I’ve been racking my brain out for the past few days thinking of something to post for this week and after watching tons of booktubers, I finally decided to do a book tag. Since I haven’t done one in ages, I thought it was fitting that I do a fall theme book tag. I’ve scoured the whole of Booktube and I think the person who created the original tag is no longer posting on Youtube, so therefore I can’t find the original video.
Anyways, hope the person doesn’t mind bit here’s the IT’S FINALLY FALL BOOK TAG!
As many of you know, fall is my favorite season out of the whole entire year and I don’t even mind the rain that comes with it. Let’s get on with the first question.
1. In fall, the air is crisp and clear: name a book with a vivid setting!
I could go with just about any Laini Taylor novels. I’m not her biggest fan, but I have to give her props for creating such amazing worlds. It’s really not her fault that I just can’t get attached to any of her main characters, but her world building is always on point. For a book that I actually enjoy, I would have to give it to Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury. I know that many didn’t really enjoy this book, but I love the way she created the cave of wonders. It’s just something that I would never forget.
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’m really not one that reads books with heavy topics. I would rather pick up a book that would allow me to travel to distant lands and have an adventure without leaving my room. However, for this questions, I would definitely have to go with A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. This book has such a meaningful story about grief, loss and learning to let go. It will definitely pull your heartstrings.
3. Fall is back to school season: share a non-fiction book that taught you something new.
This is definitely a question that is difficult for me to answer, even more so than the previous question. As many of you know I’m not a non-fiction reader. It’s really difficult for me to get into the topic and I could never bring myself to pick one up. If anything, I would have to go with Maus by Art Spiegelman. This definitely taught me a thing or two and would recommend it to anyone, whether they enjoy comic books or not. This is a story about surviving World War 2 and its concentration camps.
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.
UGH! I would like to say The Weasley’s family, because who wouldn’t want to be part of that family, but I always use this for everything. So I want to change it up and go with the trio of female friends from Giant Days by John Allison. I would have loved to have friend like Susan, Daisy and Esther. They’re so close and eccentric, I feel that I’ll fit in with them group[ of friends.
5. The nights are getting darker: share a dark, creepy read.
I never change my answer for this because even to this day this graphic novel still scares me to no end and that book is Through the Woods by Emily Caroll. When another book comes along that sends shiver down my spine, then that’s when this book goes to the back burner, but for now, this is my dark, creepy read.
6. The days are getting colder: name a short, heartwarming read that could warm up somebody’s cold and rainy day.
I will have to go contemporary on this one because nothing speaks ‘cozy’ like a good contemporary romance. Mind you, I’m not an expert on Romance novel since I don’t really gravitate towards it, but there are some that stands out from time to time when I do pick it up. Graffiti Moon by Cathy Crowley is an amazing love story that takes place in one night. It’s short, heartwarming and everything you would want during a cold rainy day.
7. Fall (luckily, it’s my favourite season) returns every year: name an old favourite that you’d like to return to soon.
I’ve been re-reading some old books that I have lately and I’ve been meaning to return to The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan very soon. Knowing what I know now, I really want to revisit where it all started. Truth be told, the first book wasn’t a favorite of mine in the beginning but eventually grew to love it in each passing book. I want to see if my perception has changed. I really want to try doing a re-read on this before the end of the year, but I just have so many more that I need to get to before 2020.
So that’s it for this tag. I didn’t really do all the questions in the original book tag only because it would have been difficult for me to take a picture of my bookshelves and my favorite reading accessory to post on here.
Hopefully you enjoyed this tag and I tag anyone who wants to do it.