Happy Thanksgiving guys! I hope you are spending this time with loved ones (as much as we can this crazy year) and resting from your normal craziness. In the spirit of the end of fall, I am skipping some tags on my list to do this one. I’m so excited for this tag! I had seen it around, and it looked so fun that I was very happy to be tagged by Maya @ HerBookishDesires. If you haven’t checked out Maya’s blog, please do! She has a ton of fun bookish content and a very happy writing style. 🙂
And now, on to the tag!
In fall, the air is crisp and clear: Name a book with a vivid setting.
To be honest, I had mixed feelings about this one (you can see my full review here), but I have to give Lobizona props for a gorgeous setting. Both the fantasy world and Miami were very vividly described. (Plus that cover! Gorgeous. :D)
Nature is beautiful… but also dying: Name a book that is beautifully written, but also deals with a heavy topic like loss or grief.
This book was definitely the first that came to mind. It is a really interesting dystopian standalone, but the true theme is grief and closure. It made me cry, but I liked it a lot more than I thought I would. If you’re interested in my full thoughts, go here.
Fall is back to school season: Share a non-fiction book that taught you something new.
This was hard because I don’t read a lot of non-fiction, to be honest. However, I read parts of this for an interesting “definition of consciousness” class I took a couple of years ago, so it seemed appropriate. I would try to describe it to you…but it’s about as easy as defining consciousness. Just know that it is thought-provoking, which is just what you want in a non-fiction.
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.
I can only pick just one? HAAARD. Um. I am really tempted to pick the Cullens. But since the idea of my mind being read isn’t too appealing, I will go with The Mysterious Benedict Society. Because I would probably return to childhood if I could belong in that society. I loved them so much.
The colourful leaves are piling up on the ground: Show us a pile of fall coloured spines!
Fall is the perfect time for some storytelling by the fireside: Share a book wherein someone is telling a story.
Can I be really boring and say Princess Bride? Because I haven’t read it, but that is literally the only one I could think of. Gosh. Is this a whole subgenre I’m missing? Because my brain is blanking, lol.
The nights are getting darker: Share a dark, creepy read.
Again, I can only pick one? Because I could go way beyond one. Well, the creepiest book I’ve read this year is Eight Will Fall, although I didn’t like it much, to be honest. (Full review here).
Bonus: If I was picking a creepy book I loved, it would be A Deadly Education. Just saying.
The days are getting colder: Name a short, heartwarming read that could warm up somebody’s cold and rainy day.
This one is pretty short, but oh so sweet! It goes by pretty quickly because it is full of cute and funny illustrations.
Fall returns every year: Name an old favourite that you’d like to return to soon.
I love this one, and it’s been a few years since I’ve read it. Time for a re-read pretty soon. 🙂
Fall is the perfect time for cozy reading nights: Share your favourite cozy reading “accessories”!
Fuzzy socks, fuzzy blanket, a comfy recliner, and something sweet to drink. Preferably hot cocoa.
That was such fun! Thanks again for the tag, Maya, and thanks to everyone who stuck it out til the end, lol. I know I always break the tagging rules, and I’m sorry. But I’m going to leave it open-ended again, simply because it’s basically the end of fall. (Everyone knows that Black Friday marks the end of fall and the beginning of Christmas. RIGHT?). But anyone who wants to do this one before fall ends, go for it! And please tag me or comment so I can see your answers!
Hope you guys are having an awesome day, and Happy Thanksgiving!