I know I am late to the Swiftie train, but ever since Evermore came out this past fall, I have become completely obsessed with Taylor Swift’s music. It is essentially all I listen to, as I am trying to make up for the years worth of music I have missed from her. I saw this tag over on Kirsten’s blog and thought it looked like a lot of fun!
1. Taylor Swift: an author’s debut book
I haven’t written about this book on my blog in awhile, but the sequel is coming out (fairly) soon so I thought it was about time it made an appearance again! Anna K is Jenny Lee’s debut novel, which is an Anna Karenina retelling with a Gossip Girl vibe. This book was absolutely addicting and I ate it up!
2. Fearless: a book that scared you
I had to dig pretty deep for this one, as I don’t tend to read many thrillers or horror (although I want to get more into the genres!). Ultimately, I decided on The Year of the Witching by Alexis Henderson. Although it didn’t necessarily scare me, there were still some very creepy moments that left me unsettled.
3. Speak Now: a book with great dialogue
I love this album so much because Dear John is on and it is just a masterpiece of a song. Ugh!
For this prompt, I thought of My Lady Jane! This entire book is just so funny and witty, and I loved reading it. The banter between the characters is so much fun and made me laugh out loud (which I don’t often do while reading!).
4. Red: a book with red on the cover or in the title
This book isn’t out yet, but can we please talk about how stunning this cover is? I’m dead.
5. 1989: a book published the year you were born
Did I have to Google ‘books published in 1999’ to find my answer to this question? Yes, I did.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower was the first book to come up in my search results. I had no idea this was published in 1999 and assumed it was mid-2000s, although I am probably thinking of the movie. I have yet to read this, but I would like to someday!
6. Reputation: a book that lived up to its hype
An Ember in the Ashes definitely lived up to and exceeded its’ hype for me! I have only finished the first two books in the series but already tell people it’s one of my favorite fantasy series of all time.
7. Lover: a favorite romance or book with a romantic subplot
Although the first book I thought of was Red, White and Royal Blue, I decided that book has made enough appearances on my blog for now, and instead wanted to showcase You Deserve Each Other! This was another 5 star romance for me and a super fun twist on the enemies to lovers trope! It is funny and flirty and just a good time!
8. Folklore: a fairy tale, folktale. or myth retelling
I just finished my ARC of Lost in the Never Woods a few days ago and really enjoyed this unique take on Peter Pan! I really enjoyed Aiden Thomas’s writing, and the way they reimagined this classic tale!
9. Evermore: a sequel to a fairy tale, folk tale or myth retelling (Not part of original tag; added by Riddhi B.)
This is the sequel/companion to A Dance of Silver and Shadow, a 12 Dancing Princess Retelling I read last week! This is the story of the protagonist’s sister, who is being forced to marry ‘The Beast.’ I am a sucker for a good Beauty and the Beast retelling so I am excited for this one!
I won’t tag anyone specifically, but all Swifties are welcome to participate (and tag me in your answers so I can see them!). Also, drop a comment to let me know your favorite Taylor Swift songs! Mine are Dear John, Cardigan, and False God, although I’m sure my answers will change in a week.