Fall Reading List For You & Your Kids!

There is just so much to love about Fall. There’s cozy sweaters, the start of sweatpants weather.

Movies watched under your favorite blanket and candles smelling up your house.

The leaves are changing and the air is getting colder and you know what makes it so much better?

Snuggling up with a book that keeps you hooked from page one!

I absolutely love reading, especially during Fall and Winter. So I thought I would share with you the books that have kept me hooked from the start in hopes that you will love them too!

Plus my little one-year-old already loves flipping through books, so read until the end to see the Fall books I picked up for bub this season! I can’t wait to snuggle up with him and read them 🙂

Let’s get started with my Fall reading list for both you and the kiddo’s!

A 5-Star read for me! By far my favorite thriller of 2020.

Marin had the perfect life. Married to her college sweetheart, she owns a chain of upscale hair salons, and Derek runs his own company. They’re admired in their community and are a loving family. Up until the day Sebastian is taken.

A year later, Marin is a shadow of herself. The FBI search has gone cold. The publicity has faded. She and her husband rarely speak. The only thing keeping her going is the unlikely chance that one day Sebastian reappears. She hires a P.I. to pick up where the police left off, but instead of finding him, she discovers that Derek is having an affair with a younger woman.

Kenzie Li is an artist and grad student—Instagram famous—and up to her eyeballs in debt. She knows Derek is married. She also knows he’s rich, and dating him comes with perks: help with bills, trips away, expensive gifts. He isn’t her first rich boyfriend, but she finds herself hoping he’ll be the last. She’s falling for him—and that was never part of the plan.

Discovery of the affair sparks Marin back to life. She’s lost her son; she’s not about to lose her husband, too. Kenzie is an enemy with a face, which means this is a problem Marin can fix. But as she sets a plan in motion, another revelation surfaces. Derek’s lover might know what happened to their son. And so might Derek.

If you haven’t read a Ruth Ware book yet then you need to, especially during the chilly months!

When she stumbles across the ad, she’s looking for something else completely. But it seems like too good an opportunity to miss—a live-in nannying post, with a staggeringly generous salary. And when Rowan Caine arrives at Heatherbrae House, she is smitten—by the luxurious “smart” home fitted out with all modern conveniences, by the beautiful Scottish Highlands, and by this picture-perfect family.

What she doesn’t know is that she’s stepping into a nightmare—one that will end with a child dead and herself in prison awaiting trial for murder.

Writing to her lawyer from prison, she struggles to explain the unravelling events that led to her incarceration. It wasn’t just the constant surveillance from the cameras installed around the house, or the malfunctioning technology that woke the household with booming music, or turned the lights off at the worst possible time. It wasn’t just the girls, who turned out to be a far cry from the immaculately behaved model children she met at her interview. It wasn’t even the way she was left alone for weeks at a time, with no adults around apart from the enigmatic handyman, Jack Grant.

It was everything.

She knows she’s made mistakes. She admits that she lied to obtain the post, and that her behavior toward the children wasn’t always ideal. She’s not innocent, by any means. But, she maintains, she’s not guilty—at least not of murder. Which means someone else is.

Bravo Megan Goldin! Another 5-Star read for me this year!

After the first season of her true crime podcast became an overnight sensation and set an innocent man free, Rachel Krall is now a household name―and the last hope for thousands of people seeking justice. But she’s used to being recognized for her voice, not her face. Which makes it all the more unsettling when she finds a note on her car windshield, addressed to her, begging for help.

The small town of Neapolis is being torn apart by a devastating rape trial. The town’s golden boy, a swimmer destined for Olympic greatness, has been accused of raping a high school student, the beloved granddaughter of the police chief. Under pressure to make Season Three a success, Rachel throws herself into interviewing and investigating―but the mysterious letters keep showing up in unexpected places. Someone is following her, and she won’t stop until Rachel finds out what happened to her sister twenty-five years ago. Officially, Jenny Stills tragically drowned, but the letters insists she was murdered―and when Rachel starts asking questions, nobody seems to want to answer. The past and present start to collide as Rachel uncovers startling connections between the two cases that will change the course of the trial and the lives of everyone involved.

I love reading Lisa Jewell books in the Fall, she always comes out with a great Thriller!

Soon after her twenty-fifth birthday, Libby Jones returns home from work to find the letter she’s been waiting for her entire life. She rips it open with one driving thought: I am finally going to know who I am.

She soon learns not only the identity of her birth parents, but also that she is the sole inheritor of their abandoned mansion on the banks of the Thames in London’s fashionable Chelsea neighborhood, worth millions. Everything in Libby’s life is about to change. But what she can’t possibly know is that others have been waiting for this day as well—and she is on a collision course to meet them.

Twenty-five years ago, police were called to 16 Cheyne Walk with reports of a baby crying. When they arrived, they found a healthy ten-month-old happily cooing in her crib in the bedroom. Downstairs in the kitchen lay three dead bodies, all dressed in black, next to a hastily scrawled note. And the four other children reported to live at Cheyne Walk were gone.

The perfect Fall books for your little ones!

It’s autumn in the Big City! Little Elliot and Mouse love the hustle and bustle of the city streets. But sometimes it feels like there are too many people, too many noises–just too much! The best friends decide to get out of town for a vacation in the countryside. There, they’ll discover the sights and smells of autumn in the country. Everything is more fun when shared with a friend!

Celebrate Fall in this adorable board book!

Fall is here! Discover colorful leaves, friendly scarecrows, yummy pies, and all the things that make Fall so special in this beautiful board book.

Beep! Beep! It’s Halloween! Little Blue Truck is picking up his animal friends for a costume party. Lift the flaps in this large, sturdy board book to find out who’s dressed up in each costume! Will Blue wear a costume too?       With the delightful rhymes and signature illustration style that made Little Blue Truck a household name, Blue’s new adventure is full of festive costumes, fall colors, and plenty of Halloween fun!

This die-cut board book features adorable art and combines the popular bedtime theme with holiday placement.

Sleepy little Milo, in his oversized pumpkin costume, is making the rounds at the harvest party with his friends. It’s time to go home, but he wants to enjoy every game at the fall fair before the night is over! Crunching leaves, crisp breezes, mountains of sweets―celebrate the abundance of the harvest season through this bedtime book for children. Charming illustrations and a sweet story are perfect for young hearts.

Just writing this post has me so excited to cuddle up with a new book! Do any of the books above interest you? Have you read any of them yet!?

Plus, which book would you choose for your little?

Oh my goodness, look at what Target has out this year! If you get excited about making gingerbread houses like I do every Christmas then wait until you see these haunted house cookie decorating Target has this year for $10.00 and under!

You can find them here. Seriously though, I am obsessed! Which one will you be making this Fall? I am defiantly getting the haunted mansion!


24 responses to “Fall Reading List For You & Your Kids!”

  1. jupiterhadley Avatar

    Little Blue Truck’s Halloween looks so cute!

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    1. quirkymoms486 Avatar

      I thought so too! I’m excited to read it to my little ❤️


  2. clairelomax2018 Avatar

    Great choices, love that you’ve included children’s ones as well.

    I loved the family upstairs, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did x

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    1. quirkymoms486 Avatar

      I can’t wait to read it! I’ll probably start it this week. Yes kid books are so fun too. Thank you!


  3. Jaya Avendel Avatar

    After the opening reads, I was glad to see some colorful fall children’s books!
    I find that thrillers set me on edge; lord knows enough kids are kidnapped and enough twisted scams are pulled to last me a lifetime! That said, weird books like The Family Upstairs I can appreciate. 🙂

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    1. quirkymoms486 Avatar

      You are so right! Yes The Family Upstairs is perfect for this season! I love all the kid books, I can’t wait to read them to my son. Thank you for reading 🙂

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  4. Richie Avatar

    Hi Amanda. Those are some interesting choices. Not my usual genre (Lee Child, Greg Hurwitz, etc) but I may give them a try 🙂 Which was your favourite?

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    1. quirkymoms486 Avatar

      I really loved Little Secrets and The Night Swim. They were 5 star reads for me 😊 thank you for reading!


  5. sunkissedlexblog Avatar

    Oh my gosh, I have never heard of A Family Upstairs, but after reading about it, I can’t wait to read it! Great post! These are great recommendations

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    1. quirkymoms486 Avatar

      Yessss you’ll love it! Thanks so much for reading 😊


  6. nortoncharity Avatar

    I love this list. I like how you broke it up into your favorites and some great ideas for kids too. I haven’t read any that you suggested, so I will have to check them out soon!

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    1. quirkymoms486 Avatar

      Definitely do! They are perfect for this season. You don’t see many kid book ideas so I thought I would share the ones I picked up for my little. Thank you so much for reading 😊


  7. FirstFormerBuddyClubPresident Avatar

    “Little Blue Truck’s Halloween” and “Good Night, Little Pumpkin” seem like really cute children’s books that my young toddler class would enjoy. I have been looking into getting some fall/Halloween books for my students this year and will definitely keep these books in mind on my list. Thank you so much for sharing!

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    1. quirkymoms486 Avatar

      Awesome!!! Yes they are so cute and would be perfect for that. Thank you for reading!


  8. Sankhamala Avatar

    All the books are great for children. I like Little Blue Truck’s Halloween. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. quirkymoms486 Avatar

      Yes it’s so cute! Thank you for reading 😊


  9. Brooke Avatar

    I added all of these to my Goodreads list. It sounds like we have similar taste, and I can’t wait to get started. Reading in the colder months is like Heaven.

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    1. quirkymoms486 Avatar

      I agree! It’s my favorite time to read for sure in the Fall and Winter. Awesome I hope you love them! Little Sister and The Night Swim were 5 stars for me!


  10. chasinpalmtrees Avatar

    Great post! Is it weird that I still love Young Fiction lol

    Liked by 1 person

    1. quirkymoms486 Avatar

      Not at all!! They have some great books as well!


  11. bethanymca Avatar

    Autumn is by far my favourite season and i love the jumpers and cosyness and Halloween..this is a really cool list, I’m definitely keen to read The family upstairs . I love that you include kids books too some of those look adorable!!! Xxx

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    1. quirkymoms486 Avatar

      I do too, it’s my favorite season! Thank you so much 💕


  12. goatdogsimple Avatar

    Autumn is my favorite season and reading time just fits in so nicely. Thank you for the great book recommendations and reviews. They’re all intriguing! Hope your little one enjoys his new collection 🙂

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    1. quirkymoms486 Avatar

      Thank you so much for reading! ❤️


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