A Cosy Autumnal Reading List

Autumn is by far my favourite season of the year. It’s a time to be filled with blankets, hot chocolates, and our favourite books.

Reading is my all-time favourite Autumn activity. Nothing can beat reading under a blanket on a windy day.

If you’re looking to add some books to your tbr piles for Autumn, then here are a few of my recommendations.

1. If Cats Disappeared from the World by Genki Kawamura. How do you decide what makes life worth living? This book follows the story of a man who only has months left to live. He isn’t ready to die so when the devil appears and offers him a deal, he has to decide how far he will go in order to live.

2. The Haunting of Aveline Jones by Phil Hickes. A middle-grade paranormal mystery is perfect for Autumn. This book follows Aveline Jones who finds a spooky, old book that once belonged to Primrose Penberthy who mysteriously vanished. Aveline decides to investigate Primrose’s disappearance.

3. Agatha by Anne cathrine Bomann. This book is a pretty short, fast-paced read. It’s set in 1940s Paris and follows the story of a psychiatrist who is counting his days until retirement. That is until Agatha visits him and makes him reconsider everything.

4. The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman. Nothing says cosy Autumnal read like the story of four friends living in a retirement village who try to solve a crime. This story is so much fun and takes some interesting turns.

5. Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery. Oh look, I’m mentioning Anne of Green Gables again, how shocking. I know, I know, I need to stop adding this book to every bookish list I write, but this book just screams Autumn. Anne says it best when she says “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”

6. The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien. What could be cosier than going on an adventure with Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf and the dwarves?! In this prelude to The Lord of the Rings, Bilbo lives a simple and comfortable life. Until one day, he is enlisted by Gandalf the wizard to go on an adventure.

7. The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie. I could list any Agatha Christies book in this list and it would make sense. Autumn is just the perfect time for murder mysteries. The Body In The Library is one of Agatha Christies most popular books and I’d say it’s that way for a reason.

8. Snow & Rose by Emily Winfield Martin. If you’re a fan of fairytales and magic then this is the perfect book to snuggle up with. Snow and Rose are living a fairytale, not that they know that. One day their father disappears into the woods and everything changes for them.

9. My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite. Is blood thicker than water? This book follows Korede who receives a call from her sister, Ayoola. Korede knows what this means. Ayoola has killed someone again.

10. The Body Under the Piano by Marthe Jocelyn. If you’re a fan of Agatha Christie and middle-grade books, then this is definitely the one for you. This story follows Aggie Morton who meets a boy named Hector Perot. Aggie discovers a dead body and enlists Hector to help her solve the crime.

11. I Am Ill With Hope by Gommie. If poems are your thing, or even if they usually aren’t, I have a feeling that you’d enjoy this book. It’s a beautiful poetry and illustration book that makes you feel so cosy and welcome. Poetry isn’t my favourite thing to read but I can say with my whole heart that this book is worth reading.

Related post: Book Review: I Am Ill With Hope By Gommie

12. The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living by Meik Wiking. This is probably the first nonfiction book that I’ve added to these lists here on my blog. The reason for that is I just don’t read much nonfiction. I’m not against it but it’s just not usually my thing. I made an exception for this book though and I’m definitely glad I did. It’s such a cosy book and makes me want to light a candle and cuddle up with a cup of tea and a good book.


If you read any of these books, then let me know what you thought.

What would you add to this list? Do you have any autumnal recommendations?

6 thoughts on “A Cosy Autumnal Reading List

  1. Some great choices here. Anne of Green Gables suits any season! ☺️ I definitely love curling up with a mystery so anything by Agatha Christie is a good choice, but the Thursday Murder Club has been on my TBR for a while. I like the sound of Aveline Jones too so will try to find a copy.

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  2. There are some great titles on this list! I enjoyed The Hobbit and Anne of Green Gables. I’ve never heard of The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living by Meik Wiking. That sounds really interesting!

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  3. I’ve heard such good things about “The Book of Hygge” — been wanting to read this for a while, maybe I will finally get myself a copy just in time for the cold weather season 🙂

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