Today’s tag is inspired by a post I saw while reading Eden’s post on the Thrice read book blog. While I wasn’t explicitly tagged to do this post, my favourite season is fall, and as such I knew that this was one tag I couldn’t pass up.
Interested to see what I consider to be the embodiment of fall? Keep on reading to find out my thoughts and opinions.
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In fall, the air is crisp and clear: Name a book with a vivid setting
Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young. Set in an age that has been of particular interest to YA authors, Sky in the Deep is vividly set in two fictional viking clans and includes everything one could expect in a five star read.
Nature is beautiful, but also dying: Name a book that is beautifully written, but deals with a heavy topic
From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death by Caitlin Doughty. Death is never an easy topic to broach, but Doughty’s recount of other cultures approach to death through various rituals in From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death handles the topic with just the right amount of whit and respect.
Fall is back to school season: Share a non-fiction book that taught you something new
A Season with the Witch: The Magic and Mayhem of Halloween in Salem, Massachusetts by J.W. Ocker. I thought I knew everything I needed to in order to plan the perfect vacation to Salem, Massachusetts, and yet this non-fiction travelogue by Ocker taught me a thing or two about where to go, what to see, and how best to see it all.
In order to keep warm, it’s good to spend time with people we love: Name a fictional family, household, or friend group you’d like to be a part of
The Weasley’s from the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. I mean, come on. Who wouldn’t want to be a Weasley…
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 somebody is telling a story
Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley. A perfect classic to read during the fall, Frankenstein takes the story within a story narration and takes it a few steps further. The book features an arctic explorers record of Victor Frankenstein recounting the narration of his creation, whose is also narrates the story of a cabin dwelling family he observes.
The nights are getting darker: Share a dark, creepy read
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Vol. 1: The Crucible by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. I am beyond excited for Netflix’s adaptation on this adaptation of a beloved character such as Sabrina the Teenage Witch. Due to my curious nature I couldn’t wait until October 26 to see this adapted so I decided to pick up the graphic novel and taunt myself with how much I need the dark and creepy television show, like right now.
The days are getting colder: Name a short, heartwarming read to warm up someone’s cold, rainy day
In Conclusion, Don’t Worry About It by Lauren Graham. I will never stop recommending this novel, especially if it pertains to a heartwarming read to warm up someone’s day.
Fall returns every year: Name an old favourite you’d like to return to soon
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling. I decided to include this as my old favourite I’d like to return to as I am currently doing a Harry Potter Read-a-Long on Sunday’s wherein I am actually revisiting it via the illustrated edition. I am enjoying my time revisiting the book and hope to eventually continue on with the illustrated editions of Chamber of Secrets and Prisoner of Azkaban as well.
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And those are my answers for the Finally Fall Book Tag. Want to answer the questions but haven’t been tagged? Take this as me tagging you and leave a comment or link to your post below!