It’s that wonderful time of the year again! Sweaters, scarves, and pumpkin spice everything. There’s that wonderful chill in the air that makes it the perfect weather for some hot chocolate, a warm blanket, and (my personal fav) a good book.

Now I don’t know about you, but once October 1st starts I have a specific list of books that I like to finish before the end of November. This not only gets me in the mood for my favorite season, but it also helps give me something to look forward to after a long day. My list isn’t specific books, but really more of a guideline for the type of books that I would like to read.

So, without further delay, here is my list of books that I hope to read before November is over!

Harry Potter!


It’s become a tradition for me to pick up a Harry Potter book once October begins. There’s nothing like some pumpkin juice and magical adventures to get prepared for the spooky season.

This is one of my favorite series of books, and I feel that it fits perfectly with the season. I’m starting with Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix because over the summer I had read Goblet of Fire, so it only felt fitting that I continued with the order. Sure, I have already read these books before, but I could never get sick of Harry Potter.

A Spooky Thriller


I can’t properly celebrate the season of spooks without reading a thriller! This year I am reading The Wilder Girls by Rory Power, and I can’t wait to read it. Not only did the cover draw me in, but the synopsis sounds like a story that I could read all in one sitting.


Another thriller that I hope to get to in the next two months is Lock Every Door by Riley Sager. Last year I read The Last Time I lied and I absolutely loved it. I don’t know too much about this novel, but if it’s anything like his other novels then I know it’s going to be good.


Agatha Christie

It wouldn’t be a good Halloween reading list without a good murder mystery! I’ve mentioned this in a previous blog post, but I am trying to read every Agatha Christie novel, so it makes sense to add one of her novels to this list.


The specific novel that I chose for this category is Murder on the Links. It’s second in the Hercule Poirot series and next on my list of Agatha Christie novels that I still have to read. I’m looking forward to this short read, which I will probably mix in with the rest of the books on my list.



That’s it for my fall reading list! I left it rather short because most of my time is taken up by school or work, so I couldn’t exactly pick every single book that I wanted to read in October and November. Hopefully, I will end up reading more than what is listed here, but it’s good to keep my goals relatively attainable.

What’s your favorite thing to read during the fall?

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