(TAG) End of Autumn Recap Tag

Hey guys! Fall/autumn is over and winter approacheth so here’s another recap tag in the vein of my End of Summer Recap Tag from August! I had a huge slump this season but we’ll see how this goes.

For the purposes of this tag, I’ll only be counting September to November as fall/autumn. If this season is different for you, feel free to adjust it 🙂

The Questions

  • Which book can you not stop thinking about?
  • Which book would you rather have not read?
  • What genre did you read the most?
  • Which book surprised you the most?
  • Which book disappointed you the most?
  • What was your favorite cover?
  • What was your favorite fall/autumn release?
  • Which books did you plan on reading, but you never got around to?
  • Which books do you plan on reading in the winter?

Okay, now that I have the questions set, it’s time to answer them.

The Answers

Which book can you not stop thinking about?

The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo keeps coming to mind, mostly because of how different it ended up being to what I was expecting. Still very hallmark Victor Hugo, but it didn’t give me the dark, angry oomph I was looking for. It did give me a lot to think about though.

Which book would you rather have not read?

Probably my ARC of The World on Either Side by Diane Terrana. It was confusing and weird and I just didn’t connect with it.

What genre did you read the most?

Strangely, a bit of a tie between contemporary and fantasy, but I did only finish like 7-8 books this season compared to my usual 30-40 or so (yay for slumps! 🙃)

Which book surprised you the most?

My reread of The Awakening by LJ Smith (the first book of The Vampire Diaries) was really not what I expected! I first read it when I was like 12, so almost 9 years ago, and I’ve changed a lot as a reader since then. While I didn’t like the story or any of the characters, I actually really liked the writing and will definitely continue this series reread.

Which book disappointed you the most?

Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead was kind of a letdown, but this series was ending on a low note anyway. It wasn’t horrible, but it lacked consistency and direction and, ultimately, a central theme, leaving the conclusion to this series feeling weak and aimless.

What was your favorite cover?

Sucks that I didn’t like it when the cover looks like this 😍

What was your favorite fall/autumn release?

I can’t say how I feel about the published version yet, but my ARC of Blood Heir by Amélie Wen Zhao was quite good! It had its clichés and technical errors but it was largely an engaging story and I really appreciated it for what it was and the message it was trying to tell.

Which books did you plan on reading, but you never got around to?

Welllll I still haven’t finished my ARC of Nottingham by Nathan Makaryk but I’m determined to not DNF this book (even though it released in August and it’s now December…) Add to that all the series I’ve started this year and haven’t finished. This slump really gutted me 😣

Which books do you plan on reading in the winter?

The top-priority books for winter are Air Awakens by Elise Kova, The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand, a reread of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by JK Rowling, and a reread of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens (and those are all for just December!! Who knows what wonders January and February will hold now that my slump is mostly over!)

Conclusion

I’m really happy with the turnout of last season’s tag, so this is one open to the public as well. Have at it! I will still be using this format as my seasonal recap template, since my attempts at doing a monthly recap were for naught.

I tag Nana from The Novelty Notebook and Laurel from The Suspected Bibliophile who I also tagged last time but I don’t have any friends, ok?

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