Gourd Girl: A Seasonal Creep Book List

Maddie Rodriguez

Staff Writer

Maddie Rodriguez is a freelance writer and communications specialist who earned her MA in English Literature from the University of Victoria by writing about The Age of Innocence and Gossip Girl (yes, really). When not writing, Maddie can be found reading or watching television; she has Too Many Feelings about both activities, and expresses them via expansive hand gestures or ALL CAPS (depending on how far away the conversation's other party is). Maddie and her fellow reader/writer partner live in Ottawa. They share their apartment with an ever-encroaching tower of books and two calamity-prone cats. Life is never dull. Twitter: @MaddieMuses

Dear Reader,

You may be aware of a phenomenon known as “seasonal creep.” While non-life threatening, seasonal creep is a serious, autumn-amourist disorder that affects 100% of coffee shops and retail outlets. From as early as late August, these establishments are awash in unrelentingly autumnal themes: pumpkin infuses all food and beverages, and mannequins break out into full-body knits. What you may not know is that seasonal creep has now come for your books.

I regret to inform you that the following titles show evidence of being seasonally crept:

Gourd Girl

Some Leaves Fall in Brooklyn

The Tell-Tale Scarf

Things Fall Back

A Boot, A Boy

The School Picture Day of Dorian Gray

Little Freshmen

The Swiss Family Cardigan

Anne of Red Maples

As I Lay Layering

The Pencil Case of Benjamin Button

“Apple Cider House” Rules!

A Space Heater of One’s Own

The Lion in Autumn

The Collected Works of Flannel O’Connor

The Thanksgiving Tree

Of Pumpkin Spice and Men


Please update your libraries accordingly. Stay vigilant.