8 Must-Read Books on My Fall Reading List

September 13, 2018


All the books on my fall reading list! | M Loves M @marmar

There’s nothing quite like curling up with a good book during the coziest season of the year! I love to read and have found so many good books that I want to read a.s.a.p.! Keep reading to find out what books are on my fall reading list!

These books would be perfect for your fall reading list. | M Loves M @marmar

8 Books on My Fall Reading List

Fashion Climbing by Bill Cunningham

I was such a huge fan of Bill Cunningham’s street style photographs and was so sad to hear of his passing. I am eager to read his posthumously published memoir about his life and inspiring career.

Sadie by Courtney Summers

If you loved the podcast Serial, you’ll probably want to check out this book. The novel centers on a young girl whose sister is found murdered. After a somewhat botched police investigation, she is determined to bring her sister’s killer to justice. A radio personality becomes obsessed with finding the missing girl too and starts his own podcast as he tracks Sadie’s journey, trying to figure out what happened.

The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar

The author of this novel, Imogen Hermes Gowar, used to work in the British Museum, where she wrote short stories based on items in the collection. One story, about a desiccated “mermaid” figure, grew into her debut novel. The tale of a merchant, a mermaid, and a madam is supposed to be intriguing and magical.

The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters

The Little Stranger is a ghost story set in 1940s England. So it’s pretty perfect for Halloween reading! A movie version of the book was recently released in theaters, so I am going to be hurrying to finish this book before I catch the film. I love reading books before I see the movie version. Here’s a list of six books you have to see before watching the movie!

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Another upcoming film adaptation to look out for is Kristin Hannah’s The Nightingale which follows two sisters in France during World War II and explores female contributions during that period of time. Um, it’s about time! The movie doesn’t come out until January, so there’s still plenty of time to read the book before the movie.

All We Ever Wanted by Emily Griffin

Emily Griffin always writes enjoyable books! Her recent one is about three very different people who must choose between their family and their most deeply held values. It’s supposed to be a page turner! Have any of you read it?

WorkParty: How to Create & Cultivate the Career of Your Dreams by Jaclyn Johnson

I’ve been a fan of Jaclyn Johnson’s work for years, I love attending the events she throws for Create & Cultivate! She’s had such an inspiring career and I know I’ll gain so much by reading her debut career advice book.

The Golden State by Lydia Kiesling

In this novel, the reader accompanies a young mother on the edge of a breakdown, as she flees her life in San Francisco for the high desert of Altavista with her toddler. One of the main themes of this book is motherhood and the worry, tedium, and all-consuming love that comes along with it. This feels like the perfect book for me to read right now!


This summer I tried to spend more time reading than watching TV (I’ll be honest a lot of TV still happened). I started The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society after watching the movie because I just loved it so much! Even though that is the opposite of what I normally do! I also really enjoyed, The Rules Do Not Apply, and  Give Me Your Hand.

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P.S. A good book is even better when read in a cozy home! I’ve updated the home decor section of my shopping pages with some super cute and cozy fall styles! Here are some of my faves:


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