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Red (Taylor’s Version) Book Tag

YOU KNEW IT WAS COMING.

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.”

IF I’D ONLY WAITED ONE CHAPTER.

THIS BOOK IS SO SCARY.

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

WHAT DID I TELL YOU ABOUT BEACH READ?

Beach Read by Emily Henry

THE AVERAGE PERSON ISN’T GOING TO LOOK AT THIS COVER AND DEDUCE THAT THIS BOOK DEALS WITH DEAD PARENTS AND DIVORCE.

I UGLY CRIED FOR A HUNDRED PAGES.

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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