A little more than a year ago, Kyera tagged me in The Fall Book Tag. At the time, my blogging schedule was so so full, I never found a place to put it without double-posting, but I saved it, because this is a lovely tag and I really wanted to make sure I did it!
I love autumn. I live the whole year for Octobers. I’m a New Englander – autumn means jack-o-lanterns and sunset-colored treetops and apple cinnamon pie. Autumn has the best sights, smells, and weather where I live. This tag was practically made for me. <3
- Please link back to me, Bionic Book Worm, as the creator of this tag!! I want to see your answers!!
- Use the graphics – if you want (I am! Soooo all lovely graphics created by Shanah)
- Have fun!
This is an interesting question, because I’ve been thinking lately about how so many books lately have felt like the same thing over and over. The ones I’ve loved have been good, but at the same time… not… fresh? I think that the last book that really hit me hard with, “Yes, yes! This is such a breath of fresh air compared to what I’ve been reading lately!” was Graceling!
And, really, that’s not to say there hasn’t been anything else good. There’s been a lot of good. But nothing that was a relief and a change of pace. 🙂
Feed by Mira Grant. I want to tell you why but there are spoilers. Still, I feel like there are unwritten rules about the characters an author is allowed to kill?
Okay, so I know that’s not true. But I’ve never read a book that did this before I am am utterly displeased. It was perfect. I’m so unhappy.
This one has to be a contemporary! Nothing makes me go “awwww” like a sweet, healthy relationship. I think that my favorite contemporary, one that was warm and fuzzy instead of pleasantly frustrating, was The Rosie Project. Not to mention that it’s excellent rep? If you haven’t read it, I totally recommend it.
Just a few of my fall-ish covers. 🙂 My favorite of these (for the theme, at least) is probably The Price Guide to the Occult. It’s got a very spooky autumnal feel.
I really feel like Ignite the Stars picked up running and never stopped. That novel has escapes, battle sequences, riots, the works. One after another! Or, at least, it felt like that while reading. It was go-go-go!
I actually try to avoid books that are all action, because they make me anxious if they’re good, and bored if they’re not. So this may not be the best choice, haha.
Right now, I am really really looking forward to Children of Virtue and Vengeance, the second book in Tomi Adeyemi’s Legacy of Orïsha series. Not only did I love Children of Blood and Bone, but the second book puts us on the brink of civil war. It should be fast paced and filled with magic, which is right up my alley.
I can’t wait to see what Zelie and Amari do next! 🙂
Today, I’ll be tagging Holly @ Nut Free Nerd (who is also a New Englander!), Lili @ Lili’s Blissful Pages, and Jordanne @ Bloodthirsty Little Beasts. While you guys my have seen me talk about Holly before, Lili and Jordanne are new to me. Lili seems so lovely with a clear passion for books, and Jordanne’s blog theme is so so gorgeous. Please take a second to check out these blogs! <3
What is your favorite autumn activity?
Do you have a favorite autumn themed book?
The controversial fall flavor question – pumpkin, apple, or maple?