Read & Eat: 9 Fall Books and Foods to Satisfy Your Autumn Cravings

Read & Eat: 9 Fall Books and Foods to Satisfy Your Autumn Cravings

By Megan Habel , Oct 20th 2015

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Your guide to fall books and food!

Can’t get enough of fall? Are you instantly drawn to anything pumpkin flavored or with a leaf on it? Put some of that fall flavor into your reading plans. Pair these classic and new fall reads with your perfect autumn-inspired treat.


To share with young readers...


Read It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown while helping yourself to a slice of pumpkin pie.

it's the great pumpkin, charlie brown

It’s both a classic book and a classic movie, so why not enjoy it with a classic treat? A slice of pumpkin pie pairs perfectly with the “pumpkin head” hero, Charlie Brown.


Read Mouse's First Fall with a platter of leaf-shaped cookies.

mouse's first fall

As the summer heat turns into chilly winds and leaves begin to fall, snuggle up inside and read little ones this adorable book. Make reading even cozier by baking some warm, leaf shaped cookies in orange, red and yellow.


Read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone with chocolate frogs and a mug of butterbeer.

harry potter and the sorcerer's stone

Transport yourself to the fall campus of Hogwarts by reading the first book in the Harry Potter series. Whether you’ve read it a million times or are a Harry Potter newbie, this book will go perfectly with some of those rare Hogwarts novelties like chocolate frogs and butterbeer. Maybe skip Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Beans — unless you’re in the mood to eat boogers and vomit.

To give yourself a good scare...


Read The Legend of Sleepy Hollow with a handful (or two) of candy corn.

legend of sleepy hollow

Some novels can frighten people for generations — and this is certainly one of them. This quintessential ghost story of the headless horseman should be accompanied by a light and fun snack like candy corn. In true headless fashion, you may want to cut off the tops of the candy corns just for fun.


Read The Halloween Tree while dining on a hearty serving of spaghetti.

halloween tree

This truly creepy tale set on Halloween night will get anyone spooked. Featuring a villain and even a haunted house, some comfort food like spaghetti is ideal to get you through the frightening moments of this novel. You even save the leftovers to use as fake brains for decoration!


To take full advantage of the fall season...


Read The Cider House Rules while drinking a warm cup of cider.

cider house rules

Filled with rich characters and a vintage feel, this a great novel to become entranced with during fall. Keep some warm cider next you while reading to get the full cozy fall effect.


Read A Separate Peace with a generous helping of fresh pot pie.

a separate place

This book has been a classic for years, as it unearths the story of two boys in boarding school during World War II. Their story teaches a profound lesson about friendship and growing up. And nothing quite says "fall" like enjoying a warm pot pie while reading a great book.


To keep up with fall's newest releases...


Read This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance! while trying something strange and new, like pitaya.

this is your chance, harriet chance

With fall comes changes and new experiences. It also means new books to devour. This new novel offers both humor and a strong female lead readers can connect to. To go with this new book, try something novel, like pitaya, also known as dragon fruit.


Read City on Fire while roasting some turkey.

city on fire

This new fall novel features complex character relationships and deep storylines. Spanning over 900 pages, you’ll need something tasty to last you on this epic reading journey. Roast some turkey while you read and then enjoy the leftovers for the rest of the holiday season!


What books are you looking forward to reading this fall? Tell us by leaving a comment below!


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This post was written by Sydney Moorhead, a customer service associate at BookPal. She is currently reading Eat Move Sleep by Tom Rath and Stir by Jessica Fechtor. Read the first installment of her Read & Eat series: 8 Book and Food Pairings That Will Inspire You.

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