5 Reasons Why Fall Is the Best Time to Reread the Harry Potter Books

Reading or rereading the Harry Potter series at any point is always the right decision, but there's something extra special about doing it in the fall.

Pumpkin Spice Lattes may be considered an autumn staple, but J.K. Rowling's books about the boy who lived should be, too. The series is one that you can never read too much. The wizarding world and beloved characters are absolutely enchanting, especially at this time of year.

If you haven't already decided to revisit the adventures of everyone's favorite boy wizard, now's the time. Keep scrolling for five reasons to reread Harry Potter:

1. The Weather Practically Demands That You Read

Fall is pretty and all, but it can get so wet and chilly. It's not exactly an ideal time of year for outdoor activities. Luckily, there are plenty of wonderful things to do inside, and at the top of the list is reading. Curling up with a hot fall beverage and a good book is just the best.

Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, and Rupert Grint in Harry Potter

(Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone via Warner Bros. Pictures)


2. It's Dark All the Time

Not only does the weather keep you inside during fall, so does the lack of daylight. Our evenings just got even shorter thanks to the end of Daylight Saving, and that can make it way harder to motivate yourself to leave the house when you don't have to. But reading doesn't require leaving. What better than a seven-book series to carry you over until spring?


3. Fall Pairs Well With Witches and Wizards

Even though Halloween is over, there's still something special about the combination of fall and witches and wizards. It might just be that we associate magic with spooky things like dark and stormy nights, but whatever it is, it makes it extra fun to read the Harry Potter books during this time of year. There's no better season to imagine a cat turning into a professor on your street corner, or a nearly headless ghost celebrating his deathday.

Emma Watson as Harry Potter's Hermione

(Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets via Warner Bros. Pictures)


4. You Have Extra Vacation Time

Fall brings a handful of extra vacation days, and reading is a perfect way to pass them. You can do it in the comfort of your own home, or bring a book anywhere else you need to go. Plus, reading can help you de-stress during your time away from school. That's especially true when you're rereading a series you know and love as well as Harry Potter. It's like a visit with an old friend: always worthwhile.


5. It's What Hermione Would Do

As Potterheads know, Hermione Granger would never pass up a chance to get lost in a book. Neither should you. Take advantage of fall and read to your heart's content.

Harry Potter's Ron and Hermione with a book

(Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince via Warner Bros. Pictures)


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