23 Cozy Reads Perfect for Fall 2021

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Cozy fall reads

Fall is my favorite season for two reasons. The first one is that the weather is just perfect – not too hot, not too cold, but still warm enough to wear layers of clothes and drink pumpkin spice lattes. The second reason why I love fall time is that it’s the perfect time of year to read some good books!

It’s always hard to pick up a book you haven’t read yet and especially when there are new ones coming out every week, but I’ve picked up some really good copies for this fall season, that are guaranteed to keep you warm on these chilly nights.

If you are looking for a good book this fall, there are plenty of books to choose from. Here are some of the best books to read in the fall season.

From the list below, Delia Owens’ ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’ is my personal favourite. If you love reading a heart-warming -coming of age story, you’re going to enjoy it!  Also, there are other great books from authors such as Liane Moriarty, Laura Dave and Stephen King. 

Now let’s dive right into these captivating fall reads!  


Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty 

Ready to start your fall reading about dysfunctional family drama? Liane Moriarty’s new novel follows The Delaney family. When Stan’s beloved wife of fifty years goes missing in mysterious circumstances, his children are doubtful about his innocence. Once the police start questioning the family, secrets are revealed. Moriarty’s latest is an irresistible page-turner. 

The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave

Here is another addictive character-driven thriller for the fall season. American author Laura Dave’s brand new novel follows Hanna Hall, who lives in Sausalito with her husband Owen and step-daughter Bailey. When Hanna receives an unexpected note with two words “Protect her”, she is quite sure that it refers to her step-daughter but hesitant to believe that it’s from Owen.  Soon she learns that her husband has disappeared and it’s up to her to protect Bailey and find out the truth.  

What’s Left Unsaid by Emily Bleeker

If you want to devour complicated and flawed main character narratives in the cool and crisp weather, read “What’s Left Unsaid”. Hannah Williamson just left her job as a journalist in Chicago and moved to a sleepy village in Mississippi to look after her grandmother. Her new job at a local newspaper is anything but exciting. But then she finds something astonishing in the archives at the office and decides to solve the puzzle. 

Billy Summers by Stephen King

Legendary storyteller Stephen King’s new novel follows Billy, a former war sniper who works as a hitman these days. But he only does the job to wipe out bad people. He is about to retire from his assignment, just after the last and final one. Which involves targeting Joel Allen, who is also a hitman. So will Billy succeed in his final gig? Grab the book now to find out! 

The Guest List by Lucy Foley

Who can resist a slow-burn thriller in the fall season? The Guest List starts at the wedding of Jules and Will, a gorgeous high-profile couple who are yet to get married in a remote location, on an island off the coast of Ireland. But things are about to get dark and deadly. 

Not A Happy Family by Shari Lapena 

I think the best fall reads are those which are gripping and fast-paced.  This domestic thriller is definitely in that category. The story follows a wealthy-dysfunctional Merton Family from New York. Fred and Sheila Merton are killed after the  Easter dinner party,  but the three children don’t seem to be mourning over their parents’ death. So the question remains, did they plan the murder? 

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Zoologist Delia Owens debut novel is a perfect choice if you love reading atmospheric novels. Set in the 1960s coastal town, the novel is a coming-of-age story of Kya. When her entire family abandoned her to live alone in the marsh, she finds comfort and hope in nature. Locals named her “The Marsh Girl”, but Kya is not bothered by people’s neglect nor judgement. But when she finally finds love, the unthinkable happens. 

Regretting You by Colleen Hoover

Colleen Hoover is a fascinating storyteller when it comes to handling themes of grief, love and family. Morgan Grant put her dreams on hold when she gave birth to her daughter at seventeen. Although one part of her wishes to live a different life, she doesn’t regret giving birth to her baby. But now that her daughter is sixteen-year-old and about to find a new life with her boyfriend, Morgan thinks that history is about to repeat itself.  This YA and contemporary romance fusion is a perfect fall read.

The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan

I had picked up this novel just for the cover! I just knew there was something unique about the title and cover! Ruth Hogan’s debut novel is about objects that are often neglected or misplaced. Anthony Peardew is always on the lookout for those things. Because it’s often reminded him of his own love story.  The Keeper of Lost Things has a wide range of characters that will keep you fascinated throughout. 

Midnight at the Blackbird Café by Heather Webber 

Who can resist a novel with magical realism in the fall? Midnight at the Blackbird Café follows Ann Kate who returns to Alabama to bury her beloved grandmother. Her grandmother is a familiar figure among locals and people can’t stop talking about her renowned blackbird pie. As she spends more time in the town, she learns more about her family and the mysterious pie…

Other People’s Marriages by Kerry Fisher

When her husband gives a heartwarming speech about their marriage on her 60th birthday, Steph feels something is not right. The family and marriage she has been part of for so long now seem far away from her. As Steph is preparing to leave her husband, an unexpected letter from her old friend startles her. Other People’s Marriages is a remarkable story about relationships, marriage and friendships. 

Good as Dead by Susan Walter

Here is another mystery thriller to read in the fall. When Holly Kendrick’s husband is killed in a hit-and-run accident, a stranger approacher her with an enormous offer. She has been asked to remain silent in exchange for a luxury dream house along with enough funds to live forever. But soon Holly has to deal with people who have a lot more secrets than her. 

The Moonlight Child by Karen McQuestion

Novels that take you on an emotional rollercoaster complement perfectly with the windy and rainy fall weather. Karen McQuestion’s The Moon Child is one such incredibly moving and poignant novel. When Sharon and Niki find out about the strange and suspicious activities at the Fleming family, they are determined to find out the truth about it.  Meanwhile, the little Mia is keen to please the only people she knows-Fleming family. 

November 9 by Colleen Hoover

I am sure there is also a place for a captivating romance novel in this cozy fall books series. It Ends With Us is an extremely moving novel that tells the coming-of-age story of Lily. Having grown up in an abusive family and fallen in love with a homeless boy as a teenager, she knows life is not easy. But when she finds love again in Ryle, Lily hopes to build a better life with him. Yet, life doesn’t always go as planned. 

Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney

Sally Rooney’s is the author of the New York Times bestselling novel Normal People. Now her new novel is an instant bestseller. Beautiful World, Where Are You, is centred around Alice, a successful author who plans to travel to Italy with a man she just met. While her best friend Elien, whom she emails every so often, is going through a break-up. Whether you love a modern love story or a complex drama you are going to enjoy listening to the world of modern relationships. 

Rock Paper Scissors by Alice Feeney 

Alice Feeney’s new novel is a spine-chilling domestic thriller that follows the life of Adam and Amelia. In the tenth year of marriage, both are going on a weekend getaway in Scotland. For each marriage anniversary, Amelia has written a letter expressing her true feeling towards him which Adam never gets to read. But they both know that this weekend trip is about to decide the future of their relationship. 

The Push by Ashley Audrain

This instant New York Times bestseller is a psychological drama about family dynamics. Because of her traumatic childhood, Blythe Connor always wanted to be a great mother to her daughter.  But once  Violet is born, Blythe feels something strange in her daughter. She finds it hard to be an affectionate mother.  When her second child is born,  she has a beautiful connection with him. 

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The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth

This New York Times bestseller is a domestic thriller about Rose and Fern, non-identical twins who have been extremely close despite their distinct personalities. Rose is an interior designer and Fern is a librarian. But then one of the twins has secrets.  Told from two different perspectives, The Good Sister is a mix of psychological thriller and family drama. A compelling, unputdownable read to add to your fall reading list. 

Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead’s 

The Pulitzer Prize-winner Colson Whitehead’s new novel is an ode to 1960s New York. The story follows ambitious Ray Carney who runs a furniture store, leads a decent life with his wife and child. However, whenever cousin Freddie drags him into illegal pursuits, he doesn’t really resist. However, this time he is about to be involved in a heist that has all the possibility to go wrong. 

 More books to read in the fall season

I am curious to know what books you’ve enjoyed during the fall season! Let me know in the comments.


More books to add in your fall reading list

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