Beach reads are back on the shelves, and you’re reaching for your favorite books to curl up in when the temperatures drop.
Grace Chlosta, one of Instagram’s favorite bookstagrammers, @gracesreadingnook, shares her five must-reads for the fall season. His choices include everything from chilling thrills to deep, comforting reads.
Top 5 must-read books this fall:
1. “Nightcrawling” by Leila Mottley
Gender: Urban Fiction
Although the cover of this book screams Halloween with its vibrant purple and orange colors, this reading is actually more moving than shaky. Based on a true story, the novel tells the story of a young black woman who roams the streets of Oakland and stumbles headlong into the failure of her justice system.
2. “The Curse of the Kiss” by Erin Sterling
Gender: Romantic comedy
Chlosta says if you like a scary, but not so scary read, then this book is definitely for you. With a romantic element, this book follows a young witch who lives in a small town like Salem. She says if you’re a big fan of stories like “Hocus Pocus” or “Halloweentown,” this book is perfect for you. This book kind of falls into the “light and scary” genre and is the second book in a series, however, Chlosta says you don’t have to read the first to enjoy and understand this read.
3. “The Bullet That Missed: A Murder Thursday Club Mystery” by Richard Osman
If you like cozy-murder, this book is for you. This is the third book in the “Thursday Murder Club Mystery” series. These books follow four elderly people who live in a nursing home and come together every Thursday to try to solve murders and mysteries in their community.
4. “The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Killing Vampires” by Grady Hendrix
For those who don’t want comfortable reading at all, this thriller is for you. Following a book club down south, it revolves around gossip when a new man moves to town and they think he’s a vampire.
5. “The Many Daughters of Afong Moy” by Jamie Ford
Gender: historical fiction
For those of you who don’t want a scary read, this book follows seven generations of women. This deep and heartwarming read speaks to generational drama and trauma as it touches on many different topics and events that these women go through in their lifetime.
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