I was trawling for book tags the other day, as one does, when I happened upon this one created by Rhoda, with a Book. Since we’re such big Swifties here at Words About Words, I absolutely couldn’t resist doing a(nother) Taylor Swift book tag!
1. Taylor Swift: an author’s debut book
Tweet Cute by Emma Lord
I absolutely loved Emma’s debut Tweet Cute when I read it all the way back in 2019. (See my gushing review here). I actually just started rereading it via audiobook and am thoroughly enjoying being back in the midst of Emma Lord’s very specific type of world building, or maybe it’s like “world decorating.”
2. Fearless: a book that scared you
As Good As Dead (A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder #3) by Holly Jackson
I will say I was never all that creeped out or worried for Pip in the first two books of the A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder trilogy, but in book three things definitely took a turn for the worst for her and IT HAD ME ON EDGE!! (Review of book 1 here.)
3. Speak Now: a book with great dialogue
All the Feels by Olivia Dade
If you define ‘great dialogue’ as ‘witty repartee’ and ‘snarky banter’ then All the Feels definitely fits the bill. If you do not, then I really don’t want to read any of your book recommendations. Check out my very gush-y review here.
4. Red: a book with red on the cover or in the title
Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall
Another book with great character chemistry and tons of sarcastic banter. Honestly quite anxious to find out what happens next in Luc and Oliver’s love story in Husband Material.
5. 1989: a book published the year you were born
The Time of Contempt by Andrzej Sapkowski
Not that I had to pick a book I’ve read for this prompt, but I like going the extra mile. Also, when I looked up other books that were published in 1995, I did not know most of them. So, here we are with one of the Witcher books!
6. Reputation: a book that lived up to its hype
The Folk of the Air series by Holly Black
I was skeptical, but now I’m extreme stan. Read this series!! I will say no more.
7. Lover: a favorite romance or book with a romantic subplot
Something to Talk About by Meryl Wilsner
Hello let me introduce one of my favorite reads of 2020, Something to Talk About. Check out my review of it here. Let me just say this book has me highly anticipating Meryl Wilsner next book, The Hopeless & the Romantic.
8. Folklore: a fairy tale, folktale. or myth retelling
The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyers
The Lunar Chronicles is one of my favorite fairytale retellings!! It does such a good job of blending the OG fairytales with a new sci-fi storyline. I also love how each book introduces a new fairytale retelling.
9. Evermore: a book you could read for the rest of your life
The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata
I believe this was my first Mariana Zapata read, and honestly her books have really altered my path as a reader. She has definitely upped my standards for romance novels, and for slow-burn plots. Check out my review here.
Thanks for reading!