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Red (Taylor’s Version) Book Tag

Hi friends, happy Thursday – I hope you’re all doing well! Today I’m going to finally be doing this Taylor Swift book tag! Lauren @Narrative Paradise tagged me waaaay back in December and I’m happy to be getting around to it now, thank you for tagging me, fellow Swiftie! 😊

State of Grace – best opening book in a series

Scythe (Arc of a Scythe, #1)

Scythe by: Neal Shusterman

Holy, this trilogy was something else – I loved it so much! So unique and different, and I think I read somewhere that there could be a fourth novel in this now series? Colour me intrigued!

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

Firekeeper's Daughter

Firekeeper’s Daughter by: Angeline Boulley.

Wow, this book made me feel happy, sad, angry, grief, woof the breaks I had to take when I got near the end. This was such a heavy, yet, important book – 100% recommend!

Treacherous – a slow book that you ended up loving

The Song of Achilles

The Song of Achilles by: Madeline Miller

I’m going to use this book here because this was such a slow book for me; it took a long time for me to really connect with the story and to figure out the point, but the writing was so, so beautiful. I didn’t quite love this (that ending, say what?!) but I appreciated the layers of gorgeous writing.

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

Rage

Rage by: Richard Bachman

I knew this was going to be bad, as a book that is no longer in print, I expected nothing less and it delivered on that front. God, this story was just garbage. I guess for the time this was first written it might have been something new (it’s about a school shooting) but even the characters and the story was just trash – it made me rage!

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

The Secret of a Heart Note

The Secret of a Heart Note by: Stacey Lee

I know I only read this last year, but it’s a book that I think about often because it was so unique in premise and the story was just really sweet.

22 – coming of age book

The Black Flamingo

The Black Flamingo by: Dean Atta

This book, wow was this ever intense, but it was such a good, good story of coming of age; probably my favourite one!

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

The Bear and the Nightingale (The Winternight Trilogy, #1)

The Bear and the Nightingale by: Katherine Arden

I’ve had this on my shelf for… quite a while now. This was supposed to be read when my friends started a book club… but then we never actually read the book for the book club and it never really got started, but that aside I haven’t picked this up and I really want to. Here’s looking at you, 2022!

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

To All the Boys I've Loved Before (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, #1)

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by: Jenny Han

I want to re-read the whole trilogy because I loved it so much and the movies were so good! It’s funny people didn’t like the last movie as much as the first two and I’m the complete opposite that last movie is my fave!

Stay Stay Stay – a book everyone dislikes but you love

I don’t have an answer for this one, I can’t think of a book everyone dislikes that I love… I’m sure there is one… but it’s not coming to me!

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

*this song gets me every freakin’ time

Nightblood (Frostblood Saga, #3)

Nightblood by: Elly Blake

This was the final in the Frostblood trilogy. I didn’t care for the first one, but the world building intrigued me, the secone was SO good and this one was a good ending, but not as great as the second book. I don’t think I’ve ever loved the second book in series the most before.

Holy Ground – a fan-favourite book

The Brown Sisters Series – Lindsay Glenne

The Brown Sister trilogy by: Talia Hibbert

I’m very sorry, but I couldn’t choose just one book in this series because they were all so good! Tell me I’m wrong!

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

Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles, #1)

Beautiful Creatures by: Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

This was actually really hard to find a book with any of these words in the title, thank you Goodreads. I read this series years ago, I’m pretty sure I enjoyed it, but it’s not something I feel I need to revisit.

The Lucky One – a book about fame

The Kopp Sisters Novels | HMH Books

The Kopp Sisters by: Amy Stewart

I wasn’t sure how to read this prompt – like glamorous fame or famous people? So I went with famous people, although I don’t know how ‘famous’ the Kopp sisters are but they were real sisters and their adventures in these books are based on real events… this is a stretch I realize, but I’m going with it.

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

Hench

Hench by: Natalie Zina Walshots

This had me seeing villains from a new perspective and I loved it – I also just wanted to use this book in one of the prompts πŸ˜‚

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

Star Daughter

Star Daughter by: Shveta Thakrar

This book was like a nice warm blanket; I loved the world and the plots and the characters. It wasn’t the best book ever, but it gave me such warm feelings!

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

Natalie Tan's Book of Luck and Fortune

Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck & Fortune by: Roselle Lim

Probably because this book made me so hungry, being in a cafe would be a good place to be while hungry. Also I’d read any book in a cafe, on a Wednesday!

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

A List of Cages

A List of Cages by: Robin Roe

That cover looks so cute and happy – it is HEAVY and emotional, raw and real, don’t let the cover fool you!

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

Night World, No. 1 (Night World, #1-3)

Night World by: L.J. Smith

From what I remember this series was never finished and I would love to see it have an ending because I really enjoyed it!

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

I honestly don’t have an answer for this question. I don’t feel like I’m betraying my favourite book, author or character when I read something else I love. Just more to love.

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

Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1)

Six of Crows by: Leigh Bardugo

I’m being so basic here… it’s the only thing my brain can think of right now. Part of me wants to re-read these books because I don’t really remember what happens in them… but I do remember I liked them.

Babe – a book where a character gets cheated on

Autopsy of a Boring Wife

Autopsy of a Boring Wife by: Marie-RenΓ©e Lavoie

I don’t know how I could have forgotten about this book! This is the classic tale of the husband leaving his wife for a younger woman and the woman picking up the pieces of her life. What I love about Diane is that she’s so witty and I love following her stories!


And that’s it! I did it! If you see this tag and like it considered yourself tagged! Thank you Lauren, again for tagging me! 😊

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

  1. Ooh, I actually am going to read A List of Cages later this month, and I was already kinda apprehensive about it because the author’s new-to-me, and now I am even more scared!

    Great post Meghan!

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  2. Ah i love your answers here! It’s true that the A List of Cages cover looks kind of happy and hopeful and the book is just 😭 break my heart already will you 😭 still, I love it very, very much! AND YES to the secret of a heart note, such a lovely story!!

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    1. Thank you so much, Marie! 😊
      Right?! It’s the stars that make it so hopeful and not ready to hit you in the feels!
      OMG I constantly think about the secret of a heart note because it was just so different and good! πŸ˜„

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