I can’t remember if I was tagged to do this at any point but I am BORED so I grabbed this from Steph‘s blog.
- Please link back to me, Bionic Book Worm, as the creator of this tag!! I want to see your answers!!
- Use the graphics – if you want
- Have fun!
Crisp fall air – a book that felt fresh and new
I’m only partway through this, but An Arrow’s Flight by Mark Merlis is unlike anything I’ve ever read before. It’s a retelling of the Trojan War, but it goes a bit avant garde, with Pyrrhus working at a strip club… I’m not really sure how to explain this book BUT I’m really loving it. I’ve read so many Greek mythology and Homeric retellings that I’m loving how different this one is.
Howling winds – an ending that blew you away
All We Shall Know by Donal Ryan… I don’t really know how to talk about this book without giving a lot of the plot away, but suffice to say that I found the ending very striking. I have a thing for novels where characters are punishing themselves for something that they did in their past, and Melody’s particular struggle really resonated with me for whatever reason. (I initially wanted to say Burial Rites but I’m also trying to limit myself to copying only one of Steph’s answers.)
Comfy sweater – a book that gave you the warm and fuzzies
Girl Waits With Gun by Amy Stewart. I’m not usually big on fluffy reads, but I guess I have a weakness for historical ladies kicking ass. This book is such a delight.
Bright colors – a cover with either red, orange, or yellow
The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See. An appropriately autumnal cover! And I really enjoyed the book, too.
Leaf fight – a book with nonstop action
Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo. I don’t read a lot of action-y books but this one definitely fits the bill. How Bardugo was able to pack so much adventure and so many twists and turns into this duology – Crooked Kingdom especially – I will never understand.
Pumpkin spice – your most anticipated read
The Absolutist by John Boyne… After The Heart’s Invisible Furies absolutely destroyed me (aka rocked my world) this summer I’ve been wanting to give Boyne another try, and this is the other novel of his that appeals to me the most. Chelsea kindly gifted me a copy earlier this month so I am going to start it once I finish a couple of the four books I am currently reading, and I am very excited.
Tagging anyone who wants to do this!