Doing a fall tag. Tis the season.
Found it here.
1. In fall, the air is crisp and clear: name a book with a vivid setting!
This is a series that transported me to the foggy, gaslit streets of London. Among many excellent things she does, K.J. Charles creates an immersive atmosphere. As I mentioned in one of my reviews of her books, the way she writes about London is like opening a door and being hit by the smell of Thames and a barrage of Anglo accents. This is especially the case with Sins of the Cities.
2. Nature is beautiful… but also dying: name a book that is beautifully written, but also deals with a heavy topic like loss or grief
I don’t really gravitate towards books with heavy topics because I don’t want to be buried under a pile of emotions. These two books deal with such serious topics as mental illness (Broken) and grief (Tallowwood). They don’t pull any punches yet they don’t overwhelm either.
3. Fall is back to school season: share a non-fiction book that taught you something new
Gender Queer is where I learned new words to describe me.
I always struggled with non-fiction so graphic novels are the way to go.
4. 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
I can’t decide if I want to wreck havoc and mayhem with the Unbreakable Boys or be neck deep in trouble with the Society of Gentlemen. I also remember a time when I wanted to be a cat adopted by Tom and Sanders from Witches of London: Eagle’s Shadow.
5. The colorful leaves are piling up on the ground: show us a pile of fall-colored spines!
6. Fall is the perfect time for some storytelling by the fireside: share a book wherein somebody is telling a story
My soft boy Robbie tells the story of his past as the narrative jumps from vivid flashbacks to dreamlike present. Heartsong was disorienting and gutwrenching but the Bennet Pack is so worth it.
7. The nights are getting darker: share a dark, creepy read
Straight up MM horror is not very common so this is on my TBR. A story about a choir director and his boyfriend being stalked by a demon hell-bent on possession.
8. The days are getting colder: name a short, heartwarming read that could warm up somebody’s cold and rainy day
This best friends to lovers story is the fluffliest floof to ever fluff. I read this long time ago and just melted into warm goo. I couldn’t find my post about it anymore. This is due for a reread.
9. Fall (luckily, it’s my favorite season) returns every year: name an old favorite that you’d like to return to soon
I still remember that momentous scene when things shifted for Beraht and Dieter. One minute they were at each other throats then BAM! Stars and kisses. Prisoner was one of my earliest MM experience. About time I relive the moment.
10. Fall is the perfect time for cozy reading nights: share your favorite cozy reading “accessories”!
Uhm…I don’t really “accessorize” when I read. I don’t drink, use special blankets or anything. I just have my book.