With the Fall season upon us, it’s the perfect time to dig deep into some perfect books to read for this time of year. We know you’ll love them too!
Ideally, we love reading books all year long but there’s something special about nestling up with one of your favorite books during this time of year.
Books Perfect For Reading For The Fall Season!
Some of the best books to read come from the books that our friends and family recommend. Don’t you agree?
That’s why we are sharing some of our favorite Fall season books we know and love. The categories are diverse and cover topics from entertaining to crafting!
Like you, we love the Fall season and it’s simply our favorite time of year. Let this magical time sweep you off your feet and plant you in your favorite cozy spot with a good book.
So, grab of cup of hot cocoa, nestle up in a warm sweater, and take some well-deserved time for yourself with some of these wonderful books!
“So many books, so little time.”
― Frank Zappa
Let’s start with a wonderful book for those of us who love to entertain. This time of year, we all love to celebrate the holidays by gathering with our family and friends.
1 – Entertaining and Celebrating: An Elegant Feast For Every Season
To begin with, this book helps us to recapture a truly elegant and delicious dining experience! The recipe suggestions – incredible! and the images even more so!
More so, this wonderful book is perfect reading for this time of year. Entertaining and Celebrating: by Kristal Damron helps us recapture dining elegance to create unique and lasting memories with loved ones throughout the year.
For example, this visual extravaganza loaded with pictures will inspire meal planning for every season.
Each month designed to spark your own creativity, features stylish table settings, four-course menus with cocktails and wine pairings, and suggested ways to serve that will wow your guests.
Kristal Damron’s background in catering and publishing fuel her zeal for exquisite cuisine and exemplary service. With this book, she hopes to inspire a love of fine dining in others.
Moreover, you’ll cherish this book as I do and use it for inspiration to create wonderful gatherings and creative meal planning.
“A room without books is like a body without a soul.”
― Marcus Tullius Cicero
2 – Creative Candle Making: 12 Unique Projects to Make Candles for All Occasions
I think it’s safe to say, we all love and cherish candles. Haven’t you always longed to learn how to make them as well? I know I have.
Now, you can explore the enchanting art of making candles at home with ease!
Well, Meredith Mennitt makes it easy by providing everything we need to get started! This book is perfect reading for the fall season. And, we can make and gift our loved ones a wonderful holiday candle too!
With Creative Candle Making: 12 Unique Projects to Make Candles for All Occasions you get materials to make 4 candles too!
In addition, this book comes with instructions and materials to make all-natural candles at home. The beautiful instruction book leads you through 12 candle recipes as well as discussing the benefits of different waxes, wicks, molds, and a discussion of aromatherapy and candle craft history.
The materials in the kit allow crafters to create a variety of candles from sweet floating candles to modern cement pillar candles.
The attached box contains:
1 – Mounted cotton wicks
2 – Soy wax chips
3 – Floating candle molds
4 – A sheet of all-natural beeswax
5 – Candle fragrance
Furthermore, Meredith Mennitt is a craft connoisseur and weekend artist. After living in a tiny studio apartment in New York City for over a decade, she is an expert at making big, crafty messes in small spaces.
She often has multiple projects going at once, rotating between painting, writing, stitching, and any other craft that crosses her path (except knitting. Knitting is the worst.)
Below, you’ll see four candle projects you can make with this book!
Additionally, you’ can see some of the pages in Creative Candle Making: 12 Unique Projects to Make Candles for All Occasions as well.
3 – A Year of Creativity: A Craft Date Planner to Meet, Share, and Create
Incidentally, we are sticking with a craft lovers’ theme with this book too. If you love creativity and want to do something creative every day, this book is for you!
At the top of the list as one of my favorite books, you’ll find so much inspiration to fuel your crafty nature just in time for the holidays.
In A Year of Creativity: A Craft Date Planner to Meet, Share, and Create, learn how to throw the perfect creative party with your friends—with organizing tips, 25 project ideas, and even recipes for snacks.
A Year of Creativity is a book for everyone with a basic knowledge of crocheting, knitting, and sewing. It does not teach you how to crochet or explain how a sewing machine works.
To begin with, there are plenty of other books for that. What it does do is inspire crafting enthusiasts to make something together, learn from each other, and have fun doing it. You’ll find within:
1 – An introduction to craft dates and how they work
2 – And, tips on planning your craft date events
3 – Plenty of project ideas (short, long, and cooperative)
4 – Plus, recipes for party dishes that keep the creative juices flowing
More so, you will share ideas, discover new inspiration, and find new friends while creating uniquely beautiful aprons, knit garlands, infinity scarves, haberdashery bags, cards, pencil cases, and more.
As a crafter and creative, I love A Year of Creativity: A Craft Date Planner to Meet, Share, and Create. It inspires me to create something new whenever the mood hits! And, it’s perfect for creating with a group of your friends!
4 – Field Guide to Urban Gardening: How to Grow Plants, No Matter Where You Live
“Books are a uniquely portable magic.”
― Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
I adore gardening and always look for creative ways to beautify my outdoor and indoor garden space.
Firstly, when I opened up this book, I grew more excited with every flip of the pages.
In addition, the Field Guide to Urban Gardening by Kevin Espiritu covers just about everything you’ll want to learn about urban gardening.
In Field Guide to Urban Gardening: How to Grow Plants, No Matter Where You Live, Kevin shares the basics of growing plants, offers tips on how to choose the right urban gardening method, and troubleshoots the most common problems you’ll encounter.
The key to succeeding as an urban gardener is to choose the method(s) that make sense for your unique living situation and then give your plants what they need to thrive.
Kevin helps you do just that, but he doesn’t stop there. He also provides in-depth garden plans, from upcycled DIY projects and intensive hydroponic systems to beautiful and functional raised beds.
Urban and small-space gardening is a real, growing, and important movement in today’s world. This fact-packed book is your roadmap to get growing today.
Urban gardening techniques featured include:
- Container Gardening
- Raised Beds
- Indoor Edibles
- Balconies and Rooftops
In summary, Kevin is the founder of the Epic Gardening website, podcast and YouTube channel, which reaches hundreds of thousands of people every week.
Therefore, With a unique story about his passion for gardening and his experience with urban, small (and esoteric)-spaces gardening, Kevin’s first book will be one your audience will be interested in!
I like to include a book to this list that fits the self-improvement and mental health genre especially when the Fall season is upon us.
5 – Trust Your Intuition
Moreover, lots of folks suffer from seasonal affective disorders (SAD) and with the holidays approaching, depression and anxiety as well.
If you’re struggling with anxiety and/or depression, you’ve likely tried a laundry list of things to feel better. Do your efforts often leave you feeling frustrated, depleted, and stuck?
Maybe you’ve turned to medication, only to discover it makes you feel like you’re going through life in a fog. It can feel like a constant battle to deal with your negative emotions. But what if there was a way to feel better…by learning to trust yourself?
There is. And Trust Your Intuition: 100 Ways to Transform Anxiety and Depression for Stronger Mental Health will show you how.
Written by licensed mental health counselor and wellness advocate Jill Sylvester, Trust Your Intuition provides 100 simple tips and techniques designed to teach you to harness the power of your intuition, find the hidden meaning in your suffering, transform anxious and depressed feelings and emerge stronger and more powerful than ever.
6 – Christmas in Pennsylvania – Perfect For The Fall Season!
If you love everything Christmas, you will adore this book. Yes, it’s a perfect read for the Fall season too and will get you quickly in the holiday spirit!
You don’t have to live in Pennsylvania to appreciate everything about this read – although the reason it became one of my favorite books – I live in PA!
More importantly, Christmas in Pennsylvania is a bestselling classic with historical accounts, full-color vintage images, and a selection of recipes from Pennsylvania’s Christmas past
Originally published in 1959 and written by one of the seminal figures in American folklife studies, this classic work examines the folk origins of Christmas in the Keystone State.
Composed of interviews and contemporary newspaper reports, it records holiday traditions from the eighteenth century through the early twentieth century.
To begin with, it includes mummers, Christ-Kindel and Kriss Kringle, Christmas trees and trimming, Belsnickels, the Philadelphia carnival of horns, Moravian pyramids and putzes, Pittsburgh firecracker celebrations, and holiday treats.
7 – Welcome to Weaving 2: Techniques and Projects to Take You Further
I always wanted to learn to weave, have you? You can create so many beautiful and wonderful projects!
Modern makers who have learned the basics of weaving can rejoice with this next-steps guide from Lindsey Campbell, the weaver behind the popular blog and brand Hello Hydrangea.
Her trademark style, which powers the popularity of her first book, Welcome to Weaving, helps you take your creativity and your enthusiasm to the next level of style.
Learn ways to expand your weaving with 11 intermediates to advanced level techniques like draping, deflected double weave, waffle weave, vertical soumak, and more.
With 400+ detailed photos, Campbell offers just the right blend of learning, encouragement, and great weaving results. You can learn how to make your own loom too!
I just love this adorable weaving into the knee of these jeans. You’ll learn how to do this in Welcome to Weaving 2.
I hope you get to read some of these books as I know you will love reading them with the Fall season upon us. Moreover, these books are perfect any time of year, but even more so now.
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