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My Autumn Bucket List πŸ‚πŸŽƒπŸ‘» Spooky Content, Getting Cozy & Lots of Food

Autumn Bucket List

Hello fellow bookworms πŸ‚ Today I’m coming to you with a different type of post: something only vaguely bookish. As a huge autumn lover and nerd, I love making myself an Autumn Bucket List each year to make the most of the season! I used to print out a cute template, but nowadays I use Notion! Just recently I looked at my List on Notion and was like ‘hmm this would make a lovely post’ so here we are 🧑 I’m really excited to talk to you about what I’m planning to do in Autumn and would love to hear if there’s anything you do this time of the year as well πŸ₯° I separated the post into a few different categories to bring some order into this list πŸ˜„

Assassins can fly β€” Autumn is coming πŸ‚ gifs made by me :)

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Read all the Spooky books πŸŽƒ

  • Participate in a Spooky Readathon (Spoopathon) πŸ‘»
  • Dedicate October to reading spooky books 😈
  • Cozy up with a blanket and book πŸ“š

➽ I already talked about this in-depth in my Spooky October TBR post, but thought it was worth mentioning here as well. I always use October to read all the spooky/creepy books that I have on my TBR as I find it’s the time I’m most immersed in them! I can handle more spooks in books compared to visual media and have slowly been inching my way into some horror. I have started with MG Horror as these tend to be the tamest and also read some more YA Horror/Mystery books! I don’t think I can handle any Adult Horror, as it’s a bit too much, but I’m happy to have found so many spooky books to read. Check out my TBR to find out what books I’m planning on reading in October and what my TBR is for spoopathon, the spooky Readathon I choose for this October πŸ‘€

mug of coffee with marshmallow in front of open book on tray

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Watch Spooky Things πŸ‘»

  • The Haunting of Bly Manor πŸ‘»
  • Rewatch Hocus Pocus πŸ”„
  • Rewatch Nightmare Before Christmas πŸ”„
  • Hubie Halloween πŸŽƒ
  • Monster House ☠
  • There’s Someone Inside Your House 🏠
  • Fear Street Movie Trilogy πŸ’€

➽ I’m a huge scaredy cat, so I don’t watch anything that’s too scary – but I do like some spooks πŸ‘€ I loved The Haunting of Hill House last year – it was so atmospheric and well-written – so I definitely want to watch The Haunting of Bly Manor this time! Other than that, I only have movies on my list as I didn’t find any spooky shows to watch on Netflix (any recommendations?). As is tradition, I will rewatch Hocus Pocus and The Nightmare Before Christmas, two of my favorite Halloween movies that I love with all my heart πŸ–€ I also found more Halloweeny movies to watch on Netflix: Hubie Halloween (this came out last year and I think it’s also part comedy?), Monster House (an animated kid’s movie, so should hopefully not be too scary), There’s Someone Inside Your House (a new release, based on Stephanie Perkins’ book, which I haven’t read yet) and maybe the Fear Street Movie Trilogy (I saw so many great GIFs on Tumblr but idk if this will be too scary 😱)

Spooky TV

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Indulge in Autumnal Food/Drinks

  • Drink a Pumpkin Spice Latte @ Starbucks πŸŽƒ
  • Bake a Brownie ‘Graveyard’ (Recipe) πŸ‘»
  • Banke Waffles πŸ§‡
  • Make Noodle Soup 🍜
  • Drink lots of tea 🍡
  • Eat pumpkin soup πŸŽƒ

➽ As a self-declared foodie I’m always excited for some fall-appropriate cooking 🀀 These are mostly staples that I eat/drink every September/October when the weather gets colder! I drink tea all-year around but it’s the best when it’s cold outside and you can snuggle up with something warm! I also enjoy soup the most in winter/autumn, because it warms you up and you can eat things like pumpkin soup which is delicious πŸ₯° (My grandma makes the best pumpkin soup, but I have tried my hand at making a yummy Noodle soup, one of my favorites). I don’t do it often, but I also love baking (way more than cooking actually), especially for Halloween. I usually bake a Brownie ‘Graveyard’, Pumpkin Spice Cookies and Make Waffles πŸ§‡ Last but not least I get myself a Pumpkin Spice Latte to celebrate the season!

assorted-shape cookies on tray

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Do typical Autumnal Activities

  • Light Scented Candles πŸ•―
  • Go on a long fall walk 🌳
  • Wear cozy sweaters 🧣
  • Take a bath πŸ›
  • Carve a pumpkin πŸŽƒ
  • Celebrate Halloween πŸ‘»
  • Decorate for Fall πŸ‚

➽ Fall brings me so much joy, as do these typical activities 🧑 I love lighting scented candles when it gets colder, though here it’s hard to find any pumpkin-scented ones. Reading by candlelight is always nice and I find that the smell relaxes me. I also go all out when it comes to getting cozy: wearing warm sweaters, cuddling with my blanket and taking a bath (which I cannot do much anymore, as my new flat doesn’t have a bathtub 😭)! I have found myself loving taking walks ever since the pandemic started, but it’s especially nice in autumn when the leaves are crisp and colorful. (I’m also the type of person to LOVE rainy weather 🌧) Another thing I do every year is to carve a pumpkin, get out the autumn decor and enjoy Halloween (though my ‘celebration’ usually only involved snacks and watching movies with friends) πŸŽƒ

Photo by Alex Geerts on Unsplash

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Do you enjoy Fall? What is on your Autumn Bucket List? Any recommendations for spooky TV series, books or yummy recipes? πŸ‚

27 thoughts on “My Autumn Bucket List πŸ‚πŸŽƒπŸ‘» Spooky Content, Getting Cozy & Lots of Food

  1. Ahh I love autumn too πŸ₯° although.. i’m not feeling the spookiness this year :/ with covid & overtime at work.. As i’m still making my way through my novel I started last month, I haven’t read anything spooky yet, BUT I did watch a handful of spooky movies though!!

    I liked the fearstreet trilogy, i didnt saw the twist coming! Though i’d say the second was my favorite β€” i didn’t find it particularly scary, just lots of gore. For tv shows i’d suggest the Sabrina serie on netflix (haven’t got to it yet, so idk about scary..), aswell as stranger things.

    Oooh my favorite autumn food is definately cooked apples with brown sugar & cinnamon ❀️❀️
    Happy autumn season!! πŸ’«

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    1. Oh, that’s sad! I hope you can still enjoy Autumn and spooky season πŸŽƒ Ohh what spooky movies did you watch? πŸ‘»

      Glad to hear that you liked the Fear Street movies, I’ll definitely look out for the second one! I already watched Sabrina and Stranger Things & I liked both of them! They are truly perfect for Halloween πŸ₯°

      I have never tried cooked apples, but it sounds delicious! Happy Autumn to you as well 🧑

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      1. Oh, i didnt watched thoses yet- but having wanted to!! Me and mother has a week alone without dad again, ahah so we’ll watch more horror movies 😘

        You should give the apples a go sometime!! Best thing ahah

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  2. Love this post, Caro! πŸ₯Ί
    I’ve already eaten pumpkin soup this week and it was delicious! I’m not the biggest fan of either tea or soup but pumpkin soup is the best!
    I’m also planning to rewatch Nightmare before Christmas as it’s my favourite Halloween movie and Hocus Pocus because of the readathon! And I really want to watch some spooky movies like There’s someone inside your house and the Fear Street trilogy, hope we’ll both be able to handle them. πŸ˜‚

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    1. Thank you so much, Morgan! 🧑 Yes!! Pumpkin soup is the best and I love to eat it every fall πŸ₯° The Nightmare Before Christmas and Hocus Pocus are such classics, I cannot help but rewatch them every Halloween πŸ˜„ I hope we’ll be able to handle them as well, I’m just so easily spooked πŸ˜…

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  3. Fantastic post, Caro!! Ooh, I love The Haunting of Bly Manor so much! I really hope you’ll love it. Same about Fear Street – for me, each film was better than the previous one so that made watching the trilogy super-fun. Maybe you could look up Midnight Mass? It’s definitely on the slower side but I enjoyed it quite a bit, and it was created by the same person as The Haunting shows. I grew up watching Monster House – I don’t even know how many times I’ve seen it, I should really rewatch it. I didn’t like the book, but I’m also hoping to watch There’s Someone Inside Your House. Autumn food is so nice! I love baking things with pumpkin in them and also love to eat baked pumpkin on its own. Oh and I love chestnuts – we’re already baked them earlier this week.

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    1. Thank you so much! πŸ’• I’ve started watching The Haunting of Bly Manor and I’m really liking it so much! I’m also trying to watch at least one of the Fear Street movies. I heard so much about Midnight Mass – it looks super creepy – I’ll have to add it to my watchlist!πŸ‘€ I cannot believe I never saw Monster House when I was younger, I have to change that! I hope we both like There’s Someone Inside Your House! Oh yes pumpkin is so delicious πŸŽƒ

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      1. There is a right order to the Fear Street movies!! It’s most recent year to oldest date and not the other way round. But I think they have part 1, 2 and 3 in the title as well? Either way, it’s 1994, 1978, 1666.

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    1. Glad to hear that you like the Fear Street movies! I rewatch The Nightmare Before Christmas every year as it’s such a classic πŸ₯° I hope we both enjoy There’s Someone Inside Your House! Have you read the book? πŸ™‚

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  4. Your bucket list sounds so fun! There’s Someone Inside Your House is a great middle-ground between the tamer and more intense horror movies, although I will admit that I enjoyed the book more. Fear Street can get a little gory in places so that’s something to watch out for if it’s not your thing. I do the 31 Days of Horror challenge so I get to see all sorts of different horror movies throughout the month. I can always give recommendations if you’d like some πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Louise! There’s Someone Inside Your House seems like it could be the right fit for me then! I just got the book in a Kindle deal as well, so I might be reading it as well πŸ˜„ I’ll definitely look up some more information for Fear Street! I’d need some very tame horror recs, as I’m such a scaredy cat 😱

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  5. Honestly, I didn’t know that There’s Someone Inside Your House is on Netflix! I tried to read the book but I just couldn’t get to it. I hope I like the movie at least πŸ˜…

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  6. This is such a fun post! I love the idea of making a bucket list for the season πŸ˜€
    I am the same when it comes to handling spooky things – books are easier for me to manage than visual media too, (and, come to think of it, easier than podcasts).
    As for spooky TV shows… I love The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, and though it is not Halloween themed, I was rewatching the first couple of episodes last night and they are creepy!!
    I’ve seen Monster House and that one definitely stuck with me for a while, but I think you’re right in that it isn’t too scary. It was more the concept that got me (and I was a lot younger when I watched it) than anything visual.
    Autumn is not one of my favourite seasons because it is a reminder that the cold weather is coming :’) I much prefer the summertime, which is lucky for me as it’s almost here in Australia πŸ™‚
    Funnily enough, I was snacking on a choc-chip pumpkin muffin while I was reading this post, and it definitely added to the fall vibes! Super post Caro!! πŸ˜€

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  7. ah.. this post is giving me all the autumn vibes and I love it!! I don’t typically embrace autumn too much but I am definitely feeling it more this year!! I hope to go for some autumn walks as I do love the weather and the colour of the leaves, so pretty !! I’m going to hyde park in 2 weeks(ish) so I hope some of the leaves are orange !! I would love to go to a pumpkin patch too, but I may have to do that next year !! I love the sound of making a brownie graveyard, so cool and delicious !! Hope you enjoy all your books and movies too, I haven’t seen fear street but I would definitely try them out. I’m not sure how scary they are though. I hope you have a great Autumn time !! 🧑🧑

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  8. The Fear Street trilogy was so good! I honestly didn’t think it was scary at all, but there’s a ton of gore in it. It’s more along the lines of bad B-roll campy horror movie than it is anything else, so while there are no jump scares, there’s a lot of teen screaming and running from killers. It was a really well done trilogy, though, and I can’t wait to see anything else that director does. And I’m also hoping to watch Bly Manor soon!

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