Finally Fall Tag!

autumn monkey 2

Hello all! Yes, I know we’re quickly moving into the winter season, but fall’s not finished yet… Thank you so much to the wonderful Witty and Sarcastic Book Club for tagging me- she’s one of the friendliest book bloggers out there, always has fantastic insight and amazing recommendations- highly recommend you check her out!

In Fall, the air is crisp and clear. Name a book with a vivid setting.

winternight bear

The Winternight Trilogy– I just adore that Russian setting. And, as the nights get cooler, it’s perfect for this time of year!

Nature is beautiful…but also dying. Name a book that is beautifully written, but also deals with a heavy topic, like loss or grief.

astonishing colour of after

The Astonishing Colour of After– it’s a bit heavy on the purple prose, but it’s powerfully vivid and covers the topic of grief in a really unique way.

Fall is Back to School Season. Name a Nonfiction Book that Taught You Something.

Gulag Archipelago, 3 volumes

I don’t read a huge amount of Non-Fiction but the Gulag Archipelago taught me *a lot* about the Soviet Union.

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 love to be a part of.

my harry potters

Okay, I’m gonna try and not steal the Weasley family answer, buuuut it’s hard to come up with something different! So, I’m gonna stick with the Harry Potter theme and say the Marauders. *Phew* *wipes sweat off brow* just about got away with that 😉

The colourful leaves are piling up on the ground. Show us a pile of Autumn-coloured spines. 

autumn spines

Fall is the perfect time for some storytelling by the fireside. Share a book wherein somebody is telling a story.  

name of the wind

The first book that came to mind was Name of the Wind– which I feel weird about picking cos I wasn’t a fan of the sequel… buuuut it’s really the perfect book for this, since the narrative structure and distinctive storytelling style makes this a stellar read! (hopefully the third and final book, whenever it comes out, will be a return to form)

The nights are getting darker. Share a dark, creepy read. 

the woman in black

Well, if you’re looking to be properly *creeped out* then you can’t go wrong with the Woman in Black!

The days are getting colder. Name a short, heart-warming read that could warm up somebody’s cold and rainy day. 

secret countess

Anything by Eva Ibbotson- though I’d particularly recommend the Secret Countess.

Fall returns every year. Name an old favourite that you’d like to return to soon. 

So many. There were a few I wanted to reread this year, but never got to. I hope to reread Sabriel (just cos it’s amazing). And I also wanted to reread His Dark Materials before the new adaptation came out (which I’m LOVING btw!!!), but that didn’t happen. I also plan to reread the first Mistborn series, so I can finally have the pleasure of bingeing the entire series. Problem is, I’m a massive mood reader, so it’s really anyone’s guess what I’ll read next 😉

Because Fall is basically over, I’m just gonna tag a few people, but feel free to do it if you want to!

Tagging: Jennifer @Bookmark Your Thoughts, CJR the Brit, the Green Tea Librarian, Sam @Rivermoose Reads, Journey into Books and Keira @Headphones and Hyperbole

And that’s all for now? What book gives you autumnal vibes? Let me know in the comments!

29 thoughts on “Finally Fall Tag!

  1. Hello,

    Your super post made me ponder. Then, “to the shelves!” So, I tickled up this list for most of your topic headings.

    Vivid setting
    Boris Akunin, The Winter Queen

    Heavy topic but a good read
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

    Non-fiction tutor
    James Burke, The Axe-Maker’s Gift

    Adoptive fantasy family
    Terry Pratchett’s Discworld books, the Ank-Morpork’s City Watch

    Someone is telling a story
    Arturo Pérez-Reverte, Captain Alatriste, The Cavalier in the Yellow Doublet

    A dark, creepy read
    Neil Gaiman, Neverwhere
    Ray Bradbury, The Halloween Tree

    Curl up warm and read (or browse)
    An Artist: Amedeo Modigliani, Peter Russell, Complete Paintings of Amedeo Modigliani
    A Dictionary: Robert K. Barnhart, Chambers Dictionary of Etymology
    A Cookbook: Irma S. Rombauer, Marion Rombauer Becker, The Joy of Cooking

    Old favorites return
    Evelyn Waugh, Brideshead Revisited
    Brian Jacques, Red Wall


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    1. Awesome!!

      Winter Queen sounds good 🙂

      Ooh Crime and Punishment is excellent!!

      Oh gosh yes to City Watch!!

      And I love neverwhere and really want to read more Bradbury!

      And Brideshead Revisited is brilliant!

      Loved reading your answers! 🙂

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  2. I really want to read The Winternight Trilogy, as I have heard nothing but amazing things about it. Hopefully I’ll be able to get my hands on those books soon. 😀 The Woman In Black is such a creepy book and I’m glad to see it as your answer. Great post! 🙂


  3. Why does no one want to spend the holidays with the Grangers I wonder?! 😁 What’s wrong with sugar-free candy, eh? 😉 Fan post! I also wanted to re-read His Dark Materials this year after I’ve read The Book of Dust finally but haven’t found the time yet. Maybe I’ll get to it in January. 😄❤

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  4. For fallish books, I recommend The Witch of Blackbird Pond. It’s also about culture crossing.

    Old favorite: The Fellowship of the Ring. They are starting a journey in autumn. Perfect!

    Book in which someone is telling a story: Andrew Klavan’s Another Kingdom, in which the hero keeps getting whisked into an sword-and-sorcery parallel universe and he has to find a book, called Another Kingdom, that will explain what he can expect in that universe and why he keeps getting sucked into it.

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    1. That sounds really good! I’ll add it to my list 😀

      Ooh yes fellowship is perfect for this time of year!!

      Really need to read some Andrew Klavan! I’ve been curious about his books for years and that one sounds up my street!


  5. I hope it’s not, you know, creepy or anything to browse someone’s old posts. But you’ve read The Gulag Archipelago??? I have “A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovitch” (same author) on my TBR! (because the sheer size of Gulag Archipelago is just too intimidating, haha).

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    1. Not at all! It’s a pleasure! Yeah I read it a few years back. Haha I totally get what you mean! I actually spread it out and read it over the course of a year- otherwise I’d have never managed it. I did think Ivan densiovitch was brilliant! It’s very different, because it’s fiction, but I’d say it’s even more worth reading! ☺️


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