Hi and welcome to the Finally Fall Book Tag! I was tagged by Nicki over on the Secret Library Book Blog, find her answers here.
In fall, the air is crisp and clear: Name a book with a vivid setting.
Violet by SJI Holliday, which is set on the Trans-Siberian Express, in seedy motel rooms, in gers (= Mongolian yurts). It’s so vivid, I saw the entire thing play out before my mind’s eye and I’m convinced it would make a great film.
Nature is beautiful… but also dying: Name a book that is beautifully written, but also deals with a heavy topic like loss or grief
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. I listened to the audio version and it was beautiful but very sad towards the ending. I finished it with tears running down my cheeks.
Fall is back to school season: Share a non-fiction book that taught you something new.
I don’t usually read non-fiction. For me the trick is to learn things from fiction. I wrote a post about that, and I have a follow-up post in the works. I did listen to Stephen Fry’s Victorian Secrets, which taught me a lot about the Victorian era.
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.
Ty and his little sister Bean from Breakers by Doug Johnstone. Like I said in my review, I just want to go hug them. Or maybe Joe and Russell from the Soho Noir novellas, they feel like friends already. And if all else fails, I’m going to go live with the Weasley family 😁
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.
Changeling by Matt Wesolowski. Journalist and podcast presenter Scott King tells the story which actually consists of six stories, AND I listened to the audiobook. Two birds, one stone. Also, the cover is very autumny, isn’t it 😊
The nights are getting darker: Share a dark, creepy read.
One By One by D.W. Gillespie, just look at that cover! Full review coming on Saturday!
The days are getting colder: Name a short, heart-warming read that could warm up somebody’s cold and rainy day.
Uhm… I don’t really do short and heart-warming? However, last weekend I read All Cats Are Introverts, a very quick read that should feel quite heart-warming to all cats lovers like myself. Not my usual cup of tea, but I saw Yvo talking about it, and decided to check it out.
Fall returns every year: Name an old favourite that you’d like to return to soon.
I read The Lion Tamer Who Lost by Louise Beech last year in October and I’ll be re-reading it next month for #Orentober.
Fall is the perfect time for cosy reading nights: Share your favourite cosy reading “accessories”!
My cat, a fleece blankie and a mug of black or linden-blossom tea with a smidgen of honey and lots of lemon juice.
🍄🍂 Thanks for joining me today! Like these questions? Then consider yourself tagged! 🍂🍄