15 Novels for Your Fall Reading List

From completely spooky to mellow nature-inspired and funky I have put together a collection of novels that will surely make you fall in love (wink, wink).

Remember: If you choose to purchase a book through my links I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. If you choose not to buy a book through my link, I totally understand. I hope that means you are choosing to purchase your book from a local bookshop instead. 🙂

Happy reading!


The Way of Imagination

by Scott Russell Sanders

Nonfiction

This book was brought to my attention thanks to a post by Nick Offerman. From what I have gathered this is a collection of essay on environment and spirituality.

“Imagination breaks the shell of the status quo, summoning up objects that do not yet exist, actions that no one has yet performed, and wiser ways of living that have yet to be realized.”

– GoodReads


The Rural Diaries: Love, Livestock, and Big Life Lessons Down on Mischief Farm

by Hilarie Burton Morgan

Nonfiction

The Rural Diaries is an inspiring memoir chronicling actress Hilarie Burton Morgan (One Tree Hill, White Collar) and her husband Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Supernatural, The Walking Dead) transition farm urban city life to rural farm living.

Mixing charming stories from learning to raise alpacas to raw reflections on the ups and downs of marriage.

Includes recipes, home renovation, and gardening tips.


Fierce Fairytales: Poems and Stories to Stir Your Soul

by Nikita Gill

Poetry

“Traditional fairytales are rife with cliches and gender stereotypes: beautiful, silent princesses; ugly, jealous, and bitter vilenesses’; girls who need rescuing; and men who take all the glory.

But in this rousing new prose and poetry collection, Nikita Gill gives Once Upon a Time a much-needed modern makeover. Through her gorgeous reimagining of fairytale classics and spellbinding original tales, she dismantles the old-fashioned tropes that have been ingrained in our minds.”

– Goodreads


Verity

by Colleen Hoover

Mystery Thriller

“Lowen Ashleigh is a struggling writer on the brink of financial ruin when she accepts the job offer of a lifetime. Jeremy Crawford, husband of bestselling author Verity Crawford, has hired Lowen to complete the remaining books in a successful series his injured wife is unable to finish.”

– Goodreads


Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders

by Neil Gaiman

Fantasy Fiction | Short Stories

“These stories will dazzle your senses, haunt your imagination, and move you to the very depths of your soul. This extraordinary compilation reveals one of the world’s most gifted storytellers at the height of his powers.”

– Goodreads


Wesley the Owl: The Remarkable Love Story of an Owl and His Girl

by Stacey O’Brien

Nonfiction

“Enhanced by wonderful photos, Wesley the Owl is a thoroughly engaging, heartwarming, often funny story of a complex, emotional, non-human being capable of reason, play, and, most important, love and loyalty. It is sure to be cherished by animal lovers everywhere.”

– Goodreads


Wuthering Heights

by Emily Brontë

Classic Fiction

“Wuthering Heights is an 1847 novel by Emily Brontë, initially published under the pseudonym Ellis Bell. It concerns two families of the landed gentry living on the West Yorkshire moors, the Earnshaws and the Lintons, and their turbulent relationships with Earnshaw’s adopted son, Heathcliff.”

– Goodreads


The Thursday Murder Club

by Richard Osman

Mystery Fiction

“In a peaceful retirement village, four unlikely friends meet weekly in the Jigsaw Room to discuss unsolved crimes; together they call themselves The Thursday Murder Club.

When a local developer is found dead with a mysterious photograph left next to the body, the Thursday Murder Club suddenly find themselves in the middle of their first live case. As the bodies begin to pile up, can our unorthodox but brilliant gang catch the killer, before it’s too late?”

The Thursday Murder Club


The Thing on the Doorstep and Other Weird Stories

by H.P. Lovecraft

Horror

“The Thing on the Doorstep and Other Weird Stories is Penguin Classics’ second omnibus edition of works by 20th-century American author H. P. Lovecraft. This Penguin Classics edition brings together a dozen of the master’s tales-from his early short stories.”

– Goodreads


Frankenstein

by Mary Shelley

Classic Fiction |Horror

“Frankenstein tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, a young scientist who creates a sapient creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment.”

-Goodreads


Once There Were Wolves

by Charlotte McConaghy

Mystery Thriller

“Propulsive and spell-binding, Charlotte McConaghy’s Once There Were Wolves is the unforgettable story of a woman desperate to save the creatures she loves—if she isn’t consumed by a wild that was once her refuge.”

– Goodreads


Hour of the Witch

by Chris Bohjalian

Historical Fiction | Thriller

“A young Puritan woman–faithful, resourceful, but afraid of the demons that dog her soul–plots her escape from a violent marriage in this riveting and propulsive historical thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Flight Attendant.

– Goodreads


The Final Girl Support Group

by Grady Hendrix

Horror

Last year I read The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires and absolutely loved it. So I look forward to another horror thriller by Grady Hendrix.

“A fast-paced, thrilling horror novel that follows a group of heroines to die for, from the brilliant New York Times bestselling author of The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires.”

– Grady Hendrix


If It Bleeds

by Stephen King

Horror

“If it Bleeds is a collection of four new novellas —Mr. Harrigan’s Phone, The Life of Chuck, Rat, and the title story If It Bleeds— each pulling readers into intriguing and frightening places.”

– Goodreads


Interview with a Vampire

by Anne Rice

Horror

Hitting everyone with another classic here. If this has been on your reading list for awhile or you haven’t picked it up in a hot minute, now is the time. 🧛

“This is the story of Louis, as told in his own words, of his journey through mortal and immortal life. Louis recounts how he became a vampire at the hands of the radiant and sinister Lestat and how he became indoctrinated, unwillingly, into the vampire way of life.”

– Goodreads


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