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Curl Up with These 12 Comforting Books This Fall

As the crisp autumn air arrives and the leaves start to change, it's the perfect time to curl up inside with a mug of tea and a stack of books. While any season is excellent for reading, something about fall lends itself to losing oneself in the pages of a comforting story.

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If you're looking for soothing, immersive reads to get you through the chillier months, here are 12 cozy books I highly recommend making time for this fall.

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1. The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune

This feel-good fantasy is like a big hug in book form. It follows a caseworker investigating an orphanage of magical children and discovering an unlikely family along the way. The quirky characters and touch of magic make it a joyful escape.

2. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

This is a must-read for any season. Transport yourself to the marshes of North Carolina with this beautifully written coming-of-age story about a girl abandoned to raise herself among nature. Haunting yet moving.

3. The Gown by Jennifer Robson

Historical fiction fans will love this novel's behind-the-scenes look at the makers of Queen Elizabeth II's wedding dress. It's a fascinating tapestry of resilience and hope.

4. The House at Pooh Corner by A.A. Milne

Revisiting Pooh Bear's silly adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood is a nostalgic balm for the soul on chilly evenings. Pure childhood comfort.

5. The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

The first book in the atmospheric Winternight Trilogy transports you to the world of folktales and magic in wintry medieval Russia. Enthralling storytelling.

6. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

One of the most magical books you'll ever read, this spellbinding story about two star-crossed magicians is fantasy at its best. Utterly dreamy.

7. The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman

This charming novel follows an introvert whose quiet bookstore life is disrupted by newly discovered relatives. Quirky in the best way.

8. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

You'll root for Eleanor, a socially awkward eccentric whose world opens up when she befriends a coworker. Offbeat and moving.

9. Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Part memoir and part Indigenous wisdom, this nonfiction book is a poetic meditation on plants and our relationship with nature.

10. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

Kindred spirit Anne Shirley's reflections on life and love never get old. Return to Prince Edward Island through this classic Canadian tale. Best of all, there's even a Fall edition available!

11. The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende

A sweeping multigenerational saga set against political upheaval in an unnamed South American country infused with magical realism. Captivating.

12. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

It wouldn't be fall without losing yourself in Austen's beloved countryside romance between Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy. A classic for good reason.

Fall in love with a good book!

With engaging stories, vivid settings, and characters that feel like friends, these reads are perfect for spending cozy evenings under a blanket this season. Brew your favorite tea, grab a snack, and let these books whisk you away.

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