It’s that magical time of year … FALL HAS ARRIVED! The leaves are changing colours, that fresh and crisp smell is in the air, pumpkin spice everything is back on track … I’m so freakin’ excited! If I could live in a place where it was always fall, I’d move there in a heartbeat. Thank you so much Norees @ No Reads Too Great for tagging me to do the Finally Fall Book Tag! Make sure to visit her blog post and also to just view her blog in general, since it’s pretty fantastic!
The original tag (I believe) has been taken down from YouTube.
In fall, the air is crisp and clear // Name a book with a vivid setting.
I absolutely adored the vivid and intense descriptions of the island, feeling as though I was there with the characters. But it was more than that. As the story grew darker or lighter, the setting reflected this. The storms would brew or the sun would break, with Leno providing such a wealth of beautiful and grand detail. It’s not a large book either, so I wasn’t anticipating this!
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 adore this book beyond believe; when I had a MASSIVE reading slump earlier this year, this book and the sequel helped me FINALLY get out of that rut and enjoy reading more again. But much as this book made my heart melt and swoon, it also made me cry … a lot. Loss, grief, regret and letting go … this is MUCH more than a romance comedy.
Fall is back to school season // Share a non-fiction book that taught you something new.
Kaur’s beautiful collection of poetry taught me a lot about being a woman, being proud of who I am, learning to let go of things in my past and things that are out of my control, and using both the good and bad experiences to make me a stronger person. I couldn’t get over the array of emotions I experienced in this book. I put it off for SO long, since I was nervous with my mental health going into it. But I’m so glad I finally decided to give milk and honey a try! Now I just need her to release more and more poetry collections!
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.
Okay — there are a LOT of people that would be too much for me to handle, especially with my introverted moments. But I absolutely ADORE Rachel, Peik Lin, Nick, Astrid, and Colin. I love there sense of fun and adventure, but also their moments of simplicity and finding enjoyment in the small things in life (FOOD). Rachel and Astrid’s chill vibe in combination with Peik Lin’s zest for life just seems like a really balanced and chill group to be apart of.
The colourful leaves are piling up on the ground // Show us a pile of fall coloured spines!
I’m extremely lazy right now and have NO GOOD LIGHTING to take a photo. So I took some from my Instagram page. I find black a go-to fall colour, probably because of Halloween. And the other photo doesn’t show the spines, but those covers SCREAM fall vibes!
Fall is the perfect time for some storytelling by the fireside // Share a book wherein someone is telling a story.
I don’t really know if this counts, but the author’s actually telling multiple stories about Norse mythology. All the different chapters are different stories retold by Gaiman, which has been pretty interesting so far! I’m no expert in Norse mythology, but from what I’ve seen in reviews, people have been praising Gaiman’s accuracy and attention to detail.
The nights are getting darker // Share a dark, creepy read.
For a children’s novel, this is SO CREEPY! Seriously, a supernatural entity wants to put buttons in children’s eyes so she can SUCK THEIR LIFE SOURCE! I know if I read this as a kid, I would’ve had nightmares. But I honestly love how eerie and weird this book is, especially with all the unique characters and spooky locations. This is PERFECT for the fall season, especially if you want something to bring out those Halloween vibes.
The days are getting colder // Name a short, heartwarming read that could warm up somebody’s cold and rainy day.
OH MY GOSH!!! I HAVE SO MUCH LOVE FOR THIS NOVEL! I just finished this a couple of days ago and it’s incredibly adorable. There’s a bit of heavy content throughout the story, but the romance and the character growth’s so beautiful. I would best describe this novel as a heartwarming, rainy day read that will make you feel so much happier about the world at the end. And it’s a pretty fast read.
Fall returns every year // Name an old favourite that you’d like to return to soon.
I absolutely ADORED this novel! When I first picked it up, I finished it in one day … and then I re-read the book the day after in one day because I’m that obsessed. I just love Monty’s character so much. He’s not your standard hero — he gets scared and makes lots of mistakes, making him feel so much more relatable. But I also adored Felicity and Percy, since they’re such adorable little beans!
Fall is the perfect time for cozy reading nights // Share your favourite cozy reading “accessories”!
My MUST cozy reading items are: a cozy blanket, the perfect pillow, and a cup of coffee or tea. And if it’s REALLY cold, a good ol’ pair of reading socks from Chapters (I have about 3 pairs because I’m that extra).
Tag! You’re it!
As always, there’s no pressure to participate!
Let’s talk fall and books! What are some fall activities you love to do? Are there certain genres you prefer to read during the fall season? What are your thoughts on this bookish tag and my answers?