Fall Reading Guide aka my Fall Book Recommendations and somewhat of a TBR (even though I don’t do TBRs)

Are you looking for your next perfect Fall read? WELL, LOOK NOT FURTHER BECAUSE I’M HERE TO PROVIDE YOU WITH SOME FANTASTIC FALL READING RECOMMENDATIONS.

This post will include a mix of books that I’ve read and enjoyed and that I feel like fit perfectly into the Fall season because they give off autumnal vibes! I will also mention a few books that I haven’t actually read and (possibly) plan to read around the Fall season!

it’s not really the first day but it’s AUTUMN AKA THE BEST SEASON

I have a huge physical pile of (unread) Fall-ish books that I’ve put on my nighstand which is literally about to topple over and suffocate me in my sleep—IT’S THAT HUGE. I wouldn’t necessarily call this pile my Fall TBR, but rather books on my never-ending, about-to-murder-me TBR that give me Fall feels and that I can see myself reading this season!

I like giving myself options of books to choose from instead of trying (the emphasis lies on TRYING here) to read all the books I’ve put on a monthly TBR list.

Please enjoy my way-too-long list of Fall reading recommendations and my Fall TBR (even though it’s not really a TBR!!!).

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the whimsical, magical, atmospheric and/or mysterious ones

   

Out of these four books, I’ve only read Caraval and I absolutely loved it! It definitely had a magical vibe to it, but it will also keep you on your toes throughout Scarlett’s journey to find her sister—there’s so many different plot twists and turns! Nothing is at it seems, even if you think you know the answer *winks*

I’ve heard from Katherine’s Reads (whom I love) that The Scorpio Races is very Fall vibe-ish which is why I’ve added it to my TBR! I feel like The Night Circus is a classic Fall read (at least it seems that way to me) so maybe I’ll finally pick it up this season???

But then again, I received a physical review copy of The Library of Fates so I’ll have to get to that one sooner rather than later! I don’t think I will get to all of these but I am hoping to read at least one!

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the series (ohhhh, there’s so many)

   

Well, I think the first one is QUITE obvious and I don’t really need to say much about it? If you know me, you know that I love the Shatter Me series TO DEATH and if I could throw it at everyone’s faces whenever I’m asked for book recommendations………. I would.

Then we’ve got the Legend trilogy WHICH I HAVEN’T READ SINCE 2014 AND I MISS IT SO MUCH IT’S ONE OF MY ALL TIME FAVOURITE SERIES. It’s so action-packed and full of twists and turns, but also SO emotional and heartbreaking. GO READ IT.

me with Shatter Me, but also pretty much every other book I’ve read an loved

I’m currently reading Six of Crows and it’s a lot different than I expected it to be—BUT IT’S SO GOOD (so far) AND NOW I KNOW WHY EVERYONE LOVES IT SO MUCH. The characters are incredible and I can’t wait to read Crooked Kingdom afterwards!*

*I do recommend reading the Shadow and Bone trilogy first though because it’s REALLY GOOD TOO, but it also helps to understand the Grisha world a lot better and to not get confused at the beginning of Six of Crows!** Just a tip 😛

**And if you’ve only read Six of Crows but not Shadow and Bone—GO AND READ THAT TRILOGY RIGHT NOW, YOU’RE MISSING OUT.

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I haven’t read any of these series yet, but all of them give me Fall vibes! Anything that has crows, ravens or any kind of bird on it will remind be of Fall, which is why The Raven Boys is on this list! If I’m honest with you, I don’t know a single thing about it… only that it’s hyped 😛

The Three Dark Crowns and One Dark Throne are so dark and mysterious and I feel like that’s what these books will be about??? I’ve already started reading Three Dark Crowns and from what I gathered, this is a competition between three sisters who have to kill each other to become queen. THAT SOUNDS VERY, VERY DARK ALREADY.

I was supposed to buddy read The Wrath and The Dawn with the YA Book Bloggers group this month, but I’m too busy so I don’t think I’ll manage that! It’s about a girl who wants revenge (I believe?) and it sounds so dark and kickass—I can’t wait to read it!!!

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the spooky Stephen King novels

  

I have to admit, I haven’t actually read any of his novels but I own two of them! I planned to read Cell or Under The Dome this Fall but I don’t think I will get to either of them!

One thing I CAN recommend though is the new IT movie. I never ever EVER watch horror movies but they showed IT in the sneak preview and I was scared shitless but it was SO GOOD??? I’m impressed and amazed that I actually didn’t pee my pants lol.

I don’t read spooky horror books so these are the only recommendations you’ll get for that category 😛

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the ones with badass women

  

If you’re looking for books that feature women that can kick ass and save the world, READ ALL OF THE ABOVE.

I have gushed all about Wonder Woman: Warbringer in my review but it’s honestly such a fantastic book focused on female friendships and woman empowerment! What more could you want!

I’d also really recommend reading Angelfall and The Alchemists of Loom in Fall! Both books/series have badass women who don’t need no man to save them—they can do it all on their own! If you like dragons, tons of action, snappy women who kick ass—these are the books for you!

All links lead to my reviews where you can find out more about these books! I promise this isn’t just for self-promo, I genuinely love all 3 of these books so much!!!

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the obvious one

If you don’t think of Harry Potter the second you think of books to read in Fall, WHO EVEN ARE YOU. I feel like the Harry Potter books are just perfect for Fall because they start in September (and onwards).

I actually had to read the first book for uni last week ISN’T THAT JUST THE COOLEST THING EVER??????? I’ll definitely continue my reread of the series and hopefully do a movie marathon in the following months!divider

Wow, I’ve actually mentioned a lot more books than I anticipated!

I was going to post a photo of my actual physical TBR pile next to my nightstand that is close to murdering me, but it’s a mess and looks way too unaesthetic 😛 So this post will have to do.

Thank you for reading and feel free to leave any Fall recs in the comments! Oh, and tell me which of these books I should read first!


What are your favourite books to read in Fall? Are you a seasonal reader? If so, which genres do you usually pick up? What is the first book you think of when someone asks for Fall reading recommendations? Is it Harry Potter? 😛 Which book of each category I’ve mentioned should I read first? What is your go-to read (or reread) in Fall? Do you have any other Fall recommendations? Let’s chat in the comments!

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41 thoughts on “Fall Reading Guide aka my Fall Book Recommendations and somewhat of a TBR (even though I don’t do TBRs)

  1. Hello Jackie! Thank you for sharing your recommendations! Caraval caught my eye because of its gorgeous cover. It sounds like such an interesting book and I’ve added it to my tbr! Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone is on my tbr as well (though I will be reading the Chinese edition 🙂 ). I love that you have a section just for Stephen King haha. I love his writing and used to read many more of his books, but they intimidate me a bit because of their spookiness and also their sheer length, so I haven’t been reading much of his works recently xD

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    1. Hi Sophie! Sorry for the late reply! Ohhh yes, Caraval’s cover is absolutely gorgeous! And what’s inside is even better 😉 will this be your first time reading Harry Potter? if so, then I really hope you’ll enjoy it! I first read them in German as well and this is my first time reading them in English!

      Hahaha yes, Stephen King’s books intimidate me sooo much! I’ve never read any of them but they’re so long and reading 1000 pages is a lot of commitment 😂 Thanks you so much for your sweet words!

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  2. HAHAHAHHA I HATED LIBRARY OF FATES SORRY.

    Anyways, my favorite books to read in Fall are usually… ones that take place in fall?? I DON’T KNOW. I really like mysterious and intriguing ones (MAGICAL REALISM), but I feel like a lot of magical ones should be read in winter. Spring/summer are usually contemporary books??

    Fall reading recommendations?? WELL I THOUGHT OF AN ENCHANTMENT OF RAVENS (which honestly wasn’t that good) but I would probably recommend… The Graces, Vassa in the Night, and Flame in the Mist?? I guess??

    I’M SO HYPED FOR OUR BUDDY READ OF SHATTER ME. Also READ THE WRATH AND THE DAWN. IT’S SO GOOD I LOVE IT.

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    1. OKAY WOW NOW I’M MEH ABOUT READING IT. I’ve heard some mixed reviews but I hope I’ll like it??? For the publishers sake??? :’)

      Ooohhhh yes, I tend to read a lot of fantasy in fall/winter and more contemporaries in spring and summer! It’s so weird that my brain decides to do that but okay XD

      Damn, AEOR was such a disappointment for so many people and I’m so sad because it sounded so good!!!! But thanks for the recs omg I need to read all of those???

      IM ALSO SO HYPED. IT’S STARTED TODAY BUT I HAVEN’T READ A SINGLE THING OOPS I’LL PROBABLY BINGE READ THE ENTIRE THING TOMORROW

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  3. The Night Circus catches my eye… I have been wanting to read it and Caraval and compare them, hehehe… Also I need to continue the Shatter Me trilogy!! I want reminded recently that I have only read book one!! (*cower* Please don’t throw a book at me…) I unfortunately agree with Julianna I didn’t really like Library of Fates… lets just say the title is misleading… The Scorpio Races is a fun book!! Especially if you love horses!! That’s what I would go with, Jackie ❤ Have fall fun reading!

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    1. Ooooh you should totally do that and write a post about it! I’ve heard that Caraval is Night Circus-esque so I’m curious to know if that’s true! YEEEESSSSS CONTINUE SHATTER ME!!!!!! And don’t worry I won’t throw books (yet) hehehehehe XD thanks so much for your lovely thoughts and opinions! I think I’ll start with Scorpio Races then! Thank you ❤️

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  4. OH I love your recommendaitons here – also, I can’t wait for you to read Library of Fates, I haven’t read it but it is on my TBR and I am SOOO curious to see what you think of it.
    You also NEED TO READ The Raven Boys and The WRath and the Dawn, these are two of my favorite serieeeeees of all times, Jackie WHAT ARE YOU DOING ahah. I hope you’ll love them 🙂
    I don’t really have particular books I read in the summer, winter, fall, or anything else… I just read whatever’s on my TBR at the moment ahah, but The Raven Boys does scream fall for me, it’s so mysterious. The Mara Dyer series just as well, because it screams halloween and creepy and weird, hahaha.
    Great post! 🙂

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    1. Thank you Marie! I’ve heard from a few people that Library of Fates isn’t thaaaaat good but I’m still intrigued by it!

      OMGGG MARIE OKAY I PROMISE I’LL READ THOSE SOON. Hopefully sooner rather than later lol XD

      Sometimes I feel like I’m a seasonal reader and only read fantasy etc in Fall/Winter, but other times I just pick up whatever I want! It’s weird XD but I’ve heard fantastic things about the Mara Dyer series so I’ll definitely check that out! Thank you so much ❤️

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  5. Great Recommendations! I loved Library of fates, Six Of Crows, Caraval, Shatter Me, TWTD, Angellfall, Alchemists of Loom, and Grisha. I haven’t Night Circus, Legend, and Wonder Woman yet but they’re already in my tbr list. I’m not really a seasonal reader but I do love reading fantasy books in autumn.
    Hope you have a great month and happy reading! 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much! Wooohoooo I’m glad you loved so many of these books! And you should totally read those 3–especially Legend! It’s one of my favourite series of all time 💞 and I’m the same with fantasy books! Thank you so much! I hop you have a fantastic reading month as well, Raven ❤️❤️❤️

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  6. This is one seriously AMAZEBALLS list! so many of my fave reads & so many that are on my TBR as well! when I think of Fall the 3 books that come to mind are Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire, The Bear & the Nightingale, and The Night Circus in that order lol. The Raven Cycle although slow is truly beautiful writing that I couldn’t put down. I also recently acquired Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King & his son Owen King, I haven’t read anything by them either. Also, big scaredy cat over here so you are NOT alone haha! Lastly, Alchemists of Loom is currently in my Amazon cart & will be in my hands shortly, can’t wait to see what the buzz is about 🙂

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    1. Thank you soooo much! 💖 ooooh yes, Goblet of Fire definitely screams Fall! And I’ll have to check out the other two! Oh yes, I’ve heard of their new book! I really want to have read at least one King novel in my life so hopefully that will happen soon 😂 Hopefully you’ll enjoy Alchemists of Loom once you get your hands on it—it definitely took me by surprise and became one of my favourite reads of the year! Happy reading 💓

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  7. I can’t believe you have to read Harry Potter for uni, I’m so jealous right now! These recommendations were so great and I highly relate with having a tbr that will fall over me and probably eat me or kill me or something like this. I need to read The Night Circus soon too, I feel like that book has become a priority because I see it everywhere and everybody praises it, so… Also, Caraval was so great, I adored that book! Great recommendations, I have to put some of these on my tbr. ❤

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  8. Here for this and all these recs! I haven’t read Shatter Me….yet *Don’t hurt me* I really want to though! My cousin loved it and has been begging me to read them! I haven’t read the Legend series since 2013. But like every time I say I’m gonna go pick it up, I just end up wallowing in a pit of sadness thinking about the ending-ending. Still, I want to reread them, the emotional trauma is still too fresh. I love all the recs you gave, I have some of these on my own TBR so hopefully I can get to some of them! Great post Jackie!

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    1. Okayyyy okay, I won’t hurt you for not reading Shatter Me……….. yet 😉 AND SAME OMG THE ENDING OF LEGEND ABSOLUTELY DESTROYED ME. I reallllly wanna reread the books but I also don’t wanna go through all that stress and trauma again 😭😭😭 thank you so much Rendz ❤️

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  9. What an awesome post! I love reading during the Fall and Winter time the most 🙂 There’s something nostalgic about it. That GIF of her throwing the book made me laugh so hard! I feel like that with my favourite books (Winnie-the-Pooh for instance). I just want to shove a book in peoples’ face and say “READ IT!”. I think I’m secretly a violent person…oh boy. I definitely added some of these to my Goodreads TBR list 🙂

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  10. DUDE WE SHOULD TOTALLY BR THE NIGHT CIRCUS???? bc i’ve been meaning to read it since foreverrrrrr but the small font scared me 😛 i just need the motivation of reading it with someone else to actually read it yoh know??? and YESSSS SOC I LOVE ITTTTT and now i might actually have to read the grisha trilogy bc leigh’s new series includes nikolai and i need to know more about him!!! and AGAGHAGAGAHAH I NEED TO READ WONDER WOMANNN. i literally have the ebook waiting for me but ??? i don’t want to read it ??? luckily i’m BR’ing it with someone soon lmao

    GREAT POST

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    1. DUDE YES. LET’S BUDDY READ IT. Because I don’t think I’ll pick it up anytime soon unless someone forces me lol. I won’t have time for it until at least mid-November tho! Wait no, that’s when I want to focus on NaNo so I probs won’t get much reading done sooooo how about December??? :’)

      NIKOLAI. YES. READ THE GRISHA TRILOGY. IT’S SO GOOD. And Nikolai is my fav character <333 and I'm so excited for his duology omg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Ohhhh let me know all your thoughts about Wonder Woman! I didn't wanna read it at first too but then I just did it and it was FANTASTIC! Thanks May 🙂

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      1. Oops I’m still trying to get the hang of blogging/commenting back/blog hopping and as you can see I’M NOT DOING TOO GREAT. Oooooh near Christmas would be the PERFECT time!!! I’d say we start like mid-December so we’re done before Christmas??? Bc I’ll have exams in January and I’ll have to start studying during my winter break yikesssssss

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      2. I hate how long it takes me to reply to comment 😭 and I barely blog hop omg I only check out a handful of posts by my fav blogger friends but other than that I’m the worst… I GOTTA GET BETTER

        okay we can start at the end of November maybe??? Or 1st December and then speed-read it??

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  11. ….I haven’t read Six of Crows yet either XD I heard such good things about it, I was saving it for the right time, but I wanna get to it soon!! I’ve not heard of the Legend trilogy either, I think I’m gonna check it out! (: All the best for your fall reading!!!

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    1. Ohhh Six of Crows was INCREDIBLE! 1000/10 would recommend, it has easily become one of my favourite books of all time! And the Legend trilogy is one of my all time favvvvves! It’s a dystopian but SO GOOD. I hope you love both of them if you decide to check them out ❤️

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