It’s Finally Fall Book Tag!

Ok, I believe that is the book tag for 2022 that isn’t Christmas or end-of-year related since I’m hoping to do poetry month in November. I’m going to be honest; this one isn’t planned whatsoever, but yesterday I was looking at my emails and saw that Books Are 42, a book blog I follow, and so should you did this tag, and I said I want to do it so here we are. I looked everywhere, but sadly I could not find who this tag’s original creator is, so if you are seeing this, please let me know so I can give you credit.

In fall, the air is crisp and clear | Name a book with a vivid setting!

I picked Pretty Girls because I remember the setting so creepily vivid, even though I read it more than two years ago.

Goodreads Blurb:

Twenty years ago Claire Scott’s eldest sister, Julia, went missing. No one knew where she went – no note, no body. It was a mystery that was never solved and it tore her family apart.

Now another girl has disappeared, with chilling echoes of the past. And it seems that she might not be the only one.

Claire is convinced Julia’s disappearance is linked.

But when she begins to learn the truth about her sister, she is confronted with a shocking discovery, and nothing will ever be the same..

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

There is a twist here I didn’t see coming in a million years, and yes, the twist brings some heavy topics.

Goodreads Blurb:

Kat Stevens is a slightly insecure, mostly bored technical writer who likes her cat a lot more than her boss. She hasn’t laid eyes on her great aunt Abigail since she was eight, so she’s stumped when she inherits Abgail’s house in the small hamlet of Alpine Grove.

Kat’s uncomplicated life gets decidedly less so when she discovers the inheritance comes with some hairy conditions: four dogs and five cats that her aunt wanted her to love as her own. Of course, the house smells like a barn–with a touch of antique skunk–and, naturally, has serious roof issues. And that’s before the three-legged cat gets stuck in the wall and the shower goes kablooey.

When Kat meets Joel, an unemployed techie type with no love lost for his sister, Kat looks past his obvious flaws, given his timely and desirable skill set: a talent for fixing things (and his own tools).

Despite out-of-control dogs, cat fights, dust dinosaurs, massive spiders and an old grizzled hippie passed out in the yard, Kat discovers the tranquility of the forests of Alpine Grove starting to seep into her soul.

And why she can’t she stop thinking about Joel?

Fall is back to school season | Share a non-fiction book that taught you something new.

Any and every disability is always more layered than you think.

Goodreads Blurb:

Asperger’s on the Inside is an acutely honest and often highly entertaining memoir by Michelle Vines about life with Asperger’s Syndrome. The book follows Michelle in exploring her past and takes the reader with her on her journey to receiving and accepting her diagnosis.

Instead of rehashing widely available Asperger’s information, Michelle focuses on discussing the thoughts, feelings and ideas that go along with being an Aspie, giving us a rare peek into what it really feels like to be a person on the spectrum.

A must read for all those who enjoy deep personal stories or have a loved one on the spectrum that they wish to understand better.

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

I want to be friends with Emi Jones so bad. If you are in the mood for a laugh, My Own Best Enemy by Julie Christianson is for you.

Goodreads Blurb:

This isn’t a wedding. This is war …

I get it. We were in elementary school. Just a couple of kids on the playground. But after Nash Hendrix called me Enemy instead of Emily, his stupid nickname ruined my life.

Now our best friends are getting married, and they expect me to stand across the aisle from Nash the Ruiner without killing him?

Whatever. I can survive being maid of honor. It’s only for one weekend.

Until it’s not.

When I get roped into wedding planning at the same places Nash is fundraising, I’m ready to blow up our temporary truce.

All I wanted was to start over. New job. New permanently-single status.

But the more time we spend together, the more I feel like … not murdering him.

Is it possible Nash and I don’t hate each other?

No way. He’s still my enemy.

My big, dumb enemy.

My big, dumb, gorgeous, sweet-talking, dog-loving —

Emi, you’re doomed.

The colourful leaves are piling up on the ground | Show us a pile of fall-coloured spines!

Like I said in nearly all my bookish posts, all the books on my current TBR are on my kindle.

The nights are getting darker | Share a dark, creepy read.

I think Karin Slaughter is the queen of dark and creepy.

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

I enjoyed the character dynamics between Candy and Trent.

Goodreads Blurbs:

Hard Candy Rule 9: Candy’s Love Life Is Off Limits!

Austin steampunk bar owner Candy Blume knows fairy-tale romances are best left for fiction. Her one failed attempt has just cost her everything except her dog and her bar, Hard Candy. But she’s pulled herself up by the laces of her battered Doc Martens to reign over her oddball patrons while ignoring her irrepressibly free-spirited mom’s mission to give the world carbon-neutral orgasms.
The last thing she needs is her high school nemesis, Trent Green, turning up with a long-overdue and utterly unwanted apology for what he put her through as a teenager. To forgive may be divine, but Candy’s far from being an angel.

Trent Green has been set up. The high-profile chocolatier had no idea the bar he rented for his little brother’s twenty-first belonged to his former rival, Candy Blume, until he walked in to find her glaring at him. He knows he deserves the verbal bullets she fires his way and wants to make things right. Luckily, a twist of fate gives him the opportunity. The catch is that he must brave Candy’s fury and her bar’s eccentric, wise-cracking regulars. There are seven theme nights at Hard Candy and he’ll have to survive them all.

Now Candy’s willing to concede that Trent has his uses, and Trent’s getting a taste for walking on the weird side. But opposites don’t attract without friction and for Candy, vulnerability is dangerous.

Whatever this is, it better not be a f*cking romance.

Fall returns every year | Name an old favourite that you’d like to return to soon.

My lovely sister is buying a few books I love in physical copies for Christmas, and I think Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia is on that list, so I’m sure going to reread it.

Goodreads Blurb:

Her story is a phenomenon. Her life is a disaster.

In the real world, Eliza Mirk is shy, weird, and friendless. Online, she’s LadyConstellation, the anonymous creator of the wildly popular webcomic Monstrous Sea. Eliza can’t imagine enjoying the real world as much as she loves the online one, and she has no desire to try.

Then Wallace Warland, Monstrous Sea’s biggest fanfiction writer, transfers to her school. Wallace thinks Eliza is just another fan, and as he draws her out of her shell, she begins to wonder if a life offline might be worthwhile.

But when Eliza’s secret is accidentally shared with the world, everything she’s built—her story, her relationship with Wallace, and even her sanity—begins to fall apart.

Fall is the perfect time for cosy reading nights | Share your favourite cosy reading accessories

My favourite thing in the world is listening to a book while in a book, and it’s raining outside.

I’m not tagging anyone because I think everyone who wants to do it has already done it by the time this post is out. However, if you haven’t and you want to consider yourself tagged.

Alex

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