The Wonderstruck Book Tag // An Original Tag (by me!) Featuring Taylor Swift + Books!!

Two things I adore are Taylor Swift and books.

I also love participating in book tags, and while I’ve done my fair share of fun ones throughout the years…I’ve never created one! Today I’m breaking that trend by introducing the Wonderstruck Book Tag, a tag that combines my loves for Taylor Swift and books.✨

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I’ll be using some of my favorite Taylor Swift songs (which there are a lot of XD) and then connecting them each to a prompt and book! That explanation sounded very confusing. But basically it’s just like a normal book tag would be?

I decided to call it Wonderstruck because that it’s a word I associate with Taylor Swift (she had a perfume named that) and it dates back to one of my favorite Taylor Swift eras, with the albums Speak Now and Fearless and it even reminds me a little of the 1989 vibes, which I LOVE.

I’m so excited, because I’ve never done something like this before, and though it probably won’t catch on, I know I’ll have fun creating it. 😉

Oh, and as a quick disclaimer- I’ve never seen any other Taylor Swift book tags on the blogosphere, but I’m sure they exist. So if you have seen one and mine resembles it, it was not intentional!

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  • Link back to the creator (me!!)
  • Answer as many or as few of the questions as you’d like.
  • Feel free to use any of the graphics in this post. 🙂
  • Tag however many people you’d like at the end!

I just want this tag to be as relaxed as possible, and fun, because Taylor Swift + books should = a whole lot of good vibes. Let’s get started!

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You know, I don’t know why, but I feel the need to read books that rip my heart into thousands of tiny shreds. Does anyone else feel me?!

I definitely have to say that one book that completely tore me apart was Salt to the Sea. It was a gorgeous book, absolutely stunning, but just so sad and the fact that it was historical fiction made it even more sad…because it was based on true events.

Now that I’ve scared you away…I’d really recommend it, such a beautiful book!

{ Listen to: You’re Not Sorry }

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Oh, I have to say We Were Liars.

If you’ve read it, then you know how incredibly CRAZY that plot twist was?! I read it over the summer, and I’m still reeling from it, honestly.

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I remember sitting awake for hours after I finished it, not able to fall asleep because my mind was turning so fast. It’s insane how a book could make me feel that way, and even though I tried to forget what happened because it was so shocking, I still find myself thinking about it all the time.

{ Listen to: Back to December }

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I feel like Love & Gelato would make the most perfect movie?!

Hear me out. First of all, it’s set in Italy, so that is instantly perfect for movie shooting. It would have beautiful scenery, it has an adorable romance that would be so cute on screen, and it also would have more dramatic and genuine parts when the main character deals with her mother’s death and uncovers a mystery about her family.

I would go see it in a heartbeat! And…now I’m wishing it really was a movie. XD

{ Listen to: If This Was a Movie }

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Ohh, let me just put all the YA contemporaries in the world in this category?! For real though, HOW AM I TO CHOOSE. I love how I created this tag and I can’t even answer my own question.

I mean, there are too many good ones, but a few winners are Wanderlost, Summer of SaltUnder Rose-Tainted Skiesand Always Never Yours.

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Hmm, doesn’t look like I have a certain aesthetic at all. 😉

{ Listen to: Gorgeous }

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This book is from a while ago, and while I wouldn’t say people hate it, I have heard people (mostly in real life) that didn’t like Everything, Everything.

I haven’t seen the movie, but maybe the book was a letdown after it? Or maybe people didn’t enjoy the major plot twist? Either way, I know I liked this book, despite the slightly insta-love aspect. I still thought it was a solid read!

{ Listen to: Shake it Off }

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Hi, hello, I’m Olivia and no matter how hard I try I can never not mention Harry Potter! And so, I will mention it for this one because, well, I think it’s an innate response by now.

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This gif is me, pretending I’m not obsessive and crazy for mentioning Harry Potter in every post I ever write…but anyway, Harry Potter gives me all the nostalgic vibes and always manages to transport me back to a happy place!

{ Listen to: Never Grow Up }

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Oh, recently I read My Lady Jane and I have absolutely only good things to say about it! I fell in love with it right away.

It was hilarious, heartwarming, had the most gorgeous slow-burn, and it was such a cool concept: the retelling of a historical event, but with a fantasy twist. Even me, your local contemporary gal, enjoyed this fantasy and I would recommend it a thousand times over!

{ Listen to: Sparks Fly }

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I know a lot of people don’t enjoy classics, and I completely respect that opinion. But me…I’m kind of obsessed with them? Maybe it’s me and my love for old-fashioned things, or the carefree manner classics have about them, or just reading a book that I know people have read for generations…I just adore it.

My absolute favorite is Anne of Green Gables.

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Taylor is me screaming after Anne Shirley! She’s bubbly, joyful, talkative, has the most fun adventures, and don’t even get me started on Gilbert, because I LOVE HIM. I also love Marilla and Matthew and Diana and wow, it’s just the cutest series ever?!

{ Listen to: Style }

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I absolutely adored the romance in When Dimple Met Rishi! It was so cute, I loved how they slowly (well, kind of slowly, kind of quickly) fell into “like” with each other, and it was one of the few books I’ve read where I was 100% okay with the romance being most of the plot.

I think what made it so appealing to me was that both Dimple and Rishi had different desires and plans for their lives, and just because they became romantically involved, they didn’t throw away what their beliefs and goals.

{ Listen to: End Game }

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For me, this is 1304983048% The Raven Cycle series.

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An accurate depiction of me walking toward the Raven Boys + Blue with open arms because I love them so much. As in, I would give SO much for them to be real?! And I just want to be friends with them?! And as soon as I read the first chapter, there was absolutely no turning back, I was completely hooked.

{ Listen to: I Knew You Were Trouble }

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Okay, maybe this doesn’t count as a sequel. But I really, really didn’t like Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

I’m sure the play is wonderful, but as a story and especially reading it as a script, it just didn’t click with me at all. While Harry Potter was magical and adorable, it just…wasn’t. I didn’t like how a lot of the characters ended up (Harry Potter WOULD BE AN AMAZING DAD, please don’t fight me on this, why did they make him NOT?!) and just, it read more like a fanfiction than a this-is-what-actually-happened, in my opinion.

{ Listen to: Bad Blood }

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And there we are, that concludes my tag! (I wanted to do thirteen questions, since that’s Taylor’s number, but I thought that would be a little long…so I went with ten. 😉 )

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Lily @ Sprinkles of Dreams // Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books // Rose @ A Purpose of Winged Dogs // Grace @ Stacks of Books // May @ My First Chapter // May @ Forever and Everly // Brianna @ Brianna the Bookworm // Dezzy @ The Thoughtful Voice // Rhi @ Marshmallow Harmonies // Sissi @ The Book World // Katie @ That Bookish Girl // Tiffany @ Read by Tiffany // Cat @ A Little Bit of Runion // Malanie @ Malanie Loves Fiction // Annie @ Zoelogist // Abby @ When Words Fly // Annie @ Blossoms and Bullet Journals

Wow, I tagged quite a few people.😅 I just wanted to try and help my tag reach more people, but if I tagged you PLEASE don’t feel required to do this in any way, shape, or form!

I totally understand if you just don’t participate in tags, or maybe you just don’t like Taylor Swift?! (I tagged all bloggers I’ve talked about adoring Taylor with, but for many I didn’t know. And I completely respect anyone not liking/listening to her music.) Basically, please feel no need to participate, it’s in all good spirit!

And if I didn’t tag you and you want to participate, by all means do so- that would just make it even more fun. *hugs you*

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I honestly had SO much fun creating this! Matching the songs with the prompts, creating the images, and picking my own books to fit each question, it was a true labor of love. (It may have taken me like three hours to write this post…but it was WORTH IT.)

Thank you for reading through all this, and I hope you enjoyed my first ever original book tag! I hope you all have a lovely day.💓

Are you going to participate in this tag? What are some of your answers, do you agree with any of mine? Favorite Taylor song? I’d love to chat with you all in the comments.

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Credits for the image in my featured image >> Photo by Anita Austvika on Unsplash

125 thoughts on “The Wonderstruck Book Tag // An Original Tag (by me!) Featuring Taylor Swift + Books!!

  1. LOVE this tag! Also, these graphics are insanely gorgeous! I 100% agree with your answer of The Raven Cycle, and I may or may not also be using it for the same category when I post my version of this tag..I’m also IMMEDIATELY adding a bunch of these titles to my TBR.

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  2. […] (personally i think this is her best album since 1989.. which i can never listen to now without thinking of someone but that’s ok!! idk i liked reputation and lover but they kind of flopped for me??) my other taylor swift book tags are the Lover book tag, and the Wonderstruck book tag (which was created by my wonderful friend Olivia!!) […]

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  3. Heyy omg I love this book tag but I don’t have a blog. I was wondering if I could use this for my booktube video I’m doing for Taylor’s birthday. Thank you!!

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