Should I rename this to “Autumn Again”? haha :p
I saw this on Basically Britt’s channel. The creator of this tag is Alina from Tall Tales, but I don’t think they or their videos are on YouTube anymore as all the links went to a private video which you can’t watch.
Autumn isn’t my favourite season, in England it’s basically just rain and cold… great reading weather, but not when you have to go out in it haha 😂
However, this tag combines reading and coziness, so let’s get to it!
1. In fall, the air is crisp and clear: name a book with a vivid setting!
Most high fantasy have very vivid settings, the one that comes to mind right now is The Fifth Season; N. K. Jemisin as it’s one I just recently read. As well as Historical Fiction and Magical Realism, such as The Miniaturist; Jessie Burton.
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 don’t really read books with heavy topics, especially when they deal with loss or grief because it hits way too close to home and I don’t want that be the core of my reading.
The only ones I can think of are A Monster Calls; Patrick Ness and The Book Thief; Markus Zusak. Both had me bawling ㅠ.ㅠ
3. Fall is back to school season: share a non-fiction book that taught you something new.
… Non-Fiction… I mean I learnt a lot of stuff from the books I would “read” for my degree. As weird as this sounds the book that comes to mind is the Kama Sutra compiled by Vatsyayana, which is mainly about the caste system (it hardly focuses on sex just saying).
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.
This will never change! I’ve wanted to be part of the Weasley family since I was a child. They are the most loving and wholesome family (~Percy can choke~) ever and I want to get a jumper with my initial on it every Christmas! ♥
5. The colourful leaves are piling up on the ground: show us a pile of fall-colored spines!
I feel like this would be so much easier with contemporaries, but because I read mostly fantasy, urban fantasy and paranormal, most of my books have black or really boring spine colours ^^” sorry
6. Fall is the perfect time for some storytelling by the fireside: share a book wherein somebody is telling a story.
The only book I can think of is The Wrath & the Dawn; Renée Ahdieh. This is a retelling of the Persian Arabian Nights story, where Shahrzad uses storytelling as a way of keeping herself alive.
7. The nights are getting darker: share a dark, creepy read.
I don’t really read creepy, horror books
The only ones I can think of is Night Film; Marisha Pessl which I can’t remember anything about apart from being uneasy haha ^^” and The Child Thief; Brom, a dark twisted retelling of Peter Pan.
8. The days are getting colder: name a short, heartwarming read that could warm up somebody’s cold and rainy day.
My mind goes straight to children’s books. So, sit down with some Beatrix Potter, some Roald Dahl and some A. A. Milne.
I would also recommend the Heartstopper graphic novels by Alice Oseman (I’m so excited for the next volume! ♥). And the Nimona graphic novel by Noelle Stevenson is great! It’s funny, heartwarming and original!
9. Fall returns every year: name an old favourite that you’d like to return to soon.
If you’ve been here a long time, you’ll not be surprised that my answer to this question is Pride & Prejudice! ♥ I adore this book and I’m currently waiting for the audiobook to come in from my library so I can listen to it on my commute to work.
This book puts me in a good mood instantly!
10. Fall is the perfect time for cozy reading nights: share your favourite cozy reading “accessories”!
Does my duvet count? 😂
What are some are your favourite autumn reads?
Thanks for reading! I hope you’re having a lovely day~