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Cozy Fall Reads for Adults

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There’s something magic about fall, right? Picture this: a crisp autumn morning, your comfiest blanket, a hot drink, and a killer book. Whether it’s the golden leaves or that pumpkin-spiced everything vibe, diving into cozy fall reads for adults just hits different this season. It’s like a warm hug, in book form. Pure autumnal bliss.

Fall is the quintessential time for hunkering down with stories that wrap around you like a soft, oversized sweater. Between the vibrant foliage, pumpkin treats, and the gentle hum of life slowing down, there’s no better backdrop for getting lost in a book. From tales drenched in autumnal atmosphere, heartwarming stories that resonate deeply, and stories with a touch of whimsical magic there’s a book for every mood this season.

Whether you’re nestled indoors with the fireplace aglow or lounging on a porch with your favorite blanket, here are some captivating reads that perfectly complement the magic of fall.

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Cozy Fall Reads for Adults


The blend of cool weather, warm beverages, and the turn of leaves pairs so well with stories that mix magic and romance. Here are some delightful fall romance novels to get lost in this fall!

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The Ex Hex

Erin Sterling

After cursing her boyfriend Rhys nine years ago for a heartbreak, young witch Viviene believed it was harmless fun. But when he returns for the annual fall festival and things go amiss, they’re thrown together in a whirlwind of ghosts and deadly toys, rekindling old flames amidst chaos. Dive into a bewitching tale of second chances, magic, and unexpected mayhem

The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches by Sangu Mandanna in Cozy Fall Reads for Adults

The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches

by Sangu Mandanna

Mika Moon might be one of Britain’s few witches, but she hides in plain sight, airing “fake” magical videos online. But when she’s summoned to Nowhere House to guide three young witches, she’s ensnared by more than just spells. Navigating an array of peculiar house members, including the distrustful yet alluring librarian Jamie, Mika’s concealed world crumbles. Yet, when danger casts its shadow, will Mika’s newfound ties be her strength or her undoing?

Hex Appeal Cover art

Hex Appeal

by Kate Johnson

Essie Winterscale, a quirky witch, resides in Bedlam House in Good Winter Village with her eccentric coven and a magical menagerie. When handsome lawyer Josh inherits the property and demands centuries-overdue rent, sparks fly between them. While Essie tries to maintain her distance, fate has other amorous ideas in this enchanting enemies-to-lovers tale brimming with wishes, wit, and whimsical witchcraft.

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The Night Circus

by Erin Morgenstern

Le Cirque des Rêves, a mesmerizing nocturnal circus, arrives unannounced, dazzling visitors with its enchanting acts. Yet, its enchantment masks a deep rivalry: Celia and Marco, two young magicians bound by destiny, are pitted against each other in a mysterious contest. But as passion intertwines with performance, their forbidden love threatens the circus’s very existence, drawing everyone into a whirlwind of danger and wonder.

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The Dead Romantics

by Ashley Poston

Florence Day, a ghostwriter for a famed romance novelist, has lost her belief in love. A tragic heartbreak and the pressure of an unyielding editor have her at wit’s end. But fate takes a twist when she returns to her hometown, compelled by her father’s death. The last thing she expects? Meeting her deceased editor at her family’s funeral parlor, equally befuddled by his new spectral state. With a shared history and uncertain futures, these two might find that love isn’t so dead after all.

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Happily Haunted Afters

by Brittany Kelley

Emma Cross has big dreams of reviving a dilapidated hotel, but she needs the financial backing of Jack Colson, her ex-best friend. As old feelings rekindle, keeping her heart secret becomes crucial, especially when ghostly occurrences suggest the hotel might be harboring more than just memories.

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Pumpkin Spice and Not So Nice

by Becky Monson

While working at her parents’ pumpkin patch, Jenna stumbles upon a dollar bill with a mysterious note. This clue leads her to the brooding Aidan St. Claire, igniting a slow-burning romance that challenges her past patterns and hints he might be “the one.” A heartwarming tale with a hero sure to make readers swoon.Book Description

Accidentally Amy

by Lynn Painter

Isabella Shay’s day begins with a simple coffee mix-up. A pumpkin spice latte intended for Amy lands in her hands. Little did she know that this small mishap would lead to a hilariously awkward encounter with a dashing stranger who is none other than her new boss. Navigating the professional world becomes a comedic challenge as Isabella tries to mend her deceitful first impression while sparks fly amidst lighthearted misunderstandings.Book Description

Historical Fiction

Historical fiction pairs beautifully with the cozy ambiance of fall. Here are some historical fiction novels that encapsulate the warmth and introspection of the autumn season:

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

by The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Set in the aftermath of World War II, this epistolary novel reveals the heartwarming and sometimes humorous stories of the inhabitants of Guernsey Island, brought together through a book club formed during the German occupation.

The Nightingale

by Kristin Hannah

Set against the backdrop of World War II France, this poignant tale delves deep into the lives of two sisters, Vianne and Isabelle, as they navigate love, loss, and resistance in a world turned upside down by war.

The Huntress

by Kate Quinn

In the aftermath of World War II, a battle-hardened journalist, a determined young Russian pilot, and an investigator team up to hunt down a Nazi war criminal known as the Huntress, leading them on a suspenseful chase across continents.

The Book Thief

by Markus Zusak

Amidst Nazi Germany, a young girl finds solace in stolen books and the power of words.

All the Light We Cannot See

by Anthony Doerr

A mesmerizing novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France during World War II.

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The Miniaturist

by Jessie Burton

In 1686 Amsterdam, a young bride receives a mysterious miniature replica of her home, leading to a series of unfolding secrets.

At the Water’s Edge

by Sara Gruen

A tale set during World War II, involving high society, the Scottish Loch Ness legend, and personal discovery.

Each of these books offers immersive historical settings and evocative storytelling, making them perfect to curl up with during the crisp fall days. Grab a blanket, a hot drink, and let yourself be transported to another time!


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Under the Whispering Door

by TJ Klune

Wallace, confronted by a reaper at his own funeral, realizes he’s no longer among the living. Guided by Hugo, the quirky tea shop owner, Wallace is granted seven days to truly live. Dive into this blend of humor, heart, and the supernatural, and find solace in every sip and turn of the page.

A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmer in Cozy Fall Reads for Adults

A Curse So Dark and Lonely

by Brigid Kemmerer

Trapped in a relentless autumn, Prince Rhen is ensnared by a curse that turns him into a beast every season’s end unless he finds true love. Enter Harper, a resilient girl from DC. Dive into a tale where love, destiny, and resilience collide, offering a glimmer of hope in a world shrouded in enchantments.

Lovely War

by Julie Berry

A sweeping tale of love, loss, and destiny. When Aphrodite is caught in a compromising situation with Ares, she narrates four intertwined love stories to her husband, Hephaestus, and other gods as her defense. These tales span across continents and eras, painting a poignant picture of young lovers separated by the brutality of war.

As the autumn leaves fall and the days grow shorter, there’s nothing quite like diving into a good book to match the season’s ambiance. But every reader knows that sharing is half the fun. What are your favorite fall reads? Drop them in the comments below, and let’s craft the ultimate autumn reading list together. Happy reading!

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