Read, watch, and take a walk this fall

By Grace Krane

As the crisp fall air makes its way into Bellbrook, it’s only natural to feel the urge to grab your favorite flannel and embrace the falling leaves. While October is heading to a close, it is not too late to wear your flannel out to local traditions or stay in and catch up on new movies and book releases. 

1: Book Release – It Starts With Us, by Colleen Hoover 

Released on October 18, It Starts With Us is already proclaimed as one of the “best books of 2022” by Barnes & Noble and other major bookstores and libraries. 

Reaching over 2.5 million copies sold, It Starts With Us has pulled in young-adult readers waiting for the rest of the story of Hoover’s previous bestselling book, It Ends With Us, to be unveiled. 

“My favorite part was the flashbacks to [Lily’s] first love, Atlas,” senior and avid Colleen Hoover reader Juliana Packard said. Packard said she is very excited to read It Starts With Us, and plans to buy it, “As soon as my next paycheck comes in!” 

In the book, the lives of main characters Atlas, a homeless teenager, and Ryle, a young neurosurgeon, are revealed and explained through the perspective of Atlas and 23-year-old-college-graduate Lily’s perspectives. Hoover’s encapsulating stories of Atlas’s past creates a heartfelt and emotional read, perfect for reading on a chilly fall day. 

2: Movie Release – The School for Good and Evil 

Netflix has announced the scheduled release for many new series and movies this fall. The School for Good and Evil is an eerie new movie definitely qualified to fit the mood at any upcoming scary party. 

Based on the book The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani, the movie walks through the lives of two best friends separated into two different schools, one for good and one for evil. The story’s core is based on the lives of the two friends and their friendship. However, through the movie they are met by devious students in each other’s schools and must battle to keep their friendship alive amidst the abnormal circumstances. 

Released on October 19, The School for Good and Evil, is currently ranked the #1 movie on Netflix. 

3: Fall Event – Wobble Gobble 3K Fun Run/Walk

Nothing speaks more towards fall than taking a walk through a park. The annual Wobble Gobble Fun Run/Walk continues in Bellbrook this year on Saturday, November 19 from 9-11am at Morris Reserve.

Feel free to bring pets and as many family members as you can for a beautiful run/walk through Morris Reserve. Seasoned participant and senior Kirsten Thomas describes the best part about the Wobble Gobble: “The variety of ages of people participating and this one Park District volunteer that dresses up like a turkey and encourages people.” 

The Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Park District is excited to host the family-friendly event again, and encourages everyone to come out and enjoy the event. Even if you choose not to participate in the 3K, there are many volunteer opportunities at the event. 

For more information about the event, visit the Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Park District’s website.


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