Confession time: I’m a Swiftie!. After I graduated from college I listened to Speak Now basically on loop. I have all of her albums memorized beginning to end. Except for the newest one… Reputation. Not as much my thing.
So a T-Swift book tag??? YES PLEASE! When I saw this on Hammock of Books I knew I had to do it.
- Link back to the creator: Olivia from Purely Olivia
- Answer as many or as few of the questions as you’d like.
- Feel free to use any of the graphics in her post.
- Tag however many people you’d like at the end!
You’re Not Sorry
A book that unapologetically broke your heart
You guys are probably going to get tired of hearing me go on about Bel Canto by Ann Patchett, but it 100% qualifies for this question. I ugly cried for about 30 minutes after I finished reading it. In the best possible way. God, I am obsessed with this book.
Back to December
A book you still think about even after you finished
Like, all of them. Seriously, what, do you people just finish a book and then never think about it again? What kind of life is that? But I think about Harry Potter basically constantly. Potterhead for life.
If this was a movie
A book you really want to become a movie
I don’t know, I don’t usually like movie adaptations all that much. They’re never as good. But I do know that Daisy Jones & the Six has been optioned for TV by, um, Hulu I think???, and I am THERE for that.
A book with the most beautiful cover
I am IN LOVE with my hard copy of Enchantee by Grita Trelease that I won from a goodreads giveaway. Seriously, if you haven’t seen it in person yet, it is SOOOOO GORGEOUS! The colors are so much deeper and lovlier, and gah it’s just so pretty!! Also, can we take a second to stand in awe, once again, for the Children of Virtue and Vengeance cover?
Shake it Off
A book that gets hate but that you still love
Ugh, I am so over people saying The Lord of the Rings is boring. It’s a freaking masterpiece, okay, one of the all-time great works of fantasy. If you don’t like it, that’s fine, but can you stop blaming Tolkien for your own preferences? *eye roll*
Never Grow Up
A book that gives you childhood nostalgia
I’m reading the first Animorphs book to my fifth graders right now, and it gives me all of the nostalgia! I was OBSESSED with those books for at least two years, and I would literally read a book every day. When I got to the end of the series (or the end of what was out at the time) I would just start back over again. I don’t know why my parents didn’t make me read something else, lol. I guess they just liked that they weren’t having to buy me any more freaking books.
A book you instantly clicked with
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell felt like it was written just for me. Like, everything about it. It’s Rainbow Rowell’s love letter to fandom, and I love everything about it. I love the writing, I love the romance, I love Cath, I love the relationships, I love the slow thoughtful pace. Just, gah, everything about it!
A classic that will never get old
Um, all of them! I love the classics! But if I could only take one book on a desert island to be re-read for the rest of my life, it would probably be Pride and Prejudice. I will never get tired of reading about Elizabeth and Darcy!
A book with a romance you love
See above, lol.
I love romance in books! It’s so hard to choose just one. I feel like I haven’t said anything about Marco and Celia for a while, though, so let’s talk about The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. It epitomizes the kind of fingertips-touching-sexiness that is my absolute favorite. Attraction from across the room is so much more powerful than a steamy sex scene, in my opinion. And Marco and Celia have so much chemistry. I love the magic in that book as well, and the setting, and how whimsical and atmospheric it is! One of my all-time favorites!
I Knew You Were Trouble
A book you couldn’t help but become obsessed with
I will never stop talking about The Goblin Emperor. It checks off every box for me. One-of-a-kind world? CHECK. Intense world-building? CHECK. Political intrigue? CHECK. Relaxed pace focused mainly on character development? CHECK. Kind main character? CHECK. Obsession was inevitable.
A book where you loved the first one and hated the sequel
So, I couldn’t find any where I “hated” the sequel, but I have deffinitely had some disappointing book 2s. Most recently it was Arch-Enemies by Marissa Meyer. The series was originally intended to be two-parter, but then it got extended to a trilogy, and it should have just stayed a two-book-series. The first book, Renegades, was building toward a finale, and Arch-Enemies just killed all of that momentum. Not to mention that nothing could live up to the shocker at the end of book 1.
I’m tagging, no one! Because there’s no accounting for taste, and the last time I want to do is tag someone who hates T-Swift. But if you are a Taylor Swift fan I CHOOSE YOU!