October 20, 2018

The RED Book Tag

In pursuit of a new book tag to do, I realized there were none themed around Taylor Swift's best album: Red. And since we're only two days away from Red's sixth anniversary, it was only fitting that I create one myself.

(Feel free to use this header; just give me credit!)

State of Grace - "And I never saw you coming/And I'll never be the same."

A book you unexpectedly loved.

My pick is The Last Summer of the Garrett Girls by Jessica Spotswood. I've liked some of Jessica's stuff before, but I loved her latest to my utter delight.

Red - "Faster than the wind, passionate as sin/Ending so suddenly."

A book that was a whirlwind experience to read.

Oh, Crooked Kingdom absolutely. The layers move so smoothly, and it was also a roller-coaster of emotions.

Treacherous - "And I'd be smart to walk away/But you're quicksand."

A book relationship that you think was a bad idea.

I'm gonna have to say Jane Eyre and Mr. Rochester. Why. Just why.

I Knew You Were Trouble - "I knew you were trouble when you walked in/So shame on me now."

A favorite villain.

I think the Valorian emperor from The Winner's Curse is so well-done. Of course I don't think he's a good person, but for the most part, he doesn't pull his punches, which means he's a solid antagonist.

All Too Well - "But maybe this thing was a masterpiece til you tore it all up."

A book or series you think is a masterpiece.

I could list a few, but I'll stick with Emma Mills's Foolish Hearts.

22 - "We're happy, free, confused, and lonely in the best way."

A happy, carefree book.

For this category, I looked for books that maybe still had serious moments but were generally light, fluffy, and lovable. And I landed on The Upside of Unrequited.

I Almost Do - "I hope you know that, every time I don't, I almost do."

A book you wish you loved.

Ugh, it's always so hard when there's a book that sounds like a recipe for goodness or it's by an author you love (or whose social media you enjoy).
Everyone loves American Street it seems, but I didn't. :/

We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together - "And I'm like, 'I just- I mean, this is exhausting, you know?
Like, we are never getting back together, like, ever.'"

A book you never, ever, EVER want to reread.

I mean, there's a few, but I'd probably only reread The Name of the Wind if someone paid me a million dollars.

Stay Stay Stay - "So I think it's best if we both stay."

A book with a happily ever after (or a happily ever for now).

I love a good happily ever for now. I want characters to be happy at the end of the book, even if it's not an epilogue and we don't know they'll be together forever. The Start of Me and You has one of my favorite endings.

The Last Time - "Put my name at the top of your list."

A book written by two authors.

This category is a departure from the rest, to be honest, but "The Last Time" was hard to match a theme too, oops. But anyways! My choice for a co-written book is...
Roomies by Sara Zarr and Tara Altebrando

Holy Ground - "But I don't wanna dance if I'm not dancing with you."

A relationship that doesn't continue past the last page of the book.

This category is basically asking for spoilers, lol.
Like No Other by Una LaMarche

Sad Beautiful Tragic - "What a sad beautiful tragic love affair."

Your favorite sad book.

My go-to answer for categories like this is Second Chance Summer.

The Lucky One - "Another name goes up in lights, like diamonds in the sky."

A popular character (within their book or within the book lovers' community).

I'm usually terrible at remembering character details, whoops. So I'm going to list a character that pretty much the entire bookish community loves: Nina Zenik.

Everything Has Changed - "All I know since yesterday is everything has changed."

A friends-turned-lovers story. (Inspired by that adorable music video.)

One of my favorite friends-turned-something-more stories is On the Fence by Kasie West!

Starlight - "I met Bobby on the boardwalk, summer of '45."

Your favorite historical fiction story.

I love historical fiction, and one of my favorites is Rebel Mechanics by Shanna Swendson.

Begin Again - "But on a Wednesday in a cafe, I watched it begin again."

A book you wanted to reread as soon as you'd finished it.

Oh, there's been a few. ;) To avoid repeating authors, I'll go with...
The Only Thing Worse Than Me Is You by Lily Anderson

Well, there's my selections, and now I'm mainly tagging anyone else who wants to do this tag, but particularly Jessica @ Just Another Teen Reading Books!


  1. Ooh, I like this tag! Definitely going to do this one. (And now I need to go listen to Red for like the millionth time!) Thank you! :)

    1. You're welcome! Send me a link when you do it.


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