Fall Back into Reading with These 60 Recent Autumn Faves

Posted by Cybil on September 20, 2022


Autumnal reading is the best kind of reading. The crisp fall air. The rustling leaves. The cardigan sweaters. You can even get the fireplace going if you want.
 
In celebration of the season’s arrival—here in the Northern Hemisphere, anyway–we’ve put together this reading guide of recent autumn faves. We’ve gathered the most popular Goodreads titles from the past three years that were published between September and December.
 
It's a kind of time travel experiment, really. We’re always trying to anticipate the books that Goodreads members want to read. This time around, we’re sorting for those backlist titles that folks meant to read. Ambitious historical fiction. Famously funny nonfiction. Blockbuster investigations. And those are just from 2020!
 
Scroll down to browse each autumn by year. Then scroll over the book covers for more details, and add the books that pique your interest to your Want to Read shelf.
 

Top Picks From Fall 2019

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Top picks from 2020 

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Top Picks from 2021

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What books are you reading this fall? Let us know in the comments below!

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message 1: by Annamaria (new)

Annamaria Michela Fontana


message 2: by Malka (new)

Malka Margolies Shanda: A Memoir of Shame and Secrecy by Letty Cottin Pogrebin


message 3: by Melissa (new)

Melissa Fairy Tale by Stephen King


message 4: by Elaine (new)

Elaine Kraimer Loving Code Name Helene by Ariel Lawhon!


message 5: by Esme (new)

Esme Am I missing something? I don't see the Fall 2022 books - the article stops after Fall 2021


message 6: by Nancy (new)

Nancy Raising Lazarus, the follow up to Dopesick. A true horror story about what one family’s greed has done to create hopelessly addicted people.


message 7: by Emeline (new)

Emeline The Crane Wife - Patrick Ness
The Key - Marian Keyes
Both AMAZING! Check them out :)


message 8: by M (new)

M Emeline wrote: "The Crane Wife - Patrick Ness
The Key - Marian Keyes
Both AMAZING! Check them out :)"


Ok . She Who Became the Sun should be added to this list. It is one of the best of 2021


message 9: by Hannah (new)

Hannah Yesk Can we get a best of 2022? Did they just repost last years list?


message 10: by Barbara (new)

Barbara Esme wrote: "Am I missing something? I don't see the Fall 2022 books - the article stops after Fall 2021"
I think because we're not done with Fall 2022. Probably the best picks for this fall will be on next fall's list.


message 11: by Tay (new)

Tay Esme wrote: "Am I missing something? I don't see the Fall 2022 books - the article stops after Fall 2021"

Available now.. ;)


message 12: by Tay (new)

Tay A Man Called Ove;
White Noise;
Sure, I'll Be Your Black Friend;
Fool (C. Moore).


message 13: by JasonA (new)

JasonA Esme wrote: "Am I missing something? I don't see the Fall 2022 books - the article stops after Fall 2021"

Looks like just a repost of previous lists.


message 14: by Peggy (new)

Peggy Esme wrote: "Am I missing something? I don't see the Fall 2022 books - the article stops after Fall 2021"

"autumnal faves from past seasons!" is the title of the post. 2022 isn't a "past" season yet.


message 15: by Dara S. (new)

Dara S. Reading the second book in the Cassie Dewell series. Badlands by C. J. Box, since Big Sky just started last night!


◇Αλεξάνδρα◇ Now reading The French Lieutenant's Woman. I started it in college but i didn't have time to finish. It's quite slow paced but I like the original point of view in describing the Victorian times.


message 17: by Elena (new)

Elena Truly devious


message 18: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Melissa wrote: "Fairy Tale by Stephen King"

I want to read this so bad too!


message 19: by Tay (new)

Tay ◇Αλεξάνδρα◇ wrote: "Now reading The French Lieutenant's Woman. I started it in college but i didn't have time to finish. It's quite slow paced but I like the original point of view in describing the Victorian times."

One of my favorite books! I love the environment as a character. I even went on YouTube and watched a video of people walking through the same forest. :)


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