The changing of the leaves reminds us that the seasons are changing. The leaves begin to fall, the nights become cooler, and most importantly, all our favorite coffee spots start to offer our favorite drink: the Pumpkin Spiced Latte.
This tradition is quite new and dates to 2003 when Starbucks released the first Pumpkin Spiced Latte into the world. Starbucks noticed success around their winter-themed beverage, Peppermint Mocha, and realized there was no specialty coffee for autumn. Starting in January 2003, they spent the next few months developing the recipe that was then released in cafes in Vancouver and Seattle. From that day on, Pumpkin Spice became an autumn classic.
Pumpkin Spiced Lattes are quite simple to make. All they require are espresso (or bold coffee), milk (or milk alternative), sugar, and lots of pumpkin spice which consists of a blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove. Try making your own at home, or visit your local coffee shop and cozy up with one of these perfect fall reads.
Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell
Cute, fun, and filled with everything fall, this is the ultimate pumpkin spice book. On the last night of October, two teens abandon their work post to experience all the adventure their local pumpkin patch has to offer.
Night of the Mannequins by Stephen Graham Jones
One for all our horror fans! Short enough to finish before your PSL gets cold, this novella is about a teen prank that goes horribly wrong and quickly turns an entire town on its head.
The Skeleton Haunts A House by Leigh Perry
Fall is the perfect time for a warm drink and a cozy mystery. What better mystery than one witnessed and investigated by an actual skeleton? Witty, breezy, and utterly unique, this book will keep you guessing until the very end.
This title is also available on cloudLibrary.