Top 5 Fall Faves!

Happy Tuesday (again)! It’s been ages since I’ve done a Top 5 Tuesday, hosted by the wonderful Shanah @ BionicBookworm, but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to talk about my favorite fall reads!

Technically the topic is cozy fall reads, but I’d only call a few of these books “cozy.” The rest are books that I reread (or plan to reread) every fall!

So, without further ado, my Top 5 Fall Faves!

#5- Keturah and Lord Death by Martine Leavitt

Keturah and Lord Death

This is one of the cozier books on this list. I know its a weird thing to remember, but this is the first book I borrowed from my high school’s library! It’s also a great fall read! Keturah and Lord Death has a touch of fantasy, a touch of historical fiction, and more romance than I usually read, but I love this book! It makes a cute, cozy fall with just a dash of spookiness (it does have Lord Death in the title!)

#4- Lament and Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater

These companion novels are urban fantasies about musical prodigies and how their music skills attract THE FAERIES. As we all know, “fey” is one of my bookish buzzwords, so of course I picked up these guys. These two have it all: romance, fey, a touch of creepiness. I don’t want to spoil anything, but Ballad even ends with a bonfire in fall, so it was made to be a fall read!

#3- The Witchfinder’s Sister by Beth Underdown

The Witchfinder's Sister

I adore this book so much! Beth Underdown really know her stuff! An historical fiction novel, The Witchfinder’s Sister follows one of England’s most “successful” witch-hunters, through the eyes of his sister. One of my favorite reads so far this year, this book makes an incredible fall read for anyone looking for something eery.

#2- White is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi


This one is one of the few books I really enjoyed reading in college. White is for Witching just has an overall fall feel! Surrounded by change and seasons coming to a close, Miranda Silver deals with her eating disorder and the curse of the women in her family. The air of change and mystery makes this the perfect fall read!

#1- The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardgugo


I don’t know about you, but to me, even the cover of this book gives me all the fall feels! With a unique twist on classic fairytale and familiar Grishaverse settings, all of these short stories give me that same weird combination of nostalgia, change, and wonder that I get from all the changing leaves of autumn.

Thanks for reading!

What do you think of my fall reading picks? Are there any books you’d add to this list? What do you look for in your fall reads? Let me know in the comments below!


7 thoughts on “Top 5 Fall Faves!

  1. I would never guess half these books would be perfect for this time of year, so thanks for the recs! I absolutely agree about The Language of Thorns – even if it wasn’t my favourite of Bardugo’s books it was incredibly enchanting (and creepy!) all the same.

    Keturah and Lord Death sounds like such a strange little book… I certainly wouldn’t have picked it up either but if you vouch for it, that’s good enough for me 🙂 Great post, Ryann!

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    • Aw, it makes me smile to know you trust my bookish opinions! 😊 I love Keturah and Lord Death, but fair warning, it can be a little cheesy sometimes lol

      And those Language of Thorns stories are the perfect kind of enchanting for a fall read!

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