It sneaks up on me every year. To quote J.K. Rowling in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, “Autumn seemed to arrive suddenly that year. The morning of the first September was crisp and golden as an apple.” And it was! In the Northern Hemisphere where I live, we are losing light, racing toward shorter days and longer nights. Our friends in the Southern Hemisphere, perhaps, are glad to be finally seeing the light but here, it’s autumn. And for me, fall has always meant getting back to that giant TBR pile, the reading list that beautifully, delightfully never ends. I find that I tend to gravitate, however, to the books that are like cozy old sweaters–comfortable, familiar. Books like Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle In Time, Susan Cooper’s The Dark is Rising, The Merlin Conspiracy by Diana Wynne Jones, The Song of the Lioness series from Tamora Pierce. This year, though, my autumn resolution is to try to branch out more. To find new favorites to wear well into old favorites. Readers out there, do you tend to lose yourself more in the written word during autumn? If so, what would you put on your fall to-be-read list? No matter what season, happy reading!