so, as i write this, taylor swift released her new album yesterday and i’m already in love.
and, yes i started my folklore book tag like this too and i have no regrets!!! anyway, when she released evermore i listened to it. listened to it again. i’m still in love with it SO MUCH and i haven’t seen a book tag yet so……. let’s go for it! (yes i know it came out on the 11th i have been busy since finishing school hehe)
i hope you like the tag! feel free to do it and i’ll add you to the list below ❤
- Link to the original creator and her post: Rhi from marshmallow harmonies
- Tag at least 3 people.
- Declare the rules and list of prompts in your post (copy paste is fine!)
- Thank whoever who tagged you and link to their post.
- Pingback to original post so they’re all in one place to read ❤
i’m begging for you to take my hand / wreck my plans, that’s my man
severin and laila from the gilded wolves…… that’s a romance right there. i love them so much, and while the silvered serpents brought a whole new level of the relationship, tgw set the scene and set it all up perfectly. i love them!!!
this entire book is so good, and filled with intricate plots and romances that make the gilded wolves a new favourite series and i love the writing style too!
because I dropped your hand while dancing / left you out there standing / crestfallen on the landing / champagne problems
i… do not remember much about odd one out but the romance was just so messy?? it was so weird??? a super messy love triangle that was… a literal triangle, characters that annoyed me to no end – still don’t know why i gave it such a high rating.
pumpkin heads was another book that i didn’t like the romance in because i wanted them to stay friends! i’m sick of every guy girl friendship having someone pine because it’s annoying :((
but i don’t like a gold rush, gold rush / i don’t like anticipatin’ my face in a red flush
this is my most recent read, but from the first few pages i just adored summer of salt!!! it’s so beautiful and (while a big tw for rape– especially towards the end) i couldn’t help loving it. georgina, vira, prue, mary, and of course annabella – they made the book what it is, and it will stay with me for a long time to come.
(now that i think about it…. this might be a new favourite favourite…… idk!!! ok!!!)
so we could call it even / you could call me babe for the weekend
this isn’t actually a book i’ve read, but i am so excited for counting down with you which comes out next year!!! it sounds so good and the cover is beautiful and i cannot wait!!!! the anxiety rep also sounds wonderful so i can’t wait to read it.
(i’m also excited for she drives me crazy next year – sport sapphics 🥺🥺)
i know my love should be celebrated / but you tolerate it
i will forever yell about both the stars and the blackness between them and final draft because they are so underrated!!! i feel like i’m known for talking a lot about final draft and it just means so much to me and i LOVE laila and hannah (and felix and leo!) so much.
i think he did it, but i just can’t prove it / no, no body, no crime / but i ain’t lettin’ up until the day i die
the ending of rebel gods almost made me cry but it was so perfect!!! i picked up monuments earlier this year on a whim and now that the duology is complete i’m so happy. locky, sally, and connor made me laugh so much and i would highly recommend picking them up! (the first book only has 250 ratings on goodreads and i’m always looking for a reason to shove australian authors in your face 🥺)
there’ll be happiness after you / but there was happiness because of you, too
i have talked so much about this, but darius is such a relatable character for me. i’m actually rereading the first at the moment and i’ve teared up so many times!!! his journey to iran and seeing family just makes me so nostalgic for my own experiences a few years ago 🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺 i love him so much ok 🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺
and damn, dorothea, they all wanna be ya / but are you still the same soul i met under the bleachers
i… have my own thoughts on what this song is about (and if i’d changed the prompt i would’ve answered evelyn hugo for this without a doubt) but i’m talking about friends today!!!
i know i just mentioned this but darius and sohrab from darius the great is not okay fit this prompt well, because while a lot of people go in expecting a romance it’s not, and i just love that so much!!! it’s a gorgeous relationship between the two of them and it adds onto what is… probably my favourite book.
another book with a beautiful friendship is full disclosure – the three girls depend on each other in a wonderful way and the whole book portrays teenagers realistically and in a way that made me very emotional 🥺🥺🥺
the mischief, the gift-wrapped suburban dreams / sorry for not winning you an arcade ring
the only book i’ve read from anna-marie mclemore is when the moon was ours, and i look forward to the prose in their other books! i also loved the writing in both crier’s war (and, tbh, loved the whole book, and i can’t wait to get to iron heart soon!) and ari and dante ❤
i can’t stop you putting roots in my dreamland / my house of stone, your ivy grows / and now ‘m covered
this is a bit ironic considering i’ve just been writing choose your own adventure short stories at school, so maybe i have choices on my mind hehe. one that immediately comes to mind is the midnight lie, which has a lot of important decisions….. including the very end, which left me reeling. i’m so intrigued for the next book and i can’t wait to see when nirrim’s story goes.
and the skeletons in both our closets / plotted hard to mess this up
this is probably a very popular answer but i wouldn’t mind spending a summer at camp half blood….. provided i don’t get in tooo much danger. if it was just to meet people however, i would love to go to iran with darius and meet his family and sohrab (and you know, if i got a little sentimental over his family reunion the other day rereading and sobbed…. maybe it’s just a bonus 🥺🥺🥺)
no more keepin’ score / now i just keep you warm
a book i haven’t said yet is red, white, and royal blue, and it does bring me a lot of comfort…… plus it isn’t sad like some other comfort books i could name!!! (legend, ari and dante, darius, the weight of the stars, final draft) i recently ish reread it and almost cried (or… i actually did…… shhh)
all your closets of backlogged dreams / and how you left them all to me
summer bird blue immediately comes to mind. i’m honestly scared to reread it because i think it will break me. it’s such a beautiful song and the family relationship between taylor and her grandmother she based it on reminds me so much of lea and rumi ❤
an honorary favourite is beautiful mess, as ava’s best friend kelly died recently too.
yes, i got your letter / yes, i’m doing better / i know that it’s over / i don’t need your closure
i… would not be complaining if we got a follow up to the weight of the stars!!! i’d love to see the set-in-space aspect of it and i would die for more alexandria and ryann. i also feel like the song closure fits twots as a book too, especially alexandria’s relationship with her mother. it just…. fits!
(i’m also very excited for k ancrum’s next book coming out next year, a modern retelling of peter pan, darling!)
i had a feeling so peculiar / that this pain would be for / evermore
this for me is always champion. it’s the third and last original book in the legend series and the last time i read it…. i cried. correction: i SOBBED. it’s just so so good and i’m… leaving to cry in a hole now just thinking about it 🥺🥺🥺🥺
i have far too many feelings about these characters, and it holds a special place in my heart ❤ ❤ ❤
i’m tagging anyone for today! here are some people who wanted to when i reached out or who i’ve talked about taylor swift with ❤