Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The Taylor Swift Book Tag

So The Taylor Swift Book Tag has been floating around on Booktube community and on blogs. The Book Life originally created the tag. Thank you Emma from Miss Print for tagging me!

1. For ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’ pick a book (or book series) that you were pretty sure you were in love with, but then wanted to break up with. 

House of Night series by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast. When I first started reading this series, I fell in love but after reading 8 books in the series, I knew it was time to stop reading the books. It was time for me to move on.

2. For ‘Red’ pick a book with a RED cover. 

Battle Royale by Koushun Takami. I saw the film adaptation first but I enjoyed reading the book. It may not be everyone's cup of tea but it means a lot to me since I saw both Battle Royale and the Hunger Games during my 25th birthday with friends. It was the first time Battle Royale was released in theaters in the US.

3. For ‘The Best Day’ pick a book that makes you feel nostalgic 

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell reminds me of the days my sister and I read Harry Potter fan fiction back in high school. I remember lining up for the midnight release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince with my sister. My sister and I still share a love for Harry Potter and Fangirl captures my emotions for a love of a fandom. It is very nostalgic. I loved the book so much that I sent a copy to my sister. She fell in love with it just like how I did.

4. For ‘Love Story’ pick a book with forbidden love.

The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski because the love between Kestral and Arin are there but due to politics, they can not be together without repercussions. 

5. For ‘I Knew You Were Trouble’ pick a book with a bad character you couldn’t help but love.

Everyone thinks Severus Snape is bad until reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Severus is just misunderstood. 

6. For ‘Innocent’ (written b/c of Kanye West!) pick a book that someone ruined the ending for.

Allegiant had spoilers all over the place, especially since I did not read the book right away after it was published.

7. For ‘Everything has changed’ pick a character from a book who goes through extensive character development. 

Harry Potter is no longer a 11-year-old boy who just found out he is a wizard. I love joining Harry on his magical journey throughout 7 books. He has finally become an adult and learned a lot through his adventures and mistakes. Even though I was frustrated at times with Harry, he grew up! I enjoyed not only watching Harry grow up but also enjoyed watching his peers mature and become the men and women they are today. Even the adults went through extensive character development.

8. For ‘You Belong With Me’ pick your most anticipated book release. 

Soundless by Richelle Mead is one of my more anticipated book releases of the year. The synopsis sounds great and I am curious about Mead writing a standalone since she is a master with series.

9. For ‘Forever and Always’ – Pick your favourite book couple 

Sydney and Adrian from the Bloodlines series is my OTP. I love the growth of both characters from the throughout a few of the Vampire Academy books and throughout all of the Bloodlines series. It's perfect how The Ruby Circle ends with "Always."

10. For ‘Begin Again pick a series that deserves a second chance.

The Maze Runner series. I stopped probably halfway but I would love to give it another go.

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11. For Wonderland pick a book that features your favorite fictional world.

This is a no brainer for me but Hogwarts is the place I would love visit. I include Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade with the wonderful wizarding world of Harry Potter.

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12. For Last Kiss pick a series that you’re not ready to let go, even though it ended

Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling because it's freaking Harry Potter! Even though the series ended, Harry still lives on! He will live on forever!

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13.  For Clean pick a series where you’re glad it’s over.

The Southern Vampire Mysteries by Charlaine Harris was going on and on and the quality and substance of the series was going down hill when it started to hit the double digits.

14. For Wildest Dreams pick your favorite fictional guy–it’s preferred but he doesn’t have to be a bad boy

John Ambrose McClaren from P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han is definitely one of my favorite fictional guys. I am still not over about Lara Jean's decision at the end of the book because Johnny is perfect! He is such a gentleman!

15. For Enchanted pick a book you found by chance that you ended up loving.

Under a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee is a book I read by chance. I am not big on westerns but this book caught me by surprise and I fell in love with it.

16. For All You Had to Do Was Stay pick a book you didn’t finish that you wish you had given another chance.

Legend by Marie Lu. I couldn't get into the book the first time I tried reading it. Maybe I need to give it another chance.

17. For ‘Come Back, Be Here’ pick the book you would least like to lend out, for fear of missing it too much. 

UK edition special collector's edition of Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell means a lot to me. Not only is the UK version gorgeous but Fangirl is one of my favorite books of all time because of what Fangirl means to me. I was even able to meet Rainbow last year where she signed my copy of the book. I will lend out my other copies of Fangirl if someone wants to read it. I will not let this copy be out of my sight.

Image from Book Depository

18. For Teardrops on My Guitar’ pick a book that made me cry a lot

The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord made me cry twice. I cried when I read about a certain death in the novel and I also cried at end of the book. This book made me so emotional but I absolutely love The Start of Me and You! It is such a heartfelt book.

19. For Shake it Off pick a book I love so much that I just shake off the haters

I don't think I love a book so much that others hate a lot. 

20. For Blank Space pick my favorite autographed book

Please see #17.

21. For Today was a Fairy Tale pick my favorite retelling

I haven't read a lot of Fairy Tale retellings but I enjoyed Enchanted by Alethea Kontis.

I tag the following people:

Melissa from Novelty Podcast
Elizabeth from Novelty Podcast and BookYAbber
Ashley from Books to the Tea
Marci from Reading in the Tardis 
Margie from Bumbles and Fairy-Tales
Nicole and Sophia from Quality Fangirls
Christine from Padfoot's Library

and anyone else who wants to participate


  1. Great choices! Thanks for reminding me I need to read Under a Painted Sky soon--maybe I'll do a mini-Western binge since that seems to be a new micro-trend in YA.