Our favorite reads for cozy girl fall.  

Caroline Karrh | Features Editor 

Looking for the perfect book to cozy up to this autumn? Our list is complete with eight books in four different genres so you can find the perfect one to curl up with this season.  



People We Meet on Vacation” by Emily Henry 

Long-standing friends Poppy and Alex have taken a vacation together every summer for a decade, until two years ago, when they ruined everything, and they haven’t spoken since. Now, they have one vacation to rekindle their friendship and make it right, before everything could change.   

If you’re already itching for a vacation from school, look no further. This sweet, sunny romance is the perfect weekend getaway from the back-to-school madness. 

Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating” by Christina Lauren 

Josh and Hazel are just friends. Nothing more. So, when they decide to set each other up on double blind dates that just keep getting worse and worse, this creates no problems at all. Because they are just friends. Right? 

This adorable romance is sweeter than a pumpkin spice latte and will be the perfect book to cozy up with this fall. 


Young Adult 

Words in Deep Blue” by Cath Crowley 

Rachel and Henry were inseparable childhood best friends, until Rachel was forced to move away. She left a note in Henry’s favorite book in his family’s bookshop, telling him about her feelings for him before she moved away, but Henry never wrote back. Now, years later, Rachel is back, reeling after the death of her brother. There is distance between Rachel and Henry now, more than ever before. Now, they must decide if they can ever go back to how they were, or maybe become more. 

Nothing is better for fall weather than a book about books and second chance love. 


Twilight” by Stephenie Meyer 

Bella Swan is new to the small town of Forks, Washington. Fresh from Phoenix, Arizona, all this shy new girl wants is to fit in. Unfortunately for her, the people that she gravitates towards the most, like the stunning and mysterious Edward Cullen and playful but strange Jacob Black, can’t help but stand out. 

There are few young adult books that could better capture the perfect spooky and cozy vibes for fall. This book, although polarizing, is a cult classic for a reason. Give it a shot and you might be surprised how much you love it. 


Adult Fiction 

Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens 

“Marsh Girl” Kya Clark is wild. Raised only by herself and the animals in the marsh, she is unkempt and unfit for polite society. So, when golden boy Chase Andrews is murdered, locals and police are immediately suspicious. But is there more to her than meets the eye? 

Immensely popular, “Where the Crawdads Sing” is the perfect novel to captivate your fall reading, and watching, as there’s a new movie out now. 


It Ends with Us” by Colleen Hoover 

Lily Bloom has not had a particularly easy life, but despite her troubles with family, love and loss, she has persevered. Owning her own business and falling in love with brooding and handsome surgeon Ryle, she feels like everything in her life is finally falling into place. But when her first love Atlas suddenly steps back into her life, she is left questioning everything she thought she knew. 

If you haven’t heard of this book yet, you might be the only one. Immensely popular on #booktok, this novel is a dramatic, poignant story sure to leave you reeling once you finish. 



Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn 

When Amy Dunne disappears from her home on the morning of her fifth wedding anniversary, heads immediately turn towards her husband, Nick. He’s certainly not doing himself any favors with his evasiveness and bitter attitude, but is he really the villain they all think him to be? 

Skip the slasher movies and pick up this edge-of-your-seat read. You can’t miss this classic thriller that will keep you guessing until the very end. 


The Wives” by Tarryn Fisher 

Thursday is a young woman with a situation as unusual as her name. Her husband, Seth, has two other wives. None of them know each other. On a whim, Thursday decides to reach out to one of the other wives, all the while concealing her identity. When the other wife begins showing up to their meetings with mysterious bruises, this leaves Thursday questioning everything about her marriage, and about the man she thought she married. 

“The Wives” is the perfect quick psychological thriller to get you hooked this fall.  

Grab a cup of warm apple cider or a pumpkin spice latte and enjoy one of these recommendations for all warm, cozy and spooky vibes that you need this fall. 


Caroline Karrh serves as our Features Editor. While this is her first year with Alice, she is excited by the prospect of writing and editing both web and print stories. Originally from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, she is a sophomore studying news media and communication studies.