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.
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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
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
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serial killer romances to read this fall
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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paranormal romantic comedies to read this fall
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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gothic romances to read this fall
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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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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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!
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
the devil’s duet
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.
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.
Pinterest Fall Vibes
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Can’t get Enough?
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What’s your favorite kind of Fall read and what’s on your TBR for this year?
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Thanks for the post, adding a few to my wishlist.
Yay happy you found something!
I listened to the audio of A Dowry of Blood by S.T. Gibson after reading this post and I enjoyed the story.
Oh you went through that one fast!