Warm up your Fall #Shelfie with these Cozy Reads

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Fall is right around the corner and with it come leaves changing in color, crisp air, and the perfect excuse to curl up in bed with a good book.

During the coziest season of the year, I love setting up the ambiance of my room (a.k.a. my natural habitat) with fairy lights and candles to perfectly suit my mellow mood while William Fitzsimmons play in the background. Aside from binge watching my favorite shows on repeat on Netflix, there are nights I just nestle under my blanket, snuggling up with a heartwarming (sometimes gut-wrenching) book and my mandatory cup of french vanilla coffee.

Below you will find some of my page turner suggestions (in the paranormal, mystery and romance genres) to comfort you during the long cold nights ahead.


Poison by Chris Wooding

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I first read Poison back in high school ten years ago and I was immediately obsessed with this gothic and compelling masterpiece from Chris Wooding. Set in third person narrative, it follows the story of Poison, a willful girl who lives in the Marshes. Her sister is snatched by the Scarecrow and must leave the Marshes to seek out the Phaerie Lord in order to get her back. She finds herself in unfamiliar places, struggling against powers larger than herself. Though this dark fantasy novel is targeted more towards readers of Young Adult fiction, there is a lot that older readers can get out of it. It has an ability to reel you in with its folklore tropes, dangerous realms, sinister characters and unforeseen twists weaved together by Wooding’s hauntingly beautiful and descriptive writing style. [ Purchase Poison here. ]


Origin by Dan Brown (Release date: October 3, 2017)

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Being an avid reader of Mr. Brown’s works and equally fascinated with their film adapations, the next book in our list is a novel from the renowned thriller author himself. The fifth installment in the Robert Langdon series centers around the questions – Where do we come from and where are we going? It features the protagonist, Robert Langdon, a Harvard professor of symbology, on a perilous quest interlaced by enigmatic symbols science, religion, history, and art all against the backdrop of four cities in Spain. If you’re a fan of the author’s take on religious conspiracies and thought-provoking and abstruse topics, you definitely want to put this on top of your TBR (to be read) list.  To learn more about Origin, visit the 

book’s offical site.[ Pre-order/purchase Origin here. ]


The Child Finder novel by Rene Denfield

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While I have yet to read Denfield’s successful first book, The Enchanted, I have read good reviews about this mysteriously captivating crime thriller.

The main character and “child finder” private investigator Naomi travels to the backwoods of Oregon to unravel the mystery surrounding the 3-year disappearance of the young Madison Culver but finds pieces to her own fragmented past.

Purchase The Child Finder here. ]





Come away with me by Karma Brown
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If you’re looking for a light read that gently tugs at your heartstrings, you may want to get a copy of Come Away with Me. With a rare combination of drama and surprise, this debut novel from the Canadian writer is a profoundly poignant story of a woman’s journey from esoteric loss to healing through love, family and adventure. This book will be the perfect romantic interlude as we head into fall.

Purchase Come Away with Me here. ]






Sweet Thing by Renee Carlino

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Mia Kelly is a twenty-five-year-old walking Gap ad who thinks she has life figured out when her father’s sudden death uproots her from slow-paced Ann Arbor to New York City’s bustling East Village. There she discovers her father’s spirit for life and the legacy he left behind with the help of an old café, a few eccentric friends, and one charming musician.

Will Ryan is good-looking, poetic, spontaneous, and on the brink of fame when he meets Mia, his new landlord, muse, and personal heartbreaker. A story of self-discovery and friendship, Sweet Thing shines light on the power of loving and letting go. [ Purchase Sweet Thing here. ]



Which of the books above are you interested to read? Let me know what’s on your Fall Reading list as I’m always on the lookout for spines to crack:)

steph cruz

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  • Reply Brogan's Journal

    Lovely post girlie! I think I’m into Come away with me and Sweet thing!

    September 14, 2017 at 2:58 am
  • Reply Amber Myers

    Yes! Reading is the best. I’m adding some of these to my list. I LOVED Come With Me. All her books are fabulous. I recently finished her latest.

    September 15, 2017 at 7:04 pm
  • Reply jhilmil

    I think I’ll go with the Child Finder and evergreen Dan Brown’s novels. Child Finder looks intriguing enough with some thrills. Thanks for this.

    September 15, 2017 at 9:06 pm
  • Reply Akamatra

    I have had my eye set on Origin and it’s high time I read it.

    September 16, 2017 at 10:17 am
  • Reply Flo

    I’m so looking forward to reading a few novels this Fall! I’ve never really been a fan of Dan Brown but my husband is. I’d probably like Come Away With Me.

    September 16, 2017 at 11:38 am
  • Reply Teona's Wanderlust

    Great reading list, it’s good that you picked books from different genders. I can’t wait for Dan Brown’s new book 🙂

    September 16, 2017 at 2:37 pm
  • Reply Amrita

    I have stalked up my library for the fall and winter .Loved the description.The best feeling in the world when we read and get lost.

    September 16, 2017 at 3:09 pm
  • Reply Marlene Wetch

    Well, I did not know that Dan Brown had a book coming out! I love the Robert Langdon series and am so ecstatic for this new installment!

    September 16, 2017 at 5:10 pm
  • Reply Chelf

    ah, don’t we all love a good autumnal book and a cup of tea to go with it! The definition of hygge! Great recommendations, I’ll see if I can find any of these books at my local bookshop.

    September 16, 2017 at 5:19 pm
  • Reply Amila

    These are great suggestions.Reading is always a good idea to any season.But these book suggestions sound like hot for the season!

    September 17, 2017 at 7:32 am
  • Reply Ania Travels

    Thanks for these recommendations. I’m always looking for new books to read. I’ll be traveling next couple weeks will have to download a couple of these as ebooks.

    September 18, 2017 at 9:21 am
  • Reply Elizabeth Seal

    Your blog is so dreamy, I love it! And such great reads, my partner is a huge fan of Dan Brown books so will have to buy him that one 😀 xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara
    (lets follow each other on bloglovin or instagram)

    September 21, 2017 at 11:41 am
  • Reply Melissa

    This is such a great list! I’ve been so busy lately that reading has not been a priority. Now that the weather is cooling off I need to get back into it. Will definitely be picking something from this list 🙂

    xo, Melissa

    September 27, 2017 at 10:46 am
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