It can be hard to fit extra reading into a semester. If you happen to have some free time this fall, the Dobie Twenty21 Blog has 5 books to get you into the fall mood. Each of these books feature some sort of mystery, whether serious or comical.
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
Ten strangers arrive on Soldier Island. None leave. Each has been accused of murder, and their accuser slowly starts picking them off, one by one, in an attempt to give justice its due. The ten try to figure out who the killer could be before it’s too late.
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
Mrs. de Winter is a young, naive woman when she comes to take her place as mistress of her husband’s estate, Manderley. Despite her attempts to do her best, she is constantly thwarted by the interference of the cruel housekeeper, Mrs. Danvers, and the memory of Mr. de Winter’s beautiful first wife, Rebecca. Rebecca’s influence haunts Mrs. de Winter’s life in devastating ways.
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Pip is sent to the imposing and terrifying Ms. Havisham’s house to play with her young adopted daughter, the beautiful and haughty Estella. He falls for her, and aspires to rise in class so that he can become a gentleman and marry her. When an anonymous benefactor adopts Pip as an heir, he thinks all of his expectations are coming to fruition. Things aren’t quite as they appear.
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
Catherine Morland loves to read gothic novels, and her imagination often gets away with her. This becomes evident when a suitor, Henry Tilney, invites her to visit his home, Northanger Abbey. While at Northanger Abbey, Catherine becomes close friends with Henry’s sister and walks into a mystery involving Henry’s father and deceased mother.
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
Heathcliff loves Catherine, and Catherine loves Heathcliff. When Catherine decides to marry the gentleman Edgar Linton, Heathcliff embarks on a plan of revenge that destroys the people closest to him.
We hope you’ve enjoyed our post! What are your favorite books to read in the fall? What are the best bookstores in Austin? Let us know in the comments!