Tag: Taylor Swift Book Tag

I have been listening to so much Taylor Swift recently! Lover is basically constantly on repeat in this house, so Alex tagging me in a Taylor Swift book tag that’s different from the three I’ve previously done couldn’t have come at a better time!

If you’re interested, the previous Taylor Swift tags are here:


Teardrops on My Guitar:
a book that always makes you cry

I have to agree with Alex here! Me Before You made me sob.

Stay Beautiful:
a book with the prettiest cover

One of my recent favorites is The Babysitters Coven! I love the colors and the illustration style!

Love Story:
favorite romance/couple

I couldn’t possibly go with anyone other than Josh and Lucy!

Fifteen:
favorite coming-of-age story

I really enjoy coming-of-age stories, so it’s hard to pick one favorite! I think I’ll go with Fangirl, though.

Back to December:
biggest bookish regret

Hmm, maybe not getting into graphic novels sooner? I was kind of a book snob and told myself that they weren’t real books for a long time. Now I love them (obviously) and can’t get enough.

Never Grow Up:
favorite childhood book

I’ve talked about Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret a lot on this blog, but it really is one of my favorite childhood books. It’s also one of the few books that’s held up really well over several re-reads.

Red:
favorite book with a red cover

I’ve enjoyed so many books with red covers over the years! The first one to come to mind is Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda.

We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together:
a book you really wanted to love but couldn’t

After seeing so many rave reviews of The Foxhole Court, I really thought I’d love it. I ended up not connecting with the characters at all and thinking the plot was absolutely ridiculous.

Bad Blood:
a book featuring enemies to lovers

One of my favorite tropes! The first one that came to mind was Hotshot Doc.

Shake it Off:
a book you couldn’t let go of

I read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo for a lit class in college. It was the only book we read that I’d really heard of before, so I chose it as the topic for my presentation. Then I realized it was also about three times longer than any of the other books! I had a momentary panic about whether I’d be able to finish it in time, but I didn’t really need to worry, since I could hardly put it down.

I Did Something Bad:
book confession (do you dog ear pages? destroy books for art?)

Haha, I think my only bad book confession is that I have a terrible habit of buying books that I don’t read. I have shelves and shelves of books that I still haven’t read. I get very tempted by cheap used books.

Getaway Car:
a book/series you abandoned

I don’t often DNF books, but one that I made it about 12 pages into before realizing it just wasn’t for me was Monstress.

Delicate:
a book you read when you feel vulnerable

I don’t know that there’s really a specific book that I’d read if I was feeling vulnerable. When that’s happening, I tend to reach for fluffy romances because they just make me feel so much better.


I just tagged a bunch of people in a different Taylor Swift tag, so I’ll leave this one open to whoever’s interested! I’d love to see your answers if you decide to do it! What are some of your favorite covers? What book did you try to love but just couldn’t? Let’s talk in the comments!

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Tag: Lover Book Tag (Original!)

Today I am trying my hand at creating my very first book tag! I was inspired by Alex and her comment that she loves Taylor Swift but hadn’t found a Lover tag yet. Daniel also helped me come up with some of these prompts!


Rules:

  • Link back to the creator, Sara @ The Bibliophagist!
  • Answer the questions!
  • Tag whoever you want and link back to the person who tagged you!

I Forgot That You Existed: a book from your childhood that you don’t remember anything about

it isn’t love, it isn’t hate, it’s just indifference

Here’s the thing: I remember reading Island of the Blue Dolphins. I remember owning Island of the Blue Dolphins. I remember literally nothing — like, not even one thing — about this book.


Cruel Summer: the worst book you’ve read this summer

it’s blue, the feeling I’ve got and it’s… it’s a cruel summer

Honestly, it’s been a summer of pretty bad books. The worst one I’ve read is probably Little Birds, which was just the cringiest “erotica” I’ve ever read.


Lover: a bookish relationship that’s perfect exactly the way it is

can we always be this close forever and ever

Did you think I was going to say Josh and Lucy from The Hating Game? I kind of thought I would, but then I remembered that Zorie and Lennon are possibly even better, so I went with Starry Eyes instead.


The Man: a book with a badass female main character

if I was a man, then I’d be the man

Throne of Glass was the first series to come to mind!


The Archer: a book with great character development

I see right through me

The most recent book I can think of with really good character development is The Music of What Happens. Both Max and Jordan learn a lot about themselves and the way they interact with others throughout the course of this book, and it was honestly so refreshing to read about.


I Think He Knows: your fictional crush

he got my heartbeat skipping down 16th Avenue

MICHAEL PHAN.


Miss Americana & The Heartbreak Prince: a book set in high school

waving homecoming queens, marching band playing, I’m lost in the lights

The high school setting is actually really important in You Asked for Perfect, because it’s all about how the main character deals with the stress of taking advanced classes and keeping up with all of his extracurriculars.


Paper Rings: a book with a happy ending

I like shiny things, but I’d marry you with paper rings

Some Kind of Perfect serves as kind of an epilogue to a very, very long series, and it just wraps everything up so well. Everything does end on a pretty happy note, but it doesn’t feel forced or anything.


Cornelia Street: a setting you’ll never forget

“I rent a place on Cornelia Street,” I say casually in the car

The different Londons in the Shades of Magic series are so vivid that I don’t think I’ll ever forget them!


Death by a Thousand Cuts: a book that broke your heart

I can’t pretend that it’s okay when it’s not

I might as well go with Me Before You, which left me a sobbing mess.


London Boy: a setting that plays a big role in the story

show me a gray sky, a rainy cab ride

Of all the settings I could have chosen for this one, I thought I’d go with the Rampion from The Lunar Chronicles. This ship is such a big part of the series!


Soon You’ll Get Better: a book that made you cry

what am I supposed to do if there’s no you? ♪

So, yes, Me Before You made me sob. Love and Other Words also made me cry many tears. I read this book more than a year ago and I still think about it sometimes.


False God: a book with a well-written sexy scene

I know heaven’s a thing, I go there when you touch me, honey

There was a sexy scene in Not So Nice Guy that I’m pretty sure gave me actual palpitations.


You Need to Calm Down: a book featuring an LGBT romance

shade never made anybody less gay

I think my favorite LGBT romance of the year has been Bloom.


Afterglow: a great second chance romance

why’d I have to break what I love so much?

Quite honestly, I remember very little of Man Candy aside from the fact that it was very sexy and I liked it a lot.


ME!: your all-time favorite book

I promise that you’ll never find another like me

I never really know what to say when someone asks me for my favorite book, but I don’t think I can go wrong with The Hating Game.


It’s Nice to Have a Friend: your favorite friends-to-lovers book

something gave you the nerve to touch my hand

A difficult question, for sure. I think I’d have to go with the Addicted series.


Daylight: a book with a positive message

you gotta step into the daylight and let it go

The message of The Prince and the Dressmaker is pretty much to be yourself because you’re okay the way you are, and what’s more positive than that?


I’m tagging: AlexLoriMandy & ShaArinDiniBrittany ❤ You!


I hope you enjoyed my first ever original tag! (I know I had fun making it!) I’d love to see your answers, either in the comments or in your own post. ❤

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Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is a ♪♫♪♫ music-themed ♫♪♫♪ freebie!  I am a huge fan of Taylor Swift, so here are ten of her songs that would make great books:

  1. The Last Time ♫ “This is the last time you tell me I’ve got it wrong. This is the last time I say it’s been you all along. This is the last time I let you in my door. This is the last time, I won’t hurt you anymore.” ♫ Is this every new adult book ever?
  2. State of Grace ♪ “This is a state of grace / This is the worthwhile fight / Love is a ruthless game / Unless you play it good and right / These are the hands of fate / You’re my Achilles heel / This is the golden age of something good and right and real” ♪ Is this also every new adult book ever?  Am I sensing a pattern here?
  3. The Story of Us ♫ “This is looking like a contest of who can act like they care less, but I liked it better when you were on my side. The battle’s in your hands now, but I would lay my armor down if you said you’d rather love than fight. So many things that you wish I knew, but the story of us might be ending soon.“ ♫ But really now, who has not experienced this? This book would be heartbreaking, but I would love it.
  4. Everything Has Changed ♪ “All I knew this morning when I woke is I know something now, know something now I didn’t before. And all I’ve seen since eighteen hours ago is green eyes and freckles and your smile in the back of my mind making me feel like I just wanna know you better now.“ ♪ FRIENDS TO LOVERS?  MY FAVORITE TROPE?  I SUDDENLY JUST REALIZED THAT I LOVE YOU???  (Excuse me while I hyperventilate. Also this video is so cute I could cry.)
  5. Sparks Fly ♫ “Drop everything now / Meet me in the pouring rain / Kiss me on the sidewalk / Take away the pain / ‘Cause I see sparks fly whenever you smile / Get me with those green eyes, baby, as the lights go down / Give me something that’ll haunt me when you’re not around” ♫ I’m fanning myself, literally, thinking about this scene.
  6. Long Live

    I said remember this feeling / I pass the pictures around of all the years that we stood there on the side-lines wishing for right now / We are the Kings and the Queens / You traded your baseball cap for a crown / When they gave us our trophies and we held them up for our town / And the cynics were outraged, screaming, “This is absurd!” / ‘Cause for a moment a band of thieves in ripped up jeans got to rule the world / Long live the walls we crashed through / How the kingdom lights shined just for me and you / I was screaming long live all the magic we made and bring on all the pretenders, I’m not afraid / Long live all the mountains we moved / I had the time of my life fighting dragons with you
    / I was screaming long live that look on your face and bring on all the pretenders / One day, we will be remembered”
     ♪ (I could quote the whole song, honestly. It’s one of my forever favorites of hers.)  Taking a step back from the romance theme here, this would be such a great, empowering YA novel.

  7. All Too Well “Time won’t fly, it’s like I’m paralyzed by it / I’d like to be my old self again, but I’m still trying to find it / After plaid shirt days and nights when you made me your own / Now you mail back my things and I walk home alone / But you keep my old scarf from that very first week / ‘Cause it reminds you of innocence and it smells like me / You can’t get rid of it ‘cause you remember it all too well, yeah“ ♫ Let me just tell you a thing – this song breaks me. This song has made me cry on so many occasions.  It would be the saddest book ever but it would be so good.
  8. Love Story ♪ “Romeo, save me, they’re trying to tell me how to feel. This love is difficult but it’s real. Don’t be afraid, we’ll make it out of this mess.
    It’s a love story, baby, just say yes.“
    ♪ So everybody knows this song, right?  It was Taylor’s first really really big hit. Taylor has said that it’s basically Romeo & Juliet with a happy ending, and who doesn’t want to read that?
  9. Clean“There was nothing left to do when the butterflies turned to dust that covered my whole room, so I punched a hole in the roof / Let the flood carry away all my pictures of you” ♫ (So apparently there are no real versions of Clean on Youtube? So this is a good cover.) Can you imagine this as a fantasy novel?  Like all of this imagery actually happening?
  10. Enchanted ♪ “The lingering question kept me up: 2 AM, who do you love? / I wonder ’til I’m wide awake, and now I’m pacing back and forth, wishing you were at my door / I’d open up and you would say, Hey, it was enchanting to meet you“ ♪ The set up to the cutest romance novel ever?  They meet at a party, spend the night talking, probably have a great kiss, and she goes home and thinks about him all night.  He shows up at her door (probably not the same night cause that’s creepy) – “It was enchanting to meet you.”

If you stuck with me until the end, thank you!  I have an embarrassingly huge girl crush on Taylor Swift and have been listening to her since I was a teenager.  Sometimes it shows. 🙂