Don't Like Being Scared? 11 New Books With Major Fall Vibes, And No Horror
By Kerri Jarema
I love the autumnal season and everything that comes with it: cooler days traipsing through fallen leaves, long cozy nights spent indoors with a warm drink and candles, all the amazing new books of fall 2019 to read. But I am also a self-confessed scaredy cat who would rather not indulge in "spooky season." While it often seems like, come October, everyone around me is watching classic horror films, reading new horror stories, and generally trying to scare themselves as much as possible, I know there are others like me out there who are perfectly content to rewatch Hocus Pocus for the 50th time and read books with fall vibes that lean more toward the warm and cozy than the dark and twisted.
Below are 11 new books, all released or to-be-released in 2019, that will give you major autumn vibes — some are set during the fall season so you'll get pumpkins, orange leaves and cozy knits galore, while others are perfect for seasonal reading because they feature slow-moving plots, atmospheric writing, are set in quaint small towns, or feature magic in one form or another. Whether you love romance, fantasy or literary fiction — and no matter if you're steering clear of scary reads entirely or just want an ethereal palate-cleaner between books on your more haunting TBR list — you'll find something to love among these new reads: