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Book Tag: It’s Finally Fall 🍁

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🍁 In fall, the air is crisp and clear: name a book with a vivid setting!

The Creakers by Tom Fletcher definitely made me feel like I was literally there in the story with all the characters trying to save the day. It reminded me so much of Home Alone which I used to rewatch constantly as a kid.

🍁 Nature is beautiful… but also dying: name a book that is beautifully written, but also deals with a heavy topic like loss or grief

I read Salt to the sea by Ruta Sepetys this summer and it made me cry like a baby! It was such an emotional roller coaster but Ruta has done an amazing job with the book.

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Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys (ignore my gross ass nail pls) MY OPINION: As a history major, I expected to fall in love with this book. While I don’t think I necessarily did that, I still enjoyed it. It’s not my favorite book I’ve ever read but it’s still interesting and unique compared to my usual reading endeavors. Salt to the Sea is a historical fiction novel that takes place in 1945 about four young people from different countries who make their way to the Wilhelm Gustloff ship that carried German evacuees away from Prussia where Soviet forces were steadily advancing. I liked that the story was told from four different perspectives because they all came from different cultures and had different views. The character of Alfred is meant to be distinctly unlikable but apart from that, I found him slightly irrelevant compared to the other three and wasn’t sure how I felt about him being made such a central character. I also appreciated the very short sections that made up the narration as it makes reading easier for people with a short attention span, like me. If you’ve never heard of the Wilhelm Gustloff sinking (which I hadn’t before I read this) I suggest learning about it even if you don’t want to read the book. It’s one of the biggest maritime disasters in our history yet is virtually unknown by many. RECOMMENDATION: I would recommend this to anyone who loves historical fiction or reading about World War II, as well as people who like the type of narration that rotates between a set of characters. If you don’t like sad stories or sad endings, you might want to stay away from this one. RATING: 📚📚📚📚 If you’ve read this book, what did you think of it?

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🍁 Fall is back to school season: share a non-fiction book that taught you something new.

I love reading non-fiction books! I am a huge geek and learning is quite fun for me so I always have at least one non-fiction book on my night stand. The most recent one I read was Shinrin-Yoku by Dr Qing Li. It talks about forest bathing and the positive physical and mental effects of nature.

🍁 In order to keep warm, it’s good to spend some time with the people we love: name a fictional family/household/friend-group that you’d like to be a part of.

Everyone probably says this but they are the BEST FAMILY ever – The Weasleys, ladies and gents! I would love to spend more time with them especially around Christmas. Cosiness overload!

🍁 The colorful leaves are piling up on the ground: show us a pile of fall-colored spines!

All yellow, orange, dark red 🧡

🍁 Fall is the perfect time for some storytelling by the fireside: share a book wherein somebody is telling a story.

I will share one of my favourite books I read a while ago – The wrath and the dawn by Rehee Ahdieh. It’s a retelling of A thousand and one night and it’s so atmospheric and beautifully written!

🍁 The nights are getting darker: share a dark, creepy read.

One of my all time favourite creepy books is Bird Box by Josh Malerman. It’s this weird mix between thriller, dystopia and horror. It drags you right into the middle of an apocalypse which no one knows how and why it started. So good!

🍁 The days are getting colder: name a short, heartwarming read that could warm up somebody’s cold and rainy day

Anne of Green Gables is the perfect story for curling up on the sofa, cuddling with a fluffy blanket and drinking some chamomile tea!

🍁 Fall (luckily, it’s my favorite season) returns every year: name an old favorite that you’d like to return to soon.

Lara Jeaaaaaan 🧡 I would love to read To all the boys I’ve loved before series again! It represents home and family for me and I love spending time with the Song girls.

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I can't believe I forgot to post my final Lara Jean review! Let's fix that! . Always and Forever Lara Jean by Jenny Han 📚 Reading these books one after the other does make it a little hard to rememeber what exactly happened in each book. The thing that sticks out to me the most about this particular book was: Lara Jean was driving me crazy for over half of the book! Lara Jean and Peter really are in their stride in the beginning of the book. And I loved it. It's what we've all been waiting for! Then, she just totally changes her perspective and kind of becomes, mean. Not intentionally, but still. As always I enjoyed the family dynamic! There's a lot of changes happening with the Song girls and their adorable father. And I enjoyed it all! Overall I really loved this series. I can see myself rereading the entire series in the future! I'm so glad bookstagram made me do it! As far as this book, there was a lot that frustrated me but also a lot I really loved. I appreciated everyone coming into their own. It was well done, and added good clouser. I stayed true to the rest of the series and gave it 🌟🌟🌟🌟's! What was your favorite book in the series? Did you feel satisfied with how it ended? Am I the only one that was frustrated with Lara Jean? 😬 . . . . #booksofinstagram #bookreview #bookstagrammer #bookstagram #bookstagramfeatures #bookfeaturepage #bookishfeatures #bookish #bookphotography #bookworm #booklove #booklovers #bookstagrammademedoit #bibliophile #readabook #read #readers #reader #readinglove #reading #review #instareads #instabooks #igreads #jennyhanbooks #jennyhan #larajean #toalltheboysivelovedbefore #alwaysandforeverlarajean

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🍁 Fall is the perfect time for cozy reading nights: share your favorite cozy reading “accessories”!

Blankets. Definitely blankets. Fluffy ones to be precise!

🍁 Spread the autumn appreciation and tag some people!

I tag anyone who wants to do it 🧡

I really hoped you enjoyed the post and found some new book recommendations. If you were wondering why there were so many instagram photos, well I decided to give shout outs to lovely people who create gorgeous photos. I hope you don’t mind.

Smiles and pandas,

Krisi

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