From the Front Porch

Snuggle up on the couch with a blanket and a cup of tea, because this episode, Annie and Katie talk about married-lady crushes, poetry before bedtime, and turning off the TV. Summer might be for easy, breezy beach books, but fall is all about slower-paced fiction and re-reading the classics. Here are Annie's fall reading recommendations:

The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant (releases December 15)

-  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

An Old-Fashioned Girl by Louisa May Alcott

Habits of the House by Faye Weldon

- Anything by Kate Morton

Dinner: A Love Story by

I Am Pilgrim by Scott

- Anything by Tana French

And Katie's:

My Struggle by Karl Ove Knausgaard

The Book With No Pictures by B.J. Novak

- Happy City by Charles Montgomery

A Path Appears by Nicholas Kristof

This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral by Mark Leibovich

The Gorgeous Nothings by Emily Dickinson

This Day by Wendell Berry

Looking for more seasonal reads? Check out Anne Bogel's blog, Modern Mrs. Darcy, where she's published a great list of autumn-inspired suggestions.

If spooky reads are your thing this month, listen to the latest episode of Books on the Nightstand; Ann and Michael discuss their favorite creepy books of the season.

Interested in Candletime? This blog post explains. (And, in case you're looking for the perfect autumn candle, Thomasvillians rejoice! The Townie shop has -- in Annie's opinion -- the best selections for the season.)

Last, but not least, film lovers: Covey Film Festival is here! Check out a full list of films, and stock up on the books that inspired the movies; we've got a display devoted to them in the shop!

Direct download: From_the_Front_Porch_-_Episode_7.mp3
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