5 Books You Really, Really Need To Read This Fall

It’s fall.

You can smell it in the air, see it in the leaves changing colors, and taste it in the pumpkin-spiced everything. Fall is my favorite season, and it’s finally here!

I love seasonal book recommendations almost as much as I love fall. Today I’ll be sharing 5 books that you should be reading this fall! So pour yourselves a cup of tea or cocoa, curl up with a blanket, and get ready to add some books to your TBR. 😉

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Back in May, I did a post like this for summer recommendations, and that inspired me to do this one, as well. Not to mention I’m completely obsessed with fall. Let’s get right into the post!

1. The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak

I’ve seen The Book Thief on fall reading lists before, but it more than deserves to be mentioned at least 30947530823098 times.


One of the characteristics that drew me to this book so much is the fact that the main character, Liesel Meminger, loves books. She loves to read. She is intrigued by words. So am I. Relating to a character is something that always gives me a strong bond to the book.

Set in Nazi Germany during World War ll, this is a wonderful historical fiction. I can guarantee that this book will give you all the feels- laughter, joy, but also heartbreak and loss. In my opinion, reading books that give you the feels is the best in fall, and that’s why I recommend The Book Thief as fall reading material.

2. Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Brontë


Surprisingly, I just read Jane Eyre this past summer. For a long time, I was intimidated by its length and tiny font and yikes I can’t do this and I pushed it aside.

Why did I ever do that?!?!

Once I finally started reading Jane Eyre, I couldn’t put it down. Jane herself is a superbly strong character, something that I love because who doesn’t love seeing strong females in books?? The plot is fascinating, and had so many unexpected plot twists. And of course, there’s Mr. Rochester. Only the best book romance of all time.

Jane Eyre is the perfect book to read on an overcast fall day, and her relationship with Mr. Rochester will leave you feeling warm and fuzzy on the inside. If you’ve been putting off reading this book, or even if you’ve already read it once before, I encourage you to pick it up this fall!

3. The Mysterious Benedict Society, by Trenton Lee Stewart

I have read and reread The Mysterious Benedict Society so many times it’s a wonder I haven’t turned into a book myself, actually.


This book follows the adventures of four unique children, each with special talents and interesting personalities that really set them apart from each other. In fact, every character in this whole book is clever and very individual.

One of the best parts is how witty the writing is! I’ve actually laughed out loud so many times while reading this book. Trenton Lee Stewart’s writing style is wonderful and definitely appeals to me.

When I first read this book, I was in elementary school. Even though I’m much older now, I still enjoy it just as much as I did then, and I feel like though it may not be classified as YA, it’s definitely a book worth reading. If you’re thinking it’s too young for you- trust me, I can guarantee you’ll still enjoy it.

4. Needle and Thread, by Ann M. Martin

Before I get started, let me just say that I’m not specifically recommending Needle and ThreadIt’s a wonderful book, but it’s filling in the blank for whatever book feels like home to you.

you guys seemed to love brees, so I brought her back for this photoshoot 🙂

With all the homey, cozy feelings fall brings, I love to reread. I love to return to books that have a special place in my heart. One of those such books is the Main Street series by Ann M. Martin, which I’ve read so many times and know like the back of my hand. Since Needle and Thread is the book set in fall, I picked it.

Find a book that you’ve always loved, a book with fond memories and a worn down, cherished cover, and read it this fall.

5. Alex & Eliza, by Melissa de la Cruz

I mentioned Alex & Eliza in my September TBR post, and since then I’ve gotten the chance to read it. Guys, I so recommend it.❤️


I’ll preface this with the fact that I have not seen the musical Hamilton performed, and while I have listened to some it of, I wouldn’t call myself obsessed. I didn’t know any of the storyline before I read this book, and it didn’t affect my understanding of it at all.

Alex & Eliza is just the sweetest love story. You get to read from both Alex and Eliza’s perspectives, which I really liked, and that added to the wonderfulness. Overall, it is just a perfect fall read that will leave you smiling. 😉


I hope you enjoyed these fall recommendations! I had a lot of fun writing this post, and taking photographs of my books for it. I’m beyond excited that October is here!

Quick blogging update: my current blogging schedule is posting every Monday. I will be continuing that schedule, however I will now be posting a monthly wrap-up on either the last day of each month of the first day- I haven’t decided yet. I’m really excited to be posting a little bit more! 🙂

So, have you read any of these books? If so, what did you think of them, and if not, did I make you want to read them? How has your fall been so far, and what kind of books do you like to read in the fall? Let’s chat in the comments!




27 thoughts on “5 Books You Really, Really Need To Read This Fall

  1. These all sound really fun! I’d love to read the Main Street book if I could, but you know, so much school. I take an intense reading course and it’s just a lot to keep up with. Maybe in the summer I’ll be able to get it at the library or something! 🙂

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  2. I’ve read two out of these three before, so I’ll have to add the others to my tbr. And yay for more Brees pictures! She’s such a cutie. And more blogging!!

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  3. I LOVE the Mysterious Benedict Society! Ooh, I’ve read the abridged version of Jane Eyre when I was little, but maybe I should read the real thing now. For fall, I’m usually in the mood for fantasy books.

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  4. Oh my god, that dog! What a cutie! ❤️ Isn’t Jane Eyre THE BEST??? I know what you mean about being intimidated because I was too. But I took the plunge like, five-ish years ago and it’s my favorite book now! Jane is such a stellar character and her romance with Mr. Rochester is my favorite. The movie with Michael Fassbender makes me melt too. I’ve never heard of the Mysterious Benedict Society but it sounds great. I’ll have to add it to my tbr list!

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    • Awe, thanks! Brees wasn’t too happy to be posing for pictures, haha.
      Yes, Jane Eyre is definitely the best! I absolutely adored it, and I have no idea why I waited so long to read it. I need to watch a movie adaptation of it soon! 🙂
      I hope you end up reading the Mysterious Benedict Society! It’s wonderful.
      Thanks for your comment, and for reading! Have a great day.

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  5. I have now added The Mysterious Benedict Society to my tbr! Gorgoeus cover?? And it’s middle grade (which I have a smol preference for)??? EQUALS ALL THE YES!
    And your dog is the cutest thing. Adorableee ❤!!

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  6. I absolutely ADORED The Book Thief!! I haven’t read it in years but ahhhhh it was so beautiful and heartbreaking. (And the movie is such an excellent adaption too!? I love it.)❤️💔 And I really want to read The Benedict Society someday!

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    • Awe, that’s so good to hear! It really is one of the most tragic books I’ve ever read, but also the most well written. I love the movie, too!❤️The Mysterious Benedict Society is wonderful- I hope you get to read it someday.


  7. OMG THE BOOK THIEF. One of my all time favourites. I only read it last month BUT IT WAS PERFECT AND BEAUTIFUL and ASDFGHJKL. I loved the movie too! Have you watched it? Oh and The Mysterious Benedict Society I read a while back AND IT WAS SO ENJOYABLE! I definitely want to read the other books in the series!

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  8. YES, YES, YES. I completely agree – these are all absolutely amazing books. I adore The Mysterious Benedict Society and The Book Thief so I’m thrilled to see them on your list. Thanks for sharing and, as always, fabulous post! ❤

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