10 Novels to Cozy Up with on a Fall Day

Fall is my favorite season.


Leaves changing colors.

Cool weather.

I just love this season. It’s also the perfect time to snuggle up and read a good book.

I’ve rounded up 10 novels that will keep the fall vibes going. These books range from mystery to romance to horror, so take your pick.

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Howloween Murder by Laurien Berenson

Cozy Mystery

August 25, 2020

As the town of Greenwich, Connecticut, counts down to a spooky celebration on October 31st, a horrifying murder leaves Melanie Travis pawing for clues in a hair-raising game of trick-or-treat . . .

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Autumn by Ali Smith


October 17, 2017

Autumn. Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness. Two old friends–Daniel, a centenarian, and Elisabeth, born in 1984–look to both the future and the past as the United Kingdom stands divided by a historic, once-in-a-generation summer. Love is won, love is lost. Hope is hand-in-hand with hopelessness. The seasons roll round, as ever….

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The Bakeshop at Pumpkin and Spice by Donna Kauffman, Kate Angell, & Allyson Charles


August 27, 2019

Witches, goblins, the occasional ghost–they’re all sure to be spotted at the annual Halloween parade, where adults and children alike dress in costume to celebrate Moonbright’s favorite holiday. And no place has more seasonal spirit than Bellaluna’s Bakeshop, a family business steeped in traditional recipes, welcoming warmth–and, legend has it, truly spellbinding, heart-melting treats …

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Autumn Skies by Denise Hunter

Romance, Christian

October 20, 2020

Facing the past is easier if you don’t have to face it alone.

The Bluebell Inn is turning a profit, and it’s time for the Bennett siblings to sell it and move on. Only Grace has plans to stay in the small lake town of Bluebell, North Carolina, where she hopes her growing outfitters business will save her from the loneliness of her siblings’ departure and the persistent sense of unworthiness in her life….

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September by Rosamund Pilcher

Literary, Romance

September 1, 2015

Rosamunde Pilcher’s Scotland…where the fields flourish with greenery, the bills bloom with purple, and the lochs glitter with the bright blue of the sky.

A time you will never forget

September…when the heather is in full flower, the first chill of autumn cools the air, and the countryside stirs with the hunt, balls, dinner parties, and dance….

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Halloween Season by Lucy A. Snyder

Horror, Short Stories

Halloween is the most wonderful part of the year for many of us. For dedicated fans, the season begins when the leaves start turning autumn colors and doesn’t finish until Hallowtide ends in November. With it comes a whole lot of fun: scary movies and stories, haunted houses, seasonal sweets, spooky decorations, costume parties, and of course trick or treat. But Halloween is also a deeply spiritual time for some; it’s an opportunity to remember and honor loved ones who have passed on….

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Autumn Nights by Debbie Macomber


October 26, 2021

When the weather starts to turn chilly, get cozy with two classic tales of romance where falling in love means becoming part of a family.

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It Happened One Autumn by Lisa Kleypas

Romance, Historical

January 26, 2016

Where beautiful but bold Lillian Bowman quickly learned that her independent American ways weren’t entirely “the thing.” And the most disapproving of all was insufferable, snobbish, and impossible Marcus, Lord Westcliff, London’s most eligible aristocrat….

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Death by Pumpkin Spice by Alex Erickson

Cozy Mystery

September 27, 2016

Bookstore café owner Krissy Hancock would rather spend Halloween serving pumpkin goodies than wearing costumes with Pine Hills’ wealthiest at Yarborough mansion, especially when the soiree shapes up to be more trick than treat . . .

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Halloween Party Murder by Leslie Meier, Lee Hollis, & Barbara Ross


August 31, 2021

Small town traditions are celebrated throughout Maine during the holiday season. But when it comes to Halloween, some people are more than willing to reap a harvest of murder…

Do you have any suggestions for this autumn fiction list? Let me know in the comments below what your favorite fall reads are.

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