10 books to read in the fall

10 Books to Read in the Fall

Goodness I love the fall (…I mean, who doesn’t?). Of all the seasons, it’s Autumn that seems like it was made for reading. You just want to get a steaming cup of tea and curl up with a nice big book. Since fall is upon most of us here in the Northern hemisphere, I thought I’d share my top fall reads.

1. Harry Potter by JK Rowling 

harry potter and the sorcerers stone

This entire series is always a perfect fall read, but for some reason, The Sorcerer’s Stone is especially a fun one for me to read this time of year.

2. Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien

the lord of the rings

Because duh.

3. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

I know I just mentioned this book in a post last week, but so much of this first book takes place in the fall it makes for the perfect Autumn read!

4. Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery

This one has to be on the list because Anne loves this season: “I am so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” Girl, I think you speak for all of us when you say that. See my review for this book here. 

5. Outlander by Diana Galbaldon


Books that involve a lot of forests and outdoorsy stuff make me think of fall. This one definitely checks those boxes! Plus, this book is giant, so you’ll want to curl up reading it for a long time. And extra bonus: it has a wonderful love story.

6. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski

I debated about including this one, because I hated the ending. That being said, I LOVED the book up until the ending, and there were a ton of people (my husband included) who really liked the ending. So I decided I should include it on the list to let you guys make up your own minds about it!

7. The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

the bone season

This book just feels like the entire thing takes place in a foggy, misty London. Exactly what you want for the fall! And if you need convincing about this series, click here to see my rave review.

8. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

jane eyre charlotte bronte

I have to throw a classic onto the list! Especially Jane Eyre, which not only has major fall-vibes, but also has a fantastic love story. *swoon*

9. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Does this book even take place in other seasons besides the fall? (This is a rhetorical question, I’m sure all four seasons are covered.) I feel like the slight eeriness to these books makes this the perfect Autumn read! See my review here.

10. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

war and peace

Soooo I also debated about putting this one on here, BUT I really feel like this is a great fall read. First of all, it’s giant. And who doesn’t want to read a big book in front of the fire when it’s rainy and cool outside? Second of all, it’s actually really good you guys! It has all the things you could want in a book. So if you’ve always turned your nose up at it because you didn’t think it would be your thing, maybe you should give it a try this Autumn!

What are some fall reads you’d recommend?

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  1. Such a diverse mix of books. I tried to read Jane Eyre a while back but classics seem to be a major challenge for me. I hope that you will enjoy it though when you get to read it.

    Happy reading and Fall sounds like such a beautiful season.We don’t have seasons but if we did, I think i would enjoy it too 🙂