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Finally Fall Book Tag 2018

I have seen this book tag everywhere and I subsequently tagged myself to participate. I found this on The Bibliophagist so make sure to check out Sara’s blog. It took me a while to fill this out as I have not felt it to be Autumn yet, September flew by so fast, half a late summer warm, the other half a winter cold. October has truly brought the autumnal weather to the UK. At least that is how I feel. So, with fall/autumn finally upon us, lets get into it…

In fall, the air is crisp and clear: Name a book with a vivid setting!

Shadow & Bone Trilogy and the Six Of Crows Duology! I love the Grishaverse, the world, the characters, and the stories. The map of the Grishaverse doesn’t even touch on the magnitude of the world that Queen Bardugo created.

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

The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak I cried so much whilst reading The Book Thief and then a year later I picked up The Rules Of Magic by Alice Hoffman and I was never more broken by a book! The heavy weight that grief leaves within you poured out of this book in certain parts and Alice Hoffman wrote it beautifully.

Fall is back to school season: Share a non-fiction book that taught you something new.

How Not To Give A F***: Understanding & Defeating Social Anxiety by Harrison Wolf. I learn something new every time I pick up this book, I wouldn’t be the same person in social situations without having read this book. Short, sweet and full of the kind of perspective my anxiety ridden brain needs when its running amuck!

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.

Honestly, anywhere on a pirate ship, whether it’s Elian’s (To Kill A Kingdom by Alexander Christo) boat or Sturmhonds (Grishaverse trilogy by Leigh Bardugo) flying contraptions that also float. Put me on board with a pirate crew and I am in my happy place. Rum, sea and a boat.

The colourful leaves are piling up on the ground: Show us a pile of fall-coloured spines!

I openly admit I have not read all of the above books but there are several in this pile that are perfect Fall reads!

  • The Rules Of Magic by Alice Hoffman (Prequel to Practical Magic)
  • Tales Of Mystery And Imagination by Edgar Allan Poe
  • Daughter Of The Burning City by Amanda Foody

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

The Lost Sisters by Holly Black is written from the perspective of Taryn, Jude’s twin sister, (main character from The Cruel Prince) and its an open letter and her side of the story during The Cruel Prince books events. I was not a fan of Taryn, but The Lost Sisters opened my eyes to her reasons for her actions. So, there’s that. (The Wicked King is out in 88 days, 8th Jan 2019!)

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

Ok, so the creepiest read, I have read, is still The Haunting Of James Hastings by Christopher Ransom, this is a book that genuinely made me hold my breath for more pages than not. A quick synopsis, “James Hastings once enjoyed a lucrative but hollow career pretending to be someone else. But when his wife Stacey dies tragically behind the Los Angeles mansion she so lovingly restored, James finds himself alone, spiraling into grief, and haunted by a familiar menace that is not ready for him to move on. Salvation comes in the form of Annette Copeland, a beautiful widow who moves into the house next door.” Sounds good huh?

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

I remember, I got sick, I was about 11 or 12 years old and I was bored of lying in bed feeling sorry for myself and picked up George’s Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl and having read a few Roald Dahl before I settled down and read it cover to cover. Even now when I get sick, I think back on Georges Marvellous Medicine and the fun it would be.

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

I received Empress Of A Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza in my first ever Fairyloot, I bought the second when it was released earlier this year but I am yet to revisit them. Revenge, Sci-Fi and full on conspiracies! “Sixteen-year-old Crown Princess Rhiannon “Rhee” Ta’an is the Rose of the Galaxy, the only survivor of a crash that killed her parents and sister. Rhee is out for revenge, certain that Crown Regent Andres Seotra betrayed her family and plots to take over the throne.”

Fall is the perfect time for cozy reading nights: Share your favourite cozy reading accessories!

I like rainy days, coffee, my reading playlist and my makeshift tub chair in my personal library/office.

Because I completed this tag a little late in the season, I won’t be tagging anyone, but please do take it as an open invitation to complete if you so wish.

Thank you for checking out my blog, if you would like to complete this tag, give me a DM on Twitter or Instagram @bythe100thpage or via email isis.waterstone@gmail.com

Happy Reading bookworms B)

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