A huge thank you to the wonderful Molly for tagging me to do this post! I love tags, especially those about books so I can shout out some of my favourites. If you haven’t checked out Molly’s blog yet, please do – she’s such a wonderfully supportive member of the blogging community and posts about all things books! 😍📚
In fall, the air is crisp and clear | Name a book with a vivid setting!
So many! I always felt like The Morganville Vampires series by Rachel Caine had a vivid setting but that might just be because it was one of my favourite book series when I was younger. Other than that, J K Rowling’s Harry Potter is perhaps a more obvious choice.
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 guess the closest book I can recommend for something like this would be Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma. This book is so well written that not only do you grow attached to the characters but you also really feel for them. The story deals with absentee/neglectful parents, confusion and incest. I didn’t think I was going to like this book initially because of the relationship but it’s an interesting read and really is very beautifully written.
Fall is back to school season | Share a non-fiction book that taught you something new.
A History of Britain in 21 Women by Jenni Murray really taught me about some of the empowering women to have come from my country. For example, did you know that Boadicea (or Boudicca) took on the might of the Roman army in c.60 CE, after the death of her husband, to protect her home from invasion?
There are so many wonderful women in this book that it’s definitely worth a read!
In order to keep warm, it’s good to spend time with the people we love | Name a fictional family/household/friend-group that you’d like to be a part of.
I really loved how close the Pullman family were in Wonder by R J Palacio so either them or the Weasleys from the Harry Potter series by J K Rowling. For friends, I always wanted to be part of the Ace Gang from Louise Rennison’s The Confessions of Georgia Nicholson series 😂
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.
Once by Morris Gleitzman is a perfect example of a story wherein somebody is telling a story. The main character in this book, Felix, tells this story as a recount of his life and all of the things that he has been through. As well as that, Felix is a bit of a storyteller himself and is often found telling stories of his own to the other characters in the book.
You can check out my 5-star review of this book here!
The nights are getting darker | Share a dark, creepy read.
I’ve just started reading The Woman in Black by Susan Hill to get me into the Halloween mood and it’s pretty creepy so far! If you enjoyed the film then I’d recommend the book.
The days are getting colder | Name a short, heartwarming read that could warm up somebody’s cold and rainy day.
It’s not particularly short but one of my favourite books that warms my heart is Boy Meets Girl by Meg Cabot (you can read my review of it here!). As for a shorter read, maybe something by Roald Dahl as the majority of his books have a lovely message and will probably remind you of your childhood.
Fall returns every year | Name an old favourite that you’d like to return to soon.
When I was younger I vividly remember my nan taking me shopping one day and she bought me a copy of Fat Witch Rides Again by Margaret Ryan (I’ve most definitely mentioned it on the blog somewhere before). Although it’s a kids book, I’d like to revisit it as it has sentimental value to me and, of course, if you can’t read a book about witches around Halloween, when can you?!
Fall is the perfect time for cosy reading nights | Share your favourite cosy reading accessories!
Autumn can get pretty cold in the UK so a soft fuzzy blanket is a must as well as some slipper socks to protect your toes 😂 I love having the fire on, but if not that then a soft light that is just bright enough to be able to see but not too bright to bother you if you decide to nap! Tea is always a good drink to have as it’s warm and I’ll never say no to a biscuit!
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