Tag Tuesday / Blogoween | Finally Fall Book Tag

I’ve been seeing this tag around, so I figured I’d join in the fun.  This tag was created by Alina at TallTales, and although it isn’t part of the Blogoween prompts, it definitely fits in with the Autumn post theme!

In fall, the air is crisp and clear: name a book with a vivid setting!

dsom.jpgOne of my favourite worlds would have to be the “Londons” of A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab.  I have such vivid images of each London in my mind, and I enjoyed exploring each of them throughout the series.  My favourite, of course, would have to be Red London:

“Flowers and hearth fire, spiced wine and underneath, the scent of home.  A place of strength and beauty, laughter and music and the steady hum of magic.  Power in balance, and balance in power.  The palace arcs over the glittering Isle, the river like a ribbon of red light beneath.  The regal House of Maresh sits on the throne.  And a magician stands behind it.”

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

child finder.jpgThe Child Finder by Rene Denfield is a heartbreaking and beautifully written story about loss and abuse.  It was a tough and unique read.

“Three years ago, Madison Culver disappeared when her family was choosing a Christmas tree in Oregon’s Skookum National Forest. She would be eight years old now—if she has survived. Desperate to find their beloved daughter, certain someone took her, the Culvers turn to Naomi, a private investigator with an uncanny talent for locating the lost and missing. Known to the police and a select group of parents as The Child Finder, Naomi is their last hope.”

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

A recent favourite non-fiction read was Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge.  It was a thought-provoking look at systemic racism, specifically in Britain, but of course relevant throughout the world.  It’s one of those books that will make you think more critically about society and yourself.

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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 would love to be part of the Weasley family. Oh how I’d adore hanging out at the Burrow, surrounded by coziness and chaos 😉

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

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

51em3xUxHOL._SX329_BO1,204,203,200_Yesssssssss two of my favourite books of all time fit this one: The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss.  The Kingkiller Chronicles take place over three days, in which Kote – the innkeeper – is revealed as Kvothe, whose famous name is shrouded in rumours and mystery.  Kvothe is a renowned sword fighter, musician, and magician who is even rumoured to have killed a king.  Now living life as Kote the innkeeper, Kvothe saves a traveling Chronicler from a terrifying spider-like creature called a Scrael, and in return, agrees to allow the man to chronicle his life as Kvothe.  I absolutely LOVE the first two books in the trilogy and, like so many others, I am anxiously awaiting the third!

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

I haven’t read many dark, creepy reads.  I did recently read This House is Haunted by John Boyne, and it was incredibly creepy!  It was just the right amount of scary for me, and the gothic Victorian setting was perfection.

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

Hmmmm, to be honest I don’t read many short or heartwarming reads!  I tend to gravitate towards more deep, dramatic and thought-provoking books.  One light-hearted, but not necessarily short one that I enjoyed was The Rosie Project by Graeme Simson.  One that I’m looking forward to (if my books ever arrive in the mail….) is To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before.

Fall (luckily, it’s my favourite season) returns every year: name an old favourite that you’d like to return to soon.

The Harry Potter Series! I always get the urge to return to this series in the fall or winter. It just makes me feel cozy and is a total comfort read. We actually just finished our annual Harry Potter movie marathon, and are currently watching “Creating the World of Harry Potter,” which is an AMAZING documentary series about how the movies were created.  Another old favourite I always love to return to is The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien.

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Fall is the perfect time for cozy reading nights: share your favourite cozy reading “accessories”!

My favourite cozy reading necessities are a cute mug filled with tea, a cozy blanket, and a bookish candle burning beside me.  Tasty fall treats are always welcome too…

Spread the autumn appreciation and tag some people!

I can’t figure out how to actually tag people so that they’re notified – so if you know how pleeeeeease tell me how to do this in the comments!

I’m inviting anyone reading this to have some fun by participating in the tag 🙂


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