Fall 'To Be Read' List for 2018

It is finally my favorite time of the entire year, fall! Get ready for some fall themed blog posts coming up because I actually cannot contain myself (I have had my pumpkin candles out since August and my Halloween decorations up since September 1st). To start off fall, I thought I would show y’all what my to be read books for this fall time are. Anything whimsical, magical, psychologically thrilling, or fantasy fits perfect to be read during the cold months ahead.

Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling

I will spare you the Harry Potter book description because I have not even read the series, and I know what it is about. I can honestly admit that I am 20 years old, and I have never read, or seen, a Harry Potter book/movie. I know, cue the gasps (especially from my best friends). Harry Potter is the classic fall favorite book. It is jammed packed with witches and warlocks. And, as I said before, any book that is about magic sets the perfect mood for Halloween. Let’s face it, October is just 30 days of pre-game for Halloween.

The Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare

Clary Fray ends up going to a night club for her birthday and witnesses a murder that apparently only she can see despite the club being packed with people. She doesn’t know yet, but this night is about to throw her into a world she never knew existed, but she was already secretly a part of. Soon after this night, Clary’s mom goes missing, and if Clary wants to get her back, she is going to need the help of strangers covered in mysterious markings from this mysterious world.

Ah, this book series has been a favorite of mine since the beginning, and I’m 100% sure I have mentioned it in a pervious blog post because I will never not recommend this series. Again, this mystical world is perfect for the fall breeze and Halloween candy full nights. If you are a huge fantasy lover, you will fall in love with all 6 books in this series.

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Magic has been taken away, and all hope has been lost. Zélie now has a chance to help bring magic back. Zélie will have to go up against a crowned prince who wants to get rid off all magic forever.

I don’t know a ton about this book, but I do know this. This book has taken the world by storm. Everyone, or almost everyone, who has picked up this book has instantly fallen in love with it. Some critics have even compared Tomi Adeyemi to J.K. Rowling, which is a huge compliment. And, I sincerely want to read this book just because I follow Tomi on Instagram and she seems like such an amazing person.

An Ember in the Ashes Series by Sabaa Tahir

Laia lives as a slave with her brother and grandparents. They know better than to go against the empire because they have seen what happens to those who do. Laia’s brother is arrested for treason and the only way for Laia to hopefully be reunited with him is for her to join the resistance rebels. In exchange for the resistance to save her brother, she will have to spy on the empire from within. Elias is a soldier for the empire, only he wishes to be free. When Elias and Laia meet, they may find out they can help each other get what each wants.

Sabba Tahir is another author who I haven’t read a single book from (unless you count the beginning of this book, I’m on chapter nine!) but I love her anyways just because of who she is as a human being. But, take away me hyping Sabba Tahir up, this book has been loved by so many and I cannot wait to read this series.

Caraval & Legendary by Stephanie Garber

Caraval is a show where the audience gets to participate in it. And it only happens once a year. Scarlet and her sister, Tella, have always wanted to go, but they have never been able to. But for the first time ever, the two sisters got invited to attend. However, as soon as they arrive, Tella gets kidnapped by the leader of the Caraval. Whoever finds her first is the winner of the game, and, if Scarlet wants her sister back, she’s going to have to play the game.

I love a good mystical game and that exactly what this book has. I think this might be the book I am looking forward to read this fall the most. The entire show is supposed to be this gigantic illusion and I have high hopes for this book.

The Bone Witch Series by Rin Chupeco

Tea’s family is full of witches, including Tea. However, Tea finds out that she is a different type of witch in comparison to her family. She’s a bone witch, which usually strikes fear in anyone who hears this. Tea has to go off in order to train herself to use the power she has. But, there will be many dark temptations along the way, and Tea is going to have to decide what kind of witch she wants to be.

Witches, need I say more? When I was younger, my mother banned anything witchy, which is partly why I have never read Harry Potter. However, she lost that battle when I found Hocus Pocus and the Halloweentown movies. From then on I haved loved witch stories, especially around Halloween.

Fawkes by Nadine Brandes

A stone plague has begun to take victims, and now Thomas is being affected. The only way to save himself and fight this is to join the plot to assassinate the king of England. If Thomas goes through with this, he will hurt the family of the girl he loves. But if he does not go through with it, he will become a statue.

I love a twisted romance story. Thomas basically has to choose between saving himself or hurting the girl he loves. This story intrigued me, and I am so excited to see how Thomas’s journey unfolds.

Mirage by Somaiya Daud

The empire is in control, however Amani has always dreamed about what else is out there. Her adventure comes in the form of being kidnapped only to find out she looks identical to the cruel princess. The princess needs to be protected, and in order to do that, Amani will have to take her place when out in public. But it is a very dangerous job that could cost her.

I am a huge fan of Monte Carlo, the movie with Selena Gomez, and I love the idea of two characters switching lives. I love that she gets to just pretend to be the princess as job, and I’m so excited to see what happens. I have already started speculating some of the events.

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

This is another book that does not need a description because it is a classic. I remember being in ninth grade and being assigned to read this book right before Halloween. I also remember drinking apple cider and staying up all night to read it the day before we were supposed to have our reading done. Yes, I was cramming because I procrastinated, but now that memory makes me want to pick this book up every October.

You by Caroline Kepnes

You is a psychological thriller that tells the story of a guy who spots girl, stalks girl, and then has to transfer from stalker role to boyfriend role. Yes, the girl ends up falling for her stalker who she didn’t know was stalking her. And now that he has her, he will do anything to keep her.

I have had this book on my to be read list since last year and I feel like fall time would be the perfect time to read this book. I love psychological thrillers, but I cannot read them so often because they mess with my brain a little too much. But, this will probably be the psychological thriller I read this fall.