It is no secret that I love the autumn season. I love chilly nights curled up with an atmospheric read. Watching scary movies and football with your family, while soup is in the crockpot. Deciding every morning which cozy sweater to throw on. When I make the switch from iced to hot coffee and watch all of the neighborhood kids go trick or treating. This is the season I eagerly await all year and I have chosen some pretty awesome reads I hope to get to in the months of September through November.
I will start out with some of the backlist titles that I am hoping to get to. I am trying to focus on some atmospheric reads that are sitting on my TBR.
First up I have A Peculiar Peril by Jeff Vandermeer. I purchased this book the day that it came out because not only is the cover stunning, but it felt like a weird, atmospheric read that would be perfect for the fall time. It is a chunky book and I absolutely cannot wait to curl up on a chilly Sunday afternoon and get lost between the pages.
Next up is Den of Vipers by K.A. Knight. Not only is this also a STUNNING cover, but I have seen reviews saying that this romance is DARK. There’s nothing better than a dark romance. I am also trying to make the most out of my Kindle Unlimited subscription, so I was ecstatic to see that this was available for KU.
Speaking of Kindle Unlimited, I was also excited to find 68 Kill by Bryan Smith was available to add to my KU library. This is a crime thriller, which if I am being honest I hardly ever read. My reasoning for wanting to read this <300page book is a little ridiculous. I recently watched the movie adaptation on Netflix that stars Matthew Gray Gubler. It was absolutely ridiculous and horrible, but there was also something about it that I loved. I want to see what this book has to offer and the source of this hysterically bad film.
I am hoping that I get around to picking up Daughter From the Dark by Sergey and Marina Dyachenko. I recently read their novel Vita Nostra and absolutely fell in love, so I have very high hopes going into this one. I have not read the synopsis, because I feel like their books are best to go into blind. If it delivers what I came to love in Vita Nostra, then I am in for a weird, dark, atmospheric read.
The last backlist book that I am hoping to get to this Fall is The Casquette Girls by Alys Arden. I recently saw this book on Booktube and knew that it was a must-read for me. It is also available on Kindle Unlimited. This is a YA novel that takes place in the French Quarter in New Orleans. From the moment I saw the cover I knew that it was a book I needed to get to this Fall season.
There are SO MANY new releases coming out this Fall that I CANNOT wait to get my hands on. Some of these are atmospheric and kinda spooky, but a lot of them are just books that I am super excited about and know I will have to read the moment they are released!
First up is A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire by Jennifer L. Armentrout. I read the first book back in March when it released and absolutely fell in love. With the ending of book one, I knew that I had to pick up book two the moment that it releases! This is very high on my list of most anticipated books of the year.
When No One Is Watching by Alyssa Cole is a book I have seen EVERYWHERE. In my late teenage years, I read a ton of thrillers, but as my anxiety got worse I slowly stopped reading them. It is definitely a genre that I want to get back into because it does provide such a great escape. I feel like this is a thriller with a romance involved that will help ease me back into the genre. The hype that I am seeing surrounding it is also making me want to pick it up even more!
A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik is definitely in my Top 5 most anticipated 2020 releases! I am a sucker for a dark magical school and I feel like this will be the perfect book to lead me into October. I have not read the full synopsis because I want to go into this novel with zero information and just enjoy the ride. I have seen early reviews from people I really trust and they are just making me even more excited to get my hands on this one.
The next one should come as no surprise to anyone and that is The Invisible Life of Addie Larue by V.E. Schwab. I was so lucky to have received a copy of this novel early and I am dying to get started. I am definitely waiting for the weather to get colder so that I can hibernate and really take in all that this story has to offer.
Of course, this list would not have been complete without mentioning The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow. This book SCREAMS October and I think it is going to be the perfect witchy read. I have heard such incredible things about this author and cannot wait to see what this one is all about. The early reviews have me so so so excited to dig in!
I feel so blessed that I received a copy of A Golden Fury by Samantha Cohoe early from Wednesday Books. Thank you so much to them for sending a physical copy my way. I am not going to lie, this was a book that I was interested in strictly from the cover. It is absolutely stunning and it gives me all of the witchy Fall vibes I want.
This next book is one of the most exciting Netgalley approvals I have ever received. The Tower of Fools by Andrzej Sapkowski is the first book in a new trilogy. All I know about this is that it mixes history and fantasy. That is all I needed to know to be excited about this one!
The Fires of Vengeance by Evan Winter is the follow up to The Rage of Dragons which I read this year at the height of quarantine and absolutely fell in love. It quickly was added to my Top 10 Favorite books of all time and I cannot wait to get my hands on the sequel. I have done a lot of praying to the ARC gods that I somehow can get early access because I do not know that I will last until November knowing this book is somewhere out in the world and I do not have it in my hands yet. This book also releases two days after my 25th birthday, so it feels like the best birthday gift ever!
Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline is a book I never thought would exist, but I am so excited that it does. This announcement took me by surprise, but I couldn’t be more excited. Ready Player One is easily one of my favorite books of all time, so I am equal parts nervous and excited!
The Awakening by Nora Roberts is a complete shot in the dark for me, but I am still very excited for it. I haven’t read a Nora Roberts book since high school when I would pick up her mass markets at the supermarket and read them under my covers at night. There was something about the synopsis for her newest urban fantasy that caught my attention and I am excited to give it a shot. I am going in with relatively low expectations and hoping to be pleasantly surprised.
So there you have it. My list of 15 books that I am hoping to read this Fall season. Let me know if you have read any of these, or if they are on your list of anticipated reads as well. Also, let me know if you have any other atmospheric reads that you think would be perfect to read in the chilly months, or if you have any Kindle Unlimited recommendations!
Happy spooky season everyone!