Jenny and Rae here bringing you 10 cozy fall books we know you’re going to love! We both adore fall and agree that it really is the best season. We’re ready for sweater and boot weather. And snuggling in front of the fireplace with a good book? Yes, please!
So grab some hot chocolate and get ready to add some books to your TBR!
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1. Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
Why Rae thinks you should read this book: Three Dark Crowns has all the autumn vibes. It’s a little dark, a little whimsical, and a whole lot of awesome. I got sucked into the story of the three queens and rooted for all three of them in turn. If you enjoy books that feature competition to the death, this is the book for you!
Why Jenny thinks you should read this book: This book has some cool elements in it and I second Rae’s autumn vibes, this book totally has that going on. It’s one of those books you read and totally lose yourself into and I definitely want to read all the books in this series!
Pair this book with: a little sass, red wine, and a tiara.
2. Uprooted by Naomi Novik
Why Jenny thinks you should read this book: This book has it all: magic, mystery, romance and some creepy, creepy woods. It was hard to put this book down, because I needed answers about the Wood. If you love books with magic, you cannot miss this one!
Pair this book with: a kitchen apron (to keep from getting messy) and some good books
3. The Night Olivia Fell by Christina McDonald
Why Rae thinks you should read this book: The Night Olivia Fell by Christina McDonald is the perfect fall read. This book made me feel all the feels! There were so many twists and turns in this delightful story that I didn’t know how it was going to end. And yes, this book totally made me cry. Ugly cry.
Pair this book with: a cozy blanket and some hot chocolate (with marshmallows, of course!)
4. The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker
Why Jenny thinks you should read this book: I really felt like I was in chilly Alaska with the characters while reading this. Toss in some romantic tension, laugh out loud moments, and gorgeous scenery and it makes for an amazing read.
Why Rae thinks you should read this book: The Simple Wild was my first book by K.A. Tucker, but it won’t be my last! She has a brilliant way of creating complex characters that engage you from the opening chapter. I loved the story and the sweet romance.
Pair this book with: a flannel shirt and some coffee (with or without soy milk, your choice)
5. A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer
Why Rae thinks you should read this book: If you’re a Beauty and the Beast fan, this retelling is a must! A Curse So Dark and Lonely was a nice twist on the classic tale. And there’s a sequel to look forward to! I absolutely cannot wait to find out what happens next.
Why Jenny thinks you should read this book: So, Rae kept gushing about this book and at her insistence I pre-ordered it, and I’m SO glad I did! I couldn’t put this book down! And I’m actually on countdown to read the second one because I can’t wait!
Pair this book with: a cup of tea and all the Belle vibes.
6. The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen
Why Jenny thinks you should read this book: Hi it’s me recommending all of Allen’s books on our lists. I adored this read. It has a bit of magic in it, with a magically changing house and a neighbor who bakes a bit of magic into her cakes. I loved this book and read it in one sitting, and I think it’s a perfect Fall read!
Pair this book with: your favorite baked good and a good friend to enjoy it with
7. The Things We Cannot Say by Kelly Rimmer
Why Rae thinks you should read this book: If you’re a fan of WII fiction, look no further than The Things We Cannot Say by Kelly Rimmer. This book’s storytelling is magical, transporting you back and forth between the present and the past. I could have easily read this book in a single day.
Pair this book with: a box of tissues and your favorite comfort food. Yes, you’ll need them!
8. The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
Why Jenny thinks you should read this book: Don’t be intimidated by this beast of a read, it’s amazing and the length of it just allows you to be in this fantastical world longer! With a divided world, dragons and other mythical beings, this book is perfect to tuck in with for the evening and lose yourself in.
Pair this book with: an orange and a dragon plushie (because sadly we do not have real dragons)
9. The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin
Why Rae thinks you should read this book: Would you want to know the day of your death? Would you live your life differently if you knew when you were going to die? The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin explores these concepts and more. This book is perfect for the fall, so snuggle up and start reading!
Pair this book with: a trip to a fortune teller.
10. The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
Why Jenny thinks you should read this book: The first in a magical, wintry trilogy, The Bear and the Nightingale explores medieval Russia and folklore. There’s magic in the world, but it’s quickly fading with the lack of belief to sustain it. The majority of this book occurs during deep wintertime, and the frost and snow had me tucking myself in to read this one.
Why Rae thinks you should read this book: After I read The Bear and the Nightingale, it quickly became one of my favorite trilogies of all time. From the Russian fairy-tales, to the strong-willed protagonist, this book has it all. If you enjoy whimsical books with a beautiful setting and fascinating characters, you’re going to love this one!
Pair this book with: a thick, warm blanket and warm bread with butter
What are your favorite cozy fall reads?