Book Tag – The Cozy Autumn Book Tag

As I am participating in Blogtober (posting every day but Sundays) I wanted to plan out some breaks from reviews and I always find book tags are such a fun way to explore other bookish topics. This week I am feeling all cozy and doing the Cozy Autumn Book tag. I found the tag via Kirsten Kraves Books. The tag was created by The Book Belle.


What book always reminds you of autumn?

The Night Circus
Erin Morgenstern

Autumn for me is all about the nights closing in, so snuggling up blankets, the wind and the rain of Scotland battering at the window and just falling into a book. Its this time of year I find myself itching to return to The Night Circus. This is just so full of immersive worldbuilding, warm red scarves, the smell of hot chocolate, cinnamon and toffee. Also long nights means the circus is open for longer!

What is your favourite autumnal book cover?

The Girl in the Tower
Katherine Arden

The Winternight Trilogy #2

About the book:

This Fairyloot edition of The Girl in the Tower just has such gorgeous Autumnal vibes. While the whole trilogy just screams winter, but this cover with the reds and oranges all the leaves falling over the cover all crisp against the black just has all those autumn colours.

What is your favourite autumnal drink to read with?

I love all those flavours that we associated with Autumn. Apple, pear, cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom all of them just make me think of this time of the year. The last four months of the year really are my favourite. However, i will commit the ultimate crime and say I don’t like pumpkin spice lattes. So I would either go for a mocha or teapigs apple & cinnamon tea.

Do you prefer to read late at night or early in the morning?

Both, I love being around when it feels like the world is asleep. So I will read in the morning though I mostly write in the mornings. However, I love sitting in my window seat as the sunsets and all the lights come up across the city and reading.

Halloween is coming! What is your favourite spooky read? 

Christina Henry

I love Alice in Wonderland and really enjoy reading retellings of the story but none are as spine chilling and gruesome as Christina Henry’s reframing of the classic tale. It is very dark and creepy, with elements of body horror and gore. It puts a very dark and sinister twist on such well known characters and I really enjoyed it.

What is the ultimate comfort read for you? 

The Night circus
Erin Morgenstern

I had to pick The Night Circus again. It is my definitely my comfort read. I will always return to the circus. I love all the luscious descriptions and love getting lost in them all. I re-read portions all the time and if I had to pick one book to read over and over again it would be this one.

What is your favourite autumnal reading snack?

Gingerbread men. I love super spicy, crunchy gingerbread men especially if they have been half dipped in dark chocolate. When everyone else loves PSL arriving at Starbucks marking the start of Autumn for me its when the coffee shops start putting out the gingerbread people.

What is your favourite autumnal candle to burn whilst reading?

I don’t burn candles often as two curious cats make them dangerous but I do have an electric wax melter and currently my home is filled with sagewood and sea salt scent. I love woody scents in Autumn. I have an oak and tobacco wax melt that I think I will put on next.

When youโ€™re not reading, what is your favourite autumnal activity? 

I crochet and knit. Anything that requires being all snuggled up. I am currently working on a huge crochet blanket, which I will hopefully finish soon.

Edinburgh also has a lot of events going on. Only this past weekend we had the Dusherra celebrations (A Hindi festival) which had hours of music and dancing ending with a big bonfire and fireworks display.

The Dusherra fireworks celebrations on Calton Hill – the view from my window

What is on your autumn/fall reading list?

I have a TBR for all the Spooky witchy books I am wanting to read this month which you can find here

5 thoughts on “Book Tag – The Cozy Autumn Book Tag

  1. I enjoyed reading this post. I always struggle with tags at this time of year as a lot of them focus on spooky reads and I really don’t like them. This version of Alice doesn’t appeal to me at all, far too gruesome. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ I need to skip over halloween and jump straight into Christmas.

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    1. Yeah I really liked this tag. I liked it had a nice mix of questions. Christina Henry’s writing is definitely an acquired taste. Her retelling of Peter Pan is my favourite it’s so dark and psychological.


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