Top 4 books to read in the Autumn

Ok, leaves have started falling, costumes are appearing in the seasonal aisle in your local supermarket, there is also the hint of tinsel in some places… Autumn is here! For this purpose, we here at Laythams, have compiled a list of four books that are rather good to read during autumn.

1. ‘A Man Called Ove’ by Fredrik Backman
This book is lovely. Bittersweet and touching in a lot of different ways. It also has the added benefit of being obscenely easy to read. Have you watched ‘UP’? It’s basically about the old man in that, but without the balloons and flying house.

2. ‘Salmon Fishing in the Yemen’ by Paul Torday
This is an interesting one. Better known, perhaps, for being a film. It’s told in an epistolary format, so be prepared for emails, letters, newspaper clippings and diaries, but the characters are very engaging. The whole idea of the book is what grips you to begin with. Salmon fishing…ok fair enough…in the YEMEN…Errr…huh.

3. ‘The Remains of the Day’ by Kazuo Ishiguro
This can be a challenge to start reading but the narrative is an old school butler and him recalling his memories. Our advice? Bear with it. It’s definitely worthwhile.

4. ‘Call for the Dead’ by John le Carré
Basically: this is a spy novel. Part of the Smiley series, it is often over looked for the more popular ‘Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy’ but that shouldn’t mean that it is ignored. It deserves to be read.

So there you go, a very quick and easy list. But four books that deserve a place on your forever shelf. They are all very different to one another, so if you don’t like one, then move on to the next! Why not bring all four on your holiday?! Reading and relaxing often go hand in hand.

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