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t’s officially fall! What’s a better way to spend it than reading cozy, spooky witch books to get you in the mood?

To make sure I have plenty of books to get me through the season, I’ve been saving any and all I’ve found that give me autumn vibes – and the ones I’m most excited for are, of course, about witches. So, if you’re looking for some great book recommendations to take on your fall picnic or read while drinking your Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew, look no further. Here are the top three books I’ve been saving for autumn!

“Serpent and Dove” by Shelby Mahurin
Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin on orange blanket
Photo by Taylor Arnold

“Serpent & Dove” is a Young Adult book about a war between witches and the Church, as well as an arranged marriage trope between a witch and a witch hunter. I mean, enemies-to-lovers with witches? Yes, please. I’ve genuinely been saving this book for almost a year, and I can’t wait to read it.

“The Nature of Witches” by Rachel Griffin
The Nature of Witches by Rachel Griffin on orange blanket
Photo by Taylor Arnold

Okay, I definitely bought this book impulsively for like $7 at Sam’s Club because the cover was pretty, but I’m so excited about it. In a world where witches regulate the climate, they are slowly losing control as chaos takes over, and it’s up to one rare witch to stop the weather from its path of destruction.

” Kingdom of the Wicked” by Kerri Maniscalco
Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco on orange blanket
Photo by Taylor Arnold

In “Kingdom of the Wicked”, a young witch uses dark magic to search for her twin sister’s killer and ends up meeting Wrath, a prince of Hell claiming to be on her side. This book really has it all: witches, murder, princes of Hell, and enemies-to-lovers. How much better can it get? Out of all the books on this list, this is probably the one I’m looking forward to the most. Plus, how gorgeous is the cover?

Regardless of whether you’re an avid reader, or whether you have time to read this semester, make sure you make the most of the autumn season! I’m talking coffee, pumpkins, cozy sweaters, and candles – you know the drill. Happy fall, everyone!

Hi everyone! My name is Taylor Arnold, and I'm a junior at USF studying English with a concentration in creative writing and a minor in mass communication. I love painting, reading, traveling, shopping, coffee, and (of course) writing.