This Friday is a particularly exciting Friday. It’s not only because I’ve been able to do all sorts of randomly mundane yet actually interesting things like scheduling history revision for the next few months or that I’ve been planning lots of fun blog posts, but because Riddhi @ Whispering Stories tagged me for the Finally Fall Book Tag. (Thanks Riddhi!)
Onto the answers…
In fall, the air is crisp and clear: Name a book with a vivid setting.
For this, I’d definitely have to say A Passage To India by E.M.Forster (which I’ve actually reviewed on this blog.) From the first few lines, I felt like I was in Chandrapore where the book is set. I’m also currently reading A Suitable Boy, which similarly guides readers by the hand and immerses them in Indian culture so much that it’s as if they’re actually there themselves.
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 think that some of the most beautiful books are filled with grief. For this, Ruta Septys’ Salt To The Sea jumps to mind, or anything that she has written. Her writing style is wonderfully simplistic yet powerful and this particular book describes a little remembered event of World War Two.
Fall is back to school season: Share a non-fiction book that taught you something new.
Non fiction is slowly growing on me (which is a huge shock!) and I’m currently enjoying A Little History of Poetry. I also just finished Mere Christianity, which is a really wonderful book by C.S.Lewis.
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.
Ooohhh…. I’d have to say I’d like to be friends with literally everyone in the Anne of Green Gables series. From Diana to Marilla and Matthew as well as Anne herself, they’re all really interesting to read about.
The nights are getting darker: Share a dark, creepy read.
Well… I don’t really do creepy books but I do like a good mystery or a dystopian. None of them are very dark though?? I’ll have to leave this one blank.
Fall is the perfect time for some storytelling by the fireside: Share a book wherein someone is telling a story.
Storytelling… For this, I’ve chosen The Kite Runner, which follows a fictional writer who tells us his life story. Whilst at times it’s hard to believe we’re reading about a true event as the book is littered with perfect symbolism, the book is framed perfectly, much like other books I’m reading at school, including The Handmaid’s Tale.
The days are getting colder: Name a short, heartwarming read that could warm up somebody’s cold and rainy day.
Where do I begin? I did a whole post on this recently, listing 7 I really enjoyed. To condense it, I’d probably say Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead- it’s so adorable and a really nice YA Contemporary.
Fall returns every year: Name an old favourite that you’d like to return to soon.
I just rearranged my bookshelf and I feel like I want to return to everything there! For brevity’s sake, I’ll say The Roman Mysteries by Caroline Lawrence.
Fall is the perfect time for cozy reading nights: Share your favourite cozy reading “accessories”!
Accessories? I doubt I have any, just any bookmark lying around/ a post-it note if I’ve managed to loose the plethora of bookmarks I’ve acquired over the years.
Jenna @ Jenna Terese
Ribbon Ash @ Virtual Paper
Charis @ Charis Rae
(If you have already done this or don’t like tags, feel free to pass on this!)
+ You if you want to do this!
I hope that you enjoyed this. I’ll be trying to do more book-related posts soon and maybe experiment a bit more here on the blog.
Have a great weekend!