Hello, book lovers! 💕
I decided to do this tag since I was tagged by Frappes and Fiction. So a big thanks for tagging me! Definitely check out their blog for some great content!
I haven’t actually listened to the Taylor Swift album that inspired this tag, but I’m certainly interested in doing so after I finish this. Or maybe I’ll listen to the songs while answering the questions.
But anyway, let’s get onto the tag!
1.Link to the original creator: Ilsa @ A Whisper Of Ink
2.Tag at least 3 people.
3.Declare the rules and list of prompts in your post.
4.Thank whoever tagged you and link to their post.
the 1- a book with an ending that left you speechless
I want to say One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London. Who the main character ends up with didn’t necessarily leave me speechless but more warm and fuzzy. But the way she ended up with him was not what I expected at all. I don’t want to spoil anything since it’s the type of book that has that mysterious element to it that you need to read in order to find out.
cardigan- a book that made you feel happy and sad all at once
Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall is one of my favorites that has to do with mental illness. It’s so haunting and empowering all at once because the main character deals with anxiety that is so strong that she can’t leave her house. Her fear of the outside world takes over everything she does. But with therapy and support from her mom, she is able to work through it. She’s not cured, but she finds ways to cope when everything feels too big or too dangerous.
the last great american dynasty- a book with a fascinating and extremely well-told story
My original answer would have been Harry Potter, but I’m going to switch it up and say any book from The Avatar the Last Airbender franchise. I know that the original story is a TV show, but I’m going with the continuation comic series and the prequel books. The whole world that this franchise is based in is amazing and so intriguing. It’s so complex; I love learning about the past Avatars in the prequel books as well as seeing what my favorite characters from the TV show are up to in the comics.
exile- a book you wish you hadn’t read
I really don’t have many that I wish I never read to be honest. A majority of the books I’ve read I at least enjoyed for the most part. I could go with (don’t hate me) The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. But I read it at a time when I wasn’t that into Greek mythology. I think my thoughts would be different if I read it now.
my tears ricochet- a book that made you cry uncontrollably
I haven’t cried because of a book in a while. I know that The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks made me tear up at the end. But I read that book at least 10 years ago. A more recent book I teared up at is Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia. I actually mentioned in my review that this book (that I read three times) hit me harder this time than any other times I read it. But I didn’t cry uncontrollably.
mirrorball- a book that feels like it was written just for you
Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia or The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli. Both of these books I related to in almost sense. They both deal with the main characters having anxiety and girls who don’t feel like they fit in. They’re books I wish I had when I was in high school, but I am so glad I found them when I did because they changed my life. And I will forever recommend them.
seven- a childhood book that makes you feel nostalgic
The Magic Tree House by Mary Pope Osborne has so many books in the series, though I don’t think they’re all necessarily connected directly. But I remember that the ones that I did read, I loved as a kid. And at that point, I wasn’t as big of a reader as I am now.
august- a book that reminds you of summer
Any book by Morgan Mason since I’m pretty sure all of her books take place during the summer. But the one book that comes to mind is Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour because who wouldn’t want to road trip across the country in the summertime?
this is me trying- a book that deals with loneliness and sadness
I typically don’t read books that deal with sadness because then it makes me sad in the process of reading it. But one book that comes to mind is The Way I Used to Be by Amber Smith. It reminds me of Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson. It’s heart-wrenching, and it was hard to read at some points because it deals with a girl who is dealing with the fact that she was sexually assaulted. She feels extremely alone and doesn’t know who to talk to about what happened.
invisible string- a book that came into your life at exactly the right time
I’ll probably have to say The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli. I read it at a time when I was dealing with my own anxiety, and I am so glad I found it when I did because it changed me and the types of books I read.
mad woman- a book with a female character you adore
Hermione Granger. Hands down. I love how independent and smart she is. And she doesn’t take anyone’s shit.
epiphany- a book that is haunting
Animal Farm by George Orwell. I remember reading this for a literature class in college and couldn’t help but draw some uncanny similarities in the book to world history. It was kind of scary. Even 1984 by Orwell is creepy at how some of the events/technology that’s in the book are so close to our reality. It definitely gives me chills whenever I think back to some scenes in both of those books.
betty- a book couple that fills you with yearning
Honestly, I’m not sure. The more I think about it though, I think I’m going to have to say the relationship in Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda. I think it was just so dang cute! Though I think yearning is kind of a strong word for what I felt after reading it the first time. I felt giddy for Simon and Blue to finally meet and get together.
peace- a book character you’d die for because you love them so much
There are so many characters that I love that I don’t think I could pick just one.
hoax- a book you thought you were going to love but didn’t
The Rise of Kyoshi by F.C. Yee. But that doesn’t mean that I didn’t like it. Because I really did. I just think I would have liked it more if it had been a TV show rather than a book. I had trouble following at some points because of all the different names and places that were unfamiliar to me.
So there you have it: The folklore Book Tag.
I’m not sure who has or hasn’t done this tag, so if I tagged you, and you’ve done it already, please let me know so I can read your answers!. And if you don’t want to do it, again, don’t worry about it. If I didn’t tag you, feel free to do the tag anyway.
For more reviews and discussions, follow my blog!
Follow me on Instagram!
Follow me on Goodreads!