I saw this fabulous tag on beforewegoblog. Where I live currently, the seasons are: Hot, Hotter, Too Hot for Satan, and Hurricane Season. I did grow up in a place that had gorgeous Autumn, though, so I’ll be thinking of that as I write this post.
In Fall, the air is crisp and clear. Name a book with a vivid setting. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.
When a book can evoke not only sights and sounds, but smells, that’s a sign that the author is freaking incredible. Erin Morgenstern’s second novel (not related to The Night Circus) releases in a few weeks, and I’m beyond excited. If you haven’t read this book yet, read it now. Right. Now.
Nature is beautiful…but also dying. Name a book that is beautifully written, but also deals with a heavy topic, like loss or grief. If You Feel Too Much: Thoughts on Things Found and Lost and Hoped For by Jamie Tworkowski
Poetry, letters, and short musings by the founder of To Write Love on Her Arms, this book deals with depression, suicide, and addiction, among other things. It’s beautiful and sad, with an underlying theme of hope for a better tomorrow.
Fall is Back to School Season. Name a Nonfiction Book that Taught You Something. Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan
This book is about Susannah’s ordeal as she struggled to get an incredibly rare disease diagnosed and treated. It’s fascinating.
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 love to be a part of. The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
Sorry, Beth. I have to steal your answer. I’d love to be a part of the Weasley’s chaotic, sweet household. Even Percy, once he stops being a twit, adds something and Mrs. Weasley has the kindest heart for everyone (unless you screw with her kids, of course.)
The colorful leaves are piling up on the ground. Show us a pile of Autumn-colored spines.
I am a horrible photographer. Like, really, really horrible. But, here ya go!
Fall is the perfect time for some storytelling by the fireside. Share a book wherein somebody is telling a story. The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow
Once again, I’m borrowing one of Beth’s answers, but only because I really loved this book. I love books that have stories being told in them anyway, and this one is incredible.
The nights are getting darker. Share a dark, creepy read. Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky
This book rates high on my creep-o-meter. If you want an eerie book, this one’s for you.
The days are getting colder. Name a short, heartwarming read that could warm up somebody’s cold and rainy day. All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot
I like animals, but I’m not automatically head-over-heels in love with everything with fur or feathers. This book, however, is like a hug between pages. It’s wonderful.
Fall returns every year. Name an old favorite that you’d like to return to soon. Dragons of Autumn Twilight by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman.
I reread these every year around this time. I can’t wait to dive back in!
As usual, I’m not tagging anyone here, although I might tag a few people on Twitter. Take part if you like. I’d love to read more answers. Happy Fall!