Its Book Tag time. What better way to enjoy my favourite season than with an autumn themed tag? It’s Finally Fall! This tag was created by Alina on her booktube channel Tall Tales.
I completed this tag last year, but thought I’d revisit it now. I’m going to try and give answers only from books that I’ve read in the last year or so, even though it’s always so tempting to fall back on old favourites and give them yet another mention. I probably won’t be able to resist doing that at least once, but let’s see how I get on…
In fall, the air is crisp and clear: Name a book with a vivid setting.
The Winternight trilogy by Katherine Arden. I really enjoyed the story of Vasya and Morozko.
Nature is beautiful… but also dying: Name a book that is beautifully written, but also deals with a heavy topic like loss or grief.
A Boy and his Dog at the End of the World by C. A. Fletcher begins with the theft and loss of a beloved family pet and also touches on the absence of a sibling and being away from family. It’s a great story set in a bleak, broken world but it still has a hopeful tone.
Fall is back to school season: Share a non-fiction book that taught you something new.
I don’t think I’ve read any non-fiction so far this year!
In order to keep warm, it’s good to spend some time with the people we love: Name a fictional family/household/friend-group that you’d like to be a part of.
I would love a day with Aziraphale and Crowley from Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, preferably not during the almost-apocalypse but just a regular day.
The colourful leaves are piling up on the ground: Show us a pile of fall-colored spines!
I’m still such an avid library user that I don’t have enough suitable books to show for this prompt, but it’s a great excuse to flash the wonderfully striking cover of The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon. Yellow’s definitely a colour for Autumn, right?!
Fall is the perfect time for some storytelling by the fireside: Share a book wherein somebody is telling a story.
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie is narrated by the local doctor, who recounts the story of meeting the great Poirot when he becomes involved in another murder mystery.
The nights are getting darker: Share a dark, creepy read.
The only one I’ve read so far this year is A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay. It has a building sense of creepiness as the story of sisters Merry and Marjorie and the latter’s possible possession/illness goes on.
The days are getting colder: Name a short, heartwarming read that could warm up somebody’s cold and rainy day.
I can’t remember the last time I read anything short so I’ll have to go for the same title I chose last time for this one and say Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J. K. Rowling.
Fall returns every year: Name an old favorite that you’d like to return to soon.
I’m going in a slightly different direction with this one as I so rarely re-read books. I discovered the Charlie Parker series by John Connolly earlier this year. I’ve read the two latest books, The Woman in the Woods and A Book of Bones. It’s definitely a series that I’d love to return to soon, and there are plenty of titles to check out.
Fall is the perfect time for cozy reading nights: Share your favorite cozy reading “accessories”!
A MASSIVE mug of tea and maybe a biscuit or two.
Comfortable cozy clothing and chunky socks.
A bookmark or two so I don’t end up folding page corners when I want to remember something I’ve just read (!)
Spread the autumn appreciation and tag some people!
As always, if you’ve not had chance to do this tag yet, or are now seeing it for the first time and fancying giving it a go please consider yourself tagged.