Autumn is many people’s favorite season thanks to the changing seasons, the cozy colors and weather, and of course, the arrival of spooky season.
Unfortantually, grasslands aren’t suited for autumn. Here in Nebraska, it is dry, dull, and hot right up until it snows. But, I can always pretend, right?
Things to do:
Walk through a graveyard!
I love the relaxing, spooky atmosphere to be found in graveyards. I used to enjoy walking through the graveyard and reading all the different names and epitaphs. Just remember to be safe 😊
Learn to Knit or Crochet
Learn to make a scarf or a blanket! Or pick up any new hobbies! Recently I have gotten into scale models (however those are very difficult to store when you’re done).
Go through a corn maze
This has been on my bucket list for years and I still haven’t crossed it off.
Read a scary book by candlelight
Or write or journal. I’m working on a new supernatural book that I think would be so much fun to work on in the soft glow of candles.
Drink apple cider and go to a pumpkin patch
Bonus points if your pumpkin patch serves apple cider. We usually just buy our pumpkins from Walmart 😄
Enjoy some fall snacks while watching your favorite nostalgic fall movies
Does anyone want to eat caramel corn and watch Star Trek with me? Or maybe the dark crystal?
Go apple picking
And make some yummy treats with them afterward 😋
Treats to make:
I’ve been seeing this recipe everywhere lately and it looks delicious!
Is it really fall without caramel apples?
Mmmm… That actually sounds really good right now…
Pumpkin pasties and butterbeer from Harry Potter
My favorite thing about the books is Halloween and the descriptions of the food! 😋
My top 5 fall book recommendations:
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
I will never stop recommending this book. It’s one of my all-time favorites! It’s a dark coming-of-age novel about a little boy who is adopted by ghosts and lives in a graveyard after his family is brutally murdered.
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
My number 1 favorite book. It’s so underrated and so misunderstood. This book is about Victor Frankenstein who robs graves and uses the body parts to create a monster, though, I’m sure you are a failure with that bit. This book caught me off guard. I didn’t expect it to be so heartbreaking. Ultimately, it’s not about a crazy scientist who gives life to a monster who is void of feelings. It’s about a man who tries to play God, and how monsters’ aren’t born, they’re created.
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Did you really think I could make a list of book recommendations without including the hunger games? This book takes place in a dystopian reality where 24 children compete to the death for entertainment in a cruel televised event.
The Spiderwick Chronicles by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black
This children’s book series follows the adventures of the Grace children, twins Simon and Jared, and their older sister Mallory after they move into the Spiderwick Estate and discover a world of fairies, goblins, and other creatures that they never knew existed. But when they find Arthur Spiderwick’s field guide, which illustrates all the wonders of this world, they take on the dangerous task of trying to destroy it before the evil ogre, Mulgarath, can get his hands on it.
The Lord of the Rings
In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by Elven smiths, and Sauron, The Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring was taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-earth, it remained lost to him. After many ages, it fell into the hands of a hobbit, Frodo Baggins, who finds himself faced with an immense task. Frodo must leave his home and make a perilous journey across Middle-earth to the Cracks of Doom, there to destroy the Ring and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose.
Movies to watch:
What are some of your favorite fall books? Why do you love autumn?
Thanks a bunch!