So, basically 6 months ago or so, the amazing Jenna from Bookmark Your Thoughts tagged me in this Finally Fall Book Tag ~ unfortunately, being on the other side of the hemisphere, it was actually Spring for me but now – April has begun and IT’S FINALLY AUTUMN! I’ve waited this long to do this tag and I am committed!
The original tag was from a booktube video and has since been taken down so I cannot credit someone for this.
Let’s do this!
In fall, the air is crisp and clear // Name a book with a vivid setting.
I don’t know about you but City of Brass was a stunning novel that had such a distinct and vivid setting. I absolutely loved the streets of Cairo, the stunning desert and depiction of the City of Brass itself. Absolutely iconic.
Nature is beautiful … but also dying // Name a book that is beautifully written but also deals with a heavy topic like loss or grief.
Just thinking about A Monster Calls makes me want to cry – I still haven’t watched the movie because I know I’m going to end up a sobbing mess. This novel is just amazing and deals with the grief a young boy must go through as his mum battles cancer. It’s absolutely heart-wrenching and beautifully written.
Fall is back to school season // Share a non-fiction book that taught you something new.
This is a pretty dark non-fiction novel I read in high school that has stayed with me because of how it depicts the horrific experience Elie Wiesel had during his time in the Holocaust. A true survivor, this story taught me so much – not only about the history of this very sad and devastating time but what it took for him to survive. It’s a book I’d recommend anyone to read at least once in their lifetime to educate themselves on what was going on in concentration camps and what many humans suffered through.
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 hate to be that SJM fan but I do really love The Inner Circle – they were the first group I truly loved and wanted to be a part of and I have yet to read a book that’s affected me this much with another group or family.
The colourful leaves are piling up on the ground // Show us a pile of fall coloured spines!
I’m far too lazy to do this one especially since I don’t organise my books by colour but here is a stunning photo from Jenna’s IG:
Fall is the perfect time for some storytelling by the fireside // Share a book wherein someone is telling a story.
I absolutely love The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and this story is told by the famous Evelyn Hugo herself to a reporter and it is written amazingly. I devoured it and I want more. If anyone asks which is my favourite hollywood icon, I’ll just say Evelyn Hugo.
The nights are getting darker // Share a dark, creepy read.
Helena was definitely super creepy and gave me all the good scary vibes when I read in October last year. It’s gothic, dark and forces you into an addictive grip. Such a stunning debut novella so this was a nice short read too!
The days are getting colder // Name a short, heartwarming read that could warm up somebody’s cold and rainy day.
One of the best graphic novels I’ve read, The Prince and the Dressmaker is so cute and heartwarming. It’s about Prince Sebastian who secretly loves to wear dresses and his dressmaker friend Frances who helps him make his dreams come true.
Fall returns every year // Name an old favourite that you’d like to return to soon.
I can’t remember which post but I recently talked about how much I love The Host and I’m totally going to revisit it soon. It’s such a beautiful and amazing book – my absolute favourite read from Stephenie Meyer by far and I really freaking hope we get a sequel, but I doubt it’ll ever happen.
Fall is the perfect time for cozy reading nights // Share your favourite cozy reading “accessories”!
My cosy accessories are probably a comfy jumper, a blanket, a hot mug of tea and if I’m in bed, reading with low light – a reading light that clips onto my book so I can read everything perfectly. It’s not quite cool enough for me to be enjoying all these since Summer is still sticking around for a little bit in Melbourne at the moment but hopefully soon I’ll be extra snug, waiting for winter to arrive 🙂
Tag – You’re It
Ruby from Ruby Rae Reads
Kristin from Kristin Kraves Books
Sofii from A Book A Thought
What did you think of my answers for this tag? Even if you haven’t been tagged – I’d love to see your answers and read your responses <3
Until next time,
Jenna @ Bookmark Your Thoughts
Yay!!! I’m glad you had fun with the tag! And thank you for sharing, love!!!!!!!
Sofii @ A Book. A Thought.
OMG, YAY! finally a book tag that I can do 😅 I LOVE LOVE fall, so super happy it started. 🍂 I love your answers, thanks for tagging me, Tracy, I’ll do it soon ❤️
Great tag! I love that you were so committed to doing it that you kept it all this time too!
I was in for the long haul haha