I don’t think I’ve ever had a chance to talk about this on here before, but here’s a fun fact about me: I’m a massive fan of Taylor Swift. And by ‘massive fan,’ I mean I own all of her albums, know all the lyrics to all of her songs, have been to three of her concerts, own way too much merchandise, and have spent countless hours listening to her music over the years. I’m… very dedicated.
So it’s safe to say that when I saw my friend Olivia created a tag that combines Taylor Swift AND books, I was beyond ecstatic. I mean, this really is the tag of my dreams. Thank you for tagging me and for creating this, Olivia! And thank you to Tiffany, my sweet friend and fellow Swiftie, for tagging me as well. ❤
- Link back to the creator (Olivia)
- Answer as many or as few of the questions as you’d like.
- Feel free to use any of the graphics in this post. 🙂
- Tag however many people you’d like at the end!
Okay let’s get on to the best tag of my life!!
They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera
The whole time I was reading this, I was just thinking: it’s not going to happen, it’s not going to happen, it’s NOT going to HAPPEN. I was in major denial even though there’s a… very clear warning. I should’ve trusted that the title was accurate and that Adam Silvera will take any chance he gets to emotionally destroy us. Instead, at the end, I was (stupidly) shocked at what happened and left a weeping mess. I don’t think I’ll ever recover from this book honestly.
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
The amount of time I’ve spent reminiscing on this book is astronomical and I only just read for the first time in October. Since then, I’ve been thinking about it a lot and trying to resist rereading it. This series is just so calming and captivating and I really want to relive the experience I had when I read it. Pretty sure I’ll be doing a reread at some point this year.
Legend by Marie Lu
Wouldn’t this be an epic movie adaptation? There’s so much potential here and I can totally see the concept of this book making for a great movie. Plus, June and Day on the big screen! I need that in my life. I’ve been hoping for years that an adaptation would become a reality, and I know there’ve been rumors floating around about one, but I’m not sure if anything has been confirmed yet. PLEASE let this happen.
The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi
So I haven’t actually read this yet, but ever since I first saw this cover, I haven’t been able to get over how stunning it is. Like, when I saw the book in person at Barnes and Noble a few weeks ago, I almost screamed right there at the store. It is TOO pretty. I’m just so in love with the gold and the leaves and AH. It’s so majestic. Also if you’ve read this already, you should let me know if you liked it! I’m planning to read it very soon and would love to hear opinions.
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
I’m well aware City of Bones isn’t the most quality piece of literature out there. I get that. But this book (and entire series) still means the world to me. Since it was my first introduction to the Shadowhunters universe, it holds a very special place in my heart. It makes me sad that TMI gets so much hate and I’ll defend it forever. I mean, if anything, this series did give us the legend that is Isabelle Lightwood so I feel like we can at least appreciate it for that, right?
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
My go-to answer would normally be Harry Potter, but I’ll switch it up and go with The Lightning Thief. I actually read PJO before I read HP so, in some ways, it makes me even more nostalgic. It was my original fandom, Percabeth was my first OTP ever (long before I even knew what that was haha), and this series basically defined my childhood. I often get sentimental thinking about it because it brings back the best memories.
A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
I don’t often instantly click with books. It usually takes me a bit to get really in to them. But I remember as soon as I read the first sentence of A Darker Shade of Magic, I was immediately intrigued. And after just a few pages, I knew this series was going to become a favorite. It was one of those rare situations where I was captivated from the start. And to this day, this series remains one of the greatest things I’ve ever read in my life.
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
You know those books that just stick with you over the years for no apparent reason? I read The Outsiders for school back in 7th grade and it has remained my favorite classic since then. I’ve also watched the movie too many times to count. It’s just such a great story that I’ll never get tired of revisiting. Even though the ending never fails to shatter my heart in to a million pieces.
Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
Can I go two seconds without talking about Carry On? Apparently not. I know I bring up this book way too much, but I feel obligated to mention Simon and Baz if we’re talking about favorite romances. I mean, this enemies-to-lovers situation is simply iconic. I just love these two, and their entire love story, more than words can say. The fact that we’re getting more Snowbaz content THIS YEAR still seems too good to be true.
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Before I read this, I knew I was going to end up getting way too invested in it and that it would become an all time favorite. And guess what? That is exactly what happened. I couldn’t help falling in love with this book because it has everything I’ve ever wanted. A found family, magic, banter, mental health rep, an enemies to lovers situation, a character driven plot… I mean, EVERYTHING. It’s too good and I don’t think I’ll ever get over it.
Saying I loved Matched is bit of a stretch (it was more of a 3 star read for me) but Crossed? I… really, really did not like that sequel. It was honestly one of the most dreadful books I’ve ever read. And what’s even worse is I’ve actually read both of these books twice. When the last book in the trilogy came out, I decided I wanted to finish the series (I have NO IDEA why) so I reread the first two for a refresher. I’m currently questioning past Brianna’s decision to spend so much time on this series.
Okay, well THAT was probably the most fun I’ve ever had writing a blog post because I got to rave about favorite books while blasting Taylor Swift songs. I should do that more often. Also, this tag is just everything. I love it.
I’m going to tag Allie, Sarah, Aline, Arin, and Xandra to do this next! But if any of you don’t like Taylor Swift, or just don’t want to/don’t have time, no pressure at all to do this tag. Also, if you aren’t tagged, but want to do this… feel free! Just make sure to link back to Olivia.
I hope you’re all having a great Wednesday! ❤