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Red (Taylor’s Version) Book Tag


I’m so glad someone on BookTube made this tag in honor of A FANTASTIC album.

I have listened to “All Too Well (10 Minute Version)” numerous times.

I’m not okay.

Anyway, book tag.

State of Grace – best opening book in a series

Toss-up between Daughter of Smoke and Bone and House of Earth and Blood.

I think the worldbuilding in both is fantastic.

Red – a book that makes you feel a whole spectrum of emotion

I felt every emotion possible while reading Heart of Iron.

Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston

My favorite types of books are character-driven adventure stories with heart.

And forbidden love.

And redheads.

And pirates.

Treacherous – a slow book that you ended up loving

I DNFed The Only Good Indians in January.

The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones

I got to the shameful inciting incident and felt nothing.

I figured, “This book isn’t that scary. Pass.”



I Knew You Were Trouble – a book you knew would be bad and ended up being bad

I understand the appeal of Twilight.

I DO not understand why people like Crave.

Crave by Tracy Wolff

I read it for kicks and did not last long.

All Too Well – the book that has stayed with you the most

Sometimes I think about the events of Bitterblue and tear up.

Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore

It’s rough, man.

22 – coming of age book

I think The Falling in Love Montage works because it blends its love story with coming-of-age themes.

The Falling in Love Montage

It’s a beautiful ode to risk in the face of uncertainty.

I Almost Do – the one you keep almost reading and don’t

I want to read The Dragon Republic. Really. I do.

The Dragon Republic by R. F. Kuang

I hear it’s amazing, even better than The Poppy War.

I have it saved on Scribd.

I just…haven’t…gotten to it.

We Are Never Getting Back Together – a book you want to reread

I read Throne of Glass a few years ago and thought it was…fine.

Throne of Glass collector's edition

My coworkers said I can read the rest of the series without revisiting the first book.

All right. Works for me.

Stay Stay Stay – a book everyone dislikes but you love

(Incidentally, I hate this song. Least favorite song on the album.)

I am a HUGE Maggie Stiefvater fan.

I didn’t realize this was an unpopular opinion until I joined TikTok.

The Last Time – what was the last book you read?

I finished Rise to the Sun this morning.

Rise to the Sun by Leah Johnson

I found the parts dedicated to live music really moving.

I’m glad these girls found each other.

Holy Ground – a fan-favorite book

The Song of Achilles was very much not my jam.

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

Every other person I know loves it.

I’ll admit, the alternate covers are beautiful.

However, I never want to read this again.

Sad, Beautiful, Tragic – a book with any of these words in the title

I found Tragic (Rook & Ronin Book One) on Amazon and now I’m wondering…

Tragic: Rook & Ronin Book ONe by JA Huss

…is this Raven Boys fanfic???

The Lucky One – a book about fame

The Charm Offensive is about a Bachelor-esque reality show.

The Charm Offensive by Alison Cochrun

Unrelated, my friend bought a copy of this that had been printed upside down??

She claims it was printed this way on purpose.

I’m still mad about it.

Everything Has Changed – a book that changed how you view something

Elissa Washuta wrote about her experiences with alcoholism in White Magic.

White Magic by Elissa Washuta

There were a lot of associated health effects that I wasn’t aware of.

Starlight – a book that makes you feel warm and cozy and magical

With A Court of Mist and Fury, I got to enjoy fun fantasy and romance tropes in a wintry setting.

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas

This book scratched my nascent holiday romance itch.

Begin Again – a book you’d read on a Wednesday in a cafe

I used to frequent Cherry Street Coffee House on Sundays.

I’d grab a fancy coffee and a pastry and read for as long as I could.

On one particular Sunday, I read Marissa Meyer’s Heartless.

Heartless by Marissa Meyer

I don’t own that book anymore, but I think about it sometimes.

I like what Meyer did with Wonderland.

I’m still so sad about…all of that.

The Moment I Knew – a book that looks happier than it actually is


Beach Read by Emily Henry



Come Back, Be Here – a book series you want to make a resurgence OR a book series you want to be finished/the author to come back to

I heard rumors about an animated Avalon: Web of Magic series in 2018.

I got all excited about the concept art only for the show to be canceled some time in 2019.

All I want for Christmas is an adaptation of this series.

Avalon Web of Magic: Circles in the Stream

Someone sent me the first book in a gift exchange. That works, too.

Girl At Home – a book that feels like you’re betraying your favorite book/author/character

Y’all, I didn’t like Call Down the Hawk.

Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater

I wanted to!

I like pretty much everything Maggie Stiefvater has ever written!

You’d think I’d be over the moon about a spin-off trilogy featuring my favorite character!

And I was…until I read it.

I found the Parzival content distressing.

Better Man – a book with a dark/morally grey love interest

Legendborn hooked me with its great characters.

Legendborn by Tracy Deonn

I was already invested in Bree’s storyline.

Then Selwyn Kane appeared.

He’s on the cover of the sequel and I WANT THAT TO MEAN SOMETHING.

Babe – a book where a character gets cheated on

Yay, I get to talk about Dept. of Speculation!

Dept of Speculation by Jenny Offill

It’s a stream-of-consciousness narrative about a woman processing her husband’s infidelity.

I loved it.

I usually don’t tag people in book tags.

This time I will in honor of Sagittarius season (and just in general.)

I tag:

Meghan ~ Sofi ~ Sahi ~ Kait ~ Riddhi ~ Evelyn ~ ikwords

Happy Red (Taylor’s Version), to those who observe.

14 thoughts on “Red (Taylor’s Version) Book Tag”

  1. Yay!! Loved reading this!
    Omg I so agree with you about Stay Stay Stay! It’s my least fave song on the album too and I ALWAYS skip it 😅
    Ok, everyone is telling me how good A Song of Achilles is so I’ve placed a request at the library to see what the hype is all about. I am intrigued, we shall see when it comes in!
    I can’t wait to do this, thanks for tagging me! 😊

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    1. Thank you! Also THANK YOU for validating me, Stay Stay Stay frustrates me so much!
      I would love to know what you think of it! I think I’m just not a Madeline Miller person, because Circe didn’t really hit for me either.
      Can’t wait to see your answers!

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      1. You’re welcome!
        So I finished The Song of Achilles this past weekend and I can see why people loved it; the writing was beautiful and I thought it was a nice love, slow, story – but it was kinda too slow for me because it took a lot of time for me to really get into the story. By the end I was like WHAT did I just read 😂 So I like didn’t, but I didn’t completely love it. I am curious about Circe.

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