The Fall Book Tag


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.

The rules:

  • 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

4867141I’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

32968558All 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

22299763Crooked 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

13414716The 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!

4 thoughts on “The Fall Book Tag

  1. YAY I’m glad you’re enjoying An Arrow’s Flight!! It’s SO WEIRD and uncomfortable at times but it’s so great and different. That world building is so unique.

    I’m curious to see what you think of the John Boyne novel, I’ve never read anything by him either and I’m almost afraid I won’t enjoy anything as much as THIF.

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    • I’m so into it!!! Usually I prefer reading more than one book at once but now I’m REALLY into that and the Scorpio Races so I’m just like DANG I CAN’T KEEP UP WITH EVERYTHING

      I know same??? My friend who loved THIF who is super picky with rating books just gave the Absolutist 5 stars so WE SHALL SEE…….. I feel like even if I hate it though I’m still going to read all of Boyne’s novels in a futile search for a second THIF


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