Where we’re talking about WAY too many books – Taylor Swift Lover Book Tag

Ever since Taylor Swift’s new album has been released, I’ve been listening to it… a whole damn lot, because I’m slightly obsessed. Taylor Swift is probably one of my favorite artists and her songs, her music and especially her lyrics, everything, I love it SO much.

I was thrilled to be tagged for this wonderfully original tag, the Taylor Swift Lover Book Tag, by Alexandra @ Reading By Starlight. It’s a fairly long one to answer but I really hope you’ll stick with us (because yes, I had to invite my sister to answer, too) all the while, because it’s a fun one.

๐Ÿ“The Rules

  1. Link back to the original creator of the book tag.
  2. Thank the person that tagged you and link to their post
  3. TAG AS MANY SWIFTIES AS YOU WANT! (Or non-Swifties, maybe inspire them to listen to our Queen)

1. I Forgot That You Existed: A book that you want to forget you ever read

Marie: Life in a Fishbowl wasn’t a one-star read, in fact I think I rated it 3, but….. I don’t know, this was so promising and ended up being so weird, with strange POV I didn’t expect and I’m a little sad about it.

Nyx: Hum…I think I’ll got with It Girl. When I was younger, I really enjoyed reading Gossip Girlย  – it was full of fun and drama, my perfect little guilty pleasure. So when the author wrote another book, I had to check it out but unfortunately I didn’t quite enjoy it. The characters were a teensy bit shallow and the amount of brands that are mentioned in a single page… just ugh.

2.ย Cruel Summer: A book you turn to when things gets rough

Marie: I need a contemporary read when things get rough and Girl Out of Water is one of my favorite contemporaries ever, so… I’m going to pick that one.

Nyx: Same here, I need a good contemporary story and I’ll go with Fangirl on this one. The story is cute and relatable, the characters are well-depicted, the writing is engaging… you’re just having a great time while reading it! Plus, the main character is struggling with anxiety and still manage to find her place in the world, it’s full of hope.

3.ย Loverย : Your book OTP

Marie: ALEX AND ROSA. I love Rosa Santos with all of my heart and Alex and Rosa are one of my favorite pairings ever.

Nyx: I do not like this question…haha! Anyway…I’ll choose Darcy and Asher from The Library of Lost Things. I really enjoyed their dynamic and slow-burning romance.ย  I liked the fact that they are both having struggles and they support each other through it all. They slowly open up and I loved that.

4.ย The Man:ย Your fave kick-ass female protagonist

Marie: I mean… you saw this coming, right? Cameron from If I’m Being Honest is one of my favorite characters EVER and if you haven’t read this book, well DO IT NOW.

Nyx: God, she stole my answer!! I’ll pick Megan from Always Never Yours (Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka’s characters are pretty kick-ass!). She’s bold, strong, unapologetic but also flawed! She feels so real!

5.ย The Archer:ย A book with good mental health representation

Marie: Eliza and Her Monsters is one of the first books I really saw myself in and for that, it will forever hold a special place in my heart.

Nyx: Starfish! It’s a heartbreaking story about identity, family and what happens when we embrace our true self. In this story, Kiko ย grapples with social anxiety and it’s SO relatable! I think the anxiety representation was spot-on and I really enjoyed seeing her growth through the story,

6.ย I Think He Knows:ย Your fave fictional crush


Marie: I just have this NEED to talk about this book, I’m sorry. One of my favorites ever and Owen is one adorable little bean I ADORE OKAY.

Nyx: Um…for those who knows me, it’s not really a surprise there. My fictional crush is and always will be Peeta Mellark from The Hunger Games. He’s kind, compassionate but also strong and reliable. Plus, he BAKES! He’s perfect…

7.ย Miss Americana & The Heartbreak Princeย โ€“ Fave angsty romance

Marie: I’m taking this chance to talk about The Wrath and The Dawn again, because it’s one of my favorite books and that romance ahhhh I loved it.

Nyx: Oh my, I do love those and here she is again…stealing my answer! I’m sorry but I’m picking out the same one that my sister. Regarding angsty romance, this is the best one I’ve read yet!

8.ย Paper Ringsย โ€“ Book with an ugly cover that you absolutely adored

Marie: I’m not really a big fan of the cover of This Mortal Coil… I’m not staring at it for too long, because I know what this red represents and… aerm. Still, this is a sci-fi read that deserves ALL THE HYPE it’s so good!!

Nyx: What kind of question is that?? All books are beautiful… I’ll go with Vox, not because it’s ugly per see but more because of what the cover represents. The women reduced to silence, god…I have chills. The book is amazing, you should pick it out!

9.ย Cornelia Streetย โ€“ A book or series you never want(ed) to end

Marie: I’m always going to need more fluff and family vibes like in the Lara Jean series. ALWAYS.

Nyx: The Lunar Chronicles! I could read about those awesome characters my whole life! But…you know what that ending was perfect and all good things must end in good time.

10.ย Death By A Thousand Cutsย โ€“ A book or series that deserved a better ending

Marie: Allegiant and that’s all I’ll say about it.

Nyx: Maybe the Firebird series. I remember being really excited about the first one, it seems so promising but…I don’t know it just lost a bit of its appeal through the story. The plot was a bit repetitive and I couldn’t stand Marguerite anymore…

11.ย London Boyย โ€“ Your fave British male protagonist

Marie: I… can’t think of anyone British at the moment, sooo I’m just going to ignore the British part and go with Torrey, from By Any Means Necessary, because he definitely is one of my favorite bookish character EVER.

Nyx: I do love the British boys… Henry from Red, White & Royal Blue is so much more than a Prince. He’s got all these layers and I loved that. He seems cold at first and we find out that he’s in fact a really compassionate person. He’s more than it seems.

12.ย Soon Youโ€™ll Get Betterย โ€“ A book that your heart will never recover from

Marie: I’m talking about Emergency Contact because, as badly as I want to pick a book that will make you cry your eyes out, Emergency Contact has my heart and always will. THIS BOOK. Too relatable.

Nyx: EVELYN HUGO!! I will never get over that book! It was a real rollercoaster ride and I loved every second of it. If you haven’t read it yet, please do it NOW!

13.ย False Godย โ€“ A character you would leap into the burning pits of hell to save

Marie: I would save Darius from everything I can and I just love him too much okay.

Nyx: Beck from A Thousand Perfect Notes. I want to protect him with all my heart. He’s so sweet and kind and facing such a violent mother. His life is so hard, I want to take him very far away with me.

14.ย You Need To Calm Downย โ€“ A book with a powerful message

Marie: I’m going to talk about Vox for a second, because this book is like a slap in the face.

Nyx: The Hate U Give… This book is phenomenal. It really makes you understand the Black Lives Matter movement and the reality of it. It hits you with a slap. I also liked how Angie Thomas brought up big issues in really subtle ways. Go read it, that’s all I have to say.

15.ย Afterglowย โ€“ A book you want to give a second chance

Marie: I’m changing this prompt to “a book you want to give a chance”, because I had no idea what to pick for second chance… and I will say Now Entering Addamsville. I’m not too much of a mystery/thriller kind of reads, but this is Francesca Zappia and I’ve loved her other stories, so I might give it a try.

Nyx: Well…I’m not really anwsering the question but… I read the first book of A Darker Shade of Magic series and I really enjoyed it but I never pursue with the next ones…I feel like I need to get back to it and give it a “second” chance.

16.ย ME!ย โ€“ Best character development

Marie: I feel like How To Disappear is one of these books that deserve a little more hype, because it’s wonderful and the main character deals with anxiety and her growth is amazing to read about, too.

Nyx: Alex from Made You Up. She fights a daily battle to figure out the difference between reality and delusion but she’s also her own person. I liked the fact that the book not only focused on her mental illness but on her growth. I liked her development, and not to spoil you anything, I’ll stop right there.

17.ย Itโ€™s Nice To Have A Friendย โ€“ Fave friends-to-lovers story

Marie: Words in Deep Blue is another little gem I really, really love. It has books and childhood friends to lovers and it’s just overall such a beautiful book inside and out.

Nyx: Taylor and Jamie from Queens of Geeks. They’re best friends but they secretly pine for each other. They’re scared to mess it up but it turns out they don’t want to play it safe anymore. They’re so cute together and they know and understand each other perfectly. A swoony love story!

18.ย Daylightย โ€“ If you could only read one book or series again and again, what would it be?

Marie: I’m picking Delirium again, because it’s one of my favorite series of all times and one of the rares books I re-read every now and then because I adore it this much.

Nyx: Oh my…tough choice! I’m not going to be very original here and go with Harry Potter. It’s a classic, the story is awesome, the characters amazing…and there are a LOT of books so yeah…I would still have plenty to read.

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53 thoughts on “Where we’re talking about WAY too many books – Taylor Swift Lover Book Tag

  1. Fun tag! ๐Ÿ˜€
    I used to listen to a lot of Taylor Swift back in the day but I admit I neglected her in recent years and I should listen to her newest songs ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’m actually just re-watching some of the TV show Gossip Girl, so it was a fun surprise that you mentioned it. I never read the books, I actually didn’t know it was based on the books up until recently. Did you watch the show? Did you enjoy it? ๐Ÿ™‚

    I love Fangirl too ๐Ÿ˜ It’s such a great comfort book. As I was reading it I was always “wait, is this me?”. So relatable, as you said, especially because of the anxiety ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Allegiant really is all there is to say :’) I seem unable to trust the author anymore ๐Ÿ˜‚ I actually don’t think I’ve read any other book by her since then.

    Thinking up British characters really is tough for some reason, huh? ๐Ÿค” If I ever do this tag I may just need to choose Red, White and Royal Blue too. Such a cute story.
    I also totally relate to you about A Darker Shade of Magic. I read most of it but never finished it and never continued, and it’s not like I didn’t like it so… I really need to give it a chance.

    Harry Potter is a great choice, and this was such an awesome tag to read ๐Ÿ˜€
    Sorry for my long reply ๐Ÿ˜…

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    1. Yeees, it was so much fun answering all those questions (and it took a LOT of time, haha ๐Ÿ™ˆ)! Same here, I haven’t been listening to her lately but her new album is just perfection! All of the songs are good and the lyrics are just ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
      I actually read Gossip Girl before watching the tv show! It’s a pretty great adaptation but of course it doesn’t really follow the books! The ending is not the same for example. But I love both, books and tv show! ๐Ÿ˜Š
      I didn’t think I would love Fangirl this much (maybe because of the hype around it) but it was really really good and so relatable because of the anxiety! I wish I read this one when I was in college.
      Yeah…Allegiant…just ugh!
      Haha, for the british character it’s actually the only one I could come up with. Thank god it was a good one ๐Ÿ˜…
      Aaaaah I’m so glad I’m not the only one regarding A Darker Shade of Magic!! I was feeling so lonely ๐Ÿ˜…
      Harry Potter is always a great choice ๐Ÿ˜
      Thank you so so much and no problem for the long reply, I loved it ๐Ÿ˜ Talk soon ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜


  2. AHHHHHH!!! Thank you so much for doing our tag ๐Ÿ˜ Hahaha it’s so funny Nyx, I actually enjoyed the It Girl series more than Gossip Girl but I was VERY young when I read them so not sure how I’d feel now ๐Ÿ˜… I was gifted Starfish by a friend a few years ago & haven’t picked it up yet but I may have to bump it up my TBR with THAT solid recommendation ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Ohmygosh Peeta Mellark deserves to be talked about WAY more – he’s just the most pure, wholesome cinnamon roll that ever walked this earth ๐Ÿ˜ญโค๏ธ

    Also keen to see what I think about Vox – I downloaded the audiobook not too long ago & am keen to give it a read, it sounds right up my alley!

    Loved loved LOVED reading your answers!!

    ๐Ÿ’› Ngoc

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    1. You’re welcome, it was SO much fun!! ๐Ÿ˜ OH really?? I remember being so disappointed, I enjoyed Gossip Girl way more! Haha, yeah I’m not sure we would feel the same way about certain books ๐Ÿ˜… YEEES, you need to read Starfish as soon as possible, I promise you’re going to LOVE it ๐Ÿ˜Š Yeeeees, oh my…Peeta IS the perfect cinnamon roll ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ Yaaay, that’s great! I hope you’ll liked it, some pages were hard to read and made me so mad!! But such a great message! Thank you so so much for your sweet words and this awesome tag ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜

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      1. Yeah hahaha I think maybe when I read GG, I wasn’t in the mood for it whereas when I started the It Girl series I was kinda in the mood for a trashy read? ๐Ÿ˜‚

        PEETA MUST BE PROTECTED AT ALL COSTS!!! I get so sad when people say he’s weak & isn’t useful at all like EXCUSE ME, physical power isn’t the *only* way to be strong!!

        Awww thank YOU again, loved loved LOVED your fun responses to the tag!! ๐Ÿ˜

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      2. That makes sense! ๐Ÿ˜ TOTALLY!! I totally agree with you! More Peeta for us I guess ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ Thank you, you’re too sweet ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜


  3. MARIEEEEE ๐Ÿ’–I’m in LOVE(R) with this book tag, and I honestly started flailing right from the first question!! I remember picking up IT GIRL when I was younger and I thought it was just so over the top and dramatic (but I was a youngin’ that was really interested in the trashy drama) ๐Ÿ˜‚ I’m honestly not surprised at all with Cameron as your kick-ass protagonist, and I support it 110%!!

    Thank you for tagging me!! I definitely want to try to get to this one soon ๐Ÿฅฐ

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    1. It’s such a great tag and all the taylor swift songs are too good and ahhhh. I’m so happy you enjoyed it, thank you!! โค โค
      CAMERON IS THE BEST. I just can't wait to discover more of Austin and Emily's characters, they're all so amazing โค
      You're so welcome, I hope you'll love doing it ๐Ÿ˜€

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  4. Lover is such an amazing album!!! omg yess at Evelyn Hugo I’m never ever ever getting over that book ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ’” Now Entering Addamsville is one of my most hyped anticipated releases. Since I love thriller/mysteries I’m so excited!! I feel like the Shades of Magic series just keeps getting better so if you decide to continue it, Nyx, I hope you enjoy it!!

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    1. Yeeees, I think it’s her best album so far ๐Ÿ˜ YEEES! This is book…oh my, I’m never getting over Evelyn Hugo ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ Oh okay, awesome! I think I will pick it up again soon ๐Ÿ˜Š Thank you so so much for stopping by ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜

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  5. omG yes to Peeta, Nyx!!!!!! I can’t get over how much I absolutely positively sWoOn every time I re-read that trilogy. I think my fav British male protagonist would have to be a solid mix of Aragorn (or Legolas) (or both teehee) from LOTR, or PETER PEVENSIE from Narnia….. I get very excited over all three of these dreamy heroes. (Peter isn’t necessarily described as dreamy, because, well, Narnia isn’t a romance, but I have this very dreamy idea of him, thanks in no small part to William Moseley who portrayed him haha). This is such a fun tag! I really enjoyed reading y’alls answers even though I don’t listen to T-Swift myself :’)

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    1. YEEEES TO PEETA! I’m so in love with him, haha ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ Oh my god…that is a GREAT mix! Where do I sign up to get one like this?! ๐Ÿ˜ And you’re so right about Peter being dreamy…it’s totally because of William Moseley!! Thank you, we’re so happy you enjoyed it ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜

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  6. Love this tag and both of your answers! I totally agree with you on Eliza and Wrath and The Dawn! I’m not great fan of Mortal Coil’s cover either! I actually thought it was a red mist or some kind of gas and I was horrified to find out later that it’s really not. I haven’t read ADSOM yet but hoping to give it a shot!

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  7. I seriously cannot tell you for relieved I am to here that you felt kinda meh about A Darker Shade of Magic. WHOOHOO! I’M NOT THE ONLY ONE! *cue happy dance*. I finally just pushed through it after DNFing it twice. All I can say is that I just wasn’t pulled in? I loved the idea of the book but I wasn’t even remotely invested in the characters??? And like, I WANTED to be??? I really wanted to love it. I don’t think I’ll come back to the sequels this year but I’ll try for another chance next year.

    Also, Fangirl is my favorite fall/comfort read ever! โค

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    1. YEEES! Oh my god, I’m so happy I’m not the only one feeling that way about A Darker Shade of Magic!! I’m think I’m waiting to be in the right mood to keep reading ๐Ÿ˜Š Yeeeees, it’s the perfect book ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ Thank you so much for stopping by! ๐Ÿ˜˜

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  8. ahhhh, marie, thank you so so soooo much for tagging me to answer this! i am so excited! lover is such a great album & all of the questions in this tag are also super original.
    i recently read donโ€™t date rosa santos and though i loved every aspect of the book, i couldnโ€™t connect with the romance at all! itโ€™s probably because the guy had a beard if Iโ€™m being honest, hahah. iโ€™m just against facial hair, lol.
    i love that you both chose books by the same authors for kick-ass female protagonist. i have yet to read anything by this duo, but the reviews are so promising; i really need to check it out already!
    i didnโ€™t know starfish also dealt with anxiety, but this makes me even more excited to read it. i read eliza and her monsters and though i disliked a lot of other aspects about the book, i think the representation was really well done, especially because it talks so well about anxiety while being a content creator. i mean, fangirl also mentions that, but i think it was a lot more intense with eliza. it made me think a looooot.
    i think when i answer this iโ€™ll have the exact same answer for cornelia street. i never wanted the lara jean series to end, honestly. i could read about peter & lara jean foreeeever. i kinda wish we had more in this world, but at the same time, i love so much how it was wrapped up, i wouldnโ€™t change a thing! the series feels like a high-school time capsule and i love it!
    once again, thank you so much for tagging me! i canโ€™t wait to answer it!

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    1. Ahhhh I’m so happy you’re happy, I immediately thought of you when we drafted this tag, because I know you love Taylor Swift as well โค
      Oh I really really hope you'll read if I'm being honest and always never yours sometime, both are so great and they always create such incredible main characters โค
      That's what I loved the most about eliza, the anxiety portrayal felt so on point for me โค
      thank you so, so much for your sweet comment, Lais, I can't wait to see your answers!! โค

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  9. I loved Taylor Swift’s last two albums so much but I actually only learnt that this one existed a few days ago when I saw this tag on another blog ๐Ÿ˜… I’m definitely going to have to check it out though.

    There are some books on here that I really want to read (: I’ve already got Always Never Yours on my TBR but I love the cover of that, and the authors’ other book, the pastel colours are lovely. I’m hoping to finally get on with Red, White & Royal Blue soon too. If I can focus and get a few of the library books I’ve got out atm read over the next week then im going to order that in to read from there too. I should get on with Delirium too tbh as I’ve had that for ages although I do have another of the authors books in the library ones that I mentioned.

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    1. AH YES CHARLOTTE you should listen to it, it’s FANTASTIC I ADORE IT SO MUCH โค
      I can't wait for you to read Always Never Yours, hope you will love it as much as I do. and Delirium will always, always be a favorite of mine, can't wait for you to read it ๐Ÿ˜€
      Thank you so much โค

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      1. That’s fantastic to hear (: I definitely plan to… and I expect I’ll end up buying it too :L
        Thank you (: hopefully, I do really like the sound of that one. I can’t actually believe I haven’t read it yet. Or Divergent. I’ve had both of them for so long.

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  10. I love the mental health representation in Eliza and Her Monsters SO MUCH โค And you're absolutely right that the Divergent series deserved a better ending…I'm still bitter about that. I think I'm with Nyx on that last question – I can't imagine any series other than Harry Potter to spend the rest of my life with! (sounds like I'm getting married…) This is such a fun tag and made me want to go listen to Lover for the hundredth time ๐Ÿ˜€

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    1. I’m so happy you did, too, Margaret โค Eliza has a lot of mixed reviews, but I personally loved it โค
      Thank you so, so much!! AND YES to listening to Lover again I approve of that decision haha ๐Ÿ˜€


  11. We are hugely into Taylor Swift at my house and I love the new tag! Your choices are perfect. You have also reminded me that I really need to read The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo one of these days.

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    1. Ahhh I’m so happy to hear it, Taylor Swift is amazing, I love all of her songs so, so much. โค
      I hope you'll get a chance to read Evelyn Hugo soon, I love it! ๐Ÿ˜€


  12. Hey! The article is well written. Really loved the list of books mentioned ๐Ÿ™‚

    BTW if you have time, please visit my site. Tell me what you think of “Top 10 books you need to read in October 2019” article that I have written ๐Ÿ™‚

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  13. Definitely keep doing tags together—I’m loving the double recommendations ๐Ÿ˜ The Wrath and the Dawn is the definition of an angsty romance! Renee Ahdieh really loves angst, and you can really tell because of the way she writes her romances in her books. I actually heard of How to Disappear awhile back, but then removed it from my TBR because I stopped hearing things about it. Definitely gonna put it back in! Also, I can’t wait to read Don’t Date Rosa Santos, because Alex and Rosa sound so cute ahh

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    1. Ahhh thank you, so happy you enjoy it!! ๐Ÿ˜€
      I hope you’ll give How To Disappear a try, it’s not really hyped at all, but it was a lovely gem ๐Ÿ™‚ AND ROSA SANTOS AHH. I adore this book so so much โค โค
      Thank you so much โค


  14. Such a cute tag!! I love it! Ah, the romance in Rosa Santos was so cute. I adored it with every fiber of my being! I never wanted the Lunar Chronicles to end, and I have seriously reread the life out of those books! I’m much more fond of the US cover for This Mortal Coil, but you’re so right about the uneasy feeling from staring at it too long! My squeamish self can’t handle it! Haha! I would go into the firey pits of hell to save Beck, and I could reread Harry Potter forever too! Lovely post, Marie and Nyx! โค

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  15. Ahh, thank you SO MUCH for the tag!! I really want to do this soon because I’m so obsessed with the album.๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ’–It’s always on repeat for me, even now that it’s been a month…I seriously never stop listening. What are your favorite songs?? So far, my favorites are probably I Think He Knows, False God, Cornelia Street, and MAATHP, but I really love them all and after I submit this comment I’ll probably realize I forgot to mention ten others I adore.
    I wholeheartedly agree with so many of the books y’all listed here! This was such a lovely post, and thank you again for the tag โค I love being swifties together haha!

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    1. Oh Olivia you’re so welcome, I IMMEDIATELY thought of you when we saw this tag haha โค
      I…. I can't pick favorite songs? I adore Cornelia Street, Cruel Summer, MAATHP, Afterglow and ahhhhhh I LOVE THEM ALL. โค
      Thank you so much for your sweet comment, I can't wait to read your answers ๐Ÿ˜€

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