Is it just us or does this time of year seem to possess a certain je ne sais quoi that those before it simply can’t provide? Call us crazy or call us cliche, but as soon as we start the transition out of summer’s hot and humid grasp and don our first sweater, we can’t help but find ourselves feeling extra sentimental, emotional, excited and ready for the rest of the year’s seasonal schmaltz. It could be as simple as ditching your morning iced latte for its hot and frothy counterpart, or perhaps it’s the first flick of a lighter when you once again decide it’s time to reintroduce Diptyque’s Feu De Bois into the candle rotation.
How ever you welcome this time of year, we’re of firm belief that fall is the season made for the romantics, whatever that version of romance may be. And although there is no “right” time to dive deep into a new read, there’s just something about the colder weather that makes us want to curl up and get cozy, book in hand. So, whether your latest written escape includes a how-to for a modern method of self-help or a fictionalized, forbidden romance between young lovers, we want to know what’s been keeping your attention and you up well past bedtime. Tell us, dear Bleu readers. What have you been reading (or what’s on deck) this season? Books, magazines, novellas — we want to hear it all.