05/17/15

Taylor Swift Tag

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I saw this post on Miss Print the other week and immediately fell in love. It combines two of my loves: Taylor Swift and books. Basically, it’s PERFECTION.

Here’s a bit about the tag, which I found on Miss Print’s post.

Created by The Book Life, the Taylor Swift Book Tag is a fun way to pair book titles to famous Taylor Swift songs through a handful of questions. Some of which are part of the original tag and some that were added by Danielle at Love at First Page and Nova from Out of Time.

And now for my answers!


we're never ever getting back together

(a book/series you were pretty sure you loved but then wanted to break up with)

Divergent Series by Veronica Roth | Goodreads | Review (Allegiant)

For some reason, I had such an issue with this series. I read Divergent shortly after it came out, and then I got a signed! copy of Insurgent at a book conference, but I didn’t read it for at least a year. Then it took me an additional year after Allegiant came out to read it, and by then I was just wee bit lost. I wish I had read these back to back because when I look back on my reading experience with them, I’m a bit sad. I loved each book so much while reading them, but as a whole I was a bit disappointed on my end at how I handled reading the series.

red

(a book with a red cover)

The Wrath and the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh | Goodreads | Review

No, I won’t stop talking about this series.

This cover is absolutely STUNNING and is probably my favorite cover that’s red. Not only is it a great cover, but the book is also pretty darn swell.

the best day

(a book that makes you feel nostalgic)

The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart | Goodreads

This was one of my favorite series as a kid, and now that I’m babysitting I love reading it aloud to the kids I babysit. I always recommend it to people at bookstores because it’s such a great read. I’d love to reread this series sometime because I remember absolutely loving it as a kid!

love story

(a book with forbidden love)

Like No Other by Una LaMarche | Goodreads | Review

This book floored me. The story follows a girl who is a Hasidic Jew and the boy she falls in love with who lives outside of the community, and their struggle to be together. It’s beautiful, touching, and one of my favorite reads.

i knew you were trouble

(a book with a bad character you couldn’t help but love)

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi | Goodreads | Review

I absolutely HATED Warner at the beginning of Shatter Me, but by the end I was yearning for more Warner. I fell in love with him for some reason, and in Ignite Me when I realized that Juliette and Warner were going to have a very important story I was ecstatic. Warner is the bad character who I loved from the beginning of this series and still love today.

innocent

(a book that someone ruined the ending for)

Allegiant by Veronica Roth | Goodreads | Review

FREAKING TWITTER HAD TO GO AND RUIN THIS BOOK FOR ME I WAS SO ANGRY.

I’m still a bit bitter about it, actually. But I got over it and enjoyed the book all the same.

everything has changed

(a book with a character who goes through extensive character development)

A Sense of Infinite by Hilary T. Smith | Goodreads

I’m such a Hilary T. Smith fan it’s insane. A Sense of Infinite has some of the best character development I’ve read this year, and it made the book a billion times better than it already was. My review will be up soon – and the book is coming out on May 19th so GO BUY IT.

you belong with me

(my most anticipated book release)

Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin | Goodreads | Review of The Walled City

I AM JUMPING UP AND DOWN IN EXCITEMENT FOR THIS BOOK. I adored Ryan’s book The Walled City, so Wolf by Wolf was an immediate addition to my TBR. It’s historical fiction, it’s set during WWII, and it has a killer plotline.

I’m pumped.

forever and always

(my favorite book couple)

Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry | Goodreads | Review of Breaking the Rules (Noah and Echo’s Story Pt. 2)

Just. Noah and Echo.

They make me as feel-y as Jonah and Taylor from Jellicoe Road do. And that’s saying a lot. This book has changed the way I read, write, and think.

I can’t with these two characters.

begin again

(a series that deserves a second chance)

Ensnared (Splintered, #3) by A.G. Howard | Goodreads | Review of Splintered

I loved books #1 and #2 in this series, but when I sat down to read Ensnared, I couldn’t get through it. I want to give it another shot though, because I feel like I’ll love it once I get farther in – plus I love the world in these books.

wonderland

(a book that features your favorite fictional world)

Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta | Goodreads | Review

It’s a Melina Marchetta book, so I love it.

This is quite possibly my favorite fantasy series. It’s beautiful, heart-wrenchingly emotional, and the world is described in the Marchetta fashion – with perfection. I love this series so, so, so much.

last kiss

(a series that you’re not ready to let go, even though it ended)

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin | Goodreads | Review

I refuse to let this series go.

Noah and Mara were behind Noah and Echo for favorite couple, but they win for being unable to let them go – this story, these characters, the concept, they all have stayed locked away in my head since I finished the series.

clean

(a series where you’re glad it’s over)

The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken | Goodreads | Review of In The Afterlight (Book #3)

I’m picking this series not because I was ready for it to be over (I wasn’t) but because of the ending.

TALK ABOUT WELL DONE.

Applause of Bracken for winning best series finish award.

wildest dreams

(your favorite fictional guy–it’s preferred but he doesn’t have to be a bad boy)

The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider | Goodreads | Review

Ezra from this book is probably the type of guy I would date. (After he’s changed though – not him at the beginning of the book!) He’s kind, funny, smart (a TOTAL NERD AND I LOVE IT) and just a sweet guy.

I love him.

enchanted

(a book you found by chance that you ended up loving)

Partials by Dan Wells | Goodreads | Review of Fragments, Book #2

I randomly got this book somewhere and I fell in love. The science of this book is incredible, as is the character development. I just realized that somehow I HAVEN’T READ BOOK #3?!!?!?! I AM ASHAMED.

I must find Ruins now.

all you had to do was stay

(a book you didn’t finish that you wish you had given another chance)

Don’t Look Now by Michelle Gagnon | Goodreads | Review of Don’t Turn Around, #1

I went through this phase were I read a ton of hacker books, and the first book in this series, Don’t Turn Around was one of my favorites. Don’t Look Now was the sequel, and I was ecstatic when I got it. However, I started it and was so confused that I just couldn’t finish it. I still have it and really want to finish it at some point soon!

come back, be here

(a book I would not want to lend out for fear of missing it too much)

Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta | Goodreads | Review

Obviously.

I don’t think I could manage to lend this out to someone because I wouldn’t be able to let it go. It has been personalized – there are my tabs with my favorite passages, a set of sticky-notes a friend made me that matched up with pages after we finished a standardized test, and my tally of times I’ve read it. It’s my most prized possession.

teardrops on my guitar

(a book that made me cry a lot)

Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta | Goodreads | Review

Oops.

But seriously.

EVERY. TIME.

shake it off

(a book I love so much that I just shake off the haters)

And We Stay by Jenny Hubbard | Goodreads

There have been some mixed reviews on this book over the past year (it come out in December 2014) but I loved this book. It’s the kind of book I see myself writing at some point in my life, and I will defend it until I run out of air.

blank space

(my favorite autographed book)

Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers | Goodreads | Review

When I met and interviewed Robin LaFevers I think I had a heart attack.

Therefore, this book is very, very special to me.

today was a fairytale

(my favorite retelling)

Cinder by Marissa Meyer | Goodreads | Review of Scarlet, Book #2

These books are just TOO COOL not to take this spot.

Props to Marissa Meyer for being so darn creative because I don’t know how she comes up with this stuff.


 

 

I’m tagging:

  1. Jen from Books and Other Happy Ever Afters
  2. Grace from Words Like Silver
  3. Emily from Forever Literary
  4. Jessica from Fly to Fiction
  5. Jamie from The Perpetual Page-Turner
  6. Katie from Katie’s Book Blog
  7. Serena from Reading Over Sleeping
  8. YOU! Link me in comments if you do this tag!
  • Love your answers Willa! I have been holding back on this tag for awhile because of how creative I have to get with the categories and what book to choose. Maybe I will do it this week, maybe next! Thank you for sharing! ;D (Fun fact: I have legit only read 3 books from the list of books above. D:)
    ~Kaitlin @ Next Page Please!

    • DO IT! It’s not as hard as you think it will be. 🙂

      AND GET ON IT, BRO. These books are all amazing.

      • *sighs* Okay okay, I will I will. YES I KNOW ALL THESE BOOKS LISTED SOUND GREAT AND I AM SAD I HAVEN’T READ THEM 🙁