9 Books I Want To Read This Fall


It’s Fall! Just in case you couldn’t tell with all the autumn-theme Instagram and blog posts going around. It’s finally, officially, Fall! And you know what’s so amazing about Fall? It gets colder, the colors change (sort of, I live in Southern California ;P ), it’s basically acceptable to have Starbucks every day, and it always makes me want to read! Gosh, even the photo I used for my featured image is making me happy.

There are a lot of books coming out soon and a bunch I still haven’t read. So, here are the books at the top of my Fall TBR!

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Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo – I don’t even need to explain why this one is on my list, but I will anyways. First, Leigh Bardugo is one of my favorite authors. Second, Six of Crows is one of my favorite books. Third, INEJ AND KAZ. The end.

Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco – This one just sounds so good and I’m in the mood for a new historical fiction to read. I’m a little nervous that the hype around this one might lead to disappointment but I still want to give it a try. Has anyone read this?

Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff – You know, I didn’t actually love Illuminae. I mean, it was good, but I didn’t love it nearly as much as everyone else. But, of course, all the hype around the sequel and I’m totally on board to read it.

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The Midnight Star by Marie Lu – Again, one of my favorite authors, so I can’t wait for the finale of this series! I can’t wait to see how it ends and I hope she kicks some ass again.

Heartless by Marissa Meyer – Another fairy tale retelling, another fairy tale retelling written by Marissa Meyer — Yep, I’m on board.

One Rainy Day In May (The Familiar #1) by Mark Z. Danielewski – Okay, so, my husband’s friend got this for me for my birthday last year and I’m starting to feel pretty bad that I haven’t read it yet. I should read it now, right? Also, his other book House of Leaves is one my husband enjoys so I want to read his work.

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The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien – I’ve wanted to reread this trilogy and my husband sometimes rereads it during fall/winter so I thought it was just a fitting time to put it on my TBR 🙂 If I get to it, it’ll be my first reread.

The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski – This has been on my TBR forever (if you look back at any of my other TBR posts) so I don’t know if I’ll get to it but it just feels like a good time to read it. Epic fantasy with a video game based on it? Perfect.

Dragons of Winter Night by M. Weis and T. Hickman – Again, for some reason I equate fall with epic fantasy, so here I am putting the Dragonlance sequel on my list. I blame my husband for this mood, he’s always in the mood for fantasy during Fall that now it’s rubbed off on me. But, hey, there’s nothing wrong with that!


 Those are the books I’m really hoping to get to over the next few months. What books are you putting on your TBR? Do you ever get in the mood for a certain genre during a season? Or is that just me?

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35 thoughts on “9 Books I Want To Read This Fall

  1. I’m really excited for a few of these too! I wasn’t sold on Six of Crows, but I’m planning to listen to the audio for Crooked Kingdom because I still have to finish the series! Great post! 😀

    Tracy @ Cornerfolds

    1. ahhh, another book we don’t have similar opinions on! I loved Six of Crows so much more than the grisha trilogy so I can’t wait 🙂

  2. THERE ARE SO MANY GOOD BOOKS COMING OUT IN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS (actually there are always good books coming out all year round welp). I’m really interested in Heartless. Can’t turn away from a potentially good re-telling. But 1) I’m still on a book buying ban till November?? December?? idk yet. 2) My October is already planned out, with all the blog tours I’ve signed up for. I’m kinda regretting it now haha.

    1. UGH yes, good books come out ALL. THE. TIME. I can’t keep up with my TBR. Oh goodness, I suck at planning ahead. Even this tbr is just a guide, I’ll probably only get to like 3 of them haha

  3. The first three and Heartless are all on my TBR, but they’ll have to wait a while since I’m on a book buying ban for quite a while! Looks like you have a great TBR for Autumn, I hope you manage to get to them all!

    1. AHH, let me know if you love LOTR or not. The beginning of Fellowship is a little slow because it talks about hobbits for quite a while — but power through it. I promise 😀

      1. It almost seems like retellings are endless! Especially since anything is possible with them – want one set in space? Go for it! Want one in China? Go for it! Want one in medieval times? GO FOR IT! So many ideas for so many retellings!

    1. I have to say I am a little nervous for Heartless, I don’t know why though. But I’m hoping it’s great! Six of Crows is better than Illuminae to me. But Illuminae is a really fast read!

  4. You’ve listed so many good ones, Molly! Crooked Kingdom has been receiving lots of praise, I’m curious about that series, but I still need to finish the Shadow and Bone series before I jump that boat 😛 I know I’m going to read Heartless for sure though!

  5. I want to read your first four for SURE! And maybe Heartless, though I am a wee bit on the fence with it. Crooked Kingdom should be on my porch tomorrow (yay!) and I have Stalking Jack the Ripper and Heartless… but I actually traded Gemina, because I heard that the graphics and stuff werent in the ARC (like, not one or two, but a TON of them) so I just went ahead and preordered it haha. I also need to get The Midnight Star, but I should probably read The Rose Society first, oops!

    A few that I REALLY want to read are Scythe, Replica, Ever the Hunted, Nevernight, and probably like, 30 others I am forgetting 😉 I hope you get to read these all, and enjoy them too!

    1. UGH REALLY ABOUT GEMINA. I have the ARC but I haven’t read it yet….now I might just wait. I know it’ll probably be missing Marie Lu’s contributions because that wasn’t even announced until after I already got the ARC. UGH.

      OH. I want to read Scythe as well! And I think I want to read Nevernight…I’m not sure. I’ve heard a lot of mixed reviews about that one :/ Also, yeah, this TBR is definitely not a comprehensive list of the books I want to read haha

  6. I’d move The Last Wish to the bottom of your pile. I tried reading it last year and I went into it thinking it was gonna be an epic fantasy read. Instead, it turned out to be a book of short stories. It was a total let-down.

    1. I actually knew that 🙂 The Last Wish is the second collection of short stories to introduce Geralt with the first being titled Sword of Destiny. It’s sort of like a prequel. The saga starts with Blood of Elves. So if you’re still interested in the world and Geralt, try starting that! It’s an actual novel 🙂 Do you play the games at all?

  7. I actually knew that 🙂 The Last Wish is the second collection of short stories to introduce Geralt with the first being titled Sword of Destiny. It’s sort of like a prequel. The saga starts with Blood of Elves. So if you’re still interested in the world and Geralt, try starting that! It’s an actual novel 🙂 Do you play the games at all?