Good morning everyone!
I’m sorry I missed Wednesday. I’m a little worn out from getting back into the school year and I haven’t had time to get a post up, hence my absence on Wednesday.
Never fear though, I come baring a tag. One that incorporates my favorite season: fall! Thanks to Sarah Stubbs for doing this tag, or else I don’t know that I would have found it.
IN FALL, THE AIR IS CRISP AND CLEAR:
NAME A BOOK WITH A VIVID SETTING.
The Caraval series. Everything is vibrant and clear when I read it. I know exactly what Garber is describing when she’s crafting a new scene and exactly what the colors, fabrics, and atmosphere look like.
Nature is beautiful, but also dying:
Name a book that is beautifully written,
but deals with a heavy topic
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys. The points of view are well-crafted and the characters are all believable. The Shoe Maker is one of the only secondary characters that I knew very little about that I have ever cried over. No, I’m sorry. I didn’t cry. I weeped.
Fall is back to school season:
Share a non-fiction book that taught you something new
I’m going to cheat and use a historic fiction. A Long Walk To Water is a novel that I’ve learned a lot from and because of it I’ve gone out of my way to learn more about the issues that existed in Sudan during the time Salva’s story takes place. It’s beautifully written and based on the true story of Salva Dut.
In order to keep warm, it’s good to spend
time with people we love:
Name a fictional family, household, or friend group
you’d like to be a part of
I’m going to go against the grain and not say Harry Potter. Instead I’m going to say the Aglionby boys. I would love to just be best friends with Gansey, Ronan, Adam, and Noah. Specifically, Ronan, but I’m sure it would take some time to win him over as my friend.
The colorful leaves are piling up on the ground:
Show us a pile of fall-colored spines
This is Jenn’s book case, but I loved the reds, yellows, and blacks.
Fall is the perfect time for some
storytelling by the fireside:
Share a book wherein somebody is telling a story
The Wrath and The Dawn by Renee Adhieh. It’s a story about a girl who tells stories to save her life. It just so happens that it leads to more than just saving her life.
The nights are getting darker:
Share a dark, creepy read
The days are getting colder:
Name a short, heartwarming read to
warm up someone’s cold, rainy day
I feel like The Raven Boys was really creepy. I’m not sure if it was meant to be, but there was definitely an undercurrent of creepiness that existed within that first book that seemed to die off in the other three books.
Fall returns every year:
Name an old favorite you’d like to return to soon
I’ve really been wanting to reread the Shatter Me series because it’s one of the first series I read when I was getting back into reading a ton. It’s probably six years since I read them.