Sarah from Sarah The Reader tagged me to do the Finally Fall Book Tag which was originally created by Alina from Tall Tales. I know that fall is almost over, but since it is my favourite season and I’m not quite ready to let it go just yet, I thought I’d do the tag anyway.
So here we go. 🙂
In fall, the air is crips and clear: name a book with a vivid setting.
I might be slightly influenced by the books I’ve read for Mercedes’ Autumn Readathon, but who cares, right? 🙂 So the book I chose is Jane Eyre. I feel like Charlotte Brontë is excellent when it comes to describing landscapes and I felt like I was there on the moors with Jane.
Nature is beautiful, but also dying: name a book that is beautifully written, but also deals with a heavy topic like loss or grief.
Again, I can’t get the Autumn Readathon books out of my head. I read Eowyn Ivey’s The Snow Child in one afternoon. Her writing is beautiful and captivating, but the overall topic is quite sad and almost tragic. Mabel and Jack can’t have children of their own and meeting Faina seems to do two things at once. On the one hand, they finally talk about their grief and come together as a couple. But on the other hand, the lack of a family of their own becomes blatantly obvious. Their story touched me in ways I didn’t expect.
Fall is back to school season: share a non-fiction book that taught you something new.
I’m not much of a non-fiction reader unless you count all the books I have to read for school. But I would love to rad a good biography at one point. So if you have any suggestions, please let me know in the comments below!
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 part of.
The first groups that comes to mind is the friends group of the series F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Anyone else obsessed with that series? 🙂 I just started re-watching it again and am as hooked as I was the first time around. 🙂
But since this is a book tag, I’ve also come up with a bookish fictional household. And that’s Jo’s family in Little Women. I love that book especially this time of year. All the sisters support each other. They are there for each other no matter what’s going on and I feel like the love and respect has to draw you in. So if there is ever room for another little woman, count me in! 🙂
The colourful leaves are piling up on the ground: show us a pile of fall-coloured spines.
Fall is the perfect time for storytelling by the fireside: share a book wherein somebody is telling a story.
I don’t know if that’s cheating, but I couldn’t come up with anything better. So I chose Matilda by Roald Dahl. There is one part, where Miss Honey tells Matilda the story of a little girl whose father died. It’s ultimately her own story, but I feel like that maybe counts as storytelling.
The nights are getting darker: share a dark, creepy read.
Given that I’m very easily scared, I normally steer away from scary reads. But. When I was putting together my TBR list for Mercedes’ Autumn Readathon, there was one book that jumped out at me and that was Through the Woods by Emily Caroll. I believe it is a graphic novel that tells 5 stories of creatures coming from the woods. And according to the reviews on Goodreads, it is terrifying. So who knows. Maybe one day I’ll be brave enough to actually read it. 🙂
The days are getting colder: name a short, heartwarming read that could warm up somebody’s cold and rainy day.
The Hygge Holiday by Rosie Blake. Just like that. 🙂 I love that book and feel like it is the perfect autumnal read. It is easy to follow and all about being comfy and enjoying the little perks of life. I feel like I cannot recommend this book enough. 🙂
Fall returns every year: name an old favourite that you’d like to return to soon.
For me it would have to be A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. It is more of a christmassy read, but I’m really looking forward to re-visiting it again as we get closer to Christmas.
Fall is the perfect time for cozy reading nights: share your favourite cozy reading “accessories”.
I don’t think I have ever consciously cozied up just for reading. But it definitely sounds like something I should try. 🙂 I generally like coziness, so cozy reading accessories for me would definitely include a scented candle (nothing too intense, tough), my bed or a blanket and woolly socks.
Spread the autumn appreciation.
Fall is almost over, but I feel like there is still time to do the tag. So, Nina from J’adore Happy Endings. If you have time to do the tag, I’d love to see what books you’d come up with.
And to the rest of you: if you, like me, love fall and want to do the tag, go ahead and do it. Just don’t forget to let me know so I can check out your posts or videos or whatever it is. 🙂