Book Tag

The Folklore Book Tag

As many of you already know I am a huge Taylor Swift fan so when she dropped her new album a few days ago I was super happy and excited. And the album definitely did not disappoint and might actually be my new favourite album from her (sorry speak now I do still love you though).

Once I saw this tag floating around various book blogs I just knew I had to take part.


Rules:

  • Link to the original creator: Ilsa @ A Whisper Of Ink
  • Tag at least 3 people. 
  • Declare the rules and list of prompts in your post
  • Thank whoever tagged you and link to their post.

This song was such a great start to the album (and to this book tag).

For this prompt I’m going with King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo. I was kinda spoiled for this one after seeing people talk about on twitter but somehow I still wasn’t prepared for it? I just need to know what happens next…

Seriously though that ending felt like Leigh Bardugo had broken into my house, punched me in the face and stolen my favourite mug.

I own a lot of cardigans so I’m pretty happy Taylor Swift is single-handedly bringing them back into fashion. Also a great song, although that’s true for every song on the album.

For this prompt I’m going with The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden. This was such an enjoyable read and a great ending for the triology, I was just sad that the triology had to end. I miss Vasya and Morozko, I hope they’re doing well.

This was such an interesting and truly iconic song. Imagine researching who lived in your house before you and then writing a whole song about her.

The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon is one of the best books I have ever read so obviously it fits this prompt extremely well. The world-building is fascinating and so well done, the characters are truly amazing, the plot is also great. If you haven’t read it yet you really must, cause you’re just missing out. Yes the book is long but it is worth the time it will take to read it.

This song is actually my second favourite on the album. While I can say a lot of good things about the song, that is not true for the book I have picked for this prompt, The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory.

I hate this book so much. I had nearly finished it when my dog stole it and ripped it up and honestly I think that was probably for the best.

Anne Boleyn, I’m sorry anyone would ever write a book like this about you.

Because I am a basic bitch my pick for this prompt is Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare.

I think I cried for the last half of this book and then the epilogue happened and I just sat there bawling. It has such a sad but also happy ending? Honestly, sometimes I tear up just thinking about this book.

But I mean who didn’t cry reading this book?

For this one I’m going with The Seafarer’s Kiss by Julia Ember. Just the whole premise is everything I could possibly ask for in a book. Bisexual little mermaid. Need I say more?

I’m so excited to read Ember’s newest book Ruinsong when it comes out later this year. It’s a sapphic Phantom of the Opera inspired fantasy. Possibly even more targeted to me than The Seafarer’s Kiss.

This one has to be Mallory Towers by Enid Blyton. I haven’t read these in years but I really loved them growing up.

Recently I was at my parent’s house sorting through some of my books deciding which to keep and what was going to jumble sales, charity shops etc and found some of my Mallory Towers books. Although I have not picked them up since I must have been about 13 I just could not bring myself to get rid of them.

Also like did anyone else ever get a gay vibe from some the characters in this series?

For this I’m going to go with A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas. I read this series in Summer 2018 and I’ve since always associated it with Summer. I also think it might just be impossible for me to do a booktag and not mention this series.

Who else is excited for A Court Of Silver Flames? Guess that’s at least one book in the series I won’t be associating with Summer.

This one was somewhat difficult to think of a book for because I mostly read fantasy, rather than fiction that deals with heavy subjects such as these (unless it’s in a magical setting I guess?) but I eventually decided on The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow.

A lot of the characters in this books are dealing with loneliness and sadness. Especially January while she’s growing up in Mr Locke’s house.

This is my favourite song on the album so I’m pretty happy the prompt means I can choose a book that I love, Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo.

I think I finished this book at like four or five in the morning and just kinda sat there feeling like my heart had been pulled clean out of my chest. In kind of a good way though I guess? This duology is just amazing and I love it so much but Crooked Kingdom is the one that made me die.

For this one I’m picking Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan. I read this at a time when I just needed a book exactly like this. Luckily, it is also a really good book and I loved it so much.

The second book in the trilogy was also really good and I am so excited for the third to be published next year.

The Song of the Lioness Quartet by Tamora Pierce. If you don’t like Alanna of Trebond you better be prepared to catch these hands.

She’s great in the first two books but I really love how she develops throughout the series. And like (spoilers if you haven’t read the series) I really love how she doesn’t actually end up with the prince and also how she fully kills a bitch for hurting her cat.

This one has to be The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.

Although I didn’t love this book as much as other bloggers seem to I reckon it’s still going to be one of those books that stays with me long after reading.

Maybe partly because of how much I hate Marco. But I think it’s mostly because the books is just well, haunting.

Yearning… sapphic tones… this can only go to Evelyn and Celia from The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid. Just an all-round iconic couple from an iconic book.

I don’t think I will ever be over this book. Also the story really fits a lot of Taylor Swift’s songs. Could she possibly be the real life Evelyn Hugo? Taylor Jenkins Reid does think it’s possible.

This is going to Morrigan from the A Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J. Maas. She first appears in the second book in the series and I instantly fell in love. And yes I would honestly die for her in a second no questions asked.

She’s iconic and anyone who says otherwise is just plain wrong. Also if Sarah J. Maas writes a book from her POV I might actually just drop dead witch excitement.

The year is like 2012 or 2013. I’m on tumblr. Everyone is talking about how much they love John Green. I pick up The Fault in Our Stars to see what all the fuss is about and well… I end up hating it. And I have not read a John Green book since.


Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed the post. Let me know your thoughts on my choices in the comments.

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