My Reading Picks for Fall!

Hi everyone!  Today I really wanted to talk about some books that I think would be great to read in the Fall!  I love a good book and to me there is little more divine than curling up with a book and a cup of coffee or hot cocoa during the fall season.  It's ultimately my favorite time of the year to read! So without further ado let's get right into it!

1. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

I am just going to be obvious for 5 seconds and suggest that you read Harry Potter (any of the seven will do!)  I didn't get to grow up with this series but that didn't stop me from completely falling in love with these characters and world at age 25!  If you have to endure going back to school in September then why not escape back to school at Hogwarts every once in awhile?  This series is packed full of adventure, danger, friendship, and best yet, love that endures all things!  Regardless of how late I jumped on board it will always have a special place in my heart.  I personally don't re-read books very often but I can't wait to read the whole series again in the illustrated additions!

"Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if one only remembers to turn on the light."

2. Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

I read this book at the beginning of the year and really loved it! This is a young adult fantasy novel that takes place on an Island and every generation a set of triplets is born, three queens.  Each sister is born with her own gift and when they come of age they must use their gifts to fight each other to the death for the throne.  It's kind of like the Hunger Games only with a monarchy involved.  I have to warn you though, it's a slow burner.  It took me until at least page 100 to really get into it but I promise that if you give it a chance you won't be disappointed.  It also left off on a humungous cliff hanger, that I honestly, didn't see coming!  I am so excited that the second book just released, which I will defiantly be reading very, very soon.

"Three dark queens are born in a glen.  Sweet little triplets will never be friends.  Three dark sisters all fair to be seen, two to devour and one to be Queen."

3. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

If you're into mysteries then this book is for you!  This book takes place in 1945, Barcelona and the city is just starting to piece itself back together after the war.  It begins with the story of an 11 year old boy, Daniel who's father takes him to this Cemetery of Forgotten Books to choose a book for his birthday.  Daniel is drawn towards a book called The Shadow of the Wind by Julian Carax.  Daniel is so captivated by the novel that he goes on to desire to read more from the author but when he goes to find more works by Carax he finds that every other copy by the author has been destroyed and that he in fact has the only remaining book by the strange author.  And thus Daniel sets out to solve this perplexing mystery.  This story is dark and gripping and will have you along for the ride from the very beginning.  It is beautifully written, poetically captivating, and perfect for a cold crisp evening!

"Every book, every volume you see here, has a soul.  The soul of the person who wrote it and of those who read it and lived and dreamed with it.  Every time a book changes hands, every time someone runs his eyes down its pages, its spirit grows and strengthens."

4. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

This book is actually one that I haven't read since high school but I just remember it being so good!  Like I said earlier, I don't really re-read books but I will be reading this again this season.  Vida Winter is an author who has spent her entire life devoted to storytelling but has kept her strange and difficult past a secret.  So, in her old age she calls upon a biographer, Margaret Lea to finally tell her own story.  This book kind of has a ghosty element that is so erie and mysterious and so fitting for this time of year.  I can't wait to delve into this once again with fresh eyes!

"What better way to get to know someone than through her choice and treatment of books?"

5. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux

If you want to get a classic in this season this is the one, it's personally one of my favorite books of all time!  If you are familiar with the famous musical (which I also adore) then you probably already know the synopsis but for the sake of those who don't, I'll just give a brief explanation.  It takes place during the 19th century and surrounds the daily happenings of the Paris Opera House where an opera ghost haunts its corridors.  A young performer, Christine Daae is visited often by the mysterious ghost who tutors her talents.  But when the opera ghost's muse is denied lead roles by the owners of the opera house the ghost begins a series of attacks on those who refuse to yield to his demands. Ugg I am such a hopeless romantic when it comes to this book!  It is filled with love, passion, insanity, and uninhibited empathy.  I just can't recommend it enough!

"I tore off my mask so as not to lose one of her tears...and she did not run away!...and she did not die! She remained alive, weeping over me, weeping with me.  We cried together!  I have tasted all the happiness the world can offer."

Well, guys, that's all I have for you today.  If you are a reader, I hope this was helpful to you and I hope you have a wonderful fall full of pumpkins and good books!


  1. Love this book post round-up! Harry Potter is my absolute favorite of all time! It never ceases to amaze me!

    1. Oh gosh I know!!! It's will never ever get old!! ❤️⚡️