Tuesday, October 24, 2017

It's Finally Fall Book Tag

I saw this tag on Quinn's Book Nook the other day and couldn't resit giving it a try.  It was created by TallTales on YouTube and is just full of fall-ish goodness.  I'm so ready for fall!  Not I hate cold weather more than just about anything but I'm so tired of shorts and am ready for sweaters and boots!  My one confession - I don't quite get the love for Pumpkin Spice.

In Fall, the air is crisp and clear, name a book with a vivid setting

The Lake House by Kate Morton.  The setting in this book is almost a character.  I can almost see that neglected house when I close my eyes.

Nature is beautiful ... but also dying.  Name a book that is beautifully written but also deals with a heavy topic like grief or loss

The Chilbury Ladies' Choir by Jennifer Ryan.  This book deals with so much loss and grief as a small village goes through the early days of World War II but at the same time there's still hope and bits of happiness. 

Fall is back to school season.  Name a nonfiction book that taught you something new

At Home by Bill Bryson - There's so much information crammed into this book that I learned something new of every page and can not spout all kinds of random facts about how our homes came to be.

In order to keep warm, it's good to spend some time with people we love.  Name a fictional family/household/friend-group you'd like to be part of

The Lucky Harbor series by Jill Shalvis.  Can I just move here?  You instantly get two best friends and there's lots of late night cake eating!

Fall is the perfect time for some storytelling by the fireside.  Share  a book wherein someone is telling a story

Cheaper by the Dozen by Frank Gilbreth Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey - I love the chatty feel of the narration and the only child me always marveled at the idea of having so many brothers and sisters.

The nights are getting darker.  Share a dark creepy read

Wicked Deeds by Heather Graham.  It has the ghost of Edgar Allan Poe and a murder.  And did I mention Edgar Allan Poe's ghost?

The days are getting colder.  Name a short heartwarming read that could warm up somebody's cold and rainy day

Somebody's Baby by Donna Alward.  This isn't the shortest book but it read super fast.  Plus the hero's a veterinarian, there's a large goofy dog, and a crazy feel good romance.

Fall returns every year.  Name an old favorite you'd like to return to soon

Sleeping Murder by Agatha Christie.  This is one of my absolute favorites and it's been ages since I've read it.  I'm really looking forward to getting to it soon.


  1. LOL! Like you, I'm no fan of Pumpkin Spice, but I do love the decorations of the season, and the colors of the changing leaves. Despite being an August baby, I don't like the heat, so the cooler weather is something I definitely look forward to. That Jill Shalvis looks like a good read. Happy Tuesday! RO

  2. Nice book choices. The Chilbury Ladies' Choir is one I'm planning to read.

  3. Oh my gosh, seriously, I want to move to Lucky Harbor too. Although Lucille would drive me crazy, I think I would love her all the same.

  4. This post is proving to me one or two sentences sell a book. Love all your picks and have read some of them. Now wondering about picking up Somebody's Baby. So many fictional groups I'd love to belong to - aren't they the best. For me it would be the Virgin River series by Robyn Carr.

  5. Great post! I'm not a big fan of pumpkin spice either.

  6. I should re-read Cheaper by the Dozen before I read the sequel. :)

  7. I like pumpkin spice in my pumpkin pie and that's about all. Maybe a muffin :)

  8. Oh this is a fun tag, and I love the titles you selected. It is cold here, only 43 for the high and windy. Perfect weather for curling up with a good book.

  9. Fun tag! I am thinking I should move to Lucky Harbor if they are eating late night cake :) I haven't had the chance to read any of these books yet.

  10. I do like pumpkin spice but I definitely don't want it in everything!