Celebrate a new season by falling into a good book. As temperatures drop and leaves change color, cozy up with these cool-weather reads set in and highlighting autumn.
Below is just a small sampling of books for teens that celebrate fall, for more recommendations check out all our Fall Reads recommendation lists for junior books, adult fiction, and adult non-fiction.
Seasons of the Storm by Elle Cosimano. In this fantasy, four teens are the physical embodiment of the seasons, each being forced to kill the season that comes before them. Summer kills spring. Autumn kills Summer. Winter kills Autumn, And Spring kills Winter. But when Winter and Spring fall for each other against all odds, the four seasons will have to work to escape the cycle that’s been forcing them apart. Print.
The Nature of Witches by Rachel Griffin. For centuries, witches have maintained the climate, their power from the sun peeking in the season of their birth. Now all hope lies with Clara, an Everwitch whose rare magic is tied to every season. Print.
Almost Autumn by Marianne Kaurin. As autumn approaches, Ilse Stern is thinking about her infatuation with Hermann Rød, and whether his determination to be a painter will interfere with their romance–but the reality of being Jewish in occupied Oslo is about to turn her whole world upside down, as the deportation of the Norwegian Jews begins. Originally published in Norwegian. Print | Playaway.
Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell, illustrated by Faith Erin Hicks. Deja and Josiah are seasonal best friends. Every autumn, all through high school, they’ve worked together at the pumpkin patch. But this Halloween is different – they’re finally seniors, and this is their last season at the pumpkin patch. What if their last shift was an adventure? Graphic novel.
An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson. Isobel creates stunning portraits for a dangerous set of clients: the fair folk. When she paints mortal sorrow into the autumn prince’s eyes, a deadly mistake that could cost him his throne, she’s whisked away to the autumnlands to stand trial for her crime. Print.
The Missing Season by Gillian French. After moving to a new town for her father’s job, Clara learns that kids go missing from Pender every October and that a monster named the Mumbler may be responsible. Print.
The Accident Season by Moira Fowley-Doyle. Every October Cara and her family become mysteriously and dangerously accident-prone, but this year, the year Cara, her ex-stepbrother, and her best friend are 17, is when Cara will begin to unravel the accident season’s dark origins. Print | CD Book.
On the Day I Died by Candace Fleming. In a lonely Illinois cemetery one cold October night, teen ghosts recount the stories of their deaths in different time periods, from 1870 to the present, to sixteen-year-old Mike, who unknowingly picked up a phantom hitchhiker. Print | CD Book.
Come November by Katrin van Dam. Senior year gets a whole lot harder for Rooney Harris when her mother and younger brother become obsessed with the Next World Society, a cult that believes they’ll be whisked away to a new world paradise on November 17. Print.
The Initial Insult by Mindy McGinnis. It’s Halloween night, and Tress Montor is ready to pry the truth about her parents’ death from her former best friend, no matter what it takes. As she seals Felicity into a coal chute one brick at a time, Felicity has no choice but to unbury the truth about what happened when Tress’s parents drove her home that fatal night seven years ago. With a drunken Halloween party above them, and a loose panther on the prowl, Tress will have her answers – or settle for revenge. Print.