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9 Cozy Young Adult Books To Read This Fall

9 Cozy Young Adult Books To Read This Fall

If you’re anything like us, you love to spend an Autumn day curled up all cozy on the couch with a good book. But sometimes it’s kind of hard to know where to start.  

Don’t worry, we have got you covered. We have compiled our favorite cozy Young Adult books for you to read this Fall in three different categories.

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Books To Read If You Dream Of A Meet-Cute In Early Autumn

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Image Source: St. Martin’s Publishing Group

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell is for all fanfiction-loving high school to college-aged students. In this novel, we follow Cath in her first year of undergraduate while she attempts to make friends with her scary roommate and her sunshine boyfriend, get on the good side of her fanfiction-hating professor, and stay close to her twin sister who doesn’t want anything to do with her. Easy, right?

This novel covers cold walks around campus, hot lattes, late-night studying, and a hint of magic. Goodreads rated it 3.9 stars out of 5.

Content Warning: talks of anxiety, eating disorders, and alcoholism are mentioned throughout.

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Awkward in October by Teresa Yea
Image Source: Broken E Publishing

Theodora Dry dreams of adventures and romance and happy endings. So, amid a quarter-life crisis, she picks up and moves to a small town in Connecticut right around Halloween. When she arrives, her house is falling apart. Thankfully, the handsome, grumpy neighbor offers to do some renovations before the seasons change. Theodora is instantly enamored but is quick to deter any feelings, careful not to fall for another uninterested man.

This book is described as quirky and compelling, with a rating of 3.5 stars on Goodreads.

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Better Than the Movies by Lynn Painter
Image Source: Simon and Schuster

This novel is the ultimate cozy Autumn read. It is fast-paced and relatable and is taking BookTok by storm. We get to know Liz, a hopeless romantic obsessed with her late mother’s rom-com collection. She dreams of living out one of these storylines and when her childhood crush moves back to town, she finally has her chance. Unfortunately, to get his attention she needs the help of the boy next door who has been making her life miserable since they were children. Great.

Will Liz ever find her Happily Ever After? Goodreads rated Lynn Painter’s novel 4.2 out of 5 stars.

Content Warning: death of a parent, grief, talks of panic attacks.

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Books To Read If You’re Looking For Something A Little Spooky

These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling
Image Source: Penguin Random House

This recommendation takes place in Salem, Mass., and follows Hannah, an elemental witch, set on avoiding her ex-girlfriend, Veronica, for the rest of summer. This seems like a pretty doable task for Hannah until something wicked appears and dark magic floods the town. Now, she’s forced to take this on alone or team up with the person she wants to see the least.

Fans have given this debut novel by Isabel Sterling a 3.7 on Goodreads.

If you enjoy Hannah’s story, it’s not over yet! There are more books in the series: This Coven Won’t Break is available now.

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Payback’s A Witch by Lana Harper
Image Source: Penguin Random House

Lana Harper owns the spooky, witch romance sub-genre and you absolutely can’t pass on this one. It’s John Tucker Must Die meets The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and better yet, there are three books in the series!

Paybacks a Witch is the first of The Witches of Thistle Grove series, following Emmy Harlow. Emmy hasn’t been back to her hometown of Thistle Grove since she graduated high school, making her magic dwindle every day she stays away. With the traditional spellcaster tournament taking place this year, Emmy finally thinks it’s time to return home and prove herself in her family line.

This novel has queer representation, a magic system, and crazy competition. What more could we ask for? No wonder it has a 3.6 on Goodreads.

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The Saturday Night Ghost Club by Craig Davidson
Image Source: Penguin Random House

Jake is staying with his eccentric Uncle Calvin, an occult shop owner, and proud conspiracy theorist. When he makes two new friends in town, Calvin invites them to join The Saturday Night Ghost Club. Though, soon enough, Jake starts to question the stories his uncle is telling them and whether they have to do with the slightly haunted town they live in.

This is a beautiful coming-of-age story, rated 3.9 on GoodReads, which is filled with adventure and friendship and growing up. Plus, it’s set in Niagara Falls in the 1980s, so it has major Stranger Things vibes.

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Books To Read If You Love A Good Hallmark Rom-Com

Pumpkin Everything by Beth Labonte
Image Source: Beth Labonte

Bring out the pumpkin spice lattes for this second-chance romance!

Horror novelist, Amy Fox, has called off her wedding and moved back to her hometown to take care of her grandfather and fight off a serious case of writer’s block. All she wants to do is get through the season with the least amount of pumpkin spice possible. Unfortunately for Amy, word travels fast in a small town and she’s face to face with her high school boyfriend Kit Parker.

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This sweet romance has a 3.8 on Goodreads.

Content Warning: Some adult themes throughout this novel.

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Pumpkin Spice and Not So Nice by Becky Monson
Image Source: Becky Monson

Every perfect holiday rom-com starts with a woman from a small town and a man from the big city visiting who ends up falling in love. Or vice versa. This one fits the criteria to a T.

Jenna works at her family’s pumpkin patch every autumn, helping out with the abundance of business. When Aidan St. Claire accidentally donates a $50 bill with a handwritten note on it, the two’s lives intersect. Jenna is instantly interested. Unfortunately, she decides she wants nothing to do him Aidan as she believes her destiny is to date, emotionally-unavailable men. She can’t let that happen again, of course.

Pumpkin Spice and Not So Nice is a “grumpy/sunshine” romance and has a rating of 3.95.

Content Warning: Some adult themes throughout this novel.

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Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell
Image Source: First Second

Another recommendation from Rainbow Rowell is on this list. Are we surprised? Pumpkinheads is the ultimate cozy autumn graphic novel. The images are stunning and the attention to detail will have you wanting to take a bite of the page.

The storyline follows two best friends in the fall of their senior year who work at a pumpkin patch. With this being their last ever shift together, they decide to go on all sorts of adventures and cross off their goals, go out with a bang. This is a fun, fast-paced, and cozy Autumn book, rated 4 stars on GoodReads and it’s sure to warm you right up!

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And there you have it, nine cozy YA books to read this Autumn! Have more to add to the list? Let us know in the comments of this post or send us a message on Twitter @TheHoneyPOP. We would love to hear all about your favorites. Additionally, if you pick up any of these recommendations, let us know what you think. Keep cozy!

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