I know I wrote one last year but, in my humble opinion, my writing skills have evolved quite a bit over the past twelve months.
also, way more important and a bit less arrogant, I’ve read different books this year, like different things now and well… I simply changed. I’m a teenager after all.
seven books to read in autumn ☞ for you
these are the books I loved to read in the changing season or I simply imagine to be nice while the world prepares to wear its brown coat, but I had the pleasure of consuming in winter, spring or summer.
this list mostly contains classics and gothic literature.
- Frankenstein ☞ Mary Shelley
- The Castle of Otranto ☞ Horace Walpole
- A Quaint And Curious Volume //tales & poems of the gothic with an introduction ☞ Sarah Perry
- Beloved ☞ Toni Morrison
- The Unlikely Escape Of Uriah Heep ☞ H.G. Perry
- The Secret History ☞ Donna Tartt
- The Historian ☞ Elizabeth Kostova
seven books I’ll read in autumn ☞ my tbr
these are books I haven’t read yet but I’m sure I’ll enjoy in the upcoming months (together with many more; considering I read ca. one book a day)
- We’ve Always Lived In The Castle ☞ Shirley Jackson
- Rebecca ☞ Daphne du Maurier
- Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl ☞ Harriet Ann Jacobs
- Loveless ☞ Alice Oseman (who’s actually one of my favorite authors so it’s rather odd that I haven’t read her latest novel yet)
- Dracula ☞ Dacre Stoker & J. D. Baker
- Flux ☞ Orion Carloto
- Milk and Honey ☞ Rupi Kaur
five autumnal shows to watch ☞ for you
- penny dreadful ☞ dark, horror, literature
- Gilmore Girls ☞ fluffy, family, small town
- The Umbrella Academy ☞ superhero, family, dark
- The End Of The Fucking World ☞ love, dark, teenagers
- I’m not okay with this ☞ love, superhero, friendship
- sherlock ☞ gorgeous.
- good omens ☞ demons, angels, doomsday
three autumnal shows and movies I’ll watch ☞ my watchlist
- penny dreadful
- portrait of a lady in flames
- dairy girls
three autumnal movies to watch ☞ for you
- darkest shadows ☞ Helen Bonham McCarter, Jonny Depp & more by Tim Burton
- crimson peak ☞ tom hiddleston & more by Guillermo del Toro
- imitation game ☞ Keira knightly, Benedict cumber patch & more by Morten Tyldum
eight activities ☞ during a pandemic
- star gazing — the perfect corona activity: outside, no other people needed and you actually have a chance of seeing something due to less air pollution (there’s still light pollution, so I suppose it’s a bit better when you’re at the countryside)
- long walks trough golden forests, finding mushrooms, suspecting little magical creatures around every corner
- indoor picknicks — just make some tea, cookies (recipe here) and grab a book & a cosy blanket
- getting lost in a library; with a mask.
- looking for the perfect shaped leaves and starting a herbarium
- visting a pumpkin patch
- designing a halloween costume. like actual designing.
- go to BLM protests. because black lives matter. always. this is not autumnal. this is fucking important and I’m trying to get this into this pretty head of yours while I got your attention.
three autumnal snacks ☞ vegan as always
- ghost cookies; I’ll post a recipe for them soon
- cinnamon latte with oat milk
- porridge with oat milk, Tahina and organic apples
two playlists ☞ made by me, for us
these aren’t new, so you might know them already, but I still treasure them very much and I hope you can enjoy them too.
with this soundtrack I now leave you alone with most wonderful time of the year.
Stay safe, brave and cosy,