I was planning blog posts, thinking about what I wanted to write about and then I saw that Tiffany @ Read By Tiffany created the Fall Bucket List Book Tag, and I simply knew. Autumn is genuinely one of my favourite seasons, very close with winter; when the weather finally started getting colder, I was happy. And when it rained so much in the span of two weeks right after I moved? I thought it was the perfect atmosphere. Sure, the humidity was high but I find cloudy and rainy weather to be so relaxing. I can now wear my jumpers and scarfs and it’s great.
This tag sounded like the perfect post to both share my love of books (which is still very much there, my reading slump even seems to be over!) and talk about one of my time of the year. And lucky me, I was tagged by Marie and Nyx @ Drizzle & Hurricane Books, so a huge thank you to both of them! Reading their answers warmed my heart, seeing old favourites from when I was a teen, so I highly recommend checking out their post! You should definitely check out Tiffany’s answers which I loved reading as well! I also used her headers for the post, and they’re adorable 🧡
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- Feel free to use any of my graphics in your post, or create your own!
- Tag 7 other people at the end of your post, and let them know you’ve tagged them.
What is a lighthearted book and where do I find one? More seriously, I realized when thinking about this prompt that most books I read are not really lighthearted. Of course, I had to pick one, so I decided to go with Her Royal Highness by Rachel Hawkins which I loved reading this year! I grew attached to the main character, Millie, so fast; the romance between Millie and Flora was so lovely to read and I loved the setting so much! I mean, hello, a boarding school in Scotland? I’m absolutely here for this.
The Shadow and Bone trilogy by Leigh Bardugo. I recently reread Shadow and Bone, and I have Siege & Storm as an audiobook which I want to read this autumn. I was planning to continue with this series regardless, but I have to admit the hype surrounding the cast announcement for the show and the beginning of filming definitely influenced me wanting to read it so soon. The atmosphere of the books also gives me autumn/winter vibes and I feel like it’d be the perfect autumn read. Once I finally finish my current audiobook, I will be listening to Siege & Storm!
Again with the boarding school setting (I promise I am not doing it on purpose!) but the Truly Devious trilogy has such important friendships, especially for Stevie. I will never forget that scene in the first novel with Janelle when Stevie is having a panic attack and she goes to her friend in the middle of the night and Janelle is simply there for her. No judgement, just there for her friend. The friendship element in these novels is amazing, from fun to emotional and I love it.
If I were to cuddle up in a warm jumper, blanket and reread Warcross by Marie Lu, I would be happy. You might think, a book with a lot of action might not be the perfect choice, but Warcross truly has a special place in my heart. For one, it’s the first Marie Lu book I read, which then made me discover all of her other books and fall in love with her writing. Second, video games are so important to me: for instance I’m playing so much Fire Emblem Three Houses lately because it helps me with stress, and I tend to replay Mass Effect when going through difficult times. And third, Emika Chen. From the first chapter, I knew I was going to love her with my whole heart, and it’s still true today. In short, Warcross makes me feel at home.
Now, that was a challenge. I could not figure out an answer to this prompt until I finally decided to pick a book I have not read yet but heard amazing things about: With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo. Emori, the main character, is a chef and cooking is at the centre of the story. I heard nothing but amazing things about this novel and I definitely want to read it!
I’m supposed to choose only one book? How? Many books have moments, even if they’re small, when I jumped for joy. You also probably know some of the books I love by now, so this won’t come as a surprise to you, but I picked Bloodwitch by Susan Dennard, for one small moment when I quite literally jumped for joy. It lasts just a few seconds in the story, but two characters see each other again and discover some truth about the other, which I had been waiting for since Windwitch. Then of course something absolutely heartbreaking happens, but I won’t talk about that.
This tag was so much fun, and I loved answering these prompts! So today, I am tagging (but never feel like you have to do this tag of course!):
- Clara @ The Bookworm of Notre Dame
- Sofii @ A Book, A Thought
- Caitlin @ Caitlin Althea
- Marta @ The Book Mermaid
- Pam @ Pam Who Cried Books
- Kay @ Hammock of Books
- Krisha @ Bookathon
What is a book that warms your heart? Or a book that is lighthearted and you love? Because I need more recommendations, and I’d love to hear your thoughts!
Until next time,