Why ‘Anne of Green Gables’ Is The Perfect Fall Read

Some books are just better to read in the fall, and Anne of Green Gables is no exception. These 5 quotes prove that it is the the perfect fall read.

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A large portion of Anne of Green Gables takes place during the fall, and for that reason there is even a special hardback “Seasons Edition—Fall.” But if you still need more convincing that you should read (or re-read!) Anne of Green Gables this fall, here are 5 quotes from the book that are sure to get you in the cozy fall spirit!

1. September

Anne Shirley walking down a wooded lane

“It was a September evening and all the gaps and clearings in the woods were brimmed up with ruby sunset light. Here and there the lane was splashed with it, but for the most part it was already quite shadowy beneath the maples, and the spaces under the firs were filled with a clear violet dusk like airy wine.”

If that vibrant description of something as simple, yet breathtaking, as a September evening doesn’t put you in a fall mood, then I don’t know what will. 

2. October

Anne Shirley fall quote

“Oh, Marilla,” she exclaimed one Saturday morning, coming dancing in with her arms full of gorgeous boughs, “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. It would be terrible if we just skipped from September to November, wouldn’t it? Look at these maple branches. Don’t they give you a thrill–several thrills?”

Anne Shirley

I’m going to have to agree with Anne. October is one of the best months out of the year, in my opinion. The weather is unbeatable and the fall vibes are immaculate.

3. November

Anne Shirley surrounded by trees in the fall

“It was November–the month of crimson sunsets, parting birds, deep, sad hymns of the sea, passionate wind-songs in the pines. Anne roamed through the pineland alleys in the park and, as she said, let that great sweeping wind blow the fogs out of her soul.”

Montgomery had such a beautiful way with words. The way she described the scenery makes it easy to picture yourself on Prince Edward Island in the fall, roaming the landscape with Anne and letting go of your cares troubles.

4. Sunshine and Rain

Anne Shirley eating an apple under a tree

“The world doesn’t seem such a howling wilderness as it did last night. I’m so glad it’s a sunshiny morning. But I like rainy mornings real well, too.”

Anne Shirley

One of my favorite things about the fall weather is the variety. Somedays you will wake up and the sun is shining, and other days it will be foggy with a chill still in the air from the rainstorm of the night before.

5. Dear Old World

Anne Shirley and Diana Berry walking through a meadow

“Dear old world”, she murmured, “you are very lovely, and I am glad to be alive in you.”

Anne Shirley

This is how I feel each year when the leaves start to change color, the temperature starts to drop, and the air takes on a distinctly fall smell. If you are lucky enough to live in a part of the world where the seasons change, then you know exactly what I’m talking about.

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