Top autumnal book recommendations

We’ve compiled a reading list of perfect rainy day reads for you to delve into this autumn. Many of these titles also have lovely shades of orange on the cover for extra autumn vibes!

Autumn by Ali Smith

The Wolf Den by Elodie Harper

My Mess is a Bit of a Life by Georgia Pritchett

Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead

Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro

The Secret History by Donna Tartt

Pine by Francine Toon

Piranesi by Susanna Clarke

Autumn: An Anthology for the Changing Seasons by Melissa Harrison

The Lying Life of Adults by Elena Ferrante

The Shape of Darkness by Laura Purcell

A Keeper by Graham Norton


Some autumn reading recommendations at Aura Libraries across Flintshire.

Some autumn reading recommendations at Aura Libraries across Flintshire.

All of the above titles are available to borrow from Aura libraries as books, e-books or audiobooks. Why not add one or more of the above titles to your next Select and Collect order: search our online library catalogue and reserve titles, or email or telephone your local library. To make an order please telephone us on 01352 703750, or email us at

You can browse our catalogue at and place a hold on items to collect from the library counter. We will just need to know your library membership number, a contact telephone number and email address, your book requests/preferences, and your preferred collection point.


The clue is in the name - pori, meaning ‘browse’ in Welsh, is a fantastic new library App which allows you to carry your library around with you, giving you access to Welsh public libraries catalogues from your mobile device. You can also renew and reserve books online, manage your library account, and search for book titles, authors and keywords.

PORI is free to download and also gives you access to free e-book and e-audio books if they’re in the Welsh libraries catalogue. Discover more, here:

If you are not already a library member but would like to become one, you can join online via the Aura Wales website for free instant access to hundreds of library resources such as e-books, audiobooks, e-magazines and e-comics. These resources can be downloaded straight from our online providers such as Borrowbox, Libby and pressreader to a PC, laptop or Mac. Alternatively, you can download the apps directly to a smartphone or tablet.

Library news

Deeside Library (located in Deeside Leisure Centre) is officially back open and brighter than ever! It has been so wonderful to welcome people back into the library and see what everyone thinks of our fabulous make over. If you have not yet visited, please do come and say hello and try out Aura’s new Coffee Shop next to the library: the perfect spot to sit and get lost in a book and enjoy a warm paned. Our lovely library assistants at Deeside Library will be able to help find just the book you are looking for; our staffed opening times are as follows:

Monday: 11am-7pm

Tuesday: 11am-7pm

Wednesday: 11am-7pm

Thursday: 11am-7pm

Friday: 11am-7pm

Saturday: 11am-4pm

Library Events

Sporting Memories: every Wednesday 10am-11am (Zoom session)

Ffrindiau Darllen Cymraeg for intermediate Welsh learners: second Monday of the month 2pm-3pm (Zoom session)

Family History Group: second Tuesday of the month 2pm-3pm (Zoom session)

Reading Friends Shared Reading Group: second Tuesday of the month 2pm at Flint Library

Ffrindiau Darllen Cymraeg for Welsh speakers and advanced learners: second Tuesday of the month 7pm-8pm (Mold Library/ Zoom session – contact Francesca for details:

Reading Friends Shared Reading Group: second Wednesday of the month 7pm-8pm (Zoom session)

Children’s Reading Group: last Thursday of the month 4pm-5pm (Zoom session)

To register for any of our online events, please email Susannah Hill at

• Visit us on social media to view handy information about our services and the online monthly events we host, as well as lots of book and audiobook recommendations.

From everyone here at Aura Libraries, thank you for reading, stay safe and we hope to hear from you or see you soon!

• Aura is a charitable, not-for-profit, organisation responsible for managing the majority of leisure, libraries and heritage services in Flintshire. Aura is owned by its employees and operates for the benefit of local communities.