It’s the time of year where pumpkin spice is everywhere, the leaves are changing colour, and the nights are gradually getting longer and cooler. September-January is my favourite time of the year. I love sitting with a blanket and some hot chocolate while the world outside changes. I love the build up to the holidays, I love decorating and crafting for them. And yes, I am ready for autumn.
The Cozy Autumn Book Tag was created by The Book Belle, and it is all about autumn reading.
What book always reminds you of fall/autumn?
I don’t know that I have one specific book, as I don’t tend to do a lot of rereads. There isn’t really any one book that I pull off the shelf every autumn.
What is your favourite autumnal book cover?
I don’t have a specific favourite cover either, but anything with autumnal colours (red, orange, yellow, brown, green), gives me autumn vibes.
What is your favourite autumnal drink to read with?
I love hot chocolate with a dash of either nutmeg or cinnamon in it.
Do you prefer to read late at night or early in the morning?
I have never been a morning person, and unless I have actual plans that require me to leave the house, I do not get up early. I prefer to read later in the afternoon, early evening, though I definitely stay up too late reading on a regular basis (probably the cause of my not being a morning person, but oh well).
Halloween is coming! What is your favourite spooky read?
You know, I don’t read a ton of horror, but I’ve been slowly adding more thrillers to my reading lists.
What is the ultimate comfort read for you?
Something chick-lit. Lately I’ve been enjoying Kirsty Greenwood’s books, but anything in that kind of genre feels comforting to me. And not just the book that I’m reading, but also the atmosphere while I am reading it.
What is your favourite autumnal reading snack?
I always keep a bowl of trail mix beside me when I’m reading or watching TV. I buy several bags of different kinds and mix it all up in a bowl.
What is your favourite autumnal candle to burn whilst reading?
Probably more wintery than autumn, but I like the candles that smell like pine trees.
When you’re not reading, what is your favourite autumnal activity?
I love it all. I like carving pumpkins, baking, I knit, decorating for the holidays, and doing tons of crafts with my daughter.
What is on your autumn/fall reading list?
I have a mix on my TBR for fall. They include The Haunting Of Hill House by Shirley Jackson, The Woman In Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware, In Cold Blood by Truman Capote, and The Guest List by Lucy Foley. There is something about curling up with a blanket and hot drink and a chilling story while the world outside changes into Fall.
What are your favourite things about autumn?