Not sure who originally created this one, but I was tagged by Witty and Sarcastic Bookclub over on twitter and am happy to fill this out because I love tags! Thanks again for tagging me. 🙂 If you haven’t had a chance to check out Witty and Sarcastic Bookclub, please do, it’s a great blog with awesome reviews and she recently celebrated her 1 year blogging anniversary!
In Fall, the air is crisp and clear. Name a book with a vivid setting.
The Girl with No Face and The Girl with Ghost Eyes by M.H. Boroson are fantastic books which take place in a slightly fantastic version historical China Town in San Francisco. Boroson does an amazing job of painting a picture of life in this community, and also brings a bit of the spirit realm to readers as well. It’s obvious how much research went into the creation of these books because they’re so lovingly detailed.
Nature is beautiful…but also dying. Name a book that is beautifully written, but also deals with a heavy topic, like loss or grief.
The Book of Flora by Meg Elison is a beautifully written book that deals with some super heavy topics–everything from child rape and sex trafficking, to gender roles in society, hate and violence. If you like post-apocalyptic it’s a great read, but be warned going in that the subject matter is heavy.
Fall is Back to School Season. Name a Nonfiction Book that Taught You Something.
The Brilliant History of Color in Art by Victoria Finlay was a pretty light read in that it doesn’t do a deep dive into the subject matter, but it is, nevertheless, a good read for its subject matter. Picked this one up because I used to paint and the history of pigments and where they come from has always been pretty fascinating. Did learn a thing or two from this one.
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 love to be a part of.
Well, I do have to steal everyone else’s answer here and go with the Weasley’s from Harry Potter. I mean, they’re such a lovely family and I love all of their dynamics. I love how supportive they are of each other, even if sometimes they get on each other’s nerves. This is how family should be.
The colorful leaves are piling up on the ground. Show us a pile of Autumn-colored spines.
I had a lot of fun putting this picture together. There’s something intensely pleasing about seeing a color theme among book spines. I don’t arrange my books this way often because of my particular organization but it was great pulling a few together to arrange into an aesthetically pleasing stack. 🙂
Fall is the perfect time for some storytelling by the fireside. Share a book wherein somebody is telling a story.
In The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons, one of the timelines is a character telling their own story. Actually, this book has two POV characters telling the story of this character, during two different time periods. Which character is a more reliable narrator? How do these two tales mesh together? The structure makes for confusing reading but I loved this book to pieces because of that. What a wild ride.
The nights are getting darker. Share a dark, creepy read.
Dracul by Dacre Stoker and J.D. Barker is a great read taking on the traditions of Dracula but with an interesting twist having Bram Stoker as the main character in the book being plagued by vampires. Love this read, thanks again to Lynn from Lynn’s Books for the recommendation!
The days are getting colder. Name a short, heartwarming read that could warm up somebody’s cold and rainy day.
Silver in the Wood by Emily Tesh is PERFECT for this!!! A) it’s a story of the fae from the green man’s perspective so it takes place in the WOODS and already reminds me of the changing seasons. It’s a bit of a romance and it’s just a lovely read that takes you on a full emotional journey and comes in right at 100 pages.
Fall returns every year. Name an old favorite that you’d like to return to soon.
Well, I’m definitely stealing the previous answer for this one and going with Dragons of Autumn Twilight by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman. Jason from Off the TBR will being doing a readalong of the book this month and I’m very much looking forward to joining in on this one and revisiting this old favorite.
That’s it for this tag! I had a lot of fun filling this one out. Not tagging anyone this time around, but consider filling this one out if it appeals to you.