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Books to Read in the Fall of 2022

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As the sun sets earlier in autumn, we want to spend more time curled up reading. Even better if we’re in a cozy sweater with apple cider or a pumpkin spice latte.

Three angled book covers in shades of orange. The center book is titled Wrong Place Wrong Time.

Autumn Reading

While both Book Girls always look forward to reading in our favorite season, we initially struggled to articulate our favorite types of books to read in the fall. So, we polled our Read with the Book Girls Facebook group! They helped us come up with a list of characteristics that make the best fall books. Of course, anything set in the fall was the easiest qualifier.

We also agreed that fall is a season of deeper reads after the light beach read season. Thrillers and mysteries for Halloween, back-to-school themes, and books with cozy fall vibes also made it to our fall reading list.

Grab a throw blanket and coffee or wine and curl up in a chair with one of these perfect-for-fall novels.

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The Best Books for Fall

Our book recommendations include both 2022 new release books with autumn vibes as well as some of our favorites from the past few years.

More Fall-ish Authors

The list above includes our favorite cozy autumn books, along with the books at the top of our fall reading lists. However, there are a few other authors that consistently come up as winners for this season. If you need more fall reads for your TBR pile, try Anthony Doers, Colson Whitehead, and Sally Rooney. Some even find fall the perfect season for romance novels by Nicholas Sparks.

More Seasonal Book Recommendations

For even more cozy books to read in autumn, check out our other fall-themed book lists.

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Nancy A

Friday 11th of November 2022

I love picking up historical fiction during the colder months!. As soon as fall hits I started gravitating towards the historical fiction. But I do have to have some other genres in my TBR pile so I am thrilled to have found these recommendations. I will be sure to join the Facebook group too!

My favorite fall read so far has been the “Daughters of Teutobod” by Kurt Hansen( The book focuses on three women, living in vastly different times and places, who are united by the nature of the difficulties they faced and how they persevered. This book (surprisingly) brought up a lot of emotion within and was beautifully written. I think it should be on a future list! Hope your group will check it out and happy reading!


Friday 26th of August 2022

Thanks for all the great monthly suggestions and commentary. I am a fan of Sarah Addison Allen and I think her books “First Frost” or “The Sugar Queen”would fit with the fall theme. She also has a new book being released on Aug 30, “Other Birds”.

Maureen Larson

Thursday 7th of October 2021

Just read Into the Darkest Corner, based on your recommendation. I am a thriller lover and this one was excellent. You know what what is coming, but the author's build-up is so well done that you remain on pins and needles waiting for it. Thank you for the title.

Melissa George

Thursday 7th of October 2021

We're so glad you enjoyed it!

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Tuesday 5th of October 2021

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Sunday 3rd of October 2021

The book about the people and what they did in Gander, Newfoundland was the most uplifting and best feeling ever. Those people and that country should have received the Nobel Peace Award.