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Books to Read in the Fall of 2022

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As the sun sets earlier in autumn, it makes us want to spend more time curled up reading in a cozy sweater with a pumpkin spice latte. While both of us Book Girls always look forward to reading in our favorite season, we were struggling to articulate our favorite types of books to read in the fall.

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

We polled our Read with the Book Girls Facebook group, and 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, but we also agreed that fall is a season of deeper reads after 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.

Our list of fall books includes a mix of brand new titles, along with some of our favorite books from the past few years.

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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Autumn Reading: The Best Fall Books

While we’ve recommended our autumn favorites, along with the books at the top of our fall reading lists, there are a few other authors that consistently come up as winners for this season. If you need more books for your TBR pile, check out Anthony Doers, Colson Whitehead, Sally Rooney, and even romance by Nicholas Sparks.

Do you have any favorite fall books? Add your book recommendation to the comments below!

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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.


Wednesday 29th of September 2021

I feel a strong sense of fall every time I read the first couple of chapters of A Wrinkle in Time. It's cozy, mysterious, and there's a hint of ripe apples in the air.

Melissa George

Wednesday 29th of September 2021

Oh, great suggestion!