Dead Poets Society by N.H. Kleinbaum
It’s a new semester at Welton Academy and there’s a new English professor at Helton – Mr. Keating. As each boy in a close-knit group of students goes through his own personal misfortunes, Mr. Keating teaches them to love poetry and to make the most of life. And that’s what they do. However, nothing comes without consequences and not everyone makes it out alive.
Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks
Deja and Josiah have been working together at the greatest pumpkin patch in the world located in Omaha, Nebraska, every fall season all through high school. Now they’re seniors and it’s their last time working at the patch together. The two best friends decide to make their last shift the best ever. The adventure, romance and beautiful illustrations in this graphic novel make for a perfect fall-read.
The Secret History by Donna Tartt
It’s 1980s in Vermont, and a group of students at a liberal-arts college study Ancient Greek under Professor Julian Morrow. A compelling and convincing teacher, Morrow gets through to her students, but maybe a little too much. The group ends up becoming isolated from the other students, so enthralled by Morrow’s teachings, and what was once harmless quickly becomes dark and perilous.
To Autumn by John Keats
This poem has three 11-line stanzas which describe the progression through the season from the late maturation of the crops to the harvest and to the last days of autumn when winter is nearing. The imagery of the story is created through the personification of autumn and the description of its sights and sounds. Keats uses the scenery to convey him walking through the warmth of some pictures. To many, this is an interpretation of the meditation of death.