I can’t believe we’re more than halfway through fall and I haven’t done a autumn-themed book tag yet! So this is more like a Almost-Done-Autumn tag, ha. This one is going to be more Thanksgiving focused because I’ve got my mom’s vegetarian stuffing on my mind 🙂
BOOK TAG RULES
- answer the questions 🙂
- link back to the creator (katieonthecase)
- anyone who reads this- consider yourself tagged! or tag a few friends at the bottom.
1. THANKSGIVING: What book, series, or author are you most thankful for?
I’m going to go with book here and say Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple. This heart-warming and LOL-funny book got me through a rough patch when I first moved to New York and straight up never wanted to leave my apartment. I basically was Bernadette, which was so ridiculous that it was comical. I also read it right after my mom did, and we discussed it together after, so I really felt a mom-daughter connection while reading. We ALSO recently saw the movie together, and I’m just really grateful for these bonding moments, so thank you Where’d You Go, Bernadette and Maria Semple!
2. MAC N CHEESE: What character is the best side kick or best friend?
Mac n cheese is for sure my favorite Thanksgiving side dish, and my favorite side kick characters would have to be Nora and Hopper in Night Film by Marisha Pessl. Discussing Night Film could take multiple blog posts as there are so many layers to the characters and story and and even the physical book itself, but I just want to shoutout Nora and Hopper for being the best surprising sidekicks a guy could have!
3. MULLED WINE: What character would you take out for drinks or dinner?
For sure mother-daughter duo Mia and Pearl Warren from Little Fires Everywhere! I loved the endearing bond these two quirky women shared, and I totally understand why this town felt so obsessed with them. Would love to hang out with these two, maybe do some arts and crafts after dinner!
4. TURKEY DECORATIONS: Do you have any fictional animal characters or pets you love?
If I had to choose a fictional animal friend, I would definitely want my own demon like in the His Dark Materials series. Every time Lyra had Pan by her side, it had me wishing I could have a little demon animal tethered to me!
5. PUMPKIN PIE: What is your favorite spooky book from Halloween?
This is tough because I read a lot of creepy books this year around Halloween! But the scariest one had to be The Whisper Man. This book had me legitimately closing and locking my windows, terrified even when I was safely in my own bed and with the lights on. This book wasn’t all scary though, it had such a great parenting message and the bond between generations. Recommended for anyone who loves fast paced (and I mean REALLY fast paced) creepy thrillers!
6. COMFY PANTS: What is your go-to comfort book?
As the name would imply, any cozy mystery is definitely a comfort/ guilty pleasure for me- ESPECIALLY seasonal ones. I’m on my second read of The Diva Runs Out of Thyme by Krista Davis, so I’ll go with that one as my comfort book. It centers around a Thanksgiving stuffing competition, rare cats, crazy vlogger-types, and of course, murder. It’s perfect for this time of fall, and it’s not nearly as cheesy as some other cozies out there. My favorite aspect is the silly but cute Pinterest-style ideas at the beginning of every chapter from the crazy vlogger character, Natasha. I recommend for a cutesy and comforting Thanksgiving time read!
7. LEFTOVERS: What book or series could you read over and over again?
I have to be basic and Harry Potter! Anyone who wouldn’t say that is lying 😉
Happy Friday fellow bookworms! Don’t forget to tag your book loving friends to pass along the tag 🙂 and remember- if you’re reading this- tag you’re it!