This year I am trying to stay in a very autumnal mood this November, because I usually just jump right into Winter and then it feels as if Autumn lasted only two days. Obviously I still want to start getting excited for Christmas but I can still enjoy those last days with orange leaves on the ground and grey skies.
❥ In fall, the air is crisp and clear: name a book with a vivid setting.
One of the last book I really loved was Frenchman’s Creek by Daphne du Maurier and I believe that it is perfect for this category. Indeed this book made me feel as if I was with the main character next to the beach and I could even hear the waves crushing against the rocks. It was amazing and I would highly recommend it: It may talks about pirates, it sure is perfect for the season.
❥ 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 have to go with The Secret History by Donna Tartt for this one, as it sure is one of the most beautiful and tragic I have ever read. I picked it up last year, it has been one of my favourite reads of 2017 and I still can’t stop thinking about it. It sure deals with heavy topics as the story starts with a group of friends murdering one of them, but it is also very deep and will make you feel tons of things.
❥ Fall is back to school season: share a non-fiction book that taught you something new.
For this one I have to go with a French book I once read for work, which is Une petite voix me disait de maigrir encore by Solène Revol. This book shares the story of the author with her eating disorder and it actually made me realise that I may suffer from one also (and ever since I spent a month at the hospital for it and am now going to the hospital every week). It really pushed me to take care of myself and to realise that I’m not the only one suffering.
❥ 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 a part of.
As I was a child I dreamt of being a part of the Weasley family and I still want to. I’m sure that it must be the most heartwarming family ever written and I just want to chill at the Burrow, helping Molly to cook and playing Quidditch with the children outside.
❥ The colourful leaves are piling up on the ground: show us a pile of fall-colored spines.
I decided to go with black, white and red books as they do remind me of the spooky season, even though they do not really look like leaves on the ground. Also all those books are perfect for Autumn.
❥ Fall is the perfect time for some storytelling by the fireside: share a book where in somebody is telling a story.
This week I read The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern and one of the characters keeps telling stories in it. It sure was one of the best book I have ever read and I would highly recommend it if you don’t mind slow paced stories.
❥ The nights are getting darker: share a dark, creepy read.
I have to choose one of my ultimate favourite books for this category: Dracula by Bram Stoker. Ever since I read it for university I fell in love with it and can’t seem to ever stop loving it. It sure is dark and spooky, but it is also super addictive and simply brilliant.
❥ The days are getting colder: name a short, heartwarming read that could warm up somebody’s cold and rainy day.
Obviously I had to choose Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell as it is the book I reread the most and still can’t get enough. It always makes me feel better, all warm inside and I will never ever get tired of it, that’s for sure.
❥ Fall (luckily, it’s my favourite season) returns every year: name an old favourite that you’d like to return to soon.
If you don’t know my all time favourite book is Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare and even though I already reread it tons of times I just can’t wait to go back to it as soon as possible. I am currently working on a blog post about why you should read it, and I hope that you will love it as much as I do.
❥ Fall is the perfect time for cozy reading nights: share your favourite cozy reading “accessories”.
As Autumn is my favourite season and I’m always in for cozy nights, I do have tons of cozy reading accessories to share. I usually cuddle in my bed with tons of blankets, light up a candle, put on a sweater and wear big comfy socks.
❥ Spread the autumn appreciation and tag some people.
I won’t tag anyone this tag, but if you want to do it please consider yourself tagged! We should all share our love for Autumn. (And yes I still do not say Fall.)
And here we are! I hope that you loved it – please tell me if you read any of those books.
Do you love Autumn? What is your favourite season?