly gloomy.

This eerie book is a murder mystery at its finest and is the perfect read for the lead up to Halloween.

 

The Couple Next Door

If you love a mixture of genres, especially romance and thriller then this is for you. The Couple Next Door is a fast-paced thriller by Shari Lapena, about a couple who go out for the evening and leave there baby girl at home to return to an empty cot. Who did it? Are the parents involved?

This is a mystery thriller that you are constantly changing your mind to. I never knew who from each time I read it who the kidnapper could be and I certainly never guessed right, so it’s a real mind challenger and that’s what I love.

I now have my eye on Shari Lapena’s latest novel, A Stranger In The House. I do love a mystery book and her writing style is one of my new favourites. The Couple Next Door is 100% my favourite read of the past month. Its up there with one of my faves ever to be quite honest.

 

How To Be An Overnight Success

I’ve mentioned this book a few times already and it has made it onto this list because it just had to.

How To Be An Overnight Success by Maria Hatzistefanis is what every entrepreneurial person needs to have access to. Whether it be you’re foreseeing a business opportunity or have already paved your career path, this book is to give you a background of Maria, her steps to success and the reality of it all (p.s. success certainly doesn’t happen overnight).

Maria is the founder of Rodial, a world-renowned skincare brand known for its quirky products from its cult “snake” serum to dragons blood mixtures and bee venom skin fixes.

As a young woman I am more than ever motivated to succeed, create my own career path and be in a job that I love and adore. I know this doesn’t come easy, but its book like this that make it seem more achievable and worthwhile that I can imagine.

I find Autumn the time of year I lose a bit of motivation. The month of October is usually quite busy and I just lose focus. And be honest, who can say no to a cosy night in watching a movie? Not me. So, when this kinda thing happens I turn to books like Maria’s to get me back in the swing of wanting to do more. I’ve actually read this book before but I read it again recently and found it the perfect fit for this list.

If there’s anyone out there craving some motivation or wanting to read about the success of an amazing businesswoman (or both) then you must read this. I promise, it will not disappoint.

 

The Forgetting Time

This wonderfully written book and unforgettable story tells the tale of a little boy called Noah who “wants to go home, but is already there”. Sharon Guskin, a new author to me, opens my mind to life before and after death and the mystery of it all. What actually happens? Who knows?

The story entails the relationship between this young boy and his mother, and what she would do to save her son. Noah claims he has another life he wants to go back to and his mother, but his mother hasn’t a clue what life he’s referring to.

I found this book so enigmatic and heated, like nothing I’ve read before.

I picked up this book on a whim thinking it would be not to my taste but I was wrong. Anyone that picks up this book and reads it will probably agree with me when they say they struggle to put it back down. It’s so good I kinda wanna read it again…

The last read isn’t pictured above nor do I have a physical copy of it. It’s an eBook that I found when mindlessly searching the web late one night and it’s a real goodun if you love a little bit of inspiration before you sleep like I do. I’m soon to purchase the full edition once I make my next book order. It’s called Little Black Book: A Toolkit For Working Women by writer and founder of Women Who, Otegha Uwagba.

Books like these are what make me wake up and want to kiss ass. They make me feel good, inspired and motivated and is just what I need if I’m having ‘cba with today’ moment. This lil gem is what every creative woman needs giving you tips from how to network to how to overcome creators block and strive in a self-made career. Otegha is really making me want to do more and this is exactly what I’ve needed to gear my butt back in gear (especially when all I want to do is snuggle up in bed and hide from the cold).

What books have you been reading this Autumn?

Megan ♥

 

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  • Caroline Malone

    If you liked The Couple Next Door you HAVE to read Behind Closed Doors by BA Paris and also The One John Marrs xx

    http://www.iridescentplaces.com

    • meganmccoig

      So adding them to my buy list!!

  • I would love to read how to be an overnight success – sounds fab!

    Lucy | Forever September

    • meganmccoig

      It’s such a great read!

  • Lady Writes

    Ooooh I love this post! I don’t get enough time to read but I want to change that, so will deffo be checking a few of these out x

    • meganmccoig

      Making time to read has been so good lately xx

  • I loved The Couple Next Door! Such a good read!

    Love, Amie ❤

    The Curvaceous
    Vegan

    • meganmccoig

      Isn’t it! I wanna read it again haha xx

  • fashion for lunch

    THIS is super helpful, I listen to a lot of audiobooks so I will check some of these out

    • meganmccoig

      I wanna start listening to audiobooks to. So handy for on the go x

  • Jess Acorn

    I’m just about to make a start on The Couple Next Door (I know, I’m so late on this one!) and your review of it has just made me even more excited to start

    Jess | http://acornlifefitness.com