It doesn't matter if you've spent the last few months complaining about the heat. Now that the warm-weather days are numbered, I bet you've started staring wistfully at your summer wardrobe and wondering where the time went. The changing of seasons can come with mixed feelings, but there's nothing to help you get ready for chilly Autumn days like a good book. Whether you're looking to lean into the cosy vibes and curl up with a gripping novel, or embrace that September back-to-school feeling with a non-fiction read full of ideas to help you achieve your goals, there's something out there for you. Books are also the ideal form of escapism at times when the political climate feels especially fraught. So there's really no excuse not to bury your nose in a good book. And if anyone asks, you're simply practicing self-care.
With that in mind, I've gathered together seven of the best reads to help you embrace the end of summer and get excited for the months ahead. From enthralling murder mysteries and stories about family secrets to heartwarming royal romances and seriously sweet baking books, whatever you're after, there's something to quench your book-reading thirst. So get stuck in.