Hey Pals!! Today I am doing The Folklore Book Tag. Our very own Taylor Swift released a new album to entertain us all in these harsh times which was honestly such a good thing to do. I can already see so many people just raving about it and I am so glad I have some new Taylor Swift stuff to listen to.
If you don’t know, I am, on top of being a Directioner, a big Swiftie because I freaking love her songs. They are so relatable and so well written that I hardly get bored of them. Folklore, her latest album, is another addition to all her existing hard work.
Note: I haven’t heard all the songs in this album yet because of school work and all so I won’t be commenting on any of these songs. Though, I can assure you that the ones I have heard were beyond brilliant.
Link to the original creator: Ilsa @ A Whisper Of Ink.
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1: The 1: A book with an ending that left you speechless
Animal Farm by George Orwell. This book started well, but then it got a bit boring, but then came that shocking end and I was absolutely stunned. I mean, it should’ve been predictable if I think about it now, and yet the final chapter still makes me shake my head when I think about it even now.
2: Cardigan: A book that makes you feel happy and sad all at once
All books make me happy 😂.
3: The Last Great American Dynasty: A book with a fascinating, extremely well-told story
If you have heard the audiobook of Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman that is narrated by the author himself, you will instantly know why I chose this book. The author wrote about every character in the most wonderful way and his narration brought life to the book. It’s one book you will read and absolutely love ❤️.
4: Exile: A book you wish you hadn’t read
I was indeed hesitant to read Twilight by Stephanie Meyer mainly because I knew the whole story and wasn’t interested. But my friend insisted, so I gave this book a try, only to thoroughly dislike it and eventually DNF it. I know many people love it, I am just not one of them. I found it boring and I spent a good deal of time reading it before DNFing it which cost me a lot of time which I could’ve dedicated to some other book that I would’ve actually enjoyed.
5: My Tears Ricochet: A book that made you cry uncontrollably
Honestly, this whole series had a lot of moments that made me cry, especially the 5th book. There are certain character deaths that are still hard to get over.
6: Mirror Ball: A book that feels like it was written just for you
The Doldrums by Nicholas Gannon is a book that feels like it’s written just for me mainly because it made me realize, for the first time, just how much I would love to have adventures.
7: Seven: A childhood book that makes you feel nostalgic
Famous Five by Enid Blyton was one of the first books I ever read and I still read them. They always have a great plot and I honestly love these characters way too much. Five on a Treasure Island is the first in this series
8: August: A book that reminds you of summer
The titles are pretty self-explanatory. The Summer trilogy by Jenny Han has a lot of… Well, summer in it, so this is the first that comes to mind. It was a pretty nice trilogy and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It has a cliche plot: boys finally notice the main girl, but it was very well executed.
9: This Is Me Trying: A book that deals with loneliness and sadness
Whichwood by Taherah Maffi has one of the loveliest character growths. The main character, Laylee, is a mordeshoor in this land of Whichwood meaning she washe the spirits of the dead to sort of prepare then for the Otherworld or something. This character, however, is not treated well and she has lived alone her whole life. When two children come to help her, she finds this strange and is not open towards them. As things get complicated, we see her character development and it was wonderful to read about.
10: Illicit Affairs: A book that gave you a book hangover
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. I couldn’t stop thinking about this book and for 2 whole nights, I kept on thinking about it so much that I found it hard to sleep. And this book also left a remarkable impact upon my heart, I loved it so much, so it seems like the perfect answer.
11: Invisible String: A book that came into your life at the exact right time
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck was my first Jeff Kinney novel. I have mixed feelings towards this series, I like some of these books and I dislike some of these books. But overall, I love this series because they are the perfect break after a long adventurous novel. I discovered these books pretty late in my life but I am so glad I did.
12: Mad Woman: A book with a female character you adore
Annabeth Chase from the Percy Jackson universe is a truly inspirational character to me. But specifically, in The Mark of Athena, I just realized how much she had to go through, how much physical and emotional struggle she had to do. And she handles everything so well, I wonder why I feel sad when things fall apart in my life while in hers, things are hardly ever together.
13: Epiphany: A book that is haunting
I don’t know but for some reason I don’t have an answer to this question. I just can’t come up with anything.
14: Betty: A book couple that fills you with yearning
Percabeth…. Need I say more 😜!
15: Peace: A book character you’d die for because you love them so much
Leo Valdez for sure. I love this guy so much 💖💖, he deserves the best always because he has gone through a lot and he never fails to make me laugh. Ahh… If I could just meet him.
16: Hoax: A book you thought you were going to love but didn’t
The hype around The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins made me go into the first book with such high expectations that I was thoroughly disappointed. I enjoyed the first book a lot but I just didn’t love it like most people do. I learned something that day: Never, ever, have high expectations 😜.
I am not tagging anyone, I don’t know many Swifties on WordPress and I also feel like I am late in doing this.