Oh, Autumn, let me count the ways I love you:
- I can finally break out those over-sized sweaters that have been waiting oh-so-patiently in my closet. They are great for being super snuggly and comfy and they totally allow for some wiggle room when you eat ALL the pumpkin pie.
- The whole color palette of fall is perfection: burnt oranges, mustard-y yellows, warm sienna. Be still my Pantone-loving heart.
- Everything about fall is about getting together in comfy places with your favorite people: whether you’re sharing a meal for Thanksgiving or gathering a camp fire and telling spooky stories.
- It’s the one time of year where getting a little scared is more charming then, well… scary.
- HOWEVER, if you don’t want to hang out with people, the weather totally gives you an excuse to get cozy under a blanket, curl up with a good book and read to no abandon.
Good book. Warm beverage. Soft pants. This time of year was made for these things.
In honor of the season, I’ve put together a list of autumn audiobooks that will fulfill both moods of the season – cozy and spooky.
Cozy Autumn Audiobooks
These are three novellas that are full of the warm and fuzzies that pair perfectly with that cup of hot cocoa that you’ve got warming up. If you want something that warms you to the bone on those cool autumn evenings, this is it, search no further.
A small town in Vermont, a sisterhood of close-knit friend, and the collaboration of romantic novel greats (including Colleen Coble, Kristin Billerbeck, Diann Hunt, and Denise Hunter)? Nothing is more charming than Smitten. NOTHING.
Myquillyn Smith is the queen of understanding how to make a house both functional AND pretty. And cozy is literally in the title! You can’t beat that for finding a cozy book.
Spooky (but not too spooky) Autumn Audiobooks
Witches, gravesites, angry mobs… there’s a lot to get spooked about in Billy Coffey’s The Curse of Crow Hollow. But if you’re looking for something lightly creepy but with an ending full of light and hope, then this is the book for you.
A semi-creepy house, a grouchy mistress, and a serial killer all make up Colleen Coble’s suspenseful Butterfly Palace. If you prefer your creepy reads in the more mystery murder variety, then this is a must-read this Fall.
So, the main character in this novel is slowly turning into stone. That’s some Edgar Allan Poe gothic horror level stuff right there. Think historical novel meets fantasy meets thriller and you’ve got Fawkes
. Part nail-biter, part subtly spooky (I mean, a great worldwide plague is only slightly terrifying), you’ll get lost in this novel until you realize you’ve read the entire thing in one go.
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