I’m not sure that I’ve mentioned this before, but I’m a seasonal reader. A mood reader too, but seasonal reader is taking things a little too far lol. In the spring and summer, I like to read fantasy, adventure, and contemporary. In fall and winter I like to read fantasy, historical fiction, science fiction, and romance. There’s just something about the weather changes that makes me want to read different things! These are 5 books that I have read and think they would make fantastic fall cozy reads to snuggle under a blanket with a mug of hot chocolate πŸ™‚ And for me, cozy fall reads doesn’t always mean happy – I think that to me, fall reads are full of magic, fantasy, magic, and hard topics.

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The hazel wood

THE HAZEL WOOD by Melissa Albert

Ok this one isn’t entirely cozy lol. This is just a book that has perfect elements for the month of October in general. Parts of it are cozy, but it focuses more on magic, magical realism, fiction and mystery. There is also an inclusion of fairy tales, which very much gives me vibes of fall!

The glass castle

THE GLASS CASTLE by Jeanette Walls

Once again, not entirely cozy – But there’s something about it that makes this the perfect fall read. I also remember that I read A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith around the same time and it was perfect. These two books are incredibly similar – books that follow families who struggle, grow, succeed, fail, try, and love. These two books also made me cry like a baby and hit my emotions far more than expected. Glad I had my blanket and hot chocolate for comfort!

City of Brass

THE CITY OF BRASS by S.A. Chakraborty

Now this is the perfect fall read if you’re looking to lose yourself completely in another world. The world building in this book is so amazing! She has the perfect ability to transport you to another time and place, making you forget your surroundings. It’s also full of magic πŸ™‚


THE NIGHT CIRCUS by Erin Morgenstern

Like The City of Brass, the writing and atmosphere in this book is stellar!!! This circus is a mystery, shows up without warning, and only opens at night. The descriptions of this circus immediately transports me to fall for some reason. I swear I can smell the smells and hear the sounds every time I think of this book – that’s how amazing the world building is in this book! This book is just so magical and enchanting!

HP and the philosophers stone

HARRY POTTER by J.K. Rowling

Every time is the perfect time for Harry Potter, let’s be honest. But there’s something special when you read it or watch the movies in October and November. Every fall, I have a marathon where I watch a new movie for every day of the week. Yes, I watch them all year, but October seems to be the perfect time. Magic, witches, wizards, pumpkin pasties, ghosts, candles, spells – it’s like coming home πŸ™‚

Flower divider


Flower divider

And now that I’ve talked about all these amazing fall reads, all I want to do is spend the day, cuddled under the blankets with my dog and a coffee, and read the day away – I think I’ll do just that!! What books are your cozy fall reads?

Until next time, happy reading!