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15 books to read this fall 2023

15 books to read this fall 2023

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Autumn is the perfect time to curl up under a warm blanket with a cup of coffee and nestle in with a good book. I’m sharing 15 books for your fall reading list. Whether you’re looking for a cozy feel good story, a fall romance, or maybe a darker, suspenseful thriller, there is something on this list for you. Here are 15 books to read this fall 2023.  So grab a cup of pumpkin coffee (sharing my recipe for my pumpkin cold foam here) and get reading!

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15 Books To Read This Fall 2023

15 books to read this fall

The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches by Sangu Mandanna – This story is great if you are a fan of Practical Magic. The story follows, Mika one of the few only witches in Britain who has been forced to hide her magic and is an orphan. The characters are well developed and this is a heartwarming read.

The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches

A haunting on the Hill by Elizabeth Hand- If you loved The Haunting Of Hill House by Shirley Jackson or the Netflix series then this is a must read! A young playwright rents Hill House with her friends for her upcoming play. This is a great read for spooky season!

A Haunting on the Hill: A Novel

A Flicker in the Dark by Stacy Willingham The main character, Chloe had her own father sent to prison when she was young after he confessed for being involved in the cases of 6 missing girls. Now years later, Chloe is a successful psychologist getting ready to walk down the aisle when another young girl goes missing.

A Flicker in the Dark: A Novel

The Ex Hex by Erin Sterling This is a cute, witchy love story with some spicy scenes. Years ago, the main character Vivi puts a curse on the man who broke her heart. But then, he comes back, as a Welsh hottie and there is undeniable chemistry.  Grab a pumpkin spice martini and read alone 🙂

The Ex Hex: A Novel (The Graves Glen Series, 1)

Final Girls by Riley Sager Quincy becomes part of a group known as “The Final Girls” by the media after she goes on vacation with her friends and ends up being the only one alive. Years later, one of the girls in the group winds up dead, and the other ends up on Quincy’s doorstep  forcing Quincy to relive those traumatic events that happened years ago.

Final Girls: A Novel

Hidden Pictures by Jason Rekulak Ok I finished this one in 2 days. Mallory is fresh out of rehab and takes a job as a nanny for a young boy, Teddy who loves to draw. Teddy’s drawings begin to get more and more dark and Mallory begins to think that there is a supernatural force at play and needs to save Teddy before it’s too late.

Hidden Pictures

Haunting of Adeline (Cat and Mouse Duet) by H. D. Carlton- This one comes with a strong trigger warning. It is dark and touches on several sensitive topics and graphic sexual scenes. It was previously banned on Amazon so obviously I had to read it.

Haunting Adeline (Cat and Mouse Duet)

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern – Two young magicians must battle it out but little do they know that there can only be one standing. However the duo soon finds themselves falling in love. The reviews on this one were mixed but if you like fantasy and magic this might be for you.

The Night Circus

The Year of the Witching by Alexis Henderson – A story that weaves witchcraft, feminism, and religion. This would be great for fans of the Handmaid’s Tale.

The Year of the Witching


The Pumpkin Spice Cafe by Laurie Gilmore – a cozy romantic mystery that takes place in a small town and the author’s last name is Gilmore. Say no more. Add this to your fall reading list especially if you’re a Gilmore Girls fan.

The Pumpkin Spice Café

The September House by Carissa Orlando – Margaret and Hal are a married couple who just move into a beautiful Victoria house, what they think is their dream home. But suddenly they find out it’s haunted, and every September the ghosts that inhabit the home appear. Margaret is determined to stay as it is her house but her husband Hal suddenly leaves abruptly and can’t be contacted.

The September House

The Invisible Life of Addie Larue by V. E. Schwab  – Addie makes a pact on the eve of her wedding to live forever and ends up being cursed for 300 years with no one able to remember her. Centuries later, Addie falls in love with the owner of a book shop who has a story of his own.

The Only One Left by Riley Sager – This is Sager’s second book on this list. The premise of this one reminds me a little bit of the Amityville House. One night in 1929, a family is murdered in their house on the Maine coast. Lenora is the only one who makes it out alive and for years people assume she was the killer. Fast forward years later, Lenora is confined to a wheelchair and mute after a stroke. She decides that it’s finally time to tell her story to her nurse.

The Only One Left: A Novel

House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig – the reviews say this is equal parts gothic and fairytale and for those who loved the series Yellowjackets. Annaleigh lives in a manor by the sea called Highmoor with her eleven sisters. Sister after sister suddenly dies, and Annaleigh begins having visions that what may have been thought to be an accident maybe wasn’t at all.

House of Salt and Sorrows (SISTERS OF THE SALT)

The Cottage on Pumpkin and Vine by Kate Angell, Jennifer Dawson & Sharla Lovelace – The Cottage on Pumpkin and Vine is a cozy little B&B in Maine. This book interwines 3 stories of 3 couples who come to the B&B for their annual Halloween party.

The Cottage on Pumpkin and Vine (Moonbright, Maine)


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  • Reply
    September 21, 2023 at 9:53 am

    So many great books, several I have read and a few new to me. Off to check them out.

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    September 21, 2023 at 6:23 pm

    Lovely titles! I am more interested in the hidden pictures. Going to enjoy that read.

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    Natasha Mairs
    September 22, 2023 at 1:20 pm

    I have a few of these on my tbr list. Recently picked up The Ex Hex and will be reading it over Halloween

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    September 24, 2023 at 6:32 pm

    The Flicker in the Dark grabbed my attention. I will definitely check this out!

    Thank you for linking up at GmasPhoto ge•ner•ic Linkup Party.
    Take care and best wishes.

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    Linda Stoll
    September 24, 2023 at 9:31 pm

    the pumpkin spice cafe sounds very inviting!

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    September 25, 2023 at 1:17 pm

    I’m not one for scary stories but I really enjoyed the Ex Hex since it was so cute and Addie LaRue was a fun and different story. The Pumpkin Spice Cafe looks adorable too.

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      September 26, 2023 at 6:41 am

      Hi Joanne! I know I think both of those sound like cute cozy reads! Enjoy!

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    Carolyn M
    September 27, 2023 at 8:59 am

    Thanks, I might just read the first one. A good seasonal list!

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    September 27, 2023 at 9:03 am

    Awesome list! I was looking for some new interesting reads.

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    Tiffany McCullough
    September 27, 2023 at 9:14 am

    Ooh I will definitely have to check some of these out! Thanks for the recommendations!

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    Rebecca Henson
    September 27, 2023 at 10:04 am

    Great inspiration, can’t wait for those autumn cosy vibes!

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    September 27, 2023 at 12:40 pm

    I really like this selection, thanks so much for sharing all these books, the first one really caught me!!
    The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches by Sangu Mandanna ….guess that one is one 😉

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    Tracy McHugh
    September 27, 2023 at 1:52 pm

    Thanks for this book list. I will add these to my To Read list. I created a list earlier in the year so I don’t lose track of books I learn about.

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    September 27, 2023 at 10:22 pm

    I have a hard time finding spooky types of books outside of the big names like Steven King so i appreciate the suggestions #happynow

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    Sarah MumofThree World
    September 28, 2023 at 6:54 am

    I really like the sound of A Flicker in the Dark. I read The Night Circus years ago and absolutely loved it!
    I think I must be unusual, as I don’t do seasonal reading. I just read what I want, when I want ie whichever new books I’ve bought!
    Popping over from Book Worms Monthly.

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    Anne Sweet
    October 2, 2023 at 8:41 am

    What a great selection of scary books for October. I may just try a few. I have already read The Night Circus. I’m featuring you on this months book worm monthly on my blog.

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    Lisa notes
    October 5, 2023 at 6:04 pm

    I love seeing list of books to read. Thanks for sharing this one. I don’t like scary books, but I do like suspense and mysteries. 🙂

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    Madelynn Henderson
    October 30, 2023 at 5:51 am

    Hi Nicolle! I just wanted to express my appreciation for your well-curated list of fall reads. Your selections seem wonderfully diverse and engaging, offering a mix of mystery, romance, and thought-provoking non-fiction. Each title seems to embody the essence of fall, promising cozy and contemplative reading sessions.

    I’m particularly drawn to “The Whispering Winds of Change”. Your brief description has intrigued me, and I’m eager to delve into its pages to explore its take on transformation and self-discovery.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to share these recommendations. Your insight has definitely enriched my reading list this season, and I’m looking forward to getting lost in these stories. Happy reading!”

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