If you're feeling all the Autumn feels this month like we are, why not read something warm and cozy with pumpkins, crispy leaves and chilly air between the pages? Rainbow Rowell’s Pumpkinheads is the absolute perfect title to curl up with. In Pumpkinheads, Deja and Josiah work seasonally at a pumpkin patch. This year, they become seniors and decide to make the most of the moment. What if they saw everything there is to see, and do everything there is to do? What if they went out with a bang? Find out in this fun, seasonal title by popular author Rainbow Rowell.
If you want more by Rainbow Rowell, try on her graphic novel Runaways, Vol. 1: Find Your Way Home. It’s got the length of what feels like a lighter read, packed with friendship elements and all the feels that will shock you and break your heart. Same goes for All Summer Long by Hope Larson. In this title our main character, thirteen-year old Bina must face the summer without her best friend Austin. There's a saying, "Grow through what you go through," and Bina gets to know herself outside her relationship with Austin. Both are heartfelt, coming-of-age titles that come highly recommended. If, however, you are looking to curl up with a longer title that gives off creepy, spooky vibes, check out Blood and Salt by Kim Liggett. It’ll send a chill down your spine.
Another recommendation that is more of a thought provoking, longer read, without the creepy vibes is Slay by Brittney Morris. It features the main character, Kiera Johnson, African-American high school student and game developer of SLAY, a secret multi-player cyber role-playing card game. When a murder happens over a dispute in the SLAY community, Kiera goes to great lengths to keep her identity secret and harness her inner power. We need diverse books, and this is an excellent choice to add to your list.