The Wonderstruck Book Tag

Hello, my friends. In case you were unaware, I love Taylor Swift. There was a time when “Mine” was the most played song on my iPod circa 2012. In case you were unaware, I also love books. Therefore, this tag is right up my alley.

My lovely friend Brianna tagged me in this what seems like forever ago but was probably just a week or two ago and I couldn’t be more grateful for another chance to rant about songs and books, especially if those songs are by Taylor Swift.

Guidelines:

  • Link back to the creator (Olivia)
  • 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 want at the end!

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The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

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Also see: every book Madeline Miller has ever written because this woman does not care about the things she does to my classics major, Greek mythology loving heart.

This one in particular, however, really came for me. I didn’t cry while reading this because I normally actually cry over books (you know, I only cry over logical things like um, literally nothing), but if I did this one would have made me weep like a baby. Achilles and Patroclus really came for my heart and I am convinced that part of it will remain with them forever.

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The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth

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The amount of time I spend thinking about Cam and this book in general is actually ridiculous. Brianna as well as anyone who knows me is well aware that I talk about it, like, all the time. I mention it in causal conversation at least once a day and honestly, I am not kidding when I say I do not want to try and calculate how long I spend thinking about it.

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Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

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Okay, so this is a double edged sword. If this was well done, I would be so so happy. But also, I am very sensitive about nightmares these days and if it was well done, the creepy AIs and diseases would trigger some for sure. But like, also, it might be worth it to see a well adapted version and get to meet Kady Grant again.

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The Geography of Lost Things by Jessica Brody

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Okay, so I haven’t read this book and I honestly don’t plan on reading it because I’m not sure that it is something I would enjoy, but look at that cover. It’s so pretty. Or, alternatively, I just really enjoy it because it looks like that background picture could have been taken around where I live if like, our roads were actually maintained like they should be.

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The Selection by Kiera Cass

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Okay, so basically, you either love these books or you hate them. I love them, they are my guilty pleasure reads and I am honestly so surprised that I have not reread them this year yet. America and Maxon are amazing and I love them both. I will defend America from all of this unnecessary hate for the rest of my life.

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The Tail of Emily Windsnap by Liz Kessler

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Okay, I feel like at this point we need to start one of those things where we take shots (of apple juice, I am very much not of legal drinking age) every time I mention this series.

As soon as I started to reread this book in January, I was flooded with a bunch of semi embarrassing memories from my childhood that I didn’t necessary want. I remember vividly reading this in the car on the way home from Nags Head, having just entered what would become my very short lived mermaid phase. It honestly was kind of amazing that I could suddenly remember all these things, but also, there were some things I could have done without.

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Storm by Brigid Kemmerer

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Picture this: you’re in an eight grade class room, a short, very awkward brown haired girl with glasses is looking at the shelves in the back of the classroom trying to find a “just right book.” She sees a book cover with four very angsty looking boys on the front cover, she almost laughs to herself thinking its ridiculous. Her teacher politely tells her that she just needs to pick a book and sit down, and given that she hates it with a passion when people are even mildly upset with her, she grabs that ridiculous book and runs to sit down.

She doesn’t want to read it, but given no other choice, she starts it. She’s shocked to find she actually like, really likes it by the end of the first chapter. The book gets finished by seven o’clock that night and the girl runs to this class room as soon as she gets off the bus the next morning to beg for the next one.

In case you didn’t guess, that girl is me and this overly long story is just to tell you that I love Brigid Kemmerer’s books like a lot and these books really kick started my binge reading habits.

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A Prayer For Owen Meany by John Irving

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Okay, so, I feel like I need to give a disclaimer with this one. I am very, very sure that this book will fall out of favor like, very soon. However, I really really loved it? I have no idea why if I’m being honest, but I just loved it. It is the only classic that I have enjoyed reading and cared about all of the characters.

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Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare

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Charlotte and Henry!!! My beautiful babies!! I love you!

That’s all I really have to say, just know that I love both of them dearly. Their romance is so sweet and so pure and I almost die every time I reread this book.

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City of Bones by Cassandra Clare (ie this series in general)

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One of these days I will go into the long winded story of how this series is the reason I truly joined the book community and is the reason I started this book blog, but given that I already gave a long winded story about Elementals, I’ll save that for later. Just know that I read The Mortal Instruments five times last year and that I am completely obsessed.

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Divergent, Insurgent, and Allegiant by Veronica Roth

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I really enjoyed Divergent, it was a really fun book and I loved all of the characters. However, it just went downhill as the books went on. Allegiant was a complete mess and I spent the majority of the time I was reading it complaining. That is why in my mind I only acknowledge the first book.

 

Well, we’re officially out of questions! I have no idea who to tag here, so if you found this tag interesting and want to try it out, go ahead and just say I tagged you!! I’d love to read other people’s responses, some of these questions were super interesting.

I hope you all have a great Friday, or whatever day it is that you’re reading this. Before you go, I have to ask, do you have a favorite Taylor Swift song? Mine is probably New Years Day or Mine. Also, if you binge read, do you remember the book(s) that started it all? Let me know in the comments!

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9 thoughts on “The Wonderstruck Book Tag

  1. Yayayay I’m so glad you did this tag! Wow I still can’t believe Madeline Miller thought it was okay to emotionally destroy us like that in TSOA. Couldn’t she just like, make an alternate ending in which everything is happy? YES WE LOVE Charlotte & Henry, thank you for giving them the recognition they deserve. And yikes I totally forgot about Allegiant but that’s the perfect answer. I’ll never forgive Veronica Roth for that one tbh

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    1. I would have 100% been here for an alternate happy ending, but alas Madeline didn’t feel the need to treat us to happiness like that. Ah Charlotte and Henry!! My favorite couple ugh I love them.

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  2. I don’t really listen to Taylor Swift, but my sister *loves* her! And I really need to reread the mortal instruments series because I remember nothing from when I first read them. The miseducation of Cameron post wasn’t on my TBR before but now it definitely is!

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    1. You have no idea how happy I am that you added Cameron to your TBR, its my favorite book of all time and I will most likely never shut up about it. I hope you enjoy rereading TMI if you get around to it, I’m about to start a reread and I’m hyped.

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  3. I’m so glad you did this tag! I read Brianna’s answers when she posted hers and I think the idea is so good! I’m not a huge T-Swift fan (I don’t dislike her but I don’t listen to her often either) so I felt like I might should pass on this one. But your answers were great! I also think that the cover of The Geography of Lost Things is gorgeous (though I will also probably never read it). I also loved your story about Storm!😂

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