It’s autumn, and it’s Thursday, so it must be time for an autumn themed book tag. I am a huge fan of autumn. I love the colours, the crisp air, the crunchy leaves and the fact I can bring out all my cosy jumpers and scarves. The Cosy Autumn Tag was created by Lucy a YouTuber at Book Belle.
1. What book always reminds you of fall/autumn?
I am not a seasonal reader, so I don’t really associate specific books with specific seasons. However, if forced to pick I would say Alice Hoffman’s Practical Magic. It’s the perfect witchy read for this time of year. I’m also a big fan of the film, which is my go to Halloween watch.
2. What is your favourite autumnal book cover?
I think Circe by Madeline Miller and Ink by Alice Broadway win this for me. Both have gorgeous copper foil on their covers which always remind me of autumn.
3. What is your favourite autumnal drink to read with?
I am prepared to be flamed for this, but I don’t like any of the traditional autumn drinks (I shall not be accepting vegetables into my coffee, thank you kind sir). I mostly stick to black coffee, though I am partial to a chai tea latte (made with coconut milk), or more recently a bees knees gin cocktail (which has the added benefit of helping with colds and sniffles).
4. Do you prefer to read late at night or early in the morning?
I don’t like to do anything early in the morning. I am not a morning person, even less so at this time of year when it’s colder and darker. So, late at night I guess! I do most of my reading before bed or when I am travelling.
5. Halloween is coming! What is your favourite spooky read?
I don’t enjoy spooky things. Witchy and a bit dark, yes. Scary, absolutely not. I did really love Melinda Salisbury’s Hold Back the Tide though, which was spooky in a slow, creeping kind of way.
6. What is the ultimate comfort read for you?
Oooh, this is a tough question. I don’t have a specific comfort read. I do have a soft spot for anything witchy though, so maybe that’s my comfort genre?
7. What is your favourite autumnal reading snack?
Cake. My favourite snack is always cake. Or brunch if I’m having a reading date with Steph.
8. What is your favourite autumnal candle to burn whilst reading?
I burn candles all the time. My favourite for autumn is Embers from St Eval candles. It smells like a log fire, which is absolutely perfect for this time of year. I’m also a big fan of their Bay and Rosemary one, which is delightfully autumnal.
9. When you’re not reading, what is your favourite autumnal activity?
Walking in the crunchy leaves through a forest, or by the sea all wrapped up. I also enjoy blackberry picking (although they were a bit early this year) and napping. Napping is a great autumn activity.
10. What is on your autumn/fall reading list?
I shared my TBR for this month yesterday. If I make it through those then next on my list are: Witches Steeped in Gold by Ciannon Smart and Winterwood by Shea Ernshaw.
What’s on your winter TBR? Are you a fan of autumn?