Top 5 Tuesday: Cozy Fall Reads


Ah, another Tuesday, so it must be Belgium what? Oh, no, I mean that it’s Top 5 Tuesday, you know, from Shanah over at, Bionic Book Worm. And this week’s topic in keeping with the season is, Top 5 Cozy Fall Reads.

Though “cozy” is wide open to interpretation. Anyway, here goes nothing:

#1 : CITY OF BRASS — S.A. Chakraborty

I’ve been hearing so many good things about this fantasy, that I’m convinced, it’s on my to Buy List. Personally, the Fall is that time of year to read a really good fantasy, or anything about magic, as it’s that mystical, mythical time of year.

#2 : TIGERHEART — Peter David

I’ve had this book—which was a gift—for ages and this is probably the perfect time of year to read it. It being all about fairies, leprechauns, and magic mirrors people can go through to Fairytale lands. And what’s better, it’s written by Peter David who has great wit.

#3 : THE PERPLEXING THEFT OF THE JEWEL IN THE CROWN — Vaseem Khan

I bought this one a few months back after reading a few reviews that said it was lighthearted and funny, and, of course, set in India. And, needing a break from the typical murder-mystery thought I would give this one a go. Well, I guess along with it’s humour and bright orange cover, reminiscent of Autumnal colours, this is the season I should be reading it. Something to make me smile and feel warm and cozy inside.

#4 : THE SWEETNESS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PIE — Alan Bradley

I finally got around to buying this one, the first in a long series featuring Flavia, solving crime. Not only is it on my list because it mentions pie, and pumpkin pie is always a big thing for Fall, but it has a luminous bright green cover which really has nothing to do with anything, but to me, it feels very cozy and fall like.

#5 : HOPELESS IN MAINE — Tom Brown

This is another gift book, well, actually, graphic novel, that’s set in, eh, an alternative Maine. One that sort of moved sideways into a realm of horror, the living dead, spirits that walk the night, and weird monsters that bump into night. Yes, you read right. This is a perfect cozy fall read visually graphic enough to give you the odd chills and scary you in a ‘Oh my god, I’m glad I don’t live there!’ kind of way.

And you, what do you consider a cozy Fall read? Ghouls, ghosts and monsters, or funny, cozy murder-mysteries?

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9 Comments

  1. September 25, 2018
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    Alexandra Shanah will be over the moon with you recommending City of Brass! It’s her current crush LOL Fantastic list here! I need more reading hours 😉

    • Alexandra
      September 25, 2018
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      It’s through her that I discovered The City of Brass, Sophie! And like you, I need to find a few more hours in a day to squeeze in being able to do everything, including reading more. Shame we need sleep, right? 😉

  2. September 25, 2018
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    I definitely prefer horror story anthologies for fall but also non-horror supernatural fiction. The Dresden Files are perfect for fall, as is most anything by Neil Gaiman but especially American Gods.

    • September 25, 2018
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      I hear you Denny. Anthologies can be fun because of being able to read a number of stories rather than just one long one. And I am drawn towards paranormal and supernatural at this time of year, for obvious reasons. But also magic realism and a whole slew of YA titles at the moment.

      Oh, and the Dresden Files (TV show) was fun. Never read any of the books, which, now I think about it. Maybe I should.

  3. September 25, 2018
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    I can always go for some pumpkin pie 😀 Just checked that book on goodreads and it sounds pretty fun!

    • September 25, 2018
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      And who doesn’t like pie at this time of year? And any excuse to have a pumpkin in the house … and book covers the colour of pumpkins? Always works for me. 😀

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  5. September 25, 2018
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    Not only have I not read any of these, I’ve only heard of ONE of them! That’s okay, though. I love discovering new books.

    • September 25, 2018
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      Oh, I like that I’m offering you something different. I hope you check out the books you’ve never heard of. That’s what I love about this Meme, and also #FIF is that I get to read about new books and authors. 😀

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