Do your readings habits change with the seasons? Mine sometimes do! I like to read light and funny books in the Summer, for example. But when Fall rolls around, I like to read more Fall-appropriate books!
I’ve said it like a thousand times by now, but I’m a massive wimp when it comes to horror. So I hardly read actual scary books during the Fall. But I do love me some mildly spooky ones! And also books that generally have a Fall vibe to them. So here is a short list of my favorite Fall reads!
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House of Salt and Sorrows
By Erin A. Craig
This one made my favorite Fall reads list last year as well, but my opinion on it still stands. I absolutely loved this spooky book, it was so atmospheric! I’m sure that if you love: the ocean, dark themes, plenty of mystery, and mindfucks, you’ll love this book too! Near the end I truly wasn’t sure what was real anymore. It’s a great combination of murder mystery and fantasy, and I really recommend it for Fall.
City of Ghosts
By Victoria Schwab
This one is a middle grade, so you can expect to spook factor to be a little less high. Anyway this isn’t just a great read for Fall because it’s spooky, it’s also set in Edinburgh, which to me is the ultimate Fall-vibe city. If you decide to pick up this one and you like it, be sure to also grab Tunnel of Bones, which is set in Paris! The next book, Bridge of Souls, is set in New Orleans and will be released next year.
Serpent & Dove
By Shelby Mahurin
I don’t even know why this book reminds me of Fall to be honest. Maybe because I just got Blood & Honey? Maybe because it involves witches and witches always put me in a Fall mood? I don’t even think this book takes place in Fall, but honestly I don’t remember… It’s been too long since I’ve read it! But I still think this is a good Fall read, and I’m hoping Blood & Honey will be a good Fall read too!
The Screaming Staircase
By Jonathan Stroud
Here’s another middle grade book for ya. By now I’ve read the entire Lockwood & Co series, and I seriously enjoyed it. These get progressively spookier, and deal with some heavy stuff. Especially death. But, the premise of these books is really interesting: England has been infested with ghosts, but only children up to a certain age can actually see them. Which means it’s also the children’s job to get rid of them…
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
By V.E. Schwab
I happen to be reading this now, so I can tell you that the “present day” part of this book takes place in March… not Fall. But I still think this would be a great Fall read, even though I’ve only just started it. I think it’s because during these darker months, some of us tend to feel lonely, or isolated, and that’s definitely a theme in this book. I’ve already experienced ~feelings~ while reading this one, so I guess I have to prepare to be a wreck when I finish it. Oh well, I’ll just grab some extra blankets to feel better!