Hello, friends! I haven’t participated in a book tag recently, so here’s a festive one to start the season off with. I stumbled upon it over at @ Becky’s Book Blog
**Not sure who the creator is, so if you know, please tell me in the comments. I obviously want to give credit where it’s due.**
In Fall, the air is crisp and clear: Name a book with a vivid setting.
Lock Every Door by Riley Sager
The setting in here is what makes this book, this book. I find that Sager does that very well, and if you don’t like this one, then pick up Home Before Dark.
Nature is beautiful…but also dying: Name a book that is beautifully written, but also deals with a heavy topic like loss or grief.
Love and Ruin by Paula McLain
I’m sure a lot of people found this book boring, but I absolutely loved it. I thought McLain’s writing was beautiful. The story does deal with war and a bit of oppression. I’m sure we all know about the type of person Hemingway was, after all.
Fall is back to school season: Share a non-fiction book that taught you something new.
It was between this and Letters From An Astrophysicist by Neil deGrasse Tyson, which is also an incredible non-fiction book. There’s one part that almost made me cry. Anyway, this book is more of my style. I love psychology, and I think that people who don’t read non-fiction would also really enjoy this.
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.
The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune
The Marsyas orphanage from The House in the Cerulean Sea is definitely the group I’d want to be part of. I’d love to meet all the kids, and help out with anything they might need. I’d also love to become friends with Linus and Arthur. Oh, what a wonderful world that would be.
Fall is the perfect time for some storytelling by the fireside: Share a book wherein somebody is telling a story.
This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger
I’m pretty sure the beginning is of a storyteller who is about to tell a story—which obviously ends up being the book. This is one of my all-time favorite novels. It’s so much fun!
The nights are getting darker: Share a dark, creepy read.
The Vegetarian by Han Kang
I don’t read a lot of dark and creepy. I would say It by Stephen King, but that’s extremely long. I found The Vegetarian by Han Kang to be weirdly creepy…and dark. It’s not a book for everyone, but I thoroughly enjoyed it when I read it. It’s definitely one with a deeper meaning behind it.
The days are getting colder: Name a short, heartwarming read that could warm up somebody’s cold and rainy day.
The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill
I don’t read a lot of short, heartwarming novels, so here’s a heartwarming graphic novel for you.
Fall returns every year: Name an old favorite you’d like to return to soon.
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
This is another all-time favorite book of mine. I’d like to reread it to see if it still holds up. I watched the show, and I didn’t end up liking it as much as I thought I would have. It made me want to reread this, but there are so many novels I need to get to. How do you find time for rereads?
I wasn’t tagged by anyone, but I really thought it was fitting since tomorrow is the first day of Autumn for the northern hemisphere. Even if you don’t live where it’s Autumn, participate in this anyway! I tag anyone who wants to do it.
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