I rarely do book tags anymore, but I just cant resist fall (and I’m running out of post ideas). I don’t think I did this one last year, so I’m doing it now. The Fall Book Tag was created by Bionic Book Worm. I’ve been following her for a while, and this is such a great tag. It’s a fall tag, what more could you want?
(Edit: after I wrote this entire post, I realized I’d already done this book tag last year. Good news: the answers are completely different, so you can go check out my 2017 Fall Book Tag, too!)
Crisp Fall Air – A Book That Felt Fresh and New
The book that immediately came to mind is Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi. It is unlike anything I’ve ever read, and it is so good. It’s about a person who develops separate selves, and has to learn how to deal with their very different personalities. It’s really dark, but very powerful. It might not be for everyone – it’s definitely a bit weird – but it’s one of the most unique books I’ve ever read, and it’s worth exploring.
Howling Winds – An Ending That Blew You Away
For this one, I have to go with A Gathering of Shadows by V. E. Schwab. I am not a fan of cliffhanger endings (chapters are fine, I just like my books to be complete). But this one worked. It’s shocking and perfect and had me rereading it over and over to make sure I didn’t miss anything.
Comfy Sweaters – A Book That Gave You the Warm and Fuzzy’s
Since I’ve talked about Pride and Prejudice so many times already, I’m going to go with The Darkling Bride by Laura Anderson. I did not have high expectations for this book, but it was just so lovely and dark and atmospheric. I’ve been thinking about it all year.
Bright Colors – A Cover with Either Red, Orange, or Yellow
I was going to go with a book with fire on the cover, but I decided to pick something a bit more unexpected: Educated by Tara Westover. It’s a brilliant memoir about a girl who grew up with parents who shunned education, and ended up getting her PhD. It’s well-written and heartbreaking, and I loved it. Highly recommended. (And it has all three colors on it’s cover.)
Leaf Fight – A Book with Non Stop Action
My first instinct was to pick some sci-fi, so I’m not going to. Instead, I’m choosing The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee. This book absolutely blew me away. It’s so good, and so fun, and just a really, great quick read.
Pumpkin Spice – Your Most Anticipated Read
I can honestly not wait much longer for Vengeful by V. E. Schwab. Good news, I don’t have to – it comes out this month! I have been waiting for a sequel since I first read Vicious, and I am so excited to finally get to it.
I’m not tagging anyone in particular, but if you want to do this tag, go for it!
What’s your favorite fall read?