I wasn’t necessarily tagged to do this tag, but I love fall, and I’ve been wanting to do a fall book tag. Since it’s officially fall, I figured it was time. I originally saw this tag over at The Awkward Book Blogger, so if you aren’t following her blog, go do that because she has some amazing content.
This tag definitely got me in the fall mood, and now I want to curl up with a hot cup of coffee, a cozy blanket and a good book.
I figured I’d share the most recent books that I’ve bought, and I thought I might do something similar in the future when I buy a handful of books. And I think I’m going to stick to physical books and ebooks only because I don’t buy those types of books that often. And every so often, I want to treat myself to some books, ya know?
I was planning on doing this post on Wednesday, but I wasn’t reading anything then. And honestly, at that time, I wasn’t in the mood to read anything for some reason. But then I watched a BookTube video by Riley Marie (check out her channel; it’s amazing), which sparked my interest in so many new books that I didn’t have on my TBR. It was centered around fall book recommendations, and a lot of the books she mentioned I was immediately interested in reading. They were exactly what I didn’t know I was in the mood to read.
Needless to say, I added a many books to my TBR, and one of them I decided to pick up right away since it was pretty short. And the concept really intrigued me.
With the beginning of the school year upon us, I figured it’d be fun to discuss some required books that you might have had (or do have) to read in school. Personally, there were many books that I was required to read in school that I just wasn’t a fan of. But then again, I wasn’t a big reader when I was in middle school. It wasn’t until high school when I became the reader I am now. But I decided to discuss the required books that I enjoyed and didn’t enjoy while I was in school since it’s been a while since I’ve been in school. Which reminds me how old I am and how long it’s been since I actually had required reading.
I just want to preface this by saying that some of these books are classics and pretty well loved. When I read them, I was a teenager, and I didn’t really like classics. I did enjoy some of them, but I just want to mention that these are my personal opinions and don’t necessarily reflect the quality of these books. Also, I’m not going to go into too much detail about these books since they’re well known, and I feel like a lot of people know of them and even have read many of them in school.
But without any further ado, let’s get onto the books! They’re not in any particular order.
A young girl in Harlem discovers slam poetry as a way to understand her mother’s religion and her own relationship to the world. Debut novel of renowned slam poet Elizabeth Acevedo.
Xiomara Batista feels unheard and unable to hide in her Harlem neighborhood. Ever since her body grew into curves, she has learned to let her fists and her fierceness do the talking.
But Xiomara has plenty she wants to say, and she pours all her frustration and passion onto the pages of a leather notebook, reciting the words to herself like prayers—especially after she catches feelings for a boy in her bio class named Aman, who her family can never know about. With Mami’s determination to force her daughter to obey the laws of the church, Xiomara understands that her thoughts are best kept to herself.
So when she is invited to join her school’s slam poetry club, she doesn’t know how she could ever attend without her mami finding out, much less speak her words out loud. But still, she can’t stop thinking about performing her poems.
Because in the face of a world that may not want to hear her, Xiomara refuses to be silent.
I know that it’s not quite fall yet, but I figured I’d plan out some books that I want to read during this cozy season. I’m not sure about any of you guys, but I’m a mood reader. And during the fall, I’m usually in the mood to read fantasy books, especially ones with a lot of atmosphere and magic. Basically anything that feels magical and whimsical while I’m reading but also takes place in another world other than our own. Something that I can curl up with under a warm blanket while drinking some sort of hot beverage.
Also, being that Halloween is in this season, I want to read some spooky books. Nothing too scary; I’m not really into horror novels. But anything that’s creepy and spooky is fine. I just want to feel like I’m in the Halloween spirit. I tend to do that in October; I’ll watch or read anything that is kind of spooky or creepy. I especially like watching Hocus Pocus or The Nightmare Before Christmas or Coraline. Those tend to be my go-to’s, but there are so many good Halloween movies.
I’m not going to go into too much detail about each book, but I’ll do something similar to my Summer Reading Plans where I list the books I plan on reading. But let’s get onto the books!
I decided to do another one of these posts. They’re a lot of fun because I can talk about books that have been on my TBR for a while and haven’t thought about in so long. And honestly, it helps me figure out if I want to keep a book on my TBR or not. There are some books that have been on my TBR for so long that I don’t have any interest in reading them.
Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme that was started by Lauren’s Page Turners. The meme is pretty easy to follow, to participate simply choose a random book from your TBR and explain why you want to read it! I originally saw this post on A Little Haze Book Blog, who is amazing and you should definitely check their blog out.
In choosing the book from my TBR, I used a random number generator in order to see which book I was going to talk about.
I decided to do this tag since I was tagged by Frappes and Fiction. So a big thanks for tagging me! Definitely check out their blog for some great content!
I haven’t actually listened to the Taylor Swift album that inspired this tag, but I’m certainly interested in doing so after I finish this. Or maybe I’ll listen to the songs while answering the questions.
But anyway, let’s get onto the tag!
1.Link to the original creator: Ilsa @ A Whisper Of Ink 2.Tag at least 3 people. 3.Declare the rules and list of prompts in your post. 4.Thank whoever tagged you and link to their post.
How is it September already? Seriously, where did the year go? Then again, I’ve been saying this every month this year. I’m shocked at how fast this year is flying by.
This month I didn’t have much of a plan in terms of the books that I chose to add to this list. I want to say that they’re books that will probably give me fall vibes, meaning they’re atmospheric and whimsical. But I’m not sure if all of them are. Honestly, these are just books that I knew I would be in the mood to read. Though, this list might change depending on what I feel in the moment. I might also add more to this list as the month goes on considering I only put 5-6 books on.