September 21, 2022

A Fall TBR

Today's Top Ten Tuesday topic is Books on my Fall TBR. Fall is 3 months long. I have no idea. So my list will be books that would be good to read in the Fall. I don't want to tip my hand and say what will be on my October TBR, so if any of these books are on that list I won't mention it. Also, that TBR isn't complete anyway.

In the Fall I like to read spooky books around Halloween and more serious literature. Literary Fiction is perfect for a rainy Fall day. Certain types of non-fiction, such as books about books and true-crime, feel good for Fall. Darker mystery books and thrillers and fantasy are also possibilities.

Ok. Now, I've created the list, and honestly, every book on the list is a spooky October book. I could literally create a 10-book list for all three months of Fall. So anyway, here are 10 books that feel to me like they should be read in October.


Morgue: A Life in Death by Vincent DiMaio - DiMaio is a renowned foresnsic scientist and this book is a collection of stories from his decades-long career.


The Quick by Lauren Owen - What better time to read a giant book about vampires?

Ninth House

Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo - Dark Academia at Yale.


The Maidens by Alex Michaelides - More Dark Academia in England. Girls are going missing and the main character thinks it's a professor.

Hour of the Witch

Hour of the Witch by Chris Bohjalian - This author usually does pretty high brow stuff, so a literary fiction version of a witch story? Yes, please.

Empire of the Vampire

Empire of the Vampire by Jay Kristoff - Again. Vampires. Duh.

Bullet Train

Bullet Train by Kotaro Isaka - 6 assassins on a train. Someone is going to die.


Cackle by Rachel Harrison - This is a novel about a sweet, young woman who moves to a small town to be a teacher and meets an outgoing, fashionable woman who takes her under her wing. Except the other citizens seem to be afraid of her.

Book of Night

Book of Night by Holly Black - I don't know what this is about. Something about shadow magic and a low-level con artist. But it screams spooky read.


The Inheritance of Orquidea Divina by Zoraida Cordova - This is more magical realism than spooky, but still. An old matriarch calls her family to her before she dies. Something about she turns into a tree and there is a mystery about all the childrens' inheritance.

Okay there are 10 books that say "Fall Reads" to me.