Get Cozy with These Books to Read this Fall

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If you are anything like me, Fall reading is the best reading season. Every year we try to put together a list of recommendations of books to read this Fall. And this year we’re bringing ALL the Fall vibes to your life! In fact, if you want to know what books you should pick up this Fall, what’s on MY reading list and everything you need for the perfect coziest Fall, then let’s dive into the recommendations.

Best Books to Read this Fall

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Treat Dark or Sweet – Romances to Read this Fall

Whether you’re in the mood for a sweet Fall romance that just tastes of pumpkin pie or you prefer something a bit darker and spicier to warm up with, these romances are perfect to read in the Fall.

Witchy romances to read this fall
Book cover The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches

The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches
by Sangu Mandanna

One of my favorite books of the year. It’s an addictive, witty, and engaging story with a cast of fantastic and eccentric characters: a smart and funny witch hired to teach magic to three adorable and funny young witches, the grumpy and handsome librarian who would do anything to protect them, the energetic retired actor who comes up with the most absurd plans and his more considerate husband, and the caring housekeeper who takes care of them all. There is magic, there is romance, there is found family and it has all the perfect fall vibes. I can’t recommend it enough! ~ Noemi

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.

As one of the few witches in Britain, Mika Moon knows she has to hide her magic, keep her head down, and stay away from other witches so their powers don’t mingle and draw attention. And as an orphan who lost her parents at a young age and was raised by strangers, she’s used to being alone and she follows the rules…with one exception: an online account, where she posts videos “pretending” to be a witch. She thinks no one will take it seriously.

But someone does.

An unexpected message arrives, begging her to travel to the remote and mysterious Nowhere House to teach three young witches how to control their magic. It breaks all of the rules, but Mika goes anyway, and is immediately tangled up in the lives and secrets of not only her three charges, but also an absent archaeologist, a retired actor, two long-suffering caretakers, and…Jamie. The handsome and prickly librarian of Nowhere House would do anything to protect the children, and as far as he’s concerned, a stranger like Mika is a threat. An irritatingly appealing threat.
 
As Mika begins to find her place at Nowhere House, the thought of belonging somewhere begins to feel like a real possibility. But magic isn’t the only danger in the world, and when peril comes knocking at their door, Mika will need to decide whether to risk everything to protect a found family she didn’t know she was looking for….

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serial killer romances to read this fall
Mindfuck series by S.T. Abby

The Mindf*ck Series by S.T. Abby

Female serial killer falls for the FBI profiler investigating her case. If you’re a fan of Dexter, you’ll want to pick this up! She’s working her way through a list of men that did some pretty awful things in the past, to her and her family. And she has to try and avoid leaving any clues behind for her FBI boyfriend to find.

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They took too much.
Left too little.
I had nothing to lose… until him.

I didn’t expect him

Didn’t want to fall in love. But I can’t let him go.
Logan Bennett makes the world a safer place.
He’s brilliant, a hero. He locks away the sick and depraved.
But while he’s saving lives, I’m taking them. Collecting the debts that are owed to me.

Ten years ago, they took from me. They left me for dead.
They should have made sure I stayed dead.
Now I’m taking from them.

One name at a time. I’ve trained for too long. Been patient.
I can’t stop now. Revenge is best served cold…

They never see me coming, until I paint their walls red.

Logan doesn’t know how they hurt me. He doesn’t know about the screams they ignored. Doesn’t know how twisted that town really is. The only thing he knows is that people are dying.
Not that he’s in love with their killer.

No one suspects a dead girl.

And Logan doesn’t suspect the girl in his bed.
They’re looking for a monster.
Not a girl who loves red.
Not a girl in love.
I’m a faceless nightmare.
At least until I tell them the story they’ve pretended never happened.
But in the end, will Logan choose them? Or will we watch them burn together?

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Wicked Ugly Bad by Cassandra Gannon

The fairy tale retelling obsession has mainly passed me by, I see yet another reimagining of Beauty and the Beast and I switch off. However, Cassandra Gannon managed to sneak in, and now I am addicted. I love her comedic but thoughtful take on fairy tales and what it means to be Good and what it means to be Bad. In the first instalment of the series we meld together Red Riding Hood and Cinderella when one of the ugly step-sisters gets thrown into prison with the Big Bad Wolf. It’s a delightful, easy to read tale that will leave you with a big smile on your face and have you reaching for the next book in the series.

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Once Upon a Time…

Scarlett Riding is NOT an ugly stepsister. Cinderella is the evil one in the family and Letty is determined to prove it. Unfortunately, that’s kinda hard to do from behind bars. After the debacle at the ball, Letty and her sister Dru were dragged off to the Wicked, Ugly and Bad Mental Health Treatment Center and Maximum Security Prison. While Cindy’s planning her dream wedding, her two stepsisters are being forced to endure life in the dreariest dungeon in the land.

Luckily, Letty has a plan to change that unhappy ending. If she can just get to Prince Charming and prove the glass slipper doesn’t fit Cinderella’s foot, she can reclaim her life. In order to do that, though, she needs to convince The Big Bad Wolf to lend a hand in organizing a jailbreak.

Marrok Wolf isn’t sure what to make of the idealistic redhead in his group therapy sessions. With fifty counts of Badness on his criminal record, Marrok’s used to being surrounded by crooks and scumbags. Scarlett wants to lecture him about equal rights for trolls! When the little do-gooder comes up with an elaborate plan to break their entire “share circle” out of prison, though, Marrok is certainly willing to go along with the plot. And not just because he wants to see her naked. The woman may not be wicked, ugly, or Bad, but she’s definitely the only one who can save him.

Together with a wicked witch, a timid bridge ogre, an evil prince, and other villains straight out of a storybook, Scarlett and Marrok are about to make sure that Baddies finally have a happily ever after.

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gothic romances to read this fall
Book cover Nightshade by Keri Lake

Nightshade by Keri Lake

Nightshade is book 1 in the Nightshade Duology. Both books are out and available on Kindle Unlimited! This was such a treat to read. If you’re a fan of old school paranormal romance but with a darker edge you’ll love this series. Half demon/half angel with a sex dungeon, an epic love story that survived a century and historical religious fascism. Keri Lake is one of the best at writing dark, forbidden love stories and a must read if you’re looking for some gothic romance this Fall season.

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A love so forbidden, it would shake the heavens …

My father called them messengers.
He once told me they walked among us, and that somewhere in this dark and godless city, there shined a faint sliver of hope. I had only to look for the signs.

Well, I’ve spent my whole life investigating the inexplicable, and all I’ve found are the unsettling vestiges of iniquity – the evidence of another world shrouded by the obscure. Purgatory to some, where depravity hides in shadows, and girls like me are little more than delicious bites of temptation.

Others call it Nightshade.

This peculiar place is where I first met the cold and callous recluse living in a decaying cliffside cathedral. Jericho Van Croix is the epitome of everything I’ve been told to fear. A raven-winged harbinger who wears intrigue like a warm black cloak. An enigma that I’m determined to unravel – even if it means getting closer than I should.

One touch is forbidden. Even so much as a kiss would be my demise. But the sin on his lips burns me up like a wild flame, and his growing infatuation weakens my resolve.

Giving him what he wants, though, will mean no chance for redemption, or escape. What’s worse is, the signs I’ve followed yet failed to see all these years begin to unmask a terrifying reality:

That falling may be my only saving grace.

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Best Fall Bookstagram Props

If you are a bookstagrammer and want to give your photos a Fall makeover, here are some of the props we are loving right now!

Trick Spooky and Scary – Mysteries and Horror Books to Read this Fall

When you’re ready to step just a bit outside of the romance realm, then there’s a lot of books to consider for the Fall. And some of the ones in our list here still satisfy the romance reader at heart.

historical mysteries to read this fall

The Orphan of Cemetery Hill by Hester Fox

This is the perfect blend of murder/mystery and a dash of romance. Tabby can see dead people and she lives with her adoptive father at the cemetery he’s caretaker of. As a child she developed a crush on a beautiful boy she saw one time, and they meet again when he’s come to bury his father. Murder, grave robberies and more.⁠

The dead won’t bother you if you don’t give them permission.

Boston, 1844.

Tabby has a peculiar gift: she can communicate with the recently departed. It makes her special, but it also makes her dangerous.

As an orphaned child, she fled with her sister, Alice, from their charlatan aunt Bellefonte, who wanted only to exploit Tabby’s gift so she could profit from the recent craze for seances.

Now a young woman and tragically separated from Alice, Tabby works with her adopted father, Eli, the kind caretaker of a large Boston cemetery. When a series of macabre grave robberies begins to plague the city, Tabby is ensnared in a deadly plot by the perpetrators, known only as the “Resurrection Men.”

In the end, Tabby’s gift will either save both her and the cemetery—or bring about her own destruction.

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horror books to read this fall

A Dowry of Blood by S.T. Gibson

When Constanta was pulled from the brink of death and made vampire, she thought it was the start of a new life. But her sire, the one and only Dracula, wasn’t the savior she thought he was. As the centuries roll on, and Constanta discovers the depths of Dracula’s deception, she will have to overcome years of dependency if she hopes to free herself and his other Brides from a lifetime of lies and deceit. This was such a great reimagining of Dracula’s story.

S.T. Gibson’s sensational novel is the darkly seductive tale of Dracula’s first bride, Constanta. 

This is my last love letter to you, though some would call it a confession. . .

Saved from the brink of death by a mysterious stranger, Constanta is transformed from a medieval peasant into a bride fit for an undying king. But when Dracula draws a cunning aristocrat and a starving artist into his web of passion and deceit, Constanta realizes that her beloved is capable of terrible things.

Finding comfort in the arms of her rival consorts, she begins to unravel their husband’s dark secrets. With the lives of everyone she loves on the line, Constanta will have to choose between her own freedom and her love for her husband. But bonds forged by blood can only be broken by death.

more horror to read this fall

Need more blood, murder and mystery this season? Check out our list of new horror books and historical mysteries

The Coziest Fall Reading Corner

Let’s set the scene. It’s raining outside your window, you’ve just made a cup of tea and it’s time to settle in for some reading. Here are some of our must haves to make it the coziest reading corner anywhere you are.

Young Adult Books to Read this Fall

From a good young adult fantasy to a magical realism, the YA genre is overflowing with the perfect Fall books. There’s witches, there’s vampires and everything in between.

Book cover The Nature of Witches by Rachel Griffin

The Nature of Witches by Rachel Griffin

The Nature of Witches is an immersive and compulsive contemporary fantasy novel in which witches and non-magic humans (who are called shaders) cohabit together in a world where the witches control the climate and the weather, keeping everything steady and calm. Every witch is tied to one of the four seasons which is when they are stronger and more powerful, but, among them, there is one witch who is more powerful than the others, an Everwitch: they are tied to all four seasons and when the season changes, so do they.

For centuries, witches have maintained the climate, their power from the sun peaking in the season of their birth. But now their control is faltering as the atmosphere becomes more erratic. All hope lies with Clara, an Everwitch whose rare magic is tied to every season.

In Autumn, Clara wants nothing to do with her power. It’s wild and volatile, and the price of her magic―losing the ones she loves―is too high, despite the need to control the increasingly dangerous weather.

In Winter, the world is on the precipice of disaster. Fires burn, storms rage, and Clara accepts that she’s the only one who can make a difference.

In Spring, she falls for Sang, the witch training her. As her magic grows, so do her feelings, until she’s terrified Sang will be the next one she loses.

In Summer, Clara must choose between her power and her happiness, her duty and the people she loves… before she loses Sang, her magic, and thrusts the world into chaos.

Practical Magic meets Twister in this debut contemporary fantasy standalone about heartbreaking power, the terror of our collapsing atmosphere, and the ways we unknowingly change our fate.

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Binge Read!

Sometimes when you start, you can’t read just one! And when it comes to Fall reading there are some series and authors that are just perfect for some binge reading. Here are some of our favorites!

Karina Halle

When it comes to Horror Romance, the first name that comes to mind is Karina Halle. The romance is always on point! And yes, at times the gore and spooky times will have you checking under the bed and making sure you locked the door. So why not binge read all of Karina’s otherwordly books this Fall season?

experiment in terror
Ada Palomino
the devil’s duet

Jeaniene Frost

Vampires are all the rage again and I couldn’t be happier! With the release of a new Interview with the Vampire TV show, the Vampire Academy TV show and the new movie The Invitation, it seems like the perfect time to sink your teeth into some vamps again.

night huntress

Kristen Painter

Gothic urban fantasy with a good dash of romance. This series is perfect to satisfy your craving for a unique paranormal story with an intense edge.

House of Comarré by Kristen Painter

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Books on my Fall TBR

I’ve been having a great time looking at all the great books to read this Fall. These are the top 5 books on my TBR. I guess my vibes for this Fall are a bit darker but still staying firmly in the romance.

gothikana-runyx

Gothikana by RuNyx

An unusual girl. An enigmatic man. An ancient castle. What could go wrong?

An outcast her entire life, Corvina Clemm is left adrift after losing her mother. When she receives the admission letter from the mysterious University of Verenmore, she accepts it as a sign from the universe. The last thing she expects though is an olden, secluded castle on top of a mountain riddled with secrets, deceit, and death.

An enigma his entire life, Vad Deverell likes being a closed book but knowing exactly everything that happens in the university. A part-time professor working on his thesis, Vad has been around long enough to know the dangers the castle possesses.
And he knows the moment his paths cross with Corvina, she’s dangerous to everything that he is.

They shouldn’t have caught each other’s eye. They cannot be. But a chill-inducing century-old mystery forces them to collide. People have disappeared every five years for over a hundred years, and Corvina is getting clues to unraveling it all, and Vad needs to keep an eye on her.

And so begins a tale of the mystique, the morbid, the macabre, and a deep love that blossoms in the unlikeliest of places.

The Witches of BlackBrook by Tish Thawer

Through space and time, sisters entwined. Lost then found, souls remain bound.

Three sisters escape the Salem witch trials when the eldest casts a spell that hurtles their souls forward through time. After centuries separated, fate has finally reunited them in the present day.

One the healer, one the teacher, and one the deceiver.

Will their reunion return their full powers, or end their souls journey forever?

Book cover A Lullaby for Witches by Hester Fox

A Lullaby for Witches by Hester Fox

Two women. A history of witchcraft. And a deep-rooted female power that sings across the centuries.

Once there was a young woman from a well-to-do New England family who never quite fit with the drawing rooms and parlors of her kin.

Called instead to the tangled woods and wild cliffs surrounding her family’s estate, Margaret Harlowe grew both stranger and more beautiful as she cultivated her uncanny power. Soon, whispers of “witch” dogged her footsteps, and Margaret’s power began to wind itself with the tendrils of something darker.

One hundred and fifty years later, Augusta Podos takes a dream job at Harlowe House, the historic home of a wealthy New England family that has been turned into a small museum in Tynemouth, Massachusetts. When Augusta stumbles across an oblique reference to a daughter of the Harlowes who has nearly been expunged from the historical record, the mystery is too intriguing to ignore.

But as she digs deeper, something sinister unfurls from its sleep, a dark power that binds one woman to the other across lines of blood and time. If Augusta can’t resist its allure, everything she knows and loves—including her very life—could be lost forever.

Book cover The Blood That Binds by Madeline Sheehan and Claire C. Riley

The Blood That Binds by Madeline Sheehan and Claire C. Riley

Tᴡᴏ ʙʀᴏᴛʜᴇʀs. A ᴄʜɪʟᴅʜᴏᴏᴅ sᴡᴇᴇᴛʜᴇᴀʀᴛ.

Life has never been easy for this trio, and especially not after the end of civilization as they knew it. Having had their formative years ripped from them, they were thrust into a shattered, savage world, a world where they only had each other.

Lᴏᴠᴇ ᴀɴᴅ ʟᴏss.

Weary travellers on the brink, there is a storm brewing, a turbulent tempest that has nothing to do with the weather. When tragedy strikes, everything changes in the blink of an eye– facades come undone, and loyalty is pushed to a breaking point.

A ᴅɪᴀᴍᴏɴᴅ ɪɴ ᴛʜᴇ ʀᴏᴜɢʜ.

Immersed back into something akin to normal society, a safe-haven in the midst of misery, our travellers are forced to finally confront their demons–long-kept secrets that have been haunting them for nearly a decade.

𝑳𝒐𝒗𝒆 𝒊𝒔 𝒏𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓 𝒆𝒂𝒔𝒚;
𝑨𝒏𝒅 𝒍𝒐𝒗𝒆 𝒅𝒖𝒓𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒆𝒏𝒅 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒍𝒅 𝒊𝒔 𝒂 𝒉𝒆𝒍𝒍 𝒐𝒇 𝒂 𝒍𝒐𝒕 𝒎𝒐𝒓𝒆 𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒑𝒍𝒊𝒄𝒂𝒕𝒆𝒅.

A Turn of the Tide by Kelley Armstrong

In Thorne Manor there is one locked door. Behind it lies a portal to the twenty-first century, and nothing is going to stop Miranda Hastings from stepping through. After all, she is a Victorian writer of risqué pirate adventures—traveling to the future would be the greatest adventure of them all.

When Miranda goes through, though, she lands in Georgian England…and in the path of Nicolas Dupuis, a privateer accused of piracy. Sheltered by locals, Nico is repaying their kindness by being their “pirate Robin Hood,” stealing from a corrupt lord and fencing smuggled goods on the village’s behalf.

Miranda embraces Nico’s cause, only to discover there’s more to it than he realizes. Miranda has the second sight, and there are ghosts at play here. The recently deceased former lord is desperate to stop his son from destroying his beloved village. Then there’s the ghost of Nico’s cabin boy, who he thought safe in a neighboring city. Miranda and Nico must solve the mystery of the boy’s death while keeping one step ahead of the hangman.

It may not be the escapade Miranda imagined, but it is about to be the adventure of a lifetime.

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Previous Fall Guides: 2021 Fall Guide | 2018 Fall Guide | 2018 Halloween Reads | 2017 Fall Guide | 2017 Halloween Reads | 2016 Fall Guide

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Amy R

Thanks for the post, adding a few to my wishlist.

Amy R

I listened to the audio of A Dowry of Blood by S.T. Gibson after reading this post and I enjoyed the story.