Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Taylor Swift book tag | Janu-Blog Day 5


Books and Taylor Swift are two of my favourite things in life, and when I found out there was a tag that combined them I knew that I had to do it. I don't know how I didn't think of it. The aim is to answer the Taylor Swift song-inspired questions with a corresponding book. And it's mandatory to listen to Tay Sway as you complete it (this isn't actually a rule; I just wanted an excuse to listen to her).

1. We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together - pick a book or series that you were pretty sure you were in love with, but then wanted to break up with.
"Twilight" by Stephenie Meyer. When I first read it, I was 12-years-old and I believed this series was THE best thing ever. The hype surrounding it when the movies started coming out drew me in, and I (shamefully) found myself in many a team Edward vs team Jacob dispute. I wish I could pretend my Twilight days didn't happen.

2. Red - pick a book with a RED cover.
"Winter" by Marissa Meyer; in fact, all four of the novels in the Lunar Chronicles have red on the cover. I adore this series, and "Winter" has a beautiful cover.

3. The Best Day - pick a book that makes you feel nostalgic.
Most people would say the Harry Potter series, but for me it has to be "Bootleg" by Alex Shearer. My brother and I spent hours discussing this book when we were younger, and we were so excited when a TV film was made out of it. It tells the story of a world where chocolate is made illegal (which even today is my worst nightmare) and the story was so different to anything I'd read before when I was younger, making it stick with me.

4. Love Story - pick a book with forbidden love.
I'm completely not into the "we're in love but can't be together" storyline, so can't think of any answers for this question because it's not the style that I read!

5. I Knew You Were Trouble - pick a book with a bad character you couldn’t help but love.
In "The Selection" series by Keira Cass, the reader is supposed to dislike the character of Celeste. She does such bitchy things and tries to ruin everyone else's chances of winning the competition, but part of me knew that there was more to her character and I actually really liked her.

6. Innocent (written b/c of Kanye West!) - pick a book that someone ruined the ending for.
Not the ending as such, but I was told that Dobby died in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling as I started reading Goblet of Fire.

7. Everything Has Changed - pick a character from a book who goes through extensive character development.

Samantha from "The Undomestic Goddess" by Sophie Kinsella. She transforms throughout the book from an overworked lawyer to being relaxed and having a flexible job. Her personality, looks and outlook on life all change and her development is heart-warming to read.

8. You Belong With Me - pick your most anticipated book release.
"Heartless" by Marissa Meyer. After loving the Lunar Chronicles in 2015 and because I have an attachment to Alice in Wonderland, I'm very excited to read her new stand-alone when it comes out in November.

9. Forever and Always - pick your favorite book couple.
There's something I love about Ben and Fallon in "November 9th by Colleen Hoover". Despite everything that happens to them, they work well together and have a strong connection - I just love them.

10. Come Back, Be Here - pick the book you would least like to lend out, for fear of missing it too much.
My signed copy of "The Dream Shall Never Die" by Alex Salmond. I'll never lend it out.

11. Teardrops On My Guitar - pick a book that made you cry a lot.
"Will You Remember Me?" by Amanda Prowse had me sobbing for a good hour. The theme of cancer struck me hard as it's an issue close to my heart. Reading about main character Poppy's cancer journey shook me emotionally, and I take my hat off to Amanda Prowse for her accurate portrayal of cancer sufferers.

12. Shake It Off - pick a book that you love so much, you just shake off the haters.
 My all-time favourite book is "Ready Player One" by Ernest Cline. A lot of people love it, but those who don't love it tend to really hate it. I can't find a single thing I dislike about it, so haters gonna hate!

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