Did I use this tag as an excuse to listen to Lover while I worked on the blog? Perhaps.
But in all seriousness, I knew I had to be all over this tag when Vicky talked about creating it on her twitter. There’s no better Swiftie to tackle a tag such as this one, so I’m very excited to answer Vicky’s Lover inspired prompts!
Without further ado, let’s get into the tag (and if you haven’t listened to Taylor Swift’s Lover yet, take this as your sign)!
- Give credit to the creator, What Vicky Read
- Tag 5 Friends
- HAVE FUN!
I Forgot That You Existed
A book on your TBR that you’d completely forgotten about
Dear Aaron by Mariana Zapata
I’m still interested in reading this book after reviewing the synopsis, but I have no idea where it came from. Usually, I’m pretty good about keeping up with the books on my TBR, but this one took me by surprise. Perhaps it’s time for another culling of that “want to read” list on Goodreads.
A perfect summer read
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
If it’s a book set exclusively during the summertime, then it’s a perfect summer read. While Ari and Dante might not be the most lighthearted book for the summer season, it’s definitely my go to for this question. I think this book might even become an annual summer read for me.
Your favorite book/series
The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins
I’ve loved this series for such a long time, so of course it has to go down as a favorite! The Hunger Games has meant so much to me over the years. I’m even a fan of the conclusion of the trilogy, despite all the negative feedback Mockingjay has received.
An amazing female character
Vivian Carter from Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu
This book made me want to start a feminist revolution within my small communities. Vivian is such a strong female lead, and her cause was so relatable. There’s no bad-ass feminist character quite like her.
A book from your childhood because you never grew up
Once Upon a Marigold by Jean Ferris
I remember this being such a fun read when I was younger! I still love when royalty is presented in a book, so perhaps that interest came from this novel. Although it would probably be a little young for me now, I’d still risk a reread for Once Upon a Marigold.
I Think He Knows
A book everyone knows you love
Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
Well, at least I hope everyone knows I love it! I’m not sure what more explanation is needed here. Carry On is my favorite book ever, and I’ll likely never shut up about it.
Miss Americana and the Heartbreak Prince
A book that makes you so sad you could paint the town blue
They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera
Reading a book with a title like this is like asking to be emotionally hurt. Adam Silvera is well known for his soul-crushing stories. They Both Die at the End made me laugh and cry and fall in love with characters I knew were only temporary.
Your favorite OTP
Link and Ridley from the Beautiful Creatures series by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
I chose to really throw it back for this question! Link and Ridley were my first ever real OTP. There’s something about this opposing pairing that really appeals to me. I still root for this couple, even if their story never got a conclusion.
A book that lived up to the hype
Scythe by Neal Shusterman
Scythe so deserves all the hype it receives. I’m glad to see that this series still gets a lot of love from readers. I can’t wait to enjoy the conclusion to this trilogy along with the rest of the community.
Death by a Thousand Cuts
A book that saying goodbye to is death by a thousand cuts so you just have to re-read it again
A Proscriptive Relationship by Jordan Lynde
I will always come back to Jordan Lynde. This was the read in middle school, and not much has changed. This book is so reliable to come back to, especially when I need a comforting read.
A book based in London
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
Not only is it set there, but this book features a London love interest. Even I couldn’t help but love him! I think that this romance book makes quite a good fit for Taylor’s London Boy.
Soon You’ll Get Better
A book that brightens up your sky
A List of Cages by Robin Roe
A List of Cages is, in most ways, a wonderfully happy book! I love that the core relationships in this book revolve around friendship and family. This book always makes me so hopeful and endlessly smile-y.
A book that you could reread over again because it still does it for you, babe
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
I have a special place in my heart for Gone Girl. This book ignited my love for thrillers. You would think that this book wouldn’t still do it for me since I already know the twists, but there’s just something about it that I adore.
You Need to Calm Down
An LGBTQ+ book you’d GLAADly recommend
We Contain Multitudes by Sarah Henstra
If you’re in the mood for a non-traditional book, We Contain Multitudes might just be for you! This book explores the relationship between two classmates solely through letters they write to each other. I think this book does have some issues, but it’s still worth a try if you’re looking for a unique LGBTQ+ book.
It’s Not the Book, It’s Me (A book that wasn’t for you)
The Wicker King by K. Ancrum
What even was the Wicker King? Its been months since I finished this book and I still don’t know. I had really high hopes for this novel, but something about it didn’t work for me. I’m glad some people really seem to love it, though.
A character you relate to
Frances from Radio Silence by Alice Oseman
There are tons of reasons Frances is a relatable character, and I know I’m not the only one who identifies with her. It was really telling to read Radio Silence as I was gearing up for my high school graduation and picking out colleges. Additionally, I loved seeing Frances’s love for the Universe City podcast mirror my relationship with Welcome to Night Vale.
It’s Nice to Have a Friend
A character you’d love to be friends with
Levi from Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Levi is just the sweetest character out there. I would love to get to know him more! I adore what a kind personality Levi has. Hopefully, if we were to be friends some of his kindness would rub off on me!
A book that you weren’t sure of at first but turned out to be amazing
We Are Okay by Nina LaCour
I avoided reading this book for so long because it didn’t seem like my thing. Safe to say I was very surprised by how much I enjoyed We Are Okay! I read this on audio and the performance was so hauntingly beautiful. I would love to read some more Nina LaCour in the future.
This was such a fun tag to do! I absolutely enjoyed Lover as an album, and it was so perfect to combine it with books.
I encourage you to give Lover a try if you haven’t listened to it yet, and don’t forget to check out Vicky’s answers!
Until next time!
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