I love the summer but around this time of year I always start to get antsy for the fall and cooler weather that calls for sweaters, cozy vibes, and a stack of books to curl up with.
I often look for books with a particular atmosphere this time of year, but this season I’m craving a bit more variety in my reading choices. So today I’m sharing books from a range of genres, including contemporary, mystery, fantasy, and more. And hopefully there will be something to your liking from my list!
Ready to see my picks?
The Art of Racing in the Rain examines life and the human condition through the eyes of a dog. Enzo is quite a perceptive dog and his observations on what it is to be human are insightful and witty. This was adapted into a movie that released in August – I haven’t yet seen it but those who like to read the book before watching its adaptation might want to check this out first!
Magpie Murders begins with editor Susan sitting down to read the latest manuscript from author Alan Conway and then jumps right into his book, a historical fiction mystery reminiscent of Agatha Christie’s work. This book within a book contains two mysteries that are interwoven in an intriguing way. Fans of classic mystery novels and books about books will probably find this to their liking!
The Priory of the Orange Tree is an epic fantasy with a unique focus on dragons. Comprehensive world building, intricate plotting, and a full cast of interesting characters bring this story to life. But this also explores themes that are incredibly relevant to our own society, adding depth to an entertaining story that makes it worth reading more than once. If you’re looking for a long fantasy to sink your teeth into, give this book a shot!
A dystopian thriller that feels startlingly and terrifyingly possible, The Warehouse explores a near future in which our culture relies solely on one mega-corporation because that’s what “the market dictates.” What first seems a fairly straightforward story has many layers for the reader to peel back for a thought-provoking read. If you liked The Circle or other similar dystopians, this might be up your alley!
The Whisper Man is a serial killer thriller that combines police procedural with family dynamics for a compelling and wonderfully layered read. Easing in with a whisper of an unsettling tone that increases over time, this has an eerie atmosphere that doesn’t cross the line into overtly scary. Readers looking for something dark and creepy to read this fall might want to check this out!
There you have five fantastic books to pick up this fall! I’d love to hear from you if any of these books are on your TBR or if you’ve already read them. If you’re a seasonal reader, what are your favorite types of books to read in the fall?