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It might not feel like it here in L.A., but fall is almost here. As the weather cools and the sun begins to set earlier in the day, I love to curl up on the couch with a soft blanket and a good book. Mysteries, in my opinion, are the best kind of read for the fall season, and The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield is a personal favorite.
The story follows Margaret Lea, a young biographer who has been hired by author Vida Winter to tell the reclusive woman’s life story. The novel has a spooky, vintage feel, with ghosts, a governess, twin girls and a terrible fire.
The Thirteenth Tale is described as “a love letter to reading,” and that couldn’t be more true. For those who adore a good book—especially those such as Wilkie Collins’ The Woman in White, Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre and Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca—The Thirteenth Tale is for you.
What are your favorite books to read in the fall?