Fall is the perfect time to get back to our habits of cozying up with a good book. Summer does make me itch for a contemporary romance, but it is autumn that starts my yearly marathon of nonstop reading. With that said, I thought I would put together a list of books that feel like fall to me. I tried to strike a balance between the cozy and creepy; happy reading.
Harry Potter - JK Rowling — I am a bit predictable, aren’t I? Nevertheless, you can’t help but to be drawn back into the Wizarding World as the weather turns cool again. If you have never read them, I would highly recommend. And if you have, I would highly recommend again.
11/22/63 - Stephen King — This is a newer piece of King’s work, and I love what his writing style has evolved into. I am a classic King fan but tbh I like his newer work best. 11/22/63 is suspenseful and thrilling without the horror and gore. Time-traveling historical fiction that I absolutely adore.
The Ninth House - Leigh Bardugo — Okay, I haven’t read this yet, but desperately want to. The cover gives me all the creepy autumnal vibes, and I loved Bardugo’s work. This will be released on October 8, 2019. It promises magic, death, and the gripping writing style that is Leigh Bardugo’s own. I can’t wait to dive in.
The Watchmaker of Filigree Street - Natasha Pulley — Set in 1883 London with an air of Sherlock-esque mystery with a bit more magic. That should be saying enough to make it evident this is the perfect fall time read. A historical fiction with adventure, magic, and mystery.
The Night Circus - Erin Morgenstern — The atmosphere of this book is spellbinding in and of itself. I definitely want to re-read the Night Circus this fall. The tension in the book, the mystery, the atmosphere, the setting - put this on your autumn stack, stat.
Wild - Cheryl Strayed — I grew up in the Mountain State, hiking and playing amongst the trees. Autumn is a beautiful time for hiking and adventuring in nature, and Strayed reminds us to make time for just that.
The Time Traveler’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger — This is also a movie, should you be so inclined. Listen, there’s something about autumn that is so deeply nostalgic for me that I just need a good cry. For those that want romance year-round, this one is quite the mysterious adventure.
Practical Magic - Alice Hoffman — If you love the movie, why not read the book? Fall in love with the Owen sisters all over again and get in touch with your witchy side. This book is the perfect cozy read, a fairytale with deeper meaning.