The Finally Fall (Autumn) Book Tag
I was tagged by the lovely blogger over at An Attic Full of Paper. And yes, I call fall autumn over here.
And here is the link to her post: The Finally Fall/Autumn Book Tag. (She also calls fall autumn too!)
Now, we will jump into the questions as there are no rules! Besides the obvious one to answer the questions. And tag people.
In fall, the air is crisp and clear: Name a book with a vivid setting.
To be honest, I have a hard time imagining settings really well. It is even harder to know vivid settings. But one, after some thinking, would be Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones. I don't know if it is a vivid setting for anyone else, but it was for me since (1) I can definitely tell that the settings weren't anything like the movie and (2) I can picture/remember a bunch of scenes from it even after months reading it. (And there are heaps more that I don't remember at all 😂 I blame a lot of that on the movie's visuals clouding my memory).
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 Monster Calls by Patrick Ness is so beautiful but heartbreaking. If you haven't read it, I would 100% recommend reading it. I wrote a review on it too if you want to check that out.
Fall is back to school season: Share a non-fiction book that taught you something new.
The bible. 😂 Okay, I'm kidding (mostly).
The Unstuck Church by Tony Morgan is a really good non-fiction book that taught me something new. I don't read non-fiction normally, but I read this one cause someone I know recommended it.
In order order to keep warm, it's good to spend some time with people we love: Name a fictional family/household/friend-group that you'd like to be part of.
I think The Lunar Chronicles main cast would be fun to hang out with (I might regret doing so, but oh well).
The colourful leaves are piling up on the ground: Show us a pile of fall coloured spines!
Let me go take a picture now.
Fall is the perfect time for some storytelling by the fireside: Share a book wherein someone is telling a story.
The Shack by Wm. Paul Young. The story is written in a way that it seems like someone is retelling a story that they have heard from someone else. I think it counts, so that's my answer.
The nights are getting darker: Share a dark, creepy read.
Either the Shadow and Bone Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo or Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson. These are not horror or super creepy books. Shadow and Bone is a dark fantasy, so has a lot of dark elements, and the villain is creepy (he freaked me out). Sorcery of Thorns has dark vibes as well, maybe close to being creepy but not quite, in my opinion. Basically it feels like a low-key Halloween/Gothic book.
Note: I would not recommend reading Shadow and Bone Trilogy unless mature. I plan on writing a review on why you should and should not read it. Honestly I have a love/hate relationship with this series.
Another note: Again, Sorcery of Thorns is not something I would jump to recommend just because its vibes is not for everyone. I am doing a review on it sometime soon so if you want to stick around for that to see if it is for you, be my guest! Just be aware that soon means about 2-3 months.
The other option is to just look up them and find good reviews that help you see if you want to read them or not.
The days are getting colder: Name a short, heartwarming read that could warm up somebody's cold and rainy day.
The Friend-Finding Formula by Janet Slater Bottin. It is a such a cute children's book! It gives me such happy feels and it can be read in one sitting.
Fall returns every year: Name an old favourite that you'd like to return to soon.
The Lunar Chronicles! (Yes, I am obsessed.)
Fall is the perfect time for cozy reading nights: Share your favourite cozy reading "accessories"!
Any bookmark and a comfortable place to read from. I'm simple.
And I'm not tagging anyone again. This is an open tag that anyone can steal if they so wish to!
I hope you have a good day, virtual paper adventurers!
(Can you believe that it is December now?!)
Do you read dark, creepy books (I honestly don't usually)? What was the last book that had vivid settings? Tell all bookish things in the comments below!