Hi everyone! So Miss Swift surprised us again with a second album drop of 2020. Evermore continues the themes and styles that Taylor explored in folklore and even goes deeper into them – I love it a lot.
So this tag was made by Star is All Booked Up who also made the folklore book tag that I answered here. You should definitely check out Star’s blog, she has such great posts and I love these Taylor Swift Tags so much.
willow- character you’d follow anywhere
I adore this song. I’m not really sure which character I’d follow anywhere though! One of my favourite characters is Fire in Fire by Kristin Cashore, so maybe her. I’d defo end up dead though since monsters want to eat her all the time.
champagne problems- dual POV
Oh two points of view, gotta think a minute. This song reminds me of New Years Day a fair bit. I think I’ll go with Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo, it’s a story told in the POVs of two half sisters who don’t know each other exists. Absolutely broke my heart, told in verse.
gold rush- anticipated release
This song is a surprisingly sad bop which I loved on the first listen. Jade Legacy by Fonda Lee is my most anticipated release for 2021. I can’t wait to see how this trilogy ends and just know that it’s going to break my heart ten thousand times over.
’tis the damn season- small town romance
I think this is my favourite track on the album? I love the line messy as the mud on your truck tyres. Well Met by Jen De Luca is a small town romance set around a renaissance fayre, it’s really cute and I enjoyed it a lot.
tolerate it- lost love, failed relationship
One of the saddest songs on the album and you can hear it in how it sounds. Ah I don’t really read many books where relationships don’t work out but I’d have to pick a Sarah J Maas book given her tendency to kill ships.
no body, no crime- character who’d get away with murder
This song is so fun and I love its energy. Hahahahaha who else could I pick for this but Kaul Hilo from Jade City? If you know, you know.
happiness- a book that makes you suffer but you find comforting
Another sad song, sigh Taylor I thought this would be happy!! The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue is probably the book that fits this most for me. I know it has its faults but it broke my heart and made me feel understood at the same time.
dorothea- nostalgic read
This song is cute, not one of my faves but I love the name Dorothea. The Magicians Guild by Trudi Canavan – I loved this trilogy, it was the first adult fantasy I read and is a good crossover series. The last book is a heartbreaker though.
coney island- star crossed lovers
This one crept up on me! I didn’t like it at first but I love the vocals. Probably Paige and Warden from The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon. Currently reading an eARC of book 4 and I just want to bang their heads together.
ivy- crept up on you
Love how this one sounds, not a fan of the cheating story. I’m going to pick A Duke by Default by Alyssa Cole! I was not expecting to love this book as much as I did – I think it’s one of my favourite romances.
cowboy like me- cat and mouse games
This is probably my least favourite and most forgettable on the album. But maybe after more listens I will remember it! I guess we could call Amalia and Ruven’s dynamic cat and mouse in The Tethered Mage trilogy. Melissa Caruso is a genius with that world building that just drops you in it and reveals little bits at a time. Ruven is always playing games.
long story short- never read it again, painful experience
On my first listen this was my favourite song. I love how it speaks of Taylor’s happiness after all the drama that went down before Rep. Forever Interrupted by Taylor Jenkins Reid absolutely destroyed me because it was so, so devastating and I honestly can’t read it again.
marjorie- book with a beautiful message
You really have to watch the lyric video on YouTube, it made me cry. Another Taylor Jenkins Reid – this time Maybe in Another Life. It’s about de-bunking the myth that there is ‘the one’ out there. I love it, a really good story about parallel lives.
closure- a book with bad rep (a betrayal)
I found the sound of this one a bit jarring so wasn’t a fan at first but it is growing on me. Gonna go with a betrayal rather than bad rep. I’m gonna go with The Poppy War series by R.F. Kuang. There is a huge betrayal in one of the books that had me so shocked.
evermore- a journey of self discovery
Little bit similar to Closure, took me a while to get used to Bon Iver’s pitch in this one. Oooooh I don’t know. Going to have to go with another Kristin Cashore book, this time Graceling. The main character, Katsa, goes on such a journey throughout and I love it so much.
There we go! I had a lot of fun doing this tag – it motivated me to get a post out this weekend. I am still pretty brain-tired and not reading much so hopefully that will pick up again when I get a two week break from work after next week.
I’m not going to tag anyone specific but if you’re reading this thinking you’d love to have a go then consider yourself tagged by me!