Top Ten(ish) Autumn-themed Books

I struggled hard with this topic. I don’t know if it’s just me – maybe I don’t read the right kind of books – or if publishers just don’t take advantage of autumn-themed palettes, but I couldn’t find many books at all with fall covers. Horror covers, yes. Halloween or scary or covers, yes. But just fall? Coffee and scarves and changing leaves and all that? Rare, at least in terms of books I know. I wanted to feature all autumn-themed book covers for this topic, but eventually I broke down and compromised. I’ve chosen to pull up my favorites of autumn-themed covers, scary/horror/spooky/Halloween-themed covers, and even some covers that only remind me of fall because of the internal contents. In no particular order, here are a dozen favorites:

So am I crazy? Why am I not seeing autumn-themed book covers out there? Am I looking in the wrong places? It seems that if they aren’t out there, there’s a great avenue for marketing. Many people love autumn themes!


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

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8 Responses to Top Ten(ish) Autumn-themed Books

  1. KliScruggs says:

    Man I’ve been meaning to read Holly Black sometime, but I still haven’t been able to pick one up yet. Which of her books do you like the best?


    • Amanda says:

      To be honest, Doll Bones is the only book by her that I’ve read and liked. She writes a lot of themes I disagree with so I tend to avoid her books. But I did love Doll Bones!


  2. Love your list. I included Sarah Rees Brennan on my list too. Loved that trilogy.

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  3. The Night Circus is an awesome read and perfect for this time of year. 🙂

    Lauren @ Always Me

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  4. Ooh! I love the cover for Love Walked In.

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  5. Michelle says:

    Yeah, I can’t say that I am aware of any fall-themed books. There are books that occur in fall, but it isn’t the theme. I always think fall-themed books are horror books anyway.


  6. I can definitely see why it was difficult! You’re right, they really don’t capitalize on autumn covers like they should. Shame! Ohhh, The Night Circus is such a perfect autumn read. Swoon. Lovely list.

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