I love books. I always have, maybe it’s the teacher in me, maybe it’s because one of my favorite aunts was such a bookworm and would often gift me with new books. Who knows? But there is nothing that I love more on a cozy afternoon than to get lost in a good book. Here are some that will give you all those cozy (or creepy) autumn vibes.
The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward
One of the “50 Best Horror Books of All Time” as rated by Esquire Magazine. This book is full of twists and turns (a some uncomfy child neglect). And despite this dark subject matter, it’s super unputdownable! There is something odd going on in the boarded up house at the end of Needless Street. Its residents include a man who drinks a lot, an angry teenage girl who isn’t allowed out, and a Bible quoting cat (yep you read that right). It’s very well written and a perfect autumn read that will keep you on your toes.
The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living by Louise Miller
Such a cozy book. It has all those feel good Gilmore Girls vibes that I am always looking for this time of year. Boston baker extraordinaire needs to get away from the city for a weekend in lovely (hallmark movie) Vermont. The weekend turns into a longer stay when a baker is needed to help the Sugar Maple Inn reclaim their blue ribbon status at the apple pie contest. See? Such a cozy book.
The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James
I love books with dual timelines and this suspenseful and eerie mystery navigates them perfectly. This is a creepy ghost story where a woman is desperate to solve the mystery of her missing aunt, who disappeared over 30 years ago. And you guessed it, she was last seen at the rundown motel, Sun Down. haunted. It’s most definitely haunted. You’ll read this book in a weekend, it’s so good.
Covert Curses by Tricia Tilde
Victoria, an American witch with a snarky cat named Simon, is sent to Ireland to learn more about magic. Soon after they arrive there’s a murder(at a local pub of course) and Victoria is curious about which of the villagers might have a motive. Super fun book and the first of a series.
A Lullaby For Witches by Hester Fox
Growing up and living in New England, I love witchy tales. Harlowe House belonged to a wealthy family in Massachusetts. Margaret Harlowe has always felt like the odd one out in her family (uh oh, witchy vibes) When Augusta Podos starts working at Harlowe House, she soon becomes fascinated with Margaret and makes it her mission to uncover the truth about this mysterious woman. Two Women. Two timelines. Pure Magic 🙂
The Book of Accidents by Chuck Wendig
This book is loooooong, over 500 pages and super creepy. The story mostly revolves around a family of three: Nate, Mads, and their son Oliver. They are moving out to the middle of nowhere Pennsylvania because Nate’s horrible father is dying and leaving them the house for $1. Sounds too good to be true right? Well, it doesn’t take long for these three start experiencing strange things. Creepy things. Sinister things. This book reads like an old school horror film and I could not put it down.
What are some of your favorite Autumn reads? I’m always looking for a new book. Oh, and as always remember to shop local and support your local bookstore or library!