Walls Book Tag

Something I haven’t shared on my blog – but that most people in my real life know – is that I’m a massive One Direction fan. I’ve followed the different paths their solo careers have taken, but my heart will always be taken by Doncaster-native Louis Tomlinson. He’s humble, altruistic, a brilliant lyricist and a completed underrated singer in my opinion. I thought I would make a book tag for his debut solo album Walls. Please feel free to do this tag even if you aren’t familiar with his music because I’d love to see everyone’s answers!

Rules:

  • Link back to the original post.
  • Copy and complete the tag with books of your choice.
  • Tag some friends!

Kill My Mind: A Book with an Unexpected Twist

The devil in my brain / whispering my name / I can hear it sayin’, ah, ah, ah / I can ease the pain / Just a little taste babe / You kill my mind / Raise my body back to life / And I don’t know what I’d do without you now

Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn

Gone Girl still has one of the book twists of any book I’ve read.

Don’t Let it Break Your Heart: A Book that Made You Ugly Cry

Life gets hard and it gets messed up / when you give so much, but it’s not enough / When the high’s too high and the low’s too low / when you love someone and they let you go / Don’t you let it kill you / even when it hurts like hell / Oh, whatever tears you apart / Don’t let it break your heart

The Book Thief – Markus Zusak

I loved the Book Thief. Definitely made me a little weepy.

Two of Us: A Book You and a Loved One Both Liked

So I will keep you day and night, here until the day I die / I’ll be living one life for the two of us / I will be the best of me, always keep you next to me / I’ll be living one life for the two of us / Even when I’m on my own, I know I won’t be alone / Tattooed on my heart are the words of your favorite song

All the Light We Cannot See – Anthony Doerr

My mom, sister and I don’t even read in the same genre, let alone the same book, but we all enjoyed this one.

We Made It: A Book Or Sequel That You Waited a Long Time For

Share a single bed and tell each other what we dream about / things we’d never say to someone else out loud / We were only kids, just tryna work it out / Wonder what they’d think if they could see us now, yeah’ / cause we made it / Underestimated / And always underrated / Now we’re saying goodbye / Waving to the hard times / Knew that we would be alright

Goldfinch – Donna Tartt

It’s about ten years between every book Donna Tartt puts out, but always, always worth the wait. The Goldfinch is no exception.

Too Young: A Favorite Book from Childhood

Face-to-face at the kitchen table / This is everything I’ve waited for / Now we can finally have a conversation / that I wish we could’ve had before / Oh, I can’t believe I gave in to the pressure / When they said a love like this would never last / So I cut you off ’cause I didn’t know no better / We were too young to know we had everything / Too young / I wish I could’ve seen it all along

Ernest & Celestine – Gabrielle Vincent

I loved the watercolor illustrations of this bear and mouse as a kid and the stories were also so sweet.

Walls: A Book that Emotionally Resonated With You

The day you walked away and took the higher ground / was the day that I became the man that I am now / But these high walls, they came up short / Now I stand taller than them all / These high walls never broke my soul / I watched them all come falling down / I watched them all come falling down for you

Call Me By Your Name – Andre Aciman

Everyone remembers that feeling of first love and first heartbreak as a young person. This book really brings that back to the surface.

Habit: A Book You Couldn’t Put Down

You’re the habit that I can’t break / You’re the feelin’ I can’t put down / You’re the shiver that I can’t shake / You’re the high that I need right now

The Passage – Justin Cronin

This book series really took a new twist on the “vampire” genre, to the point where I almost wouldn’t call it a book about vampires. Very interesting to read and well-written.

Always You: A Book Set In a Foreign Country

I went to Amsterdam without you / and all I could do was think about you / And oh, I should’ve known / I went to Tokyo to let it go / Drink after drink, but I still felt alone / I should’ve known / I went to so many places / looking for you in the faces

Anna & the French Kiss – Stephanie Perkins

I haven’t read this in a while, but remember it as a really sweet book.

Fearless: A Book with an Irresistible Bay Boy / Bad Girl

Tell me do you still remember feeling young / strong enough to get it wrong / in front of all these people? / Just for tonight, look inside / and spark that memory of you / Fearless, fearless

The Raven Boys – Maggie Stiefvater

Ronan is my bad boy for life. A babey at heart, whose tough exterior is mostly due to the trauma from his father’s death.

Perfect Now: A Book With a Perfectly Imperfect Character

You say to me your jeans don’t fit / You don’t feel pretty and it’s hard to miss / I wish that you could see my point of view / as someone starin’ back at you / On Friday night when we’re all out / I turn to you and you’re looking down / Just keep your head up, love, keep your head up

Stargirl – Jerry Spinelli

I love books and movies about quirky girls. While it can run the risk of the manic pixie girl trope, I think this book does a good job subverting that. And also caters toward a younger audience.

Defenceless: A Book With a Naive or Vulnerable Character

We’re sleepin’ on our problems like we’ll solve them in our dreams /
We wake up early morning and they’re still under the sheets / Been up all night / Not sure how to say this right / Got so much to lose / Never been so defenceless / You just keep on buildin’ up your fences

Room – Emma Donoghue

This book is written from the point of view of a child, who has no idea of the seriousness of situation he’s in. Really interesting viewpoint as a reader.

Only the Brave: A Book With a Timid Protagonist

Pour mercy, mercy on me, set fire to history / I’m breakin’ my own rules, I’m cryin’ like a fool / Tall stories on the page, short glories on the fade / I been close enough to touch, but I never cared for love / It’s a church of burnt romances / And I’m too far gone to pray / It’s a solo song and it’s only for the brave

Minor Mage – T. Kingfisher

I love this book about a timid boy wizard and his armadillo familiar. It shows that everyone can be a hero, even if you’re not naturally brave.

I tag…


Hope you guys enjoyed this! It was really fun to put together.

Until next time,

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