Fall Reading List

Last week I asked for you guys to tell me your best fall books…. and you did! I’ve rounded up the titles that were mentioned the most (since there were way too many to list them all). I’ve read quite a few of these – I put an asterisk besides the ones I’ve read – but I also looked up the ones I haven’t read to make sure they were fall-approved. So go grab a hot cup of tea and some cozy socks and get ready to curl up for the afternoon… ANY of these novels are guaranteed to get you in the autumn mood!

The novel I most recently read is Under My Skin by Lisa Unger – it JUST came out this October and was named one of the most anticipated thrillers of fall 2018. I’m happy to report that it definitely lives up to the hype – IT’S SOOOO GOOD! And thrilling!

Out of the rest of the novels that I’ve read on this list, my other favorites are Rebecca and Jane Eyre – both creepy classics that are fall staples.


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  1. Eek, I love all of these! Definitely adding them to my ‘to-read’ list, thanks for sharing Cait!

    I hope you’re having a wonderful Tuesday!

  2. Thanks for the list! I can’t wait to check these books out!


  3. I’ve read 10 on this list which I’m glad to see. So glad you enjoyed Rebecca as much as I did! So happy it made its way on to your list.

    Arum Lilea

  4. Laura Leigh

    Sadly I cannot do thrillers. I get way too freaked out but always love checking out others reading lists!

    xo Laura Leigh
    Louella Reese

  5. Janie

    Cait, I’d love to know how you like your Restoration Hardware Monastery dining room table! I’m considering it for my new house next year, but my husband has reservations about it since the top isn’t made of solid hardwood, its engineered veneers or something. Does it still feel sturdy to you? Does it scratch up or get stained? I would get the same color one that you have. Any feedback would be appreciated!

    • Hey Janie, We moved our Monastery dining table into our formal dining room so we only use it a couple times a year now! But it is VERY sturdy and I absolutely love how it looks! One time our cat got up on the table and did scratch it, so I keep a table cloth on it now at all times. As long as you don’t have cats you should be fine hahah!

  6. I have Discovery of Witches in my audible library. I got it as a recommendation and I’ve yet to read it. This post is definitely motivating! Thanks girl!

  7. Ruth Ware is amazing!

  8. Tammy

    Normally I finish my books with in a week, I’m reading Baby Doll and I’m dragging my feet. I know you read it, is there a twist to this book at all, I’m getting bored with it and just curious if it’s worth finishing.

  9. Elizabeth

    “Rebecca” is my absolute favorite! Also, Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” for this time of year. 🙂

  10. Joan Crandall

    I also loved Rebecca! I’ve rarely found anyone else whose read it, let alone put it on a list! This is fantastic set of books. My 14 year old daughter (who thought Chris’s pumpkin was Shrek!) is also an avid reader and loved this photo so I just ordered her the shorts, top, and socks!

    • Ahh Rebecca is one of my all-time favorites! I love re-reading it every fall. I hope your daughter loves the PJs! 🙂

  11. Jordee Kalk

    Love following your blog! Do you think you would ever do a Christmas gift guide soon? I know it’s early but I want to start thinking of my shopping list soon 🙂



    • I usually start my Christmas gift guides the first week of November! So just a few weeks away 🙂

  12. This is such a great list, thank you so much for sharing!

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

  13. Outlander is one of my all time favorites! Everything Diana Gabaldon writes is amazing. Can’t wait to read some of the others!

  14. Omg yes I was waiting for this post! So much inspiration, now fall can come! 🙂
    Will definitely check some of these out!
    xx Janine

  15. So excited to look into these! Now that our wedding is over, we actually have some time to settle down and get back to doing the things we love 🙂

    x Sarah

  16. the harry poter series are my all time fav

  17. A couple of my all-time favorites are Jane Eyre and Pride & Prejudice! But I especially love the Harry Potter series for fall. We just went to Harry Potter World @ Universal Studios and convinced my husband to watch the movies with me – can’t wait!


  18. Heather

    Oooo new twisty mystery books! I’ve been looking for some Fall reads. These will keep me busy for a while. Another book you might like is “The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher” by Kate Summerscale and “Suspicion” by Francis Iles. “Suspicion’ is a classic novel, but possibly not easily found. Although it’s probably in the public library.

  19. Liz

    Ohhh, Rebecca is an oldie but goodie! Glass Castle was great…Half Broke horses is one of my all time fave novels of “the greatest generation.” Alice Network was a recent read, great recommendations!

  20. Love these recommendations!


  21. I always look with so much pleasure at your photos. They are so gorgeous!

  22. Being the bookworm I am I LOVED this post!
    Looking to read some of this list


  23. Allison Caylor

    I love that you’re a Jane Eyre fan! It’s possibly my favorite book of all time. ❤️

  24. Donna

    Hope you enjoy The Alice Network! It was one of my top reads of 2017. I just finished Us Against You by Fredrik Backman and it’s definitely one of my favourite reads this year!

    A few recommendations:

    Beartown by Fredrik Backman
    I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh
    Fractured by Catherine McKenzie
    Exit, Pursued by a Bear by E.K. Johnston

    Happy reading! 🙂

  25. Mary Tady

    Hi!! Long time follower. Love your content! Just wanted to see if you saw the new Netflix movie Rebecca! It was just released last week. I thought you would enjoy it. Great cast. I read the book after you recommended it and loved it as well.

    • I have been saving it to watch this weekend!!! How was it? I’m going to watch it while my husband watches football on Saturday, haha!