Cozy Autumn Favorites

In the past few years, autumn has become my favorite season. I’m not sure why, other than that I’ve always enjoyed the holidays, and once autumn arrives, the holidays aren’t far behind. I’m also a lover of cozy things, and fall is a good excuse to indulge in all the cozy, comforting activities that make my heart happy. Here are a few of my favorite ways to enjoy this season!


Does it get more autumnal and holiday season-y than baking all the things?

In recent years, November Cakes (from The Scorpio Races) have become one of my go-to recipes for autumn baking. Last year, I altered the recipe a bit to use butter and brown sugar as the filling, and it was sooo good.


Especially reading outside on the swing, if the weather permits. Make it a foggy morning with a pumpkin spice latte or hot chocolate to drink, and it’s practically perfect reading weather!

Some of my favorite books for fall reading: Frankenstein; The Scorpio Races; The Hobbit; Jane Eyre; Wuthering Heights; The Cask of Amontillado; Anne of Green Gables


Sometimes it’s a walk through my neighborhood, and other times its a day trip to see the leaves. I’m also hoping to go on a picnic this year.

Movie Marathons

As a kid, I rarely missed the holiday cartoons, beginning with the Halloween specials, so when fall rolls around I start thinking of all the things I want to watch the capture the mood.

Some of my favorite fall movies and specials: It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown; Halloweentown; Dan in Real Life; Penelope; Wuthering Heights (2009); Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

Autumn Playlists

I started making playlists for autumn in 2020, sort of as a way to make things  a little cheerier. I make Christmas playlists each year, so I thought, why not one for fall?

Having cozy music playing in the background while working or reading is definitely a nice way to add a touch of fall to everyday tasks. My autumn playlists tend to be a mix of classic jazz and cozy acoustics. I also love coffeeshop ambience videos for background music!

What are your favorite fall activities? What are you looking forward to baking, reading, watching, and/or listening to this season?