Autumn Reading Recommendations
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
“Fifteen men on the dead man’s chest—
Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!
Drink and the devil had done for the rest—
Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!”
The perfect story to inspire adventure and tuck up with as nights draw in. Beginning in a misty cove and sweeping us across the Atlantic to an island with buried treasure where ‘X’ marks the spot and pirates are our company, Treasure Island is a thrilling tale of tension and intrigue, with all our favourite adventure inspiring tropes!
Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring by J R R Tolkien
An unlikely hero and epic journey through incredible and awe inspiring terrains, with writing that makes you long for the outdoors and the wisdom nature inspires, The Fellowship of the Ring is a fantastic book to read near a warm hearth or tucked in an inlet up a steep and windswept hill.
The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe by C S Lewis
A story which continues to capture imaginations of all ages. Passing with Lucy through a wardrobe into a magical land of ice and talking animals, it’s hard not to long for your own Narnia adventure - the beauty of a snow covered forest, the warmth and mystery of a single lamppost and the comfort of a welcoming beaver’s home, all the whilst saving a realm.
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Great Expectations has a wealth of mysterious and intriguing characters as well as being a tale of mystery and intrigue. Set in the misty moors, a sinister manor house and the dark backstreets of London, it’s a vibrant tale to read during an overcast afternoon.
Which are some of your favourite adventure classics to inspire during the autumn months?