Matching Books To Each Song in the ‘Evermore’ Album by Taylor Swift | the evermore book tag

Hi loves!

I’m back so soon, yes! And today I’ll be doing a book tag created by the very lovely Ahaana @ Windows to Worlds. Please go check out her blog because her posts are so nice and her personality is even more lovely!

Rules:

  • Link back to the original creator’s post: Ahaana’s at Windows to Worlds
  • Tag at least 5 people
  • Thank the person who tagged you and link back to their post!!
  • Feel free to use the graphics in this post , but please credit back because they took a lot of time and effort to make (:

Let’s get into it!


**LC's Adventures in Libraryland** A YA Book Blog: Book ...

Gansey from The Raven Cycle is such a special character to me! I really adored him and I have to admit that I’m such a sucker for the outgoing but nerdy type of character.

I loved his affection for his friends and his passion for Cabeswater. Honestly, I think I just love everything about Gansey’s character.

I haven’t screamed about this book in a while so here’s a subtle plug for everyone to read it! I loved the characters so much.

Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake

I’m a bit reluctant to pick GMOS for this prompt because this book’s main focus really isn’t relationships (well, it sort of is. actually, one of the main focuses is relationships, so I guess it fits kind of perfectly. never mind I guess!). In GMOS, one of the main points of the story is the broken friendship/relationship between Mara and Charlie, her ex-girlfriend. I will say that scrolling through the reviews reminded me of how much this book tore out my heart. Please read it- I promise it’s worth it. Relationships between brother/sister, girlfriends, and friends are so so important in this book as well.

Circe: The International No. 1 Bestseller - Shortlisted ...

Circe is a book I read just a few months ago, and hence haven’t spoken about on my blog about at all. It’s time to change that, I think!

I love this book- so much. Madeline Miller’s writing and everything about this book is perfect. Circe herself, the main character, is an amazing protagonist. When I read this book, I cried and I laughed. It really took me on a rollercoaster of emotions, honestly.

Another reason to read this book is because of how empowering it is. When I read it I felt so loved and valued.

Far from the Tree by Robin Benway (ePUB, PDF, Downloads ...

This happens to be the perfect book for this prompt, actually! Far From The Tree is about three half-siblings who reconnect after not knowing each other at all and being taken on different paths from birth.

This book made me cry as well, and I can safely say that it was a splendid book that I highly recommend to anyone. The themes of family (and, in a way, found family) are so precious and beautiful, and the characters are also amazing.

Not to mention that the cover is beautiful! It may not be super intricate, but I think it perfectly represents the book.

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (The Hunger Games, #0)

I think this book fits the prompt! Spoiler alert for people who haven’t read the book:

Coriolanus and Lucy Grey have a super unhealthy relationship. Especially Coriolanus betrayed her and has a twisted attraction towards her, and Lucy Grey doesn’t even get a point of view in the story so we don’t know her true feelings toward him.

I would call this a “suffering relationship”, if you could even call their interactions a relationship, I guess.

This Is Our Story

This book! It’s perfect for this prompt! This Is Our Story is a murder mystery following five boys who enter a forest together… but only four come out.

I think this book is my favorite murder mystery, and I gobbled the book up super quickly. It was thrilling, interesting, and I just couldn’t put the book down! I highly recommend it to anyone who’s looking for a really interesting murder mystery with lots of twists. I had a lot of fun reading it and I even rated it 4.5 stars, which is surprising given that I’m not really a mystery type of person XD.

Nose in a Book: Review: The Mother-Daughter Book ClubI actually almost stole Ahaana’s answer for this question (Harry Potter) but then I realized that I also have another series that applies to this prompt really well.

I remember reading these books in 4th grade. They weren’t super high quality or anything, and I knew that even in 4th grade, but they certainly were entertaining so I really rushed through the series. I might have even reread some of the books in the series a few times.

Either way, I don’t think these books are really my cup of tea anymore!

Pumpkinheads: Rainbow Rowell unveils cover for graphic ...

This book instantly reminded me of this prompt. It’s a short and sweet graphic novel about two friends who have been friends for a long time spending their last autumn working for the pumpkin patch that they met in. It’s the only time they ever see each other, and they always spend that time with each other. But now they’re going to college and this will be their last time volunteering at the pumpkin patch.

It’s such a sweet book and the art is also amazing! I read it in under an hour so if you’re ever looking for a quick read to pick up, I definitely recommend Pumpkinheads.

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe ...

There are SO many books that could apply to this prompt slkdfjksl! But of course I have to mention Ari and Dante because this book is an actual masterpiece.

I read it last year because of all the hype and it did not disappoint! The writing, the characters, the plot- all of it was amazing.

And I can guarantee you that I cried while I read this book. I mean, of course I did- I cry during nearly every book XD. But this book is special, and I think everyone should read it.

The House in the Cerulean Sea | TJ Klune | Macmillan

Okay, I went into this book expecting that I would like it. Like it a lot, even. But I was still surprised with how AMAZING this book is!!

It’s one of my more recent reads so I haven’t talked about it much, but THCS is an absolute masterpiece. It wrenched my heart out so many times and the themes of found family, friendship, and belonging are so perfectly done.

I love the characters, the setting, the writing, everything. This book ended up being a huge favorite of mine!

Okay, now I’m ACTUALLY going to steal Ahaana’s answer because Six of Crows just fits this prompt too well!! It’s almost like she made it just for this book… hm

Well, SOC is literally about a band of thieves and criminals. It’s also an amazing book, so go read it if you haven’t already!

I find it unlikely that a lot of people haven’t read it though because it happens to be like the most popular YA fantasy ever lol. But anyway here’s my obligatory link to my post about diversity in YA because most of the books I’ve mentioned are written by white authors.

I'm Too Fond of My Fur! (Geronimo Stilton, #4)

The Geronimo Stilton books honestly introduced me to reading and made me love it so much– after the Magic Treehouse series, of course. I had my Geronimo phase in 1st and 2nd grade and my MT phase in kindergarten, so I remember this a little more.

When my brother was in 1st grade I started reading them again because they are just so interesting !! I would read them now as well if I got a chance 👀 These books are amazing and they make me smile to just think about them!

Also, the art style is pretty dope, right?

The Hate U Give is #1 on the New York Times Bestseller List

My answer is sort of similar to Ahaana’s, but THUG is a spectacular book in its own right. I personally prefer On the Come Up, but the message of THUG is stronger, in my opinion.

Especially in the wake of mass protests of racial inequality and police brutality in the USA, I recommend reading this book to anyone who hasn’t yet. It’s eye-opening and very important!

We Unleash the Merciless Storm (We Set the Dark on Fire, #2)

The first book in this series, We Set The Dark on Fire, was absolutely amazing and I loved reading it. The premise was super interesting and it definitely didn’t disappoint!

We Unleash The Merciless Storm, the sequel, has a lesser average rating, which scares me a little bit, and is why I haven’t picked it up yet. I mean, life’s too short to read disappointing books, right?

Either way I still really want to read this because the last book ended on a cliffhanger. I can’t die without knowing what happens to Carmen and Dani!

The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5)

Is it really a post by Aditi if it never mentions Percy Jackson?

No, the answer is no. Because I love this series with all my heart!

Anyway, despite this series technically only having 5 books, I’m still going to count it for this prompt because it really was the perfect conclusion to an amazing series! The characters, the drama, the pining, the chapter titles- it’s all part of what makes this series one of my favorites of all time.

One again, thank you so much to Ahaana for tagging me and for making this tag! It’s so creative and I had so much fun coming up with all my answers.

Let’s not talk about the fact that this post is 15000 words long, okay? Okay, great!

After my break from blogging, I feel like I don’t know who is and isn’t active, so I’m just going to tag everyone who’s reading this! This tag was genuinely so much fun to do and I would love to read all of your posts so link back to mine !!

Also, merry Christmas Eve to everyone who’s celebrating! I hope you have a wonderful and safe celebration. Happy holidays to everyone else !!

21 thoughts on “Matching Books To Each Song in the ‘Evermore’ Album by Taylor Swift | the evermore book tag

  1. i loved reading your answers!! i NEED to read circe soon, it makes me so happy to know you love it!! i used to read so much geronimo when i was younger!! PJO is definitely the best, and THUG has such a moving message!! totally agree with you for all these prompts!! (especially six of crows)!! i loved this post ❤❤

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  2. I love your answers! And the graphics, just great! Very creative tag! I recently discovered this album and though i have not finished all the songs, I’ll definitely do and the do this tag, I’m excited.

    Also time to increase the tbr! Lol. ❤🌟🌟

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    1. thank you so much! ahaana, the creator, actually made the graphics though- you should check out her blog too!
      yesss you absolutely should do it- at the time of writing i hadn’t listened to all of it yet but i listened to the rest after making this post and it was great!

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  3. loved reading your answers and this is such a fun tag!! Evermore is such a beautiful album and it’s so fun to see what books everyone is pairing with the songs. Out of the ones you’ve mentioned I’ve only read Six of Crows (incredible – maybe my all-time fave book) and The Hate U Give (again one of my all-time faves. Those two are competing for the tops spot).

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    1. thank you so much!! and yess i totally agree- i love seeing what others pick for book tags! omg SOC and THUG are definitely great books and some of my favorites- a lot of these ones are also my favorites so i recommend all of them!! <33

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  4. Ah, I love this post so much! (I didn’t know there was a tag, so we just recommended books based on evermore on our blog, haha, but I do love this tag so much.) And your picks! They are incredible. I love Gansey – I’ve been thinking of rereading the series for the longest time, but it’s such a commitment, haha. Girl Made of Stars was fantastic, I wish it was more hyped because it deserves so much more love. I kept seeing The House in the Cerulean Sea around, but I always thought it was MG so I didn’t want to pick it up… until I realized it has lgbt characters AND that it’s actually a fairy tale like adult novel. I loved it SO MUCH. I agree with your description – I thought it would be great, but somehow it was even better than I expected. I think it’s my top favorite of 2020. 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much Veronika!! It’s been a while- how are you doing?
      OKAY I’M HEADED THERE TO CHECK OUT THE POST- it’s so fun to read what people recommend!!
      I just read TRC in May so it hasn’t been that long but I want to reread it too 🥺 honestly all of my favorites are just so enticing and I want to reread them!!
      GMOS is an amazing book I agree! I thought THICS was middle grade but it’s actually adult fantasy? 😂 and even then, the content is definitely more YA-appropriate (I say this as a teen & primarily YA reader). YES I LOVED IT! It’s one of my favorites as well!!!
      Thank you so much for commenting Veronika!

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  5. Ahh.. This was so fun to read. I’ve yet to listen to Taylor Swift’s new stuff but I love the album covers 😂 Yess, gansey is such a sweetheart. The writing in Circe is really stunning, I’m excited to try out Miller’s other works too. Ahh… I definitely am excited to read Far From The Tree as I’ve heard a lot of good things and I love the family aspect included for sure. THUG has been on my list for a while so I definitely want to make sure I get to it next year. The waiting list at my library is a little long but I will get it. This is our story also sounds really good and I normally struggle with mystery too so maybe that will be the one. I loved reading this Aditi 💙💙

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    1. Thank you so much, Soph! I love Gansey, and I love Circe as well!
      FFTT & THUG are great- I hope you get a chance to read them both! They definitely both have important themes of family and injustice. Yeah, I’m not much of a mystery gal either (or so I thought until the last week of 2020, where I read 3 mysteries XD) but I really enjoyed This is Our Story!
      Thank you so much, Sophie!!! 💛💛

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  6. wonderful post, i loved reading your responses to this tag!! your blogging voice is so fun and lovely ☺️ i completely agree that The Last Olympian is the perfect conclusion to PJO, it’s my favorite book in the PJO series (although i obviously love all of the books) – so much action, emotional rollercoasters, and Percabeth 💙 i’m also really excited to read The House in the Cerulean Sea, because everyone i know who has read this book has absolutely loved it – it sounds like such a heartwarming and wonderful read 😊

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    1. okay, every time i get a compliment on my blogging voice i absolutely MELT- thank you so much 🥺💕 and yess, TLO is my favorite book from PJO too! and ofc, percabeth 😻 my favorite ship ever!
      it’s an amazing book! i hope that you read it and love it!
      thank you SO much for commenting, dezzy, it’s so nice to meet you!

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  7. aditi! i am so happy to hear from you again and with A TAYLOR SWIFT TAG??? yes pls. i have to ask: what’s your favorite song from evermore or folklore? (mine would have to be gold rush! i love it so much!)

    far from the tree really was a beautiful story, i really want to re-read it. i remember it was one of the first audiobooks i ever listened to, and while it was good, i think i’d appreciate even more being able to bookmark some of my favorite quotes.

    this is our story was definitely super engaging, i think i finished it around two sittings too! i think some parts of the book are not entirely realistic (like, i don’t know if it would even be LEGAL for a 16 year old girl to be involved in the investigation for the murder of one of her classmates) BUT it certainly made it for an entertaining read!

    considering coney island is one of my favorites from evermore, pairing it with ari & dante felt PERFECT. it’s definitely a book that wrecked me as well! amazing answers, aditi!

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    1. ahhh ikr me of all people?! but i’ve started actually listening to music (SHOCKER) and now i feel like i have a right to do music tags 😂 okay, i think my favorite song from evermore is no body, no crime, or marjorie, ivy, or happiness 😂 i’m having a very hard time deciding!
      yess!! i read it as an ebook i believe, and it was honestly just a great book in general.
      yes!! yeah honestly most mystery books are a little… whack 😂 because none of this is that likely, but this is our stoy was certainly entertaining, like you said!!
      YES i’m so glad you liked the pairing! it just felt so right lol
      thank YOU for commenting, lais!!

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