Fall Books

Cold snaps, pumpkin-flavored foods, and falling leaves all make autumn the perfect season for curling up with a book. (Let’s be honest – softly falling snow, chirping birds and blooming flowers, and sunny beaches mean every season is perfect for reading.) But as sweater weather hits and cafés offer pumpkin muffins to accompany your tea, it’s a great time to think about fall books.

Of course, you could match your fall books to the season’s events: horror books during October and Thanksgiving books during November. But this year, why not match your book to what it looks like outside? You may need to imagine a dense forest around you or sit near central park.

This year, why not read a brown, red, orange, or yellow fall book?


All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood (Fiction)

Commonwealth by Ann Patchett (Historical Fiction)

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch (Science Fiction Mystery)

The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F.C. Yee (YA Fantasy)

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Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood (Fiction)

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by John Tiffany, Jack Thorne, and J.K. Rowling (YA Fantasy Play)

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi (Historical Fiction)

Love and Other Consolation Prizes by Jamie Ford (Historical Fiction)

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The Misfortune of Marion Palm by Emily Culliton (Fiction)

The One-in-a-Million Boy by Monica Wood (Fiction)

The Ready-Made Thief by Augustus Rose (Thriller)

The Salt Line by Holly Goddard Jones (Science Fiction)

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Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward (Fiction)

The Sport of Kings by C.E. Morgan (Fiction)

Stay with Me by Ayobami Adebayo (Fiction)

Swing Time by Zadie Smith (Fiction)

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The Twelve-Mile Straight by Eleanor Henderson (Historical Fiction)

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead (Alternate History)

The Wangs vs. the World by Jade Chang (Fiction)

Wild Things: The Joy of Reading Children’s Literature as an Adult by Bruce Handy (Nonfiction)

Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin (Fiction)

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About Blog Editor

The Women’s National Book Association was founded in 1917 by female booksellers who weren’t allowed in the men’s organizations. Nearly 100 years later, the WNBA is still supporting women in the book industry through literary events, networking, literacy projects, workshops, open mic nights, book clubs, and many other entertaining programs throughout the season!

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