Time for another tag and this time it’s one I’ve been looking forward to doing for ages because it combines two of my favourite things: books and music. This tag was created by the lovely Bookchanted who you should definitely go and follow if you don’t already!! If you love Six of Crows, also make sure to check out her recent review as it is fantastic!
- Link back to Bookchanted as the creator of the tag
- You can use the graphics if you want
- Tag at least four other people
- HAVE FUN!!!!
Ed Sheeran – An adorable book that left you feeling warm and fuzzy
For this one I’m going with a book I read quite recently, namely Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. For me, this book wasn’t life changing but it was a sweet little read that by the end made me smile a lot!
Taylor Swift – A book with way too much drama to keep track of
Another read from this year, 13 Minutes by Sarah Pinborough. If you read my review of this book you’ll know I wasn’t fond and I am not a fan of high drama. Even so, I love love love Taylor Swift’s music!!
Zayn Malik – The broody mysterious character you totally fell for
Could this answer be anyone but Ronan Lynch from The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater? Brooding? Check! Mysterious? Check! Totally fell for him? Check!
Jelena (Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez) – A ship you really wanted but it never sailed
So I can’t immediately think of a ship where I am upset or angry that they didn’t end up together so I’m going to go for one where I’m like, yeah, they could have been cute. That couple is Ginny and Nevilly from the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. I’m not a huge Ginny and Harry fan, and I just think given a chance, Ginny and Neville could have been quite sweet.
Fall Out Boy – A series that kept getting better and better
I think for me this has to be the Wolves of Mercy Falls series by Maggie Stiefvater. I loved this series from the first book, Shiver, but somehow it just got better every time. I think one of the main reasons for this is because in the later books it splits from a dual narration to having four narrators, one of which is the amazing Isabel Culpeper, one of my favourite fictional characters ever!
Halsey/Demi Lovato – A badass female character you really admire
Nina from the Six of Crows duology by Leigh Bardugo, closely followed by Inej from, you guessed it, the Six of Crows duology by Leigh Bardugo. I love these two to absolute bits and they inspire me every single day!
One Direction – The romantic, cheesy and clichéd book you couldn’t help but love
Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon. To be fair this book isn’t all clichéd and there is a pretty cool twist at the end but there is just something very warm and familiar about this book that made me feel all fuzzy inside! (Can I just point out that romantic, cheesy and clichéd but can’t help but love them is exactly how I feel about One Direction’s music?!).
Adele – A book that delivers a really powerful message
I have seen a few people use this answer, but it genuinely couldn’t be anything but The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. This book is incredible, educational and does have such a powerful message. If you haven’t read it yet, I would suggest you do right now!
Miley Cyrus – A book that exceeded your expectations
Oh man, this just has to be Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I went into this book: I had seen around the blogosphere and been told that this book (and duology) was amazing and this did make me a little trepid picking it up. But it exceeded my wildest expectations. It was honestly amazing and I am so, so, so glad I read it!
Katy Perry – A book/series that didn’t live up to the hype
I have a few books that could go here, namely The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson, The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon (please forgive me, I know loads of people love this novel) or Beautiful Broken Things by Sara Barnard. It’s not that any of these novels were bad, I think I just experienced some second novel syndrome with all of them. Basically I had already read and loved one book by these authors so as much as not living up to the hype generated by others, they just didn’t live up to the hype I had created for myself.
So there we have it, my take on the music book tag. What do you think about my answers? What would your answers have been?
Kathy @Books & Munches (thanks for inspiring me to go into my drafts and finish one of those posts as a way of dealing with my blogging slump)
Ryann @Ryann the Reader
Katie @Never Not Reading
I didn’t manage to check if you had done this tag before so no worries if you have or don’t fancy it!
As always, happy reading!