As the last of the summer heat burns up, it’s once again time for snuggling up in cozy sweaters with mugs of hot cider—but don’t bury yourself in blankets just yet! We’ve got five fall activities with the perfect audiobook pairings to get you moving, thinking, and listening.
Read on for our recommendations so you can get the most out of this gorgeous, glorious season.
Go on a bike ride
Is there a more perfect time to go biking than in the fall? It’s the perfect way to take in the changing foliage, plus the crisp, chilly air will keep you from breaking a sweat! This year, take it up a notch as you begin your ride by popping on Ruth Ware’s latest thriller, One By One, and let narrator Imogen Church transport you to a luxury ski chalet where a company retreat goes horribly wrong. Just make sure you have a long enough route planned because you won’t want to press pause on this listen!
Learn to knit
If you’re itching to pick up a new hobby, knitting is perfect for the fall season! From scarves to socks to decorative goodies, there’s no limit to what you can create with some yarn and a pair of knitting needles. Plus, if you’re ambitious, you can knock out some Christmas presents extra early. For the perfect listen to keep you entertained and motivated, pop on The Vampire Knitting Club by Nancy Warren for some lighthearted mystery filled with knitting references!
Take a scenic fall drive
As the trees change colors, going on a scenic drive is the perfect way to take in the autumn landscape. No matter if you’re driving solo or making the trip with loved ones, there’s always room for the fabulous and radiant Jonathan Van Ness! Listening to his memoir Over the Top will be like having an extra friend in the car cheering you on and giving you honest advice, which—let’s face it—we could all use from time to time. Alternatively, if you have little ones riding with you, Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer is a perfect action-packed listen that the whole family will enjoy. Get lost in the world of magic and mystery in the car, then put on the movie when you get home for some bonus bonding time!
Go fruit picking
There’s nothing more relaxing than going apple picking on a crisp, fall morning. It’s the perfect way to spend some time in nature, plus you get to bring home fresh fruit for all of your baking needs. When you head to the orchard this season, put on Jay Shetty’s Think Like a Monk for lil extra mindful detox. Learn how to find your purpose and overcome negativity while you’re filling your basket with fresh goodies!
Make Halloween crafts
Fall just isn’t complete without spooky activities. Whether or not trick or treating will happen as usual this year, you can always spook-ify your home to set the mood. Pull out those carving tools and faux cobwebs and get crafting! What better audiobook to listen to than something terrifying like Riley Sager’s Home Before Dark? Transport yourself to the haunted Baneberry Hall as you transform your own home into a haunted house!
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