The Finally Fall Book Tag: 2020 Edition

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’ve completed this tag a couple of times in the past but there’s always room for another autumn-themed post, so I thought I’d revisit it this year.

In fall, the air is crisp and clear: Name a book with a vivid setting.

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern had a vivid and magical setting.

Nature is beautiful… but also dying: Name a book that is beautifully written, but also deals with a heavy topic like loss or grief.

In The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James it’s a sense of loss that drives Carly Kirk to venture to where her aunt inexplicably disappeared 35 years ago. She’s searching for answers and some kind of closure , but finds an incredibly creepy and possibly haunted motel in a town with far too many mysterious events in the past.

Fall is back to school season: Share a non-fiction book that taught you something new.

I feel like I give the same answer to this each time I do this tag but I haven’t read any non-fiction this year… yet.

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’d love to go and spend some time adventuring with Vintage, Tor and Noon from the Winnowing Flame trilogy by Jen Williams.

Also, I’d like to tag along with the duo of Bram Stoker and Oscar Wilde from Stoker’s Wilde by Steven Hopstaken and Melissa Prussi because even though they battle vampires and all manner of evil, it’s all done with humour, wit and style.

The colourful leaves are piling up on the ground: Show us a pile of fall-colored spines!

They’re not spines, but as it happens a recent Top Ten Tuesday post was all about autumn-themed book covers.

Fall is the perfect time for some storytelling by the fireside: Share a book wherein somebody is telling a story.


A couple of my recent reads…

Wakenhyrst by Michelle Paver. Maud Stearne is finally compelled to tell the story of shocking events that occurred at her childhood home, Wake’s End, years previously.

Endless Night by Agatha Christie. I picked this one up for Readers Imbibing Peril. It wasn’t quite what I was expecting but in it Michael Rogers tells the story of meeting his future wife and their time creating a new house and home together on land that may or may not be cursed.

The nights are getting darker: Share a dark, creepy read.


The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson has some wonderfully creepy moments, and I also really enjoyed Dracul by Dacre Stoker and J. D. Barker. Both recommended for an Autumn night’s reading.

I must also mention The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James. It’s my current read and some of the scenes at the motel are definitely creepy.

The days are getting colder: Name a short, heartwarming read that could warm up somebody’s cold and rainy day.

I recently discovered the pleasure of the read-in-one-sitting short story with The Sleep Tight Motel by Lisa Unger. Probably not what you’d call heartwarming, but it’s the perfect setting and subject for a cold, rainy day.

Fall returns every year: Name an old favorite that you’d like to return to soon.

I don’t re-read very often at all but seeing that Stuart Turton has a new book out makes me want to read that but also revisit The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle.

Every so often I also get the idea that I’d love to re-read the whole Dark Tower series by Stephen King but that’s eight books and some of them are really long so not sure it’s going to happen, for now at least.

Fall is the perfect time for cozy reading nights: Share your favorite cozy reading “accessories”!

A mug of tea, of possibly coffee, and some chocolate biscuits.

Spread the autumn appreciation and tag some people!

As always, if you’ve not had chance to do this tag yet, or you’re seeing it for the first time and fancy giving it a go please consider yourself tagged.


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