Fall Reading List : Reading Recommendations


Fall Reading List

As soon as we hit September, I'm ready for fall to arrive. I crave warm sweaters, copious amounts of tea and hot chocolate, and cozy blankets. Of course, I want all of those things while enjoying a fall read. The weather hasn't cooperated just yet, but the mornings are allowing me to wear a sweater. I'll take it. I'm a seasonal mood reader and during these months, I'm looking for atmospheric reads, mysteries, and witchy books. I love curating an autumnal reading list, and I want to share with you some of those books. 

Let's get into the books!

The Witch Haven by Sasha Peyton Smith (Purchase)

I believe I purchased this book last fall and I never ended up getting around to reading it. I hope I get to it this fall, that is certainly my intention. This book is a historical fiction novel, set in 1911 in New York. We have our main character, Frances Hollowell who is a seamstress. When a man tries to attack her, he is inexplicably killed with France's scissors found in his neck. Before she is convicted as a murderer, she is taken to a sanitorium. However, Frances quickly discovers this isn't a sanatorium but a school for witches, and she is warned that magic can be dangerous. This sounds like a book that I would really enjoy, The ratings look really good and I want to get to this one soon. I've always loved stories about witches, and I'm happy to have this one on my TBR list. 

The Pumpkin Spice Cafe by Laurie Gilmore (Purchase)

I'm currently reading this one. The front cover drew me in and the mention of Gilmore Girls in the description sold me. This has been described as a romantic mystery for fans of Gilmore Girls. Yes, please! We have Jeanie who has inherited a cafe from her aunt. She's desperate to get away from her desk job and she jumps at the chance to take over the cafe. Small towns tend to gossip, and the local farmer, Logan tries to avoid it at all costs. When Jeanie comes to town, he finds himself drawn to her and he knows the town is going to have a field day with their friendship. I'm not that far into this yet, I think it will be a quick read. I'm not sure what the mystery will be right now but I will review it later. The tropes are grumpy/sunshine, found family, small town and I'm here for it. 

All of Us Villains by Amanda Food and C.L Herman (Purchase)

The description of this one is captivating. "You fell in love with the victors of the Hunger Games, now prepare to meet the villians of the Blood Veil." What?? I'm interested. In this book, we have seven families in the remote city of Ilvernath, each family names a champion to compete in a tournament. A tournament that ends in death for those who don't win. The prize is for exclusive control over a secret "wellspring" of high magic, the most powerful resource in the world. I definitely want to read this one, I'm intrigued and this is a duology which I do like over starting large series.

The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches by Sangu Mandanna (Purchase)

This book was everywhere last fall, and I don't think I heard any negative reviews. I didn't read it last year, but I kept it on my wishlist for this fall. A brief description for this one includes "A warm and uplifting novel about an isolated witch whose opportunity to embrace a quirky new family - and a new love - changes the course of her life." It sounds like a great fall read and I want to know what all the fuss was about last fall. 

All That Consumes Us by Erica Waters (Purchase)

This is a new release for 2023, and I have an advanced reading copy of this one. Dark Academia, do you need to know any more? Fall is all about dark academia and atmospheric books. In this one we have, Corbin College's elite academic society. Our main character, Tara is offered a chance to enroll at the college and she takes it. Soon after she starts to settle into the Victorian dormitory, strange things start to happen to her. Her written stories are very dark and twisted, she dreams of being trapped in a coffin and she's starting to feel something is stalking her through the halls of her dorm. Yes, I want to read this and it sounds very creepy. This one will be released in October. 

The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware (Purchase)

I can't believe I haven't read a Ruth Ware book yet. I decided to give this one a chance since I've seen quite a few positive reviews. The cover also looks amazing. Hal is our main character, and she receives a letter regarding an inheritance. When she realizes this letter was sent to the wrong person, she decides to try to claim the money anyway. When she goes to the funeral, she discovers that something is very wrong and strange about this situation and the inheritance at stake. 

These are all the books that I plan to read this fall, I will also look for some cozier books. Have you read any of these? Let me know, what you plan to read as well. 

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1 comment

  1. The Very Secret Society is on my Fall TBR. I'm so excited to dive in.

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