As the weather shifts from scorching hot to cool and sometimes gloomy, we want to remind everyone that the autumn months leading into winter are the perfect time to stock up on awesome books. Here are a few we add to our “must-read” lists!
Books to Add to Your Fall Reading List
Celebrating Mid-Autumn Festival: History, Traditions, and Activities – A Holiday Book for Kids by Eugenia Chu (Author), Y.Y. Chan (Author), Eliza Hsu Chen (Illustrator)
The Mid-Autumn Festival celebrates the warmth of family, the joy of togetherness, and the enchantment of the moonlit sky. With captivating illustrations and engaging storytelling, this nonfiction book aims to introduce young readers to the vibrant and fascinating world of one of Asia’s most celebrated holidays by delving into its history, traditions, and activities.
- Step into History: Discover the rich history of the Mid-Autumn Festival, tracing its origins back thousands of years.
- Explore Festive Traditions: Immerse in the customs and traditions that make the Mid-Autumn Festival a cherished event.
- Engage in Joyful Activities: Get ready to join the festivities with a treasure trove of activities for children to enjoy.
It Will All Work Out: The Freedom of Letting Go by Kevin Hart
From beloved comedian and #1 New York Times bestselling author Kevin Hart comes an irreverent but inspirational take on what happens when you’re gripping the steering wheel of your life so tight that you’re about to run the whole thing off the road—and how to change into a happier gear.
Join Kevin Hart as he identifies and battles one of the biggest obstacles to happiness—what he calls the Control Monster. This fearsome beast loves telling others what to do so that you feel safe and they feel miserable. Other times, the need to stay in control means hiding or avoiding everyone and everything that makes you uncomfortable. This means avoiding love and success too.
Kevin looks at how control issues have shown up in his own life and how they might show up in yours. This masterclass homes in on why micromanaging your life and other people can lead to toxic relationships, stress, failure, and just generally being annoying to be around. He shares the secrets to getting your Control Monster under control and learning the life-saving power of trust.
Witnessing Grief by Holly Margl is a timely and vital book for coaches and other helping professionals who face conversations with their clients daily that veer into grief, loss, and trauma, particularly now in this pandemic era.
Sadly, coaches, counselors, and therapists sometimes say unhelpful or harmful things to clients experiencing and suffering from grief. Undoubtedly, most coaches don’t choose their field anticipating such weighty topics. Still, here we are in this pandemic era, with anxiety, depression, grief, and trauma being customary topics of coaching conversations.
Witnessing Grief provides coaches and other helping professionals a primer on how to be consciously present to the complexity of their client’s experience and disclosure of grief, trauma, and loss. Stressing the significance of self-awareness, deep reflection, and through an Enneagram lens, Witnessing Grief illustrates how to recognize coach bias in service of being a steadfast witness to their client’s grief.
Inspiring Autumn Quotes
“Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree.”- Emily Bronte
“Autumn leaves don’t fall, they fly. They take their time and wander on this their only chance to soar.”- Delia Owens, Where the Crawdads Sing
“There is something so special in the early leaves drifting from the trees – as if we are all to be allowed a chance to peel, to refresh, to start again.”- Ruth Ahmed
“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”- L.M. Montgomery
“Autumn mornings: sunshine and crisp air, birds and calmness, year’s end and day’s beginnings.”- Terri Guillemets
“If a year was tucked inside of a clock, then autumn would be the magic hour.”- Victoria Erickson
One More Thing
“Witches warp in and out of visibility, and I see vampires drop and burn, and soon the sunlight is mixing with firelight. Shrieks of terror echo in my ears, and I try to pull away because I don’t know whose screams. My eyes won’t focus on any face; it’s all a blur of flames, wind, water, and screams.”
Book 3 in the epic Ascension trilogy is HERE.
Enter the secretive world of the Deuxsang: double-blooded vampires who are half human and half vampire. Author Hannah Rials releases the third and final book in the YA romance/thriller trilogy, Reclamation, to a legion of eager fans.
Get your copy on Amazon or from the Audrey Press Bookstore.