The Finally Fall Book Tag was created by Booktuber Tall Tales.
Since today is the first day of fall, I though it would be the perfect opportunity to participate in this fun, seasonal tag*.
I adore the autumn and am so excited to dive into my fall reading.
*Even if I wasn’t tagged
1. In fall, the air is crisp and clear: name a book with a vivid setting!
Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier
Daphne du Maurier’s gothic novel vividly brings Cornwall to life. When reading Jamaica Inn, I could clearly picture the neglected and isolated inn, the swampy bogs, and the dangerous and rocky seacoast.
2. Nature is beautiful… but also dying: name a book that is beautifully written, but also deals with a heavy topic like loss or grief.
The Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain
I haven’t yet read this beautiful and heartbreaking WWI era autobiography, however I am familiar enough with it to know that it is both stunningly written and profoundly tragic.
3. Fall is back to school season: share a non-fiction book that taught you something new.
At Home by Bill Bryson
I learned so many new and interesting facts from Bill Bryson’s At Home. This microhistory of the home sheds light on so many diverse aspects of everyday life throughout history.
4. 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.
The March Family from Little Women and the Mortmains from I Capture the Castle
There’s a part of me that has always longed to be the fifth March sister. It would be beyond lovely to be a member of the loving and tight-knit family of Orchard House.
I also wouldn’t mind spending some time with the eccentric and charming Mortmain family. Admittedly, I think I would enjoy them best in small doses and not for extended periods of time. However, it would be so much fun to hang out with them from time to time and swim in the moat, drink a cup of tea around the kitchen table, or take part in the Midsummer’s Eve tradition.
5. The colourful leaves are piling up on the ground: show us a pile of fall-colored spines!
I found quite a few fall-colored spines on my shelves!
6. Fall is the perfect time for some storytelling by the fireside: share a book wherein somebody is telling a story.
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
This is one of my favorite autumnal reads. Books and stories are at the center of The Thirteenth Tale. Setterfield’s novel is composed of two narrators: the biographer Margaret, and her subject the author Vida Winter. Much of the novel involves Vida telling the story of her past to Margaret. And what a story it is…
7. The nights are getting darker: share a dark, creepy read.
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
A lot of Jackson’s works are delightfully creepy, and this is no exception. The haunted house trope is spooky enough, but Jackson adds darker psychological elements as well. The result is a sinister ending that can be read in two different ways-both of which are spine-chilling.
8. The days are getting colder: name a short, heartwarming read that could warm up somebody’s cold and rainy day.
Miss Pettigrew Lives For a Day by Winifred Watson
This is a charming cinderella story of a down-on-her-luck governess who spends a magical day with a glamorous actress in 1930’s London. It’s a short read that always puts a smile on my face and warms my heart. The film adaptation is also one of my favorite comfort watches and is perfect for brightening up a rainy day.
9. Fall (luckily, it’s my favourite season) returns every year: name an old favourite that you’d like to return to soon.
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Jane Eyre is one of my favorite books, and it has been way too long since I’ve reread it. I I first read it as a pre-teen around this time of year, so part of me still associates it with autumn as well.
10. Fall is the perfect time for cozy reading nights: share your favourite cozy reading “accessories”!
- Cozy Scarves
- A Comfy Blanket
- Vinyl Records
- Mugs of Tea or Warm Cider
- Ugg Slippers
- Fall Candles
Happy Autumn Everyone!!