Fall is here 😀 and Halloween is on the way, so my plan is to do a BOOK TAG WEEK leading up to Halloween. From now until Halloween, I’ll mostly post book tags. They will all be fall or Halloween themed.
I hope you’ll get some great book recommendations from them.
Picky Eaters, Pt. 1 by S.J. Higbee
It was the first thing to pop in my head. It’s a fantasy short story about a great, old dragon babysitting his grandkids. It was a light, fun, quick read that was entertaining.
Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
It has a lot of well-deserved hype, like pumpkin spiced lattes (which I LOVE!! I’ve had about 3 or 4 of them since fall got here). I finished reading this yesterday and really liked it. It’s a historical fiction, gothic novel set in 1950s Mexico about a vivacious young woman who’s sent to the dour manor of her cousin’s husband to see what ails her cousin. It was a compelling read that started out a bit slow but quickly snatched my attention with its suspense.
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series by Ann Brashares
These are my go-to books for questions about friendship. I really admire the friendship between the four girls in the books I’ve read so far. I also like the friendship between Harry, Ron, and Hermione in the Harry Potter books, but I often think Harry is a better friend to Ron than Hermione.
Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen
It’s a romance novel with a hint of fantasy set in a small town in North Carolina. It’s about the Waverley sisters, who unite after several years estrangement. The Waverleys are known for their garden in which is an apple tree that bears fruit that foretells the future once eaten. I really enjoyed this story and found it very heartwarming.
First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen
This is the second book in the, what’s now, Waverley Family duology. A couple years have passed since the events in the first book and now the Waverleys are anxiously awaiting the blossoming of their apple tree, which always throws them into a tizzy. I loved this book too. I chose it because one of the Waverleys, Claire, is a fantastic cook. By this book, her catering business has boomed and she’s now making candy. (I’d love to try some of her dishes… and candy.)
The Tea Dragon Tapestry by Katie O’Neill (illus.)
I bought myself a copy a few days ago and was beyond excited for it. Now I have all three books. 🙂
Hope you’re having a great autumn so far.
Despite all that’s going on, I’m enjoying it. It’s one of my favorite seasons and already I’m rocking my boots and some scarves and drinking hot chocolate and pumpkin spiced lattes (sans espresso, eww!) although it’s very warm for this time of year where I’m at.