Thursday, October 11, 2018

Finally Fall Book Tag

For some reason I thought I had done this tag before but after looking back I never did it. Luckily, it has come around again and I have the opportunity to participate! The original tag was created by Tall Tales on Youtube I believe, so check it out and join in the fun.

1. In fall, the air is crisp and clear: name a book with a vivid setting!
I think one of the most vivid settings for me has to be Scorpio Races, just thinking about this book even on a sunny warm day, gives me the chills and an eerie feeling.

2. Nature is beautiful… but also dying: name a book that is beautifully written, but also deals with a heavy topic like loss or grief.
I have only read a few books this year along these lines but of the few the best ones were And Every Morning the Way Home gets Longer and Longer by Fredrik Backman, which deals with Alzheimer's, and Three Shoeboxes by Steven Manchester, which deals with PTSD & Depression and more,  have to top the list.  

3. Fall is back to school season: share a non-fiction book that taught you something new.
I tend not to reach for Non-fiction books much but Munchkin does and I do learn a lot from the non-fiction children's books, maybe I had know some of the information at one point and forgotten it but i find them to be great books.  I actually learned quite a bit about pirates from Who Was Blackbeard, and was surprised by some of the information.

4. 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 have read some really fantastic books with siblings, families and found families this year but of all of them the top of my list is the Abbott family from Marie Force's Green Mountain/Butler VT series. They are a big family with some of your typical family issues but when it comes down to it they all there to support their family. 

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

6. Fall is the perfect time for some storytelling by the fireside: share a book wherein somebody is telling a story.
The book that comes to mind for this one is Tiger's Daughter by K. Arsenault Rivera, it is written as a letter from one character to another, telling the story of their lives together. It is so beautiful and will be one of my favorite books this year!

7. The nights are getting darker: share a dark, creepy read.
Of course you know I always recommend Frankenstein, but I wanted to add something new this time. So if you haven't read Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco yet, definitely pick it up.

8. The days are getting colder: name a short, heartwarming read that could warm up somebody’s cold and rainy day.
Again I have two answers for this one, both of them great for single sitting reads. They are vastly different but both give me warm fuzzy feelings (though The Traveling Cat Chronicles also had me sobbing).

9. Fall (luckily, it’s my favourite season) returns every year: name an old favourite that you’d like to return to soon.
A book I always find myself reaching for in the fall is Fire by Kristin Cashore, but this year a different series is calling out to me (and has been for several months).  I think I may be picking up the White Magic Series by Caitlin Brennan for a re-read, it has been years possibly even before blogging since I last read them.

10. Fall is the perfect time for cozy reading nights: share your favourite cozy reading “accessories”!
I definitely love cozy reading accessories, I love warm socks, hoodies, leggings, fluffy blankets, tea and of course furry reading buddies!

Don't forget to check out my review of the And I Darken series and enter my giveaway for this week!


  1. I love fall. Great choices for each prompt. I want to check out The Traveling Cat Chronicles now. I hope if you reread the White Magic series that it holds up to your memory. I find that doesn’t always happen for me. I think it’s why I’m kinda scared of rereading.

    1. Definitely read The Traveling Cat Chronicles, but be prepared to sob! I have gotten picky with my re-reads and only pick them up if it is a genre I am currently really into, like I definitely couldn't pick up Where She Went right now because I have fallen out of love with YA contemporary, but I am right in the middle of loving fantasy and am feeling the need for some more romance too.