For those of us in Texas, it doesn’t really start to feel like fall until October rolls around. We aren’t as blessed with temperature drops in September like those of you to the north of us (so jealous, by the way!). However, we are finally expecting our first cool front to roll through later this week and so I thought this would be the perfect time for me to share some recommendations for you to cozy up with this fall. I can already smell all of the cinnamon and pumpkin candles being lit!
Scream All Night by Derek Milman
I just finished this audiobook yesterday and really enjoyed it. I mean, a book set in a horror films studio that’s basically a big creepy castle? Oh yes! Mark this one as quirky rather than scary, as it lacks the horror and focuses more on the eccentrics.
The Diviners (The Diviners, #1) by Libba Bray
I’m sure most of you are aware of Bray’s atmospheric reads, and this series is no different. It’s got plenty of the supernatural, all mixed up with the excitement of the Roaring 20’s. So fun!
The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air, #1) by Holly Black
I don’t know why but I always associate books about the Fair Folk with autumn. Something about them just screams changing leaves and crisp fall air to me. And I cannot get enough of multi-dimensional characters in this series! Cardan is just sooo delicious. 😉
These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly
I’m a sucker for really good historical fiction, so combine that with a murder mystery set in the turn of the 20th Century and I’m totally here for it!
The Cutting Season by Attica Locke
I really enjoyed this atmospheric contemporary mystery set on an old plantation in Louisiana. Old buried secrets come to light when a young women who grew up there becomes the manager and must confront her past, as well the as haunted past of the plantation itself.
Sadie by Courtney Summers
I listed to this audiobook recently and fell in love. It was intense and full of emotion, and I cannot recommend it enough. If you enjoy unresolved mysteries then you’ll really like this one.
Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody
Come on, a traveling magical circus?! That just screams fall and you cannot tell me otherwise! I can already taste the caramel corn…. Yum!
How to Hang a Witch (How to Hang a Witch, #1) by Adriana Mather
If you thought the Salem Witch Trials ended in the 1600’s, then you’re wrong. All hell breaks loose once again when a descendant of the one of the original victims returns to Salem, and that’s only the beginning…
The Bone Season (The Bone Season, #1) by Samantha Shannon
Something about the gloomy nature of this dystopian London just screams fall to me. Also, this series is one of my all-time favorites, so I really just want to read it any time of year. I’m dying for the next book to be released!
A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, #3) by Deborah Harkness
I think this one is pretty self-explanatory based on that title. However, this is also just an amazing series. It’s got witches, vampires, Daemons, and all sorts of supernatural elements. And for all of my British friends, you can currently watch the television series on Sky! So jealous!
What are some books that you would recommend to read in the fall? Have you read any of the books on my list? If so, what did you think of them? Do you tend to read a certain genre in the fall?