I’m very excited about todays post! I saw the video version on Peruse Project’s channel, and I loved it. Fall is my favorite season, so what better way to celebrate the leaves changing colors than with a post completely inspired by this beautiful time of year? Let’s get going, I’m so excited to share this with you all!
1. Crunching Leaves: The world is full of color, choose a book that has reds, oranges, and yellows on the cover.
Livie has always been the stable one of the two Cleary sisters, handling her parents’ tragic death and Kacey’s self-destructive phase with strength and maturity. But underneath that exterior is a little girl hanging onto the last words her father ever spoke to her. “Make me proud,” he had said. She promised she would…and she’s done her best over the past seven years with every choice, with every word, with every action.
Livie walks into Princeton with a solid plan, and she’s dead set on delivering on it: Rock her classes, set herself up for medical school, and meet a good, respectable guy that she’s going to someday marry. What isn’t part of her plan are Jell-O shots, a lovable, party animal roommate she can’t say ‘no’ to, and Ashton, the gorgeous captain of the men’s rowing team. Definitely him. He’s an arrogant ass who makes Livie’s usually non-existent temper flare and everything she doesn’t want in a guy. Worse, he’s best friends and roommates with Connor, who happens to fits Livie’s criteria perfectly. So why does she keep thinking about Ashton?
As Livie finds herself facing mediocre grades, career aspirations she no longer thinks she can handle, and feelings for Ashton that she shouldn’t have, she’s forced to let go of her last promise to her father and, with it, the only identity that she knows.
I absolutely loved this book, it was so fantastic, truthfully, I’m dying to reread it already! The cover just happens to have some of the prettiest leaves I’ve ever seen on a book. It may not be all red, orange, and yellow, but it definitely reminds me of autumn in the best way.
2. Cozy Sweater: It’s finally cold enough to don warm, cozy clothing. What book gives you the warm fuzzies?
“ONCE UPON A TIME” IS TIMELESS.
Young, beautiful, and wealthy, Emma Pennington is accustomed to a very comfortable life. Although war rages abroad, she hardly feels its effect. She and her mother travel from their home in Britain to the family estate in Belgium, never imagining that the war could reach them there. But it does.
Soon Emma finds herself stranded in a war-torn country, utterly alone. Enemy troops fight to take over her estate, leaving her with no way to reach her family, and no way out.
With all of her attention focused on survival and escape, Emma hardly expects to find love. But the war will teach her that life is unpredictable, people aren’t always what they seem, and magic is lurking everywhere.
To be honest, I can’t even tell you how many times I have read this book. It’s in between the middle grade and young adult age group, but I love it all the same. It definitely always makes me feel cozy and happy, and it has been a comfort to me since I picked it up years ago.
3. Fall Storm: The wind is howling and the rain is pounding. Choose your favorite book or genre that you like to read on a stormy day.
When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder― much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing―not even a smear of blood―to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?
This is Clary’s first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It’s also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace’s world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know…
So you probably have heard of the Mortal Instruments, and if you haven’t picked them up, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? It’s so good, and after you read it, you can read the Infernal Devices series, and you’re going to be set for a while. Since we’re here, my favorite genre for storms is either something with a fantasy element, or a romance aspect. Recently I’ve been leaning toward romance, but I think it’s because I’m so busy, and I don’t really have the time to get really into a new fantasy world, which sucks. When I do have time to though, I will definitely dive into some new worlds.
4. Cool Crisp Air: What’s the coolest character you’d want to trade places with?
When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.
As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she’s been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow grows over the faerie lands, and Feyre must find a way to stop it… or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.
Feyre is such a badass, and I love her as a character. She is such a strong willed character, and I think that switching shoes with her (especially if Tamlin is around), would be so cool. On top of the awesome plot line, the world that Maas has created is awesome, and I loved it.
5. Hot Apple Cider: What under hyped book do you want to see become the next biggest, hottest thing?
If seventeen-year-old Skylar Evans were a typical Creek View girl, her future would involve a double-wide trailer, a baby on her hip, and the graveyard shift at Taco Bell. But after graduation, the only thing standing between straightedge Skylar and art school are three minimum-wage months of summer. Skylar can taste the freedom—that is, until her mother loses her job and everything starts coming apart. Torn between her dreams and the people she loves, Skylar realizes everything she’s ever worked for is on the line.
Nineteen-year-old Josh Mitchell had a different ticket out of Creek View: the Marines. But after his leg is blown off in Afghanistan, he returns home, a shell of the cocksure boy he used to be. What brings Skylar and Josh together is working at the Paradise—a quirky motel off California’s dusty Highway 99. Despite their differences, their shared isolation turns into an unexpected friendship and soon, something deeper.
When this book came out, there was a lot of hype surrounding it, but after it had been out for a while, I’ve heard little to nothing about it. This book is so fantastic, and I love it so so much, I definitely think that more people should pick it up, and it is so worth your time!
6. Coat, Scarf, and Mittens: The weather has turned cold and it’s time to cover up. What’s the most embarrassing book cover you own that you’d like to keep hidden in public?
Everything’s coming together for budding fashion designer Carolina Preston. Only months away from having her own line, she could use some publicity. That’s when her brother suggests his best friend as a model – hockey player Drew Hogan.
Carolina and Drew already have a history – a hot one, back in college. Unforgettable for Carolina, but for Drew, just another slap shot. This time, though, it’s different. His perfect body would be for professional use only. This time, she could use him.
Drew is all for it. He’s looking forward to the exposure. Plus, it would give him a chance to prove to Carolina that he’s changed. If only he could thaw her emotions, convince her to let down her guard – and let him in just one more time…
So this book has a cover that is a little weird to show off in public. It’s definitely a steamy read, and I really liked it but reading a book with a half naked man and a eight pack front and center means that its more of a “read at home” kind of book. This book is definitely for older audiences, but if you’re in the right age group, and you like romance, you should definitely give this one a whirl!
7. Pumpkin Spice: What’s your favorite fall time comfort food(s)?
My very favorite thing to eat in autumn is a bowl of soup. I don’t know what it is about the weather starting to get chilly, but I just want to curl up and eat something that makes me feel warm and happy on the inside, and soup is a pretty great way for me to get in the fall mood!
So that is all I have for you guys! If you have done this tag, please link it for me in the comment section, I would love to see some of your picks. If you haven’t, I tag you! This is a great way to get in the seasonal spirit, and I would love to see what you guys think!