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Finally Fall Book Tag

Hello beautiful! It has been a HOT minute since I posted on here, but I’ve got good reason: my computer broke down. So here I am, back at it again, after replacing it (it’s been a long time coming, so I wasn’t too heartbroken.) I am so excited to be involved in the book blogging community again. Seriously, it’s been like six months because of my hiatus and this computer disaster. What better way to get back into blogging than with a book tag?

Thank you so much to Whispering Stories for tagging me! I appreciate it 🙂 Your blog is absolutely lovely.

By the way, formatting is messed up for me at the moment, so all the cover images are gonna be different sizes. Sorry.

In fall, the air is crisp and clear: Name a book with a vivid setting.

Ah this one is so hard! So many of the books I read have wonderful settings; that’s why I fall for them so hard. Ugh I was gonna try to limit myself to one book but let’s be honest, we all knew that wouldn’t work out. ANYWAY here are my picks for vivid settings 🙂

Both of these stories have such lovely settings; I’m not quite finished with ADSOM just yet (I know, treason), but I’m LOVING the Londons 😉 Tiger Lily is an all-time favorite of mine, and I think the Neverland we are shown is like a perfect autumn evening. That may not make sense on paper, but to me, the whole tone of the book came across as late nights in autumn. It’s absolutely wonderful, and I’ve already praised it a billion times on this blog, so I’m gonna stop there.

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

Image from Goodreads

WOW this book was powerful. I read this book for the first time a few years ago, but haven’t been in the right mental state to read it since. It deals with death and loss from the perspective of a child and has a lot to say about grief. The writing is wonderful and the book is just overall incredibly well done. I highly recommend it if you’re looking for something serious but not difficult to read.

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

I’m gonna be perfectly honest, I barely ever read non-fiction. So…yeah. I don’t have a lot to choose from. That being said, this book taught me so, so much.

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This book is such a strong reminder of the horrors Jews and their allies had to deal with during the Second World War. I read this for school, and I have to say, whether you agree with the religious values or not, this book is an eye-opener. It really forced me to face the reality of the holocaust and life in concentration camps. I think we tend to gloss over the gruesome parts of history, and I needed this book to show me the real problems in this world and the atrocities many people had to face.

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.

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Is it cliché to say the Weasleys? Honestly, the Weasleys remind me so much of my family. Not everyone agrees all the time, we’re loud, there’s a lot of us, but we love each other regardless and work to spend time together. It helps that some of us are strawberry blonde/redhead. I always kinda felt like I was a part of the story because I saw my family in the Weasleys.

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Okay, I know I talk about The Penderwicks on here a lot, but c’mon, y’all, it’s so good! I have two sisters, and our experiences are very similar to the Penderwick girls. I loved reading about their conversations and adventures, especially because they mirrored my own. It felt like the story was an extension of my own childhood.

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

These are most of the fall-colored books I own. Circus Mirandus may not be strictly autumnal colors, but I kinda associate circuses with autumn, so it’s in here. I also LOVE the golden orange color of The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate. It’s just a shade or two off from my favorite color. I wish I could find more books in that color range. This stack is also full of recommendations. The only book in here that I didn’t thoroughly enjoy was Ruin and Rising. The original Grisha trilogy just isn’t my cup of tea, but I loved Six of Crows.

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

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This book is a book within a book. The author claims he is just editing a pre-existing book, like his father did when he read it to the author as a child. It’s a funny, satirical style of writing, and I love the way Goldman writes to both make fun of the genre and write a story in the genre. The Princess Bride is a classic and I highly recommend it to everyone, especially in this edition. It’s the 30th Anniversary version (maybe the 25th? I can’t remember) and has BEAUTIFUL illustrations.

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

Gotta be honest, I don’t read a lot of creepy books. This is the only one on my shelf that’s remotely close.

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I read this book recently while on an autumn vacation and holy goodness was it good. It definitely has an odd, creepy vibe, both with villains and those helping the hero. The storytelling was very well done. While the style is not something everyone will enjoy, it was right up my alley and it fit the vibe wonderfully. I recommend this one as a fall read for one sitting with a cup of hot cider.

The days are getting colder: Name a short, heart-warming read that could warm up somebody’s cold and rainy day.

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This book is ridiculous and insane and perfectly lovely. It feels like a fairytale told by an elderly grandmother to sleepy children by the fire. DiCamillo captures the illogical nature of love in this story, and her writing style will warm you up from head to toes. I love this book with my whole heart. It doesn’t take long to read- maybe two hours- but the writing still feels rich. This book will make you feel at home.

Fall returns every year: Name an old favourite that you’d like to return to soon.

My re-read list is a mile long…I think these are probably at the top, though.

This series is so aesthetic. It feels like a love letter to readers and bookworms, while also exploring some of our dearest wishes. I could go on and on, but basically, these are well worth a read, and I re-read them every year or two. My copies are paperback and have almost fallen to pieces by now; I need to get myself some hardcovers.

Fall is the perfect time for cosy reading nights: Share your favourite cosy reading “accessories”!

I love to read with this chunky white blanket I arm-knitted, a thick sweater, a mug of cider or tea, cotton socks… the list goes on. I’m definitely a fan of reading outdoors in autumn, too, so I put on my thickest pair of socks and a warm sweater and climb out my bedroom window to read on the roof. It’s far and away one of the best reading nooks I have.

Oh, that blanket– it’s the one I used behind the stack of books in the autumn colors prompt.

I tag:
The Four-Eyed Bookworm
Reading Rad Books
Glued to Book
She’s Reading Again
Reviews by Allie
Otterly Bookish
Mirkwood Books
Reading Life
All the Books and Chocolate

Here we are at the end, my lovelies! I hope you enjoyed this tag 🙂 It’s been forever since I’ve gotten to talk to you, so please drop a comment and tell me your answers to these prompts. Do you agree with mine? Have you read any of these books? Just wanna chat? Let’s have a conversation 🙂

Have an adventurous day!



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I always have a book in my hands or zipped up in my bag. I'll probably read through the apocalypse and not realize what's happened.

12 thoughts on “Finally Fall Book Tag

  1. I’ve missed you!
    Cool tag. I really like the fall spines, that was a neat photo.
    Ooh, A Darker Shade of Magic looks really cool. I’m just nervous to read it bc I know it’s adult and idk what type of content is in it.

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    1. Thank you! I’ve missed you too!
      Here’s the thing about A Darker Shade of Magic: I was really, really hoping it would be a book with richer writing and interesting characters because it’s classified as adult. So far, it’s reading EXACTLY like a YA book (and not an especially good YA book.) The premise is interesting, so I’m gonna keep going, but it’s been kinda disappointing so far. I’m a little over halfway through, and I can only think of one instance of swearing and a few sexual innuendos, so if you’re worried about mature content, it doesn’t seem awful so far. Full review on the way 🙂

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  2. Awesome post! Several are on my TBR. I especially want to read Tiger Lily, The Penderwicks (looks adorable), and The Princess Bride. The Inkheart series and The Tale of Despereaux are old favorites of mine. 🙂 I’m glad you’re back! Excited to see your next posts😁

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  3. Omg, you are bringing me back!! So much nostalgia in this post. I grew up on the Inkheart series and Despereaux ❤ They are all special books that have a warm place in my heart, I think I need to reread them now too lol!!

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