I saw the Taylor Swift Eras book tag on Instagram, but I thought I would make a blog post of it instead. The post I saw is here, not sure who the original is. I’ve managed to get tickets to see Taylor Swift in Cardiff and I literally cannot wait!! This post combines two of my favourite things, Taylor Swift and books/reading :). I have just switched to StoryGraph – my username is carolinesreads, I’d love to be friends.
Midnights – A book that kept you up past midnight
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling
This is a hard one to start with, as loads of books have kept me up past midnight! But I distinctly remember reading this on holiday in our caravan. My parents were asleep but I was staying up past midnight to finish this book. Then when I finished it, I immediately downloaded the next!
Folklore & Evermore – An underrated book
The Lonely Fajita by Abigail Mann
I read The Lonely Fajita a few years ago so I can’t entirely remember what happened. But I do remember loving it, and it is definitely underrated. It is about a woman who is kicked out of her house and has the opportunity to live rent-free with a pensioner. I love the friendship that develops between the two. Would definitely recommend it, it’s a bit like The Switch by Beth O’Leary.
Lover – A book with a great love story
Book Lovers by Emily Henry
Most of the books I read are romances, but one of my favourites is Book Lovers which I only finished reading this month! Emily Henry is quickly becoming one of my favourite authors because her stories aren’t as predictable. I mean, in nearly all romance books you know who is going to end up together. And this book is the same, but there are hurdles and twists that other books don’t have in the same way. I loved the family feel to Book Lovers, and it’s exactly the same with Happy Place as well.
Reputation – A book that lived up to the hype
The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood
When people started to become obsessed with TikTok, I resisted and wasn’t really sure about booktok. I normally don’t read a book when it first comes out because I sometimes feel they are overhyped. So although I knew The Love Hypothesis had the fake dating trope which I really enjoy, I put off reading this book.
Lots of people suggested it to me and one of my friends kept persisting and then I found it in a charity shop for £1. I read it pretty quickly, and it definitely lived up to the hype! Ali Hazelwood is one of my favourite authors, she is definitely one I auto-buy from now. I have really enjoyed reading all of her books, but I love the love story between Olive and Adam the most I think.
1989 – A book set in New York
The Spanish Love Deception by Elena Armas
I read The Spanish Love Deception last November after it had been on my TBR list for ages! I loved the fake dating aspect of this book, like with The Love Hypothesis. I rated it 4 stars because it was a little bit too slow burn for me. I would prefer a slightly faster paced book. Though, I would definitely recommend.
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Red – A book with a red cover
Miss Marley by Vanessa LaFaye
I really enjoyed reading A Christmas Carol and then found Miss Marley. I read it pretty quickly and loved it so much. It is about Jacob Marley’s sister and her views on the business betwf78da7een Scrooge and her brother. If you liked A Christmas Carol, then I would definitely recommend it.
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Speak Now – A book you can’t stop recommending
The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary
I have always loved reading since I was a child, but I think The Flatshare reignited that love! I received this book for my birthday and saved a bit before reading it. It was amazing, and now I will recommend it to anyone who hasn’t read it before! I have heard that there is a TV series about it, but I can’t decide whether to watch it or not.
Fearless – A book with a strong female character
The Spinster Club trilogy by Holly Bourne
I couldn’t really pick between the three books of The Spinster Club, but I looked back and saw that I rated this one 5⭐. The Spinster Club books are a book series that, at that point in my life, I really needed to read. I especially related to the first book (Am I Normal Yet?). All three of the girls are so strong, and I would recommend this book.
Debut – A book that’s been on your TBR forever
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
There are a lot of books that have been on my TBR for a long time! I have wanted to read all of Jane Austen’s books for awhile, but Pride and Prejudice is at the top. Last summer I read Emma and I read it quicker than I thought I would. Though this was because I had a 3 hour commute! Normally I prefer to read the book before watching the film, but for older books I find it easier to read if I know the general story.
For my birthday this year, my friends and I went to Bath which is where Jane Austen lived. I wanted to have read Pride and Prejudice by then which I didn’t manage to do. Instead my friend and I decided to watch the film which was really good and made me want to read it even more. Still haven’t read it though…hopefully soon!