This tag was originally created by Olivia @ Purely Olivia!
As has been the case with alot of the tags I have done recently, today I am going to be combining two of my favourite things – Taylor Swift and books! I have been listening to Taylor Swift for years now, and so I am so excited to be able to link some of her songs to some of my favourite books in this awesome tag.
So here is the Wonderstruck Book Tag!
A Book That Unapologetically Broke Your Heart
The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner is more than likely to break your heart into a million little pieces at multiple points throughout this story. It is a beautiful contemporary about friendship and family, but I can’t express enough how gut-wrenching and heartbreaking certain moments in it are.
A Book You Still Think About Even After You’ve Finished
One of my favourite books of last year, A List of Cages by Robin Roe has stuck with me ever since I finished it. It is such a beautiful story with so many moments that I remember so vividly even now, and characters who are so amazingly written that I am still in awe of this book.
A Book You Really Want to Become A Movie
In my opinion, The Gentleman’s Guide To Vice & Virtue by Mackenzi Lee would make an awesomely hilarious movie as we follow Monty, Percy and Felicity across Europe. I can just imagine it being the perfect combination of adventure, humour and romance that would work so perfectly and translate so well to film.
A Book With The Most Beautiful Cover
The cover for The Muse by Jessie Burton is honestly so beautiful with its gorgeous illustrations and curving lines that fit in so well with the genre and context of the story itself. Honestly I can’t wait to dive into this book not just for another story by Jessie Burton, but also to be able to continue admiring this amazing cover!
A Book That Gets Hate But That You Still Love
I feel like The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen definitely has a lot of mixed opinions, with people generally either loving or hating this fantasy story that I personally adore. I love the richness of this world and the complex politics we get throughout this series, and I can’t not wait to continue on with the final book in this trilogy.
A Book That Gives You Childhood Nostalgia
Switched by Amanda Hocking gives me so much nostalgia, as it is one of the first YA books other than the likes of Twilight and The Hunger Games that I fell in love with, and that truly got me reading at ever chance I got. I just remember being so eager to read more within this world and going on to devour almost all of Amanda Hocking’s other books because of how much I adored this one.
A Book You Instantly Clicked With
The instant I started listening to the audiobook for Always & Forever Lara Jean by Jenny Han, I was hooked back into this gorgeous story, and knew that I would listen to it at every possible oppurtinity, something I most definitely ended up doing. As someone who was so close to just not finishing this series, I can’t believe how quickly I became hooked in it again, and I’m so glad I gave this book a chance rather than just leaving it unfinished.
A Classic That Will Never Get Old
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is one book that I don’t think will ever get old, as I will never get tired of this decadent story that manages to en-wrap me in its beauty every time. I love everything about this classic, from the gorgeous 20’s setting to the rich writing style and flawed characters that make this book one of my all time favourites.
A Book With A Romance You Love
The Wrath & The Dawn by Renée Ahdieh includes one of my favourite enemies to lovers romance that I could not get enough of throughout this fantastic duology. I love the bond these two form as they begin to understand each other more and more, and will regularly go back and reread some of my favourite scenes just to relive the magic of their romance.
A Book You Couldn’t Help But Become Obsessed With
Honestly, who didn’t become obsessed with Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo after reading it?! This fantasy has everything you ever want from a complex, high stakes heist to a mix-matched band of outcasts and a rich world rife with magic and debauchery, so its no wonder I fell completely in love with it after reading it.
A Book Where You Loved The First One But Hated The Sequel
Despite my love for the fast paced adventure that was The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig, the sequel unfortunately did not live up to my expectations and fell so flat in my opinion. It was confusing and made me fall out of love with some of my favourite characters, and just overall wasn’t the book I wanted or expected it to be.
Have you done this tag? Do you agree with my choices? Have you read any of these books – what did you think?