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!
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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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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…
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
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
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
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.
- Sabrina @ Paper Plane Nomad
- Jamie @ BubblyBooks
- The Orangutan Librarian
- Madeline @ The Bookish Mutant
- Georgiann @ Gigi’s Rants and Raves
- Sara @ The Bibliophagist
- Nehal @ Nehalblogs
- Oliva @ The Candid Cover
Hope you guys enjoyed this! It was really fun to put together.
Until next time,