I saw Ren Strange’s take on the Pumpkin Spice Latte book tag and thought it was so cute and fall-ey that I had to do it myself. Normally I’m not a book tag person (not against them, I just don’t think to do them), but this one hit me in just the right way. I think that might be because my reading selection changes a lot in the fall; I feel much more in the mood for spooky and paranormal reads, obviously, as well as fantasy for some reason.
So if you’re looking for a little fall reading inspiration, keep scrolling!
Pumpkin Spice Latte: A book everyone likes to shit on but is delicious
It makes me so sad that this book has poor reviews, which I chalk up to an unlikable MC. This book was a total binge-read, and the atmosphere, writing, and magical ambiguity were right up my alley. I received it as an ARC, but I’ve considered buying a physical copy—that’s how much I liked this.
Fall is My Favorite Season: A cliché you can’t get enough of
Slow burn. Arghhhhh I love this trope so much.
Sweater Weather in the AM and T-Shirt Weather by the Time You Get Out of Work/School: A book you thought was one thing but was completely different by the end
I was promised aliens by the cover, and this book did not deliver. What it did provide was too many characters and a lot of navel-gazing. Sad pass on this one. 😦
Spoops: Spooky books on your TBR
Um, I feel like half of my TBR is spooky; this girl looooves her horror. So I’ll pick three.
I love Daniel Kraus’s voice (he’s the author of The Shape of Water), and I’m all about aliens at the moment due to my WIP, so I’m super excited for his YA thriller with aliens which releases next year. I’m praying that I’m picked off the ARC list.
I’ve heard a lot about this author, and I love the retro cover. Very excited to dive into this book now that Halloween season is almost upon us.
I still haven’t read anything by Nevill (he wrote the book behind the awesome movie The Ritual), but I am always here for a cult story.
Tarot Reading: A five-star prediction
My Beauty and the Beast research continues, and this retelling just sounds so good, and I’m just so certain it will be great.
Sephora Sage & Crystal Set: A book that means well but missed the mark by a landslide
Like When the Sky Fell on Splendor up above, I desperately wanted to like this book, but clunky sentences, too many characters, and not much plot made for a very rocky read.
What’s on your TBR for fall? Any spooky or autumnal-feeling reads that you recommend?