Fall is in the air! Leaves changing colors, bonfires, smores, hoodies, football, pumpkins. It’s that time of year when you want to curl up with a fleece blanket and read certain kinds of books. Something Fall-ish, maybe something creepy, mysterious, and about the things that go bump in the night.
Here are a few recommendations, and we think there’s a little bit of something for everyone:
I recently read this 3-book series from M.J. Haag. If you love Beauty and the Beast then A Beastly Tale definitely worth checking out because the first book is FREE! The author puts her own spin of the classic fairytale. This really was a great fall read because there’s an apple harvest that is major part of the plot. I’d classify this as New Adult Fantasy.
We absolutely adored Penny Reid’s Truth or Beard. We first met the Winston Brothers in Beauty and the Mustache and fell in love with all those bearded men. Truth or Beard is the broody Duane’s book. The reason I think this is a great fall read is because the setting is in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. It’s a very outdoorsy book, and the landscape is a big presence. Also, the story begins on Halloween. 🙂
Penny’s writing is so unique. She combines witty heroines, humor, and alpha heroes into emotional romances.
Thrillers & Creepy Mysteries
I know I have already blogged about these books, but I think they are perfect for reading in autumn (or anytime, really). They are just so refreshing, different, and fun!
It’s not Halloween without something really creepy to read, and no one does creepy/scary better than Karina Halle. We lurrrrvvvv her Experiment in Terror series and well as her other horror romance backlist. Experiment in Terror is a 9 book series that’s a slow burn romance about two ghost hunter, Dex and Perry.
Books recently added to my TBR I’m looking forward to reading this fall.
Gavin tells Delilah he’s hers—completely—but whatever lives inside that house with him disagrees.
After seven years tucked away at an East coast boarding school, Delilah Blue returns to her small Kansas hometown to find that not much has changed. Her parents are still uptight and disinterested, her bedroom is exactly the way she left it, and the outcast Gavin Timothy still looks like he’s crawled out of one of her dark, twisted drawings.
Delilah is instantly smitten.
Gavin has always lived in the strange house: an odd building isolated in a stand of trees where the town gives in to mild wilderness. The house is an irresistible lure for Delilah, but the tall fence surrounding it exists for good reason, and Gavin urges Delilah to be careful. Whatever lives with him there isn’t human, and isn’t afraid of hurting her to keep her away.
Set in gilded age New York, These Shallow Graves follows the story of Josephine Montfort, an American aristocrat. Jo lives a life of old-money ease. Not much is expected of her other than to look good and marry well. But when her father dies due to an accidental gunshot, the gilding on Jo’s world starts to tarnish. With the help of a handsome and brash reporter, and a young medical student who moonlights in the city morgue, Jo uncovers the truth be
hind her father’s death and learns that if you’re going to bury the past, you’d better bury it deep.