The leaves are changing. The wind is blowing. Autumn is finally here! 🍂 I walked by a row of pumpkin spice and apple cider scented candles today at the store and couldn’t contain my excitement. I am so ready for sweater weather and to snuggle under some blankets with a cup of tea!
Today, I’m doing The Fall Reading Book Tag which I spotted over at Howling Libraries. The colorful, seasonal graphics for this tag were created by the tag’s original creator, Shanah from the Bionic Book Worm.
Looking for Alaska by John Green. I’ve actually owned a physical copy of this book for many years, but I never gave it an actual read until this month. The entire plotline was incredibly intriguing with the “Before” and “After” phases, and I honestly didn’t expect the book to be so deep. What else should I have expected from a John Green book? ☁ Even though it’s still a contemporary novel, it had such a unique twist in terms of the plot, characters, and writing (AKA everything).
Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan. I read this book over the summer before the movie release, and I’m still amazed by the intense and over-the-top drama. It’s literally Gossip Girl meets a Korean drama. 🎬 The plotline hits you by surprise. The characters are showered in opulent wealth, and when everything comes together, you can’t help but be amazed. I’m about to start reading the second book soon, and I can’t wait! Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo. This book is the sequel to Six of Crows, and it is such a phenomenal read. I love this duology so much because there is never a dull moment. Kaz Brekker is one of the greatest anti-heroes of all time, and his mastermind ability to strategically plan his way out of any situation makes him the perfect leader to a ragtag, badass gang of misfits. 👑
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han. The hype from the movie has already passed, but I’m still obsessed. This series really grew on me and always gives me those fluffy contemporary feels. 😍 It’s the perfect pick me up to a long day and fits perfectly with this autumn weather.
The Astonishing Color of After by Emily XR Pan. I’ve fangirled so much about this book because it’s just absolutely amazing. The descriptive colors are parallel to characters’ emotions, and I love how this book brings so much awareness about depression within Asian culture. 💖 My heart was so full at each description about Taiwan and its culture too. Plus, the cover gives me so many fall vibes~
My two most highly anticipated reads this year are definitely Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare and Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J Maas. Both books are finales to amazing series, and I’m so excited to see how everything is going to be wrapped up. It’s definitely a bittersweet feeling to be reunited with these precious characters but also sad because it’s the end of an era. 🌟