Autumn Book Tag (created by @seelieknight)
No it’s not too early, yes Autumn officially starts on the 22nd of this month…so?
1. Best autumnal themed book cover?
2. Which fictional friend group would you trust with a Ouija board?
3. Which book setting would you love to be celebrating in during Halloween night?
4. Best autumnal food description inside of a story?
5. Which fictional character would you dress as?
6. An antagonist you would pledge your allegiance to?
7. The creepiest book you’ve ever read?
8. A book you’ve yet to read but will read this October?
9. Which fictional character would you put in charge of the decorations for a Halloween party?
1. For the best autumnal themed book cover it’s a tossup between Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon and Uprooted by Naomi Novik. I choose DiA because it’s a beautiful golden orange color that just screams orange and I choose Uprooted cover because it’s a golden yellow and has a tree/forest theme on the cover. I haven’t read Uprooted yet but its on my Autumn reads list
2. This is such an important question! The first friend group that came to mind was Blue Sargent and her Raven Boys from The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater. Simply because they love the paranormal but I have a sneaking suspicion that Gansey would try to conjure up some long dead magical Welsh person and we’d all be fucked.
3. Is it considered cheating if you use Harry Potter for two answers? Oh well! To me Harry Potter is all things autumn for sure. As a kid I wanted nothing more than to be in the Great Hall during the Halloween feast and even now it’s still #halloweengoals. In the movies the floating pumpkins and all the british sweets looked like the ultimate Halloween time.
4. Back it again with the Harry Potter…yes yes yes. For this I have to go with Butterbeer!!! Just like nothing screams autumn to me like HP when I think of autumn food I always think of butterbeer and pumpkin juice from Harry Potter (besides everything pumpkin and toffee apples) Butterbeer is always served warm and its always frothy in a big mug and it gives off all those cozy autumn feels.
5. Hmmm this was a tough one but I have to pick to dress as Claire Fraser from the Outlander series/books. On the show she wears the most amazing period pieces! Gorgeous dresses and comfy knit wear and very autumnal plaid ensembles. Every episode I just admire her wardrobe more and more. It doesn’t hurt that I love everything historical, Scottish and have a weird obsession with knitting and plaid.
6. Here I go again with Harry Potter..but I just have to pick Draco for this one. He is literally my favorite villain and I have pledged my allegiance to him since I was 13. I love him and I don’t think he’s a villain and I usually make friends with anyone I meet who loves him and ships Dramione.
7. This is easy; the creepiest book I’ve ever read was Dark Places by Gillian Flynn. I couldn’t read that book in the dark always had to be outside in the sun reading it that’s how dark, twisted and creepy it was. The book has to do with this woman who survived her family being brutally murdered when she was a child and how she has to reconnect with her past when new details of the murder resurface. The book made me so scared I couldn’t finish it but I hope to soon.
8. I have a ton that could go on this list but look out for my Autumn Reads post that will be going on the Autumnal Equinox! But for this question I will say A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness. I’m doing a buddy read of this with my book spirit animal Melanie and I can’t wait.
9. Ok this was hard to choose. My original choice was April from Parks and Rec but I have to say I’d pick her and Lucian from the A Court of Thornes and Roses series by Sarah J Maas..I just HAVE to..he’s from the Autumn Court and he has beautiful red hair he is the personification of Autumn and he’d know exactly how to make everything autmnAF but April would add a touch of creepy and that’s what I want.