It’s Finally Fall Book Tag

It's Finally Fall Book Tag

Thank you Darina @ Facing the Story for tagging me! The It’s Finally Fall book tag was a fun tag to do.

IN FALL, THE AIR IS CRISP AND CLEAR | NAME A BOOK WITH A VIVID SETTING!

Caraval by Stephanie Garber
I was completely drawn into the magical setting. In Caraval, nothing is as it seems, and no one can be trusted.

Caraval by Stephanie Garber

NATURE IS BEAUTIFUL BUT ALSO DYING | NAME A BOOK THAT IS BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN, BUT ALSO DEALS WITH A HEAVY TOPIC LIKE LOSS OR GRIEF.

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
I absolutely loved this book! A very emotional read about a boy’s struggles with anger and grief.

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

FALL IS BACK TO SCHOOL SEASON | SHARE A NON-FICTION BOOK THAT TAUGHT YOU SOMETHING NEW.

Daring Greatly by Brené Brown
An interesting topic presented in an encouraging and helpful way. A good book to introduce the topic of vulnerability and the advantages to allowing ourselves to be vulnerable.

Daring Greatly by Brené Brown

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.

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
While their family lives aren’t perfect, these women definitely had strong friendships.

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

FALL IS THE PERFECT TIME FOR SOME STORYTELLING BY THE FIRESIDE | SHARE A BOOK WHEREIN SOMEBODY IS TELLING A STORY.

Sadie by Courtney Summers
A powerful story told using a podcast. In the podcast, interviews with people from Sadie’s hometown and the people she meets after leaving home help tell the story about what happened to Sadie.

Sadie by Courtney Summers

THE NIGHTS ARE GETTING DARKER | SHARE A DARK, CREEPY READ.

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
Shirley Jackson is one of my favorite authors. This is one of her best stories – very creepy and atmospheric.

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

THE DAYS ARE GETTING COLDER | NAME A SHORT, HEARTWARMING READ THAT COULD WARM UP SOMEBODY’S COLD AND RAINY DAY.

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
This isn’t really a short read, but it is a heartwarming story. This is the best book I’ve ever read about a grumpy old man.

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

FALL RETURNS EVERY YEAR | NAME AN OLD FAVOURITE THAT YOU’D LIKE TO RETURN TO SOON.

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
This is my favorite Jane Austen novel. It’s been years since I read it, and I’ve been thinking of rereading it soon.

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

FALL IS THE PERFECT TIME FOR COZY READING NIGHTS | SHARE YOUR FAVOURITE COZY READING ACCESSORIES!

A big cup of hot coffee and a warm blanket to snuggle up in.

I TAG

You! If you want to give this tag a shot, have fun and drop the link below so I can check out your answers.

The Sunshine Blogger Award #2

The Sunshine Blogger Award

I was tagged for The Sunshine Blogger Award by Jenna @ Happy Bookshelves. Thank you so much, Jenna!

THE RULES
• Thank the blogger who nominated you by linking to their blog.
• Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
• Nominate 11 blogs and ask them 11 new questions.
• List the rules and display the Sunshine Award Logo on your post.

11 QUESTIONS FROM JENNA
1. What author have you read the most books from?
James Patterson

2. What is your favorite spot to read in?
At home on the sofa

3. How do you decide what book to read next?
I keep a list of books that I need to read fairly soon (library, ARCs, etc.), so I mostly go by that. I’m a mood reader though, so if nothing fits, I pick something off my shelf that sounds good.

4. What character from a book would you want to be your best friend?
Jennifer in Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

5. What character from a book would you likely punch in the face?
Bella Swan in the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer

6. What is your favorite format to consume books? Audio? Print? Digital?
Physical books, but I read a lot of ebooks.

7. Do you prefer borrowing or owning books?
Depends on the book. I am a heavy library user, but I also own a lot of books.

8. What hobbies do you have outside of reading?
Reading is my main hobby, but I do enjoy traveling when I get the chance.

9. What pet from a book would you like to have?
Marley from Marley and Me. I had a chocolate lab that I have many fond memories of, so this one is more of a “what pet have you had” answer.

10. Do you prefer series or standalone novels?
Standalone

11. What is your favorite television show?
Gilmore Girls

NOMINATIONS
I’m not going to nominate anyone this time.

This is such a fun tag! Thanks again, Jenna, for the nomination!

Halloween Creatures 2.0 Book Tag

Halloween Creatures 2.0 Book Tag
The Halloween Characters 2.0 book tag was created by Anthony @ Keep Reading Forward. Thanks to Jennifer @ JenChaos Reviews for tagging me in this book tag!

THE RULES

• Answer all prompts.
• Tag 1-13 people.
• Link back to this post.
• Remember to credit the creator.
• Have fun!

THE CREATURES

Witch
A magical character or book.

Circe by Madeline Miller. Mythology and magic in a beautifully written novel.


Werewolf
The Perfect Book to Read at Night.

The Lottery and Other Stories by Shirley Jackson. A great collection of short stories. Easy to find a stopping place, but entertaining enough to not want to put it down.


Frankenstein
A Book that Truly Shocked You.

Dark Places by Gillian Flynn. A great psychological thriller that was just the right amount of dark and twisted.


The Devil
A Dark, Evil Character.

Paul Scott in Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter. I was expecting something dark and twisted, but, wow.


Grim Reaper
A Character that Should Never Have Died.

Tris in Allegiant by Veronica Roth. Divergent is one of my favorite YA dystopian novels, and I really hated that ending.


Zombie
A Book that Made You “Hungry” for More.

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. This book introduced me to the world of YA dystopian novels, which is still one of my favorite genres to read.


Gargoyle
A Character that You Would Protect at All Cost.

Conor in A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. This was such an emotional read, and I just wanted to protect Conor from all the sadness and anger in his life.


Vampire
A Book that Sucked the Life Out of You.

The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner. This book was a challenge for me to get through, and I put off reading more by Faulkner for years afterward.


Ghost
A Book that Still Haunts You.

The Road by Cormac McCarthy. This was a dark, but powerful apocalyptic novel.


Demon
A Book that Really Scared You.

Bird Box by Josh Malerman. I think this book was so disturbing because the evil is never really known.


Skeleton
A Character You Have a Bone to Pick With.

Clary Fray in The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare. I’m currently reading this series, and Clary has been getting on my nerves more than usual lately.


Mummy
A Book You Would Preserve Throughout Time.

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. It’s my favorite book.


Creepy Doll
A Cover too Scary to Look At.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith. Zombies are creepy.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austin and Seth Graham-Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austin and Seth Grahame-Smith


THE MONSTER MASH

I’m not tagging anyone in particular. If this looks fun to you, go for it! Leave your link in the comments so I can check out your Halloween creatures.

The Sunshine Blogger Award #1

The Sunshine Blogger Award

I was tagged for The Sunshine Blogger Award by Jonetta @ Blue Mood Cafe. Thanks so much! Definitely check out Jonetta’s blog – she’s got a lot of great content.

THE RULES
• Thank the blogger who nominated you by linking their blog.
• Answer the questions
• Nominate 11 blogs with 11 questions
• List the rules as well as display the Sunshine Award Logo on your post.

11 QUESTIONS FROM JONETTA
1. What was the inspiration for your blog design?
I wanted a simple, minimal design. White background, black text. I use purple for some things because that’s my favorite color.

2. Who was the most positive influence in your life and why?
My mother. She’s always been supportive and encouraging. We’re really close – think Gilmore Girls, but Southern and much slower talkers.

3. What was the book (or books) that led you to your most favorite genre?
I’ve always read mysteries. When I was a kid I checked out every Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys book the library had. I also loved The Westing Game.

4. What authors would you most like to sit down with for a cup of coffee and discuss their writing?
Liane Moriarty, Ruth Ware, and Karin Slaughter.

5. What are you most proud of so far?
My son. He’s 4 years old, and so curious about everything.

6. If you could be transported into any story you’ve read to date, what book would it be and why? (It’s okay to have more than one.)
– I love the worlds of so many sci-fi and fantasy novels, but they’re usually dangerous places. I’m fairly certain I wouldn’t survive.
– Some of my favorite books are classics, but I enjoy modern conveniences too much to go too far back in time.
– So, I’ll go with a cozy mystery. One with a close-knit, small town setting and quirky locals. Maybe the Miss Fortune mysteries in Sinful, Louisiana to get caught up in some shenanigans with Fortune, Ida Belle, and Gertie.

7. Where do you post your reviews, other than your blog?
Goodreads, Amazon, and Instagram. Everything goes on Goodreads. Reviews for new(ish) books go on Amazon. If I have a photo of the book, it might go on Instagram.

8. Coffee, tea or something else?
Coffee. I cannot function without coffee.

9. When did you realize that books would always be important in your life?
I’ve always loved reading. I can’t think of a singular moment or event that led to my love of books.

10. What book brought you to tears?
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

11. What are two things you’d want people to know about you?
– I love to travel.
– I sometimes binge watch shows on Netflix.

NOMINATIONS
No obligation to participate! I know some of you have already participated in this tag recently, so no worries about doing it again.

Amanda @ The Limit of Books Does Not Exist
Amy @ Novel Gossip
Ann Marie @ Lit Wit Wine Dine
Berit & V @ Audio Killed the Bookmark
Brenda & Norma @ Two Sisters Lost in a Coulee
Carol @ Bookaria
Jennifer @ JenChaos Reviews
Jennifer @ Jennifer ~ Tar Heel Reader
Mackenzie @ PhDiva
Siobhan @ Siobhan’s Novelties
Susan @ Susan Loves Books

QUESTIONS:
1. How long have you been blogging?
2. What are your favorite genres to read?
3. What are some of your favorite book series?
4. Other than reading, what are your hobbies?
5. Who are three authors you would like to meet?
6. Do you have any pets?
7. What is your favorite children’s book?
8. Can you name a movie that was better than the book? What is it?
9. Night owl or early bird?
10. What are five books on your TBR that you really plan to read?
11. What is your favorite place that you have traveled?