Not gonna lie, Taylor Swift’s new album Folklore has been playing on repeat ever since it’s extremely welcome release so I thought it would be a brilliant time to tackle the Taylor Swift ‘Lover’ Book Tag which I found over on Chocolate’n’Waffles blog here.
You can find the original post here on Nish & Ngoc’s Book Nook.
- Link back to the original creator of the book tag (Nish & Ngoc).
- Thank the person that tagged you and link to their post (above).
- 3. TAG AS MANY SWIFTIES AS YOU WANT! (Or non-Swifties, maybe inspire them to listen to our Queen)
I Forgot That You Existed – A book that you want to forget you ever read
I can’t actually think of a book that I hated so much that I want to forget I ever read it so perhaps I wish I could forget ever reading Harry Potter or the Throne of Glass series just so that I can experience them again with fresh eyes.
2. Cruel Summer – A book you turn to when the going gets rough
To be honest, I have so many books on my shelves that I rarely get chance to reread many novels but whenever I head into a little bit of a slump I tend to pick up something either something by Erica James as I love her stories or a chick-lit style romance set in Italy – it’s my favourite city and always makes me feel happy to reminisce about my trip there.
3. Lover – Your book OTP
I come back to Rhysand and Feyre every…single…damn…time!
4. The Man – Your fave kick-ass female protagonist
This one is so tough – I think Kady Grant and Hannah Donnelly from the Illuminae series really lay their gauntlets down. Failing that, I wouldn’t mess with Manon from Throne of Glass either!
5. The Archer – A book with good mental health representation
I’m struggling to find any fiction novel that I have read that could fit this brief… Maybe the Six of Crows duology as the characters have to each overcome their various burdens and the way they all pull together as a team shows how important good friendships are in overcoming your demons and accepting people for who they are.
Non-fiction-wise: Remember This When You’re Sad by Maggie Van Eijk really helped me out during a dark time.
6. I Think He Knows – Your fave fictional crush
Dare I admit this but… Snape?! Of course, Alan Rickman playing him in the movies helped me to see and hear him in my head when reading the later HP books. There’s just something about that voice! 😂🙈
7. Miss Americana & The Heartbreak Prince – Fave angsty romance
Alessandra and the Shadow King in The Shadows Between Us – just get it together already!!
8. Paper Rings – Book with an ugly cover that you absolutely adored
The Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault by Angela Carter – to be in-keeping with Carter’s retellings of the stories inside the cover features a really grubby foot inside a stiletto slingback. Feet are a big no-no for me, but Angela Carter is one of my all-time favourite storytellers and I wrote my dissertation about fairytales so it’s just the cover on this one putting me off!
9. Cornelia Street– A book or series you never want(ed) to end
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline – that book skyrocketed to God tier on my favourites shelf that I could have lived in it forever – it was recently announced that the sequel is being released later this year and I am SUPER excited!
10. Death By A Thousand Cuts– A book or series that deserved a better ending
Evermore by Sara Holland – the first novel blew me away but I didn’t feel that the sequel lived up to its predecessor which was gutting.
11. London Boy– Your fave British male protagonist
So without drifting back into HP territory I’d probably have to say Cormoran Strike or James Bond – keeping my head up in the fantasy crowds I don’t tend to read many stories with solidly British characters anymore.
12. Soon You’ll Get Better– A book that your heart will never recover from
I’m such a baby and always seem to cry sad stories or at ‘ends of things’ – be it a book series, tv show, people saying goodbye – even the end of term sometimes gets me (I have no idea why?!).
In that respect I could easily pick any of the following:
One Day by David Nicholls
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas
Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J Maas
13. False God– A character you would leap into the burning pits of hell to save
Snape again… he needs a proper redemption in my head!
14. You Need To Calm Down– A book with a powerful message
Lord of the Rings by Tolkien for its fellowship and finding inner strength to overcome barriers for the greater good.
The Rain Heron by Robbie Arnott for its message about the importance of looking after our natural world and not taking excessively from it or destroying it for personal greed/power.
15. Afterglow – A book you want to give a second chance
Thorn by Intisar Khanani – it’s been sat on my ‘currently reading pile’ since about March?!
16. ME! – Best character development
Don Tilman in The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion – such a brilliantly written character.
17. It’s Nice To Have A Friend – Fave friends-to-lovers story
One Day by David Nicholls or The Flat Share by Beth O’Leary
18. Daylight – If you could only read one book or series again and again, what would it be?
I’m the person whose holiday carry on weight is mostly books so I couldn’t possibly pick just one.
A few faves:
The Cemetery of Forgotten Books by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Lord of the Rings by J.R.R Tolkien
Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas
I had forgotten just how many tracks Swift puts on her albums! 😂 This seemed fairly long. Apologies if the formatting is slightly out, it’s my first time trying to get my head around this block editor and it’s frying my brain slightly!
Feel free to tag yourself if you are a fellow Swifty fan and fancy like giving this a go. Have you listened to Folklore yet? As always, drop me a comment to chat!
Have a good week everyone,