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Finally (the end of) Fall Book Tag

Hi. Hey. Welcome to my blog.

Today I’m going to be doing the Finally Fall book tag which I was tagged to do by the absolutely amazing Virginia @ The Sassy Library Fox, if you haven’t checked out her blog then go do that because you’re missing out.

We’re less then a week out from December so today is the last day I can squeeze this tag in before it’s too late (I could leave it till next year but I have the worlds worst memory) however I do feel a bit odd doing an autumn book tag especially because my mum put our Christmas tree last week 😂

So yeah, let’s just jump into it.

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

Earlier this month I picked up The Casquette Girls by Alys Arden and it’s perfect for this question. This is a paranormal novel set in New Orleans just a few months after Hurricane Katrina. I thought it did a fantastic job at setting the scene and portraying the atmosphere of New Orleans after such a devastating tragedy and that was actually one of my favourite aspects.

I’ve never been to New Orleans but I think it perfectly encapsulated the spirit, both the community spirit and the more ghostly spirits too.

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 had little to no expectations before going into this book but You Know I’m No Good by Jessie Ann Foley was a really great read.

It was beautifully written, hence why it’s my answer to this prompt, and follows a girl called Mia who is sent to a boarding school for troubled girls. There she discovers a lot about herself and the other girls around here.

This book deals with a lot and so it does have some trigger warnings: Sexual Assault, Suicidal Ideation, Drug and Alcohol Use, Self-Harm.

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

I’m going to go with Me by Elton John. This book definitely taught me something I just can’t remember what that something was exactly. I found this to be a really interesting book, I enjoyed learning about Elton Johns life, and the music scene of the time.

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 part of. 

I want to be part of the Carry On gang simply because I want to be best friends with Penelope. I love Simon and Baz as much as the next person but I just adore Penelope. And I think she needs the friendly back-up after dealing with the two love-sick idiots.

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

Apparently “fall coloured” just means orange in my eyes lol.

Ft: With the Fire on High, A Monster Calls, King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, Call Down the Hawk (pretty UK cover), Half-blood Prince, City of Fallen Angels.

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

I had a hard time coming up with a book for this one so it might be a bit of a cop out but … Becoming by Michelle Obama. She’s telling the story of her life ok. It totally counts.

But yeah this book was great. It was the first autobiography I ever read and I found Michelle’s life story to be very interesting and intriguing and even inspirational. Well worth the read.

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

Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo!! There were parts of this book that had me reading through my fingers because it was so dark. This is definitely not a book for everyone, it’s an acquired taste but if it sounds like your sort of thing and your comfortable with the triggers then I highly reccomend it.

I read this at the start of the year, thinking the sequel would be out round about now. That’s not the case. It’s coming out next year which means a re-read is in order before then which I’m not even mad about.

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

The Falling in Love Montage by Ciara Smyth. This isn’t necessarily “short”, it’s like 350+ pages, but it reads fast and I thought it was pretty heart-warming (and slightly heart-breaking ngl)

This book follows Saoirse who has totally written off romance after her mother is diagnosed with early on set dementia. And then she meets Ruby, a rom-com lover who convinces Saoirse to spend a summer re-enacting the typical movie montages. One of my favourites of the years!!

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

I try to re-read All For the Game by Nora Sakovic every year. This year I’ve only read the first book and I’m sad about that. I need to hurry up and get to the other two.

Also, earlier this year during lockdown I decided it’d be a great idea to re-read the entire Percy Jackson/Riordan universe series. So far I’ve completed the Percy Jackson series and the first Kane Chronicle book.

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

My bookmarks!!! I have different bookmarks that give off different vibes that go with different books. I have my eyes on some super pretty ones on Etsy but I don’t know if I can justify spending that much on bookmarks to my mum just yet. When I get my own debit card I’ll be collecting even more.

And so there we go. At this point I should probably just call it Finally (the end) of Fall tag. 😂

Again, thanks so much to Virginia for the tag, I had a lot of fun. I’m not tagging anyone because I’ve been studying art history for hours and my brain is dead. Thank you for reading and stay safe 🙂

Elli xx

2 thoughts on “Finally (the end of) Fall Book Tag”

  1. I loved to read through your answers and I definitely need to take a closer look at “The Casquette Girls”! It sounds super interesting! I read the first book of “All For the Game” this year too and still have to get to the other two! I’m reading it for the first time and I’m so ready to read those books, yet at the same time I’ve been procrastinating for months. Ahhh. Why am I like that? *lol* Anyway! Thanks for doing the tag! =))

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