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.
It’s become something of a tradition on the blog to complete this tag each year; I’ve done it at least a couple of times before, but I always think there’s still room for another autumn-themed post, so here it is, same tag, new books. The 2021 edition of the Finally Fall Book Tag…
In fall, the air is crisp and clear: Name a book with a vivid setting.
Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia. The world of Casiopea was really vibrant and colourful and a complete contrast to Xiabalba, the home of Hun-Kamé. Both came to vivid life in this book.
The Devil and the Dark Water by Stuart Turton. A story set on a ship bound on a long journey and possibly plagued by something supernatural, I loved the atmosphere of this story and some of that was down to the setting, all those people being confined together on the ship.
Nature is beautiful… but also dying: Name a book that is beautifully written, but also deals with a heavy topic like loss or grief.
Wizard and Glass (The Dark Tower #4) goes into Roland’s backstory and without giving too much away there is definitely loss involved.
Fall is back to school season: Share a non-fiction book that taught you something new.
I feel like I give the same answer 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.
Given my Dark Tower reread is ongoing this year I can’t not say Roland’s ka-tet for this. Travelling around Mid-World with Roland, Jake, Eddie, Susannah and Oy would definitely be quite exciting.
The colourful leaves are piling up on the ground: Show us a pile of fall-colored spines!
I can offer up some autumnish-colour-inspired covers?
Fall is the perfect time for some storytelling by the fireside: Share a book wherein somebody is telling a story.
The Secret History by Donna Tartt. Richard Papen recounts his time at Hampden, attending college, becoming involved with a group of Classics students, and his involvement in the murder of one of his classmates.
Later by Stephen King. Jamie Conklin can see and communicate with the recently deceased, and tells this story of events that occur once other people become aware of his talent. I thought Jamie was a great character and a really good narrator.
The nights are getting darker: Share a dark, creepy read.
NOS4A2 by Joe Hill featuring Charlie Manx and his Rolls Royce Wraith taking unsuspecting people off to Chrstmasland was pretty creepy.
House of Crows by Lisa Unger is a series of four short stories linked together to make a series about a group of childhood friends drawn back to an old estate where they shared a summer and where something happened that draws them back. Definitely had some creepy moments.
The days are getting colder: Name a short, heartwarming read that could warm up somebody’s cold and rainy day.
This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone. The writing is lovely and the story ventures through time and space.
Fall returns every year: Name an old favorite that you’d like to return to soon.
I’ve been thinking recently that I’d like to reread Fingersmith by Sarah Waters. It’s been a long time since I read it the first time, must have been pre-blogging days because I never wrote about it here, so I’d like to go back and experience the story again.
Fall is the perfect time for cozy reading nights: Share your favorite cozy reading “accessories”!
A massive mug of tea, or 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.