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17 Amazing Things About Reading in the Fall

Don’t look now, but fall is right around the corner.

Fall is my absolute favorite time of year. You see, I believe summer is only good for two things: sweat and weeds. If it were up to me, summer would only last one week–long enough for my family to go on a beach vacation. After that, let’s get on with fall.

For me, fall is football, pumpkin patches, crisp mornings, and grilling out with a cold beer. It’s the absolute perfect time of year. And, oh yeah, in my opinion fall is the best time of year for reading.

So with that said, here are 17 amazing things about reading in the fall.

  1. Less sunlight means more time to read by the fire.
  2. Less sunlight means your kids go to bed a little earlier, which means more reading time!
  3. Monday Night Football is the perfect background noise while breaking open a good novel.
  4. Pumpkin-spiced scented novels will soon be a thing–if they aren’t already.
  5. October is National Arts and Humanities month, if you need more proof that fall is the best.
  6. You can actually read outside without losing 3 pounds from sweating.
  7. “August” is Latin for “Oh God make it end” (not really), and who can read during a month like that?
  8. All those colorful leaves are, like, really colorful and, like, make you want to read or something.
  9. All the television shows start back up, and most readers like us will pick one or two to watch and spend the rest of our time reading.
  10. Election season is underway in the fall! Hooray! All the more reason to turn off the TV, at least Fox News and CNN, and open up a novel.
  11. F. Scott Fitzgerald was born in September, so there you go.
  12. Fitzgerald. Football. Fall. They all start with “F.” Woah, that’s freaky.
  13. School’s back is session, so guess what? Your kids have to read too!
  14. Fall represents change, and what’s better than turning the last page of a novel and starting a new one?
  15. Genesis 74:57 says, “When God created the third season, he began reading a Charles Dickens novel.” I clearly made that up.
  16. Pool parties are stupid, and they take away perfectly good reading time. Nobody has pool parties after Labor Day.
  17. Your grass is going dormant, thank God. Throw a blanket on it, grab a beer, and read a good novel.

I could go on and on and on and on and on about my love for fall. It’s the absolute best season and, in my humble opinion, it pairs perfectly with a good book.

So let’s begin saying our farewells to summer, because fall can’t get here soon enough. Go grab a pumpkin beer and a good book!

Image: Wikimedia Commons/Someone35

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  1. I could not agree more! Fall is my favorite for TONS of reasons. (Mostly though because due to the relief from the hot humid Michigan summers, which actually tend to continue rearing their ugly heads throughout September, and even curse us with a rare appearance in October!, which is generally my favorite month of all.) And READING! I too love reading in fall. I have a very strong nostalgic memory of skipping school one bright sunny September morning, not to drink or smoke pot with my friends or sneak off the the video game arcade, but to hang out in a nearby nature center all day reading The Lord of the Rings. (I used to re read them, on average, every other autumn, but the movies sort of ruined it for me. I like the movies, but now I just see the actors when I try to read the books.) Sorry I’m rambling so, but MAN I love fall, and your post got me pretty excited! 🙂

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    August 21, 2015
    • Nice! I envy your “hot” Michigan summers here in Tennessee, though.

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      August 21, 2015
  2. So many great reasons to love Fall. October is my favorite month! Usually by that time the mugginess has gone. There’s nothing I like more than curling up in my favorite chair with a good book and a mug of hot apple cider!

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    August 21, 2015
  3. Hilarious!!! Cannot wait until fall.

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    August 21, 2015
  4. Reblogged this on psychosputnik.

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    August 21, 2015
  5. I love how drastically opposite #8 and #14 are. hahahha

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    August 21, 2015
  6. Completely agree! I am “blessed” with the type of colouring that is rosy-cheeked and cute in winter and “YOU LOOK LIKE YOU’RE DYING OF SUNSTROKE” in summer. The best thing about autumn is that strangers no longer feel the need to tell me to wear suncream (I do). The second-best thing is reading on the local common with a warm jumper 🙂

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    August 21, 2015
  7. I’m reading this after a nice walk in the sunshine so it’s hard to completely write summer off but I have to admit autumn is my favourite season too! There is something ineffably beautiful about a side-walk strewn with autumn leaves… 🙂

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    August 21, 2015
  8. Reblogged this on readingispowerr and commented:
    I have to agree although summer is pretty awesome too. I just wish we actually had some sunshine here in England.

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    August 21, 2015
  9. That cracked me up! 😄 Absolutely.. Fall and all these colors all around, trees, gray concrete now black with rain, scents bringing about childhood memories, imaginary friends, imaginary worlds, books that I have read and that I will read in fall. All this nostalghia of reading books and futuristic dreams of never ending adventures.. Nightmares and lovely dreams with green as far as eye can see.. and love.. Fall is the best. 🙂

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    August 21, 2015
  10. Fall (or autumn, as we say in the UK) is my favourite time of the year too — lovely colours on the trees, sparkling frosts… I’d prefer to skip winter though.

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    August 21, 2015
    • Winter’s not bad. I’d prefer to skip summer. 🙂

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      August 21, 2015
  11. Love it! Just a little bit of bite to the air, a blanket or giant sweater, a mug of something warm, and a good book. Mmmmmm…..fall reading…..

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    August 21, 2015
  12. You should move to the UK… summer is only one week long here 🙂

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    August 21, 2015
  13. maryliyn #

    I like fall season. And … it’s true. It’s an amazing season for reading your favorite books in gorgeous natural decors.

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    August 21, 2015
  14. Reblogged this on oshriradhekrishnabole.

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    August 22, 2015
  15. Ooh, I have to agree so much on this list! 😛 Fall’s a really awesome season to read, I feel like it just has the right atmosphere to it.

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    August 22, 2015
  16. Reblogged this on Erik's Book Wonderland and commented:
    A really awesome list of amazing things about reading at autumn, put together by a fellow book blogger. Definitely worth to check it out! 🙂

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    August 22, 2015
  17. Here In the UK we have short and unpredictable summers so I prefer to hold onto them.

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    August 24, 2015
  18. And Genesis 74:58 says: “And God said, ‘It is good.'”

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    August 24, 2015
  19. sarahd #

    August is typically the hottest month of the year here in Alabama. And boy have we been feeling with with near 100 degree temps, and raging humidity the last couple of weeks! Summer has it’s moments, but I am definitely ready for fall!! 🙂

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    August 24, 2015
  20. Brace yourselves: Pumpkin flavored everything is coming.

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    August 24, 2015
  21. Fall reading is the best! Can’t wait to get cozy!

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    August 26, 2015
  22. Well, I beg to disagree, at least with those who think that fall is the best season for reading. I think that summer and winter are equally fruitful time for me to tackle the stacks and shelves and bags of books I have scattered around my woman cave here overlooking Melton Hill Lake in Oak Ridge, TN. That’s because summers are too damn hot and sticky (all of the time) and winters art too damn cold and icy (some of the time) to venture even a toe out the door, let alone the whole body. My adventures and excursions therefore take place in the more welcoming (at least weather-wise) fall and spring seasons. The colors and beauty of my surroundings then are also too distracting which make it hard to concentrate on reading.

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    August 29, 2015
  23. I agree that fall is best. You made me crave a pumpkin spiced latte from Starbucks when you mentioned scented books! That sounds like a great idea, one I could definitely get behind. The god “quote” made me giggle too – an enjoyable read.

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    September 2, 2015
  24. Moti Cavagnaro #

    I live in Buenos Aires and the fallen leaves are everywhere. I love reading in autumns but also in warm summer nights outside, in cold winter before the fire and and sin spring mornings listening to the birds outside. Just love your posts.

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    May 27, 2016

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