I'm a bit of a bookworm and always have been since I could actually learn to read. My parents used to buy me books when I was little, and I finished them that night. Not much has changed, except I don't really have the time to read one book per night anymore!

I still try to make it a habit to read though, as it always makes me feel more relaxed, happier, and allows me to get out of my own head and my own life and get into someone else's, usually with a cup of tea or hot chocolate.

This season I'm even more tempted to read, as it's the time of year to get cosy with a blanket, have a hot drink and just absorb in something else whilst you relax, so here are my autumn reads for this year:

Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky
My all-time favourite book. I read this when I was about 14 or 15 for the first time, and loved it so much. It's about a boy called Charlie who starts high school, and how he finds his first year whilst dealing with his past, fitting in, and making new friends. It's incredibly relatable, and if you're starting school or uni now and are a little bit nervous, this might help.

Black Eyed Susans - Julia Heaberlin
I read this earlier in the year - by the end, I couldn't put it down! I've spoken about it in a monthly favourites post, but I can really see how you can appreciate the story this season, particularly around Halloween! It's about a woman whose sad and frightening past is catching up with her, and how she tries to find out the truth about her abduction and the man who tried to kill her. Must-read!

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer - Michelle Hodkin
My best friend recommended this to me after her friend recommended it to her; this is part of a trilogy about a girl called Mara, who starts seeing her now-dead ex-boyfriend everywhere, as well as realising she can injure and even kill people without realising. I honestly was gripped the entire way through all three books; it's so so perfect for Halloween time!

Yes Please - Amy Poehler
If thrillers, murder mysteries and horror themed books aren't your thing, Amy Poehler's book is a good alternative. She writes about everything, including her career over the years, her marriage and children, and how she came to write a book in the first place. It's bright, it's funny, it's a great pick-me-up!

Any of the Harry Potter books - J.K. Rowling
Had to be done - these books are literally magical (very bad sort-of pun intended). I've reread these many times over the years and still get completely absorbed by the storylines. The films are great too, but for me, the books win, as there's so much more going on that the films missed out. If you're one of those people who only watched the films, and didn't read the books, you're missing out! :)

What are your recommendations? Comment below!