I was tagged by Zezee to do the pumpkin tag (and I love me some pumpkin flavored stuff) so here it goes!
Pumpkin: A writer you always make a point to read in October
I really don’t make a point to read any author during any month (with the exception of reading Austen and Austen-inspired books in February) and I looked back through my log and didn’t find any common authors over the years. I sometimes try to read spooky things during October, but even that’s not a given.
Pumpkin Spice: A work you would read to impress a millennial
First off, lemme say, there’s nothing wrong with loving pumpkin spice flavored foods or drinks (why do we always get made fun of for that over other flavors!?) and it’s not only millennials that enjoy them! I actually hate the term millennial and while I’m technically at the early end of that generation (ugh), I don’t consider myself one.
Ok, mini rant over. I don’t think there’s one specific book because it would depend on the person’s reading preferences, but I am currently listening to the audio for Ready Player One (Wil Wheaton does an excellent job if you’re interested!) and I think that even if someone is unfamiliar with the pop culture references from the 80s, it’s still a crazy fun read and there’s a wide variety of technology mentioned that would resonate across different generations.
I would probably also recommend several comics/graphic novels (I can’t tell the difference) such as Saga, American Vampires and Nimona.
***Note: I definitely read this as what you’d recommend to a millennial (how? Idfk) but I’m too lazy to change my answer. I don’t read to impress anyone.
Pumpkin Pie: A work that makes you think of autumn
Boy, seasonal and themed reads are a real struggle for me. Nothing comes to mind.
Pumpkin Cheesecake: A work that was challenging to read but was a rewarding experience
Well, the first time I read The Hobbit I was a bit too young and I recall being very confused at first. By the time I was done, I was in love and now it’s one of my favorites. Somewhat more recently, both The Mists of Avalon and The Stand were heavy books, both in content and physically and I love both. Even Pride and Prejudice was a bit of a challenge to understand at first because of the 200-year-old dialogue and I still discover new details or comprehend something I hadn’t before every time I re-read.
Pumpkin Bread: An underrated work by a well-known writer
I’m a poor judge of what’s underrated but maybe Little Brother by Cory Doctorow? Or better yet, the Seventh Son series by Orson Scott Card – I feel like everyone primarily knows him for the Ender books.
Pumpkin Soup: A work that you first enjoyed, but then lost interest
Well, there have been several books this year that have sounded good until I started reading them and ended up on my DNF list. But The Lost Boy by Christina Henry was somewhat atmospheric at first, then quickly bored me.
Pumpkin Doughnut: A light, five-star read
The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo is certainly the most recent read that comes to mind.
Pumpkin Picking: Within the last year, in which genre did you purchase the most books
I’m too lazy to accurately track this, but it’s probably middle-grade.
Pumpkin Carving: A work that could have been trimmed down
The Dark Tower! That whole series should have been a trilogy. UGH.
Pumpkin Painting: A book with magnificent illustrations
I want to re-use The Language of Thorns but I’ll say something new and pick the Rifle Paper Co. edition of Alice in Wonderland
Pumpkin Ice Cream: The most random work you would recommend
Ishmael by Daniel Quinn. There’s a gorilla that dispenses wisdom about society and how we could change. And it’s not a comedy.
What is your favorite way to enjoy pumpkin/what is your favorite dish where pumpkin is the main ingredient?
I friggen’ love pumpkin cheesecake, but I’m also a total slut for pumpkin spice lattes.
*cover images from Goodreads
Feel free to do the tag! Do you agree with any of my choices? Do you read seasonal books?