Finally Fall | Book Tag

One week into autumn and the leaves are already turning their classic fall colors where I live. It’s the perfect time of year for both spooky and cozy reads. I’m not sure who created this one, but here’s the Finally Fall book tag.

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

Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir has a rather limited setting, but it’s described well and vivid in my mind

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

We Are Okay by Nina LaCour is such a somber read, but such a lovely story of grief

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

Universe by Nicholas Cheetham taught me that the real Death Star is out there, but it’s really called Mimas and it’s actually just one of Saturn’s moons

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

Although I’m glad I missed the trip to Mordor, I would love to visit the hobbits and their companions from The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien in the quieter times I assume followed

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

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss has Kvothe telling his life story

The nights are getting darker: share a dark, creepy read

Many moons ago, I was super into horror. These days I’m only tiptoeing my way back into the genre. Although I do like dark fantasy, Nettle & Bone by T. Kingfisher is probably the creepiest thing I’ve read in recent years, and it’s only moderately dark and creepy

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

I Think I Am in Friend-Love with You by Yumi Sakugawa is one of the shortest and sweetest books I’ve ever read

Fall returns every year: name an old favorite that you’d like to return to soon

I don’t re-read much anymore, but I’ve had a few books on my mind I’d like to revisit, among them is The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch