I found this tag over on Elaine Howlin’s blog, and I figured I would sneak in one more Fall-themed book tag before we “officially” transition over to winter talk next month. Technically Southern California doesn’t experience any real wintery weather until February, but it’s a weird seasonal bubble. Honestly, it’s just started to feel like Fall here.
1. What book always reminds you of fall/autumn?
I recently just finished Burn Our Bodies Down, and even though it takes place in the middle of the summer, the entire thing, from cover to overall vibe, screams FALL. Maybe it’s the orange cover ?? Maybe it’s all the dry ass corn & spooky shit going on ?? Maybe it’s Maybelline ??
2. What is your favourite autumnal book cover?
I’d have to say Circe, because look at that undercover! It’s truly one of my favorites, and it’s also a great example of why you should always consider purchasing UK editions of books.
3. What is your favourite autumnal drink to read with?
I love hot chocolate with homemade whipped cream. Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf actually makes a really delicious hot chocolate mix.
4. Do you prefer to read late at night or early in the morning?
I am slightly nocturnal when left off a schedule for too long, so I definitely get more reading done at night. I’ve also pulled quite a few all-nighters because a book was too good to set down.
5. Halloween is coming! What is your favourite spooky read?
Lol Halloween has already passed, but my favorite spooky book has to be In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware. It was the first mystery I’d read that had enough going on, on top of the “thriller-y” plot, to it keep my attention. It also turned Ruth Ware into my first (& only) auto-read author for mystery/thriller books.
6. What is the ultimate comfort read for you?
Before 2019 I probably would have said Percy Jackson and the Olympians, but that long-reigning favorite has finally been dethroned. Since August 2019 I’ve read The Folk of the Air series 4 times, so it’s fitting to call them my new favorite comfort read. I can’t wait to dig into my copy of How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories once it arrives later this week.
7. What is your favourite autumnal reading snack?
I’ve been loving the Sugar Plum Danish from Starbucks lately. Sorry, it’s the only snack I’ve eaten recently that’s even vaguely autumnal.
8. What is your favourite autumnal candle to burn whilst reading?
I love a solid Spiced Apple scent. I picked up one from Colonial Candles a couple years ago, and now I’m hooked.
9. When you’re not reading, what is your favourite autumnal activity?
If I couldn’t get cozy and read a book, then I would have to smother myself under a huge pile of blankets and watch a good rom-com. It would probably just be 27 Dresses for the 100th time, but it’s fine.
10. What is on your autumn/fall reading list?
Alicia Cook’s new poetry collection, Sorry I Haven’t Texted You Back, is at the top of my to-read list.
Thanks for reading!