Every true reader must have their own list of cozy autumn books to spend the moodier months with.
Autumn is the month of candles lighting up the night, Hogwarts making a home for readers’ hearts and series watched under a warm plaid.
September hasn’t even started yet and already the crisp leaves have made their way onto my balcony. I love reading in the summer months but nothing beats the special warmth that every cozy autumn book can give.
The soothing scent of paper belongs to the chill of autumn.
In this list you will find cozy autumn books that will cause shivers of fear (apart from those of cold) and welcome you in a haze of mystery.
Get ready to read a good book in front of the fireplace and remember that this season belongs to what lurks in the shadows.
Cozy Autumn Books Reading list
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They All Fall Down by Roxanne St. Claire
Lists are nothing new in school life, often voting for the beauty of schoolmates is the only pastime boys find. This time, however, the list does more than kill self-esteem, it kills for real.
One after the other, the girls begin to fall. Who will live to see another year of school?
Dead Girls Society by Michelle Krys
Murder Books and autumn go hand in hand.
This intriguing thriller offers you an ordinary quiet life, even too much so, that is suddenly turned upside down by a special letter.
Thus begins a nice game from which you quickly realise, there is no way out.
Before the Coffee Gets Cold: A Novel by Toshikazu Kawaguchi
The cold days of autumn are perfect for an overdose of nostalgia. And what could be more nostalgic than a trip back in time? This mysterious novella takes us to an underground cafe, where according to rumours, it is possible to go back to the past. The only flaw is that as soon as the cafe cools down, the journey ends.
(I have an obsession with time travel, if you are like me, don’t miss this gem).
Slewfoot: A Tale of Bewitchery by Brom
Fall brings the witchy side of us all out into the open. In the Halloween season, spirits, gods and mysteries are more than welcome. This book (filled with illustrations from the author) takes us back in time, to the lucubrious 17th century, showing us a new witchcraft, used to combat the puritan society of the time. And how, in difficult times, one does not always have a choice.
The Secret History by Donna Tartt
Made famous by its dark academia, this book will assault your mind and force you to philosophically come to the brink of the rational. With romance, murder and mystery, it is capable of keeping you on your toes throughout the entire season.
The Leaf Thief by Alice Hemming (Author), Nicola Slater (Illustrator)
This autumn children’s book is ideal for your classroom and excellent as a bedtime story. Thanks to neat illustrations and amusing dialogues, the story takes you on a journey to discover the leaf thief. Together with a squirrel, who loves to look at the foliage of his tree, and his bird friend, your children will discover why the beloved leaves suddenly disappear.
Pumpkin Everything (Autumnboro Sweet Romance) by Beth Labonte
What could be more autumnal than a book called Pumpkin Everything. It continues with mystery but here it is mixed with a dash of love and nostalgia. Not just the annulled marriage, Amy Fox is also in danger of losing her childhood home full of memories. Unless she returns to her hometown to take care of her grandfather. There, with no miles separating them, nothing can protect her from the presence of her first love.
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
This classic novel should be read by every reader at least once in a lifetime. Dorian Gray’s deep thoughts and conversations are enough to make it a unique book. Good and evil challenging each other in words drive Dorian, a handsome young boy, to condemn himself and his soul. Is youth really worth such a price?
In My Dreams I Hold a Knife by Ashley Winstead
Between past and present, the mystery that Jessica Miller and her friends so badly wanted to bury in the past resurfaces. On the dark campus, someone wants revenge and the protagonists will have to deal with the events of that night, with the death that changed all their lives forever.
The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
Every book lover’s dream, a library containing infinite books, about everything the universe contains. A book that transcribes your whole life and others that tell your life if only you had made another choice. This fantasy book takes you on a quest for what really matters in life, the weight of every single choice accompanies us to the end.
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