Five Books Perfect For Fall

October 14th, 2015 Kimberly Feature 94 Comments

14th Oct


Fall is the perfect time for snuggling up under a blanket with a hot beverage and good book. Today I am sharing five books perfect for Fall. Grab your comfy sweats, fluffy socks and favorite blanket. Don’t forget your coffee or caffeinated beverage.  Curl up and enjoy!


The first book I am sharing will whisk you off to a magical world as the trees begin to lose their leaves…

Five Books Perfect For Fall
by Martina Boone
Published by: Simon and Schuster
Purchase: Amazon

Grieving the death of her godfather and haunted by her cousin Cassie’s betrayal, Barrie returns from a trip to San Francisco to find the Watson plantation under siege. Ghost-hunters hope to glimpse the ancient spirit who sets the river on fire each night, and reporters chase rumors of a stolen shipment of Civil War gold that may be hidden at Colesworth Place. The chaos turns dangerous as Cassie hires a team of archeologists to excavate beneath the mansion ruins. Because more is buried there than treasure. A stranger filled with magic arrives at Watson’s Landing claiming that the key to the Watson and Beaufort gifts—and the Colesworth curse—also lies beneath the mansion. With a mix of threats and promises, the man convinces Barrie and Cassie to cast a spell there at midnight. But what he conjures may have deadly consequences. While Barrie struggles to make sense of the escalating peril and her growing and forbidden feelings for Eight Beaufort, it’s impossible to know whom to trust and what to fight for—Eight or herself. Millions of dollars and the fate of the founding families is at stake. Now Barrie must choose between what she feels deep in her heart and what will keep Watson’s Landing safe in this stunning addition to a series filled with “decadent settings, mysterious magic, and family histories rife with debauchery”


Next up is a science fiction novel that blew my mind. This is a book/series that I recommend daily….

Five Books Perfect For Fall
Red Rising
by Pierce Brown
Series: Red Rising #1
Published by: Random House
Genres: Fantasy
Source: Publisher
Purchase: Amazon
Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star

Darrow is a miner and a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he digs all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of the planet livable for future generations. Darrow has never seen the sky. Yet he spends his life willingly, knowing that his blood and sweat will one day result in a better future for his children. But Darrow and his kind have been betrayed. Soon he discovers that humanity already reached the surface generations ago. Vast cities and sprawling parks spread across the planet. Darrow and Reds like him are nothing more than slaves to a decadent ruling class. Inspired by a longing for justice, and driven by the memory of lost love, Darrow joins a resistance group in order to infiltrate the ruling class and destroy society from within. He will stop at nothing to bring down his enemies... even if it means he has to become one of them to do so.

2014 FAV ADDICTIVE fantasy FED-THE-NERD scifi


How about a little horror next. Snuggle up but remember to turn on the bathroom light….

Five Books Perfect For Fall
The Witching Hour
by Anne Rice
Published by: Random House
Genres: Horror, Paranormal
Purchase: Amazon | Audible

From the author of the extraordinary Vampire Chronicles comes a huge, hypnotic novel of witchcraft and the occult through four centuries.
On the veranda of a great New Orleans house, now faded, a mute and fragile woman sits rocking . . . and The Witching Hour begins. It begins in our time with a rescue at sea. Rowan Mayfair, a beautiful woman, a brilliant practitioner of neurosurgery--aware that she has special powers but unaware that she comes from an ancient line of witches--finds the drowned body of a man off the coast of California and brings him to life. He is Michael Curry, who was born in New Orleans and orphaned in childhood by fire on Christmas Eve, who pulled himself up from poverty, and who now, in his brief interval of death, has acquired a sensory power that mystifies and frightens him. As these two, fiercely drawn to each other, fall in love and--in passionate alliance--set out to solve the mystery of her past and his unwelcome gift, the novel moves backward and forward in time from today's New Orleans and San Francisco to long-ago Amsterdam and a château in the France of Louis XIV. An intricate tale of evil unfolds--an evil unleashed in seventeenth-century Scotland, where the first "witch," Suzanne of the Mayfair, conjures up the spirit she names Lasher . . . a creation that spells her own destruction and torments each of her descendants in turn. From the coffee plantations of Port au Prince, where the great Mayfair fortune is made and the legacy of their dark power is almost destroyed, to Civil War New Orleans, as Julien--the clan's only male to be endowed with occult powers--provides for the dynasty its foothold in America, the dark, luminous story encompasses dramas of seduction and death, episodes of tenderness and healing. And always--through peril and escape, tension and release--there swirl around us the echoes of eternal war: innocence versus the corruption of the spirit, sanity against madness, life against death. With a dreamlike power, the novel draws us, through circuitous, twilight paths, to the present and Rowan's increasingly inspired and risky moves in the merciless game that binds her to her heritage. And in New Orleans, on Christmas Eve, this strangest of family sagas is brought to its startling climax.


Up next is a psychological thriller you are sure to enjoy…

Five Books Perfect For Fall
by Caroline Kepnes
Series: You #1
Published by: Simon and Schuster
Narrator: Santino Fontana
Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
Genres: Suspense thriller
Source: Purchase
Purchase: Amazon | Audible
Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarOne Star

When a beautiful, aspiring writer strides into the East Village bookstore where Joe Goldberg works, he does what anyone would do: he Googles the name on her credit card. There is only one Guinevere Beck in New York City. She has a public Facebook account and Tweets incessantly, telling Joe everything he needs to know: she is simply Beck to her friends, she went to Brown University, she lives on Bank Street, and she’ll be at a bar in Brooklyn tonight—the perfect place for a “chance” meeting. As Joe invisibly and obsessively takes control of Beck’s life, he orchestrates a series of events to ensure Beck finds herself in his waiting arms. Moving from stalker to boyfriend, Joe transforms himself into Beck’s perfect man, all while quietly removing the obstacles that stand in their way—even if it means murder. A terrifying exploration of how vulnerable we all are to stalking and manipulation, debut author Caroline Kepnes delivers a razor-sharp novel for our hyper-connected digital age. You is a compulsively readable page-turner that’s being compared to Gone Girl, American Psycho, and Stephen King’s Misery.



And for those who want to snuggle up with a romance….

Five Books Perfect For Fall
The Coincidence of Coconut Cake
by Amy E. Reichert
Published by: Simon and Schuster
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Women's fiction
Source: Publisher
Purchase: Amazon
Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star
Heat Level:One FlameOne Flame

YOU'VE GOT MAIL meets HOW TO EAT A CUPCAKE in this delightful novel about a talented chef and the food critic who brings down her restaurant—whose chance meeting turns into a delectable romance of mistaken identities. In downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Lou works tirelessly to build her beloved yet struggling French restaurant, Luella’s, into a success. She cheerfully balances her demanding business and even more demanding fiancé…until the morning she discovers him in the buff—with an intern. Witty yet gruff British transplant Al is keeping himself employed and entertained by writing scathing reviews of local restaurants in the Milwaukee newspaper under a pseudonym. When an anonymous tip sends him to Luella’s, little does he know he’s arrived on the worst day of the chef’s life. The review practically writes itself: underdone fish, scorched sauce, distracted service—he unleashes his worst. The day that Al’s mean-spirited review of Luella’s runs, the two cross paths in a pub: Lou drowning her sorrows, and Al celebrating his latest publication. As they chat, Al playfully challenges Lou to show him the best of Milwaukee and she’s game—but only if they never discuss work, which Al readily agrees to. As they explore the city’s local delicacies and their mutual attraction, Lou’s restaurant faces closure, while Al’s column gains popularity. It’s only a matter of time before the two fall in love…but when the truth comes out, can Lou overlook the past to chase her future? Set in the lovely, quirky heart of Wisconsin, THE COINCIDENCE OF COCONUT CAKE is a charming love story of misunderstandings, mistaken identity, and the power of food to bring two people together.


Whatever you choose to read Fall is the perfect time to snuggle up with a good read, unwind and lose yourself in a story.


What Books Do You Recommend For Fall?

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About Kimberly
Kimberly is a coffee loving book addict who reads and listens to fictional stories in all genres. She's a self-professed Whovian, as well as a Supernatural, and Sherlock Holmes junkie, She enjoys sharing books, tips, recipes and hosting the Sunday Post. The coffee is always on and she is ready to chat...Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

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94 Responses to “Five Books Perfect For Fall”

  1. Ramona

    What a lovely, lovely list, Kimba! I just added the first book of The Heirs of Watson Island, I think I’m going to have a blast with that. Recs? Something Wicked This Way Comes, of course 🙂 I’m also reading The Fifth Season by N.K. Jimisin right now, and I’ve got to say it’s kind of mind-blowing. And I just finished Six of Crows – hard to get into, but well worth the effort. Have you read it yet? Have an awesome Wednesday!

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  2. Katherine

    Would you believe I’ve never read Anne Rice? I’ve just never picked up one of her books. I really want to read The Coincidence of Coconut Cake and Persuasion has me interested with all the mentions of archaeologists and ruined mansions and I’m curious to see how that works in another world. Great list!

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    • kimbacaffeinate

      What? I cannot be hearing you right. You haven’t met Darrow in Red Rising yet?!? Eep Jenny. You are going to be kicking yourself when you do.

  3. Becca

    I have been meaning to read You for a while now-it looks really good! This is a great idea for a post, I think I might need to do a Fall Reads post on my blog too 🙂 Maybe a spooky Halloween one 🙂

  4. Laurel-Rain Snow

    Ooh, great looking books! I already have You…in the Cloud…I started it and set it aside. Time to pull it out?

    And I’ve been ogling The Coincidence of Coconut Cake…I love anything coconut. LOL


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  5. Kristin

    I have never heard of The Witching Hour! Why is this new to me??? I’ll have to check it out b/c it must be an oldie but a goodie 😉

  6. Maureen Beatrice

    This looks like a great list Kimberly. I especially love the sound of the first two books ‘Persuasion’ and ‘Red Rising’. The covers look great and the book description sounds awesome. I need to put them on my TBR.. and probably the first book in The Heirs of Watson Island series too.
    The books I still like to read the most when the weather gets colder and the day shorter are.. Harry Potter. I’ve read them so many times… but this time of year I just feel the urge to read them even more.

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  7. Kathryn

    A book you recommend is always one I need to check up on to see if its a fit for me! I have The Coincidence of Coconut Cake on my bookshelf awaiting reading. I am sure it will do nicely for Spring too!

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  8. Jennifer

    Red Rising by Pierce Brown is on my TBR and like I’ve said before the cover of The Coincidence of Coconut Cake by Amy E. Reichert has me wanting to try it for the cake alone. LOL

  9. Sharon

    Oh I do love Anne Rice and it’s been way too long since I’ve picked up one of her books. Great recommendations Kimberley.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      It was really good and there is a second book coming out in early 2016. i shall check out that series Lorna, thanks for the suggestion 🙂

  10. Deborah

    The only one I’ve read on your list is ‘You’ which I enjoyed.

    I LOVE the title of ‘The Coincidence of Coconut Cake’ though… I’d almost choose to read that solely based on its title.

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  11. Vickie

    If I keep reading your blog my TBR pile will fill up an entire room!!!!!!

  12. kara-karina

    OMG, I need to read the last one! Love books with chefs 🙂 I recently read A Bollywood Affair by Sonali Dev which was charming, and Heir Untamed by Danielle Bourdon (a freebie on Amazon) which had a great autumn feel to it plus it was about some obscure Eastern European royalty.

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