I know I’m late with this tag, but I just carved pumpkins for Halloween and was in the right mood to do it now 🙂
1. In fall, the air is crisp and clear: name a book with a vivid setting.
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. This is not only my all time favorite book ever, but the writing is so good that you see its’ setting right before your eyes. Every place described in this book comes to life just by reading about it.
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.
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. In my opinion there is no other book that would fit this category better. A Monster Calls is a piece of art and you should definitely read it without getting too much info about the plot. Trust me, this is a book that needs to surprise you and tell you its’ story alone.
3. Fall is back to school season: share a non-fiction book that taught you something new.
Heavier Than Heaven: The Biography of Kurt Cobain by Charles R. Cross. In my class Singer&Songwriter, I wrote my final paper about the 27 Club with focus on Kurt Cobain and read this book to get to know more about his life. At the end, I was not only totally in love with his character but also with his story. It broke my heart but opened my eyes in so many ways.
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 was the hardest question for me, because there are so many bookworlds that I would like to live in. But I had to follow my heart and go with Six of Crows. Of course, only when I get to (sorry Inej) marry Kaz ♥ I would love to have such a close group of friends that you can do literally everything with and to have the knowledge that it will never get boring.
5. Fall is the perfect time for some storytelling by the fireside: share a book wherein somebody is telling a story.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. This is one of the few classics I really love: deep storyline, lovely characters and a real surprise. You should read it as it can not only teach you a lot but also lets you see how lucky you are with the life you are living.
6. The nights are getting darker: share a dark, creepy read.
Definitely It by Stephen King, which is actually the book that I’m currently reading. I can’t really say much about it, but if you like dark and creepy books you should think about giving it a try.
7. The days are getting colder: name a short, heartwarming read that could warm up somebody’s cold and rainy day.
Finding Sky by Joss Stirling. At least three times a year I find myself reading this book. It’s not my favorite book ever, but something about it just always warms my heart and makes me happy – no matter how sad I am. It really makes you believe in real love again ♥
8. Fall returns every year: name an old favorite that you’d like to return to soon.
I really want to re-read the Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan. He’s the author that started my reading obsession nearly 9 years ago and I still love to read his books and then re-read them a million times!
9. Fall is the perfect time for cozy reading nights: share your favorite cozy reading “accessories”!
That’s easy. Either a warm and cozy blanket or a cup of hot chocolate. Especially around fall and winter, I need it very comfy when I read 🙂