The Wonderstruck Book Tag

It’s time to throwback to all your childhood (or current) favorite songs and tie them to even more amazing books. 🎶 Shout out to all my fellow Swifties—this book tag is for you! This Wonderstruck Book Tag, or should I say Taylor Swift book tag, was created by the lovely Olivia from Purely Olivia. Thank you Olivia for tagging me!

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Rules
  • Link back to the creator
  • 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!
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The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid. I had such high expectations going into this book because everyone I knew that had read it absolutely LOVED it. 💚 It’s safe to say that this book broke my heart, but I am completely ok with that. If you haven’t read Evelyn Hugo, you definitely need to make it a priority. My friend, Fadwa, explained that the best way to read it is going in knowing nothing which I also agree made the experience more enticing and perfect.

You Asked For Perfect by Laura Silverman. Guess who’s stressed about school?? If you guessed Ariel Stone, the MC from You Asked For Perfect, you are absolutely correct! If you guessed me, you are also correct! ✏ This book was too relatable for words, and as someone who is currently powering through university, it’s a book that’s constantly on my mind. Ariel was a protagonist I could intensely understand with his self-placed academic pressure and constant drive to succeed.

Geekerella by Ashley Poston. Have you ever watched the wonderful classic that is A Cinderella Story, starring Hillary Duff? or Another Cinderella Story, starring Selena Gomez and Drew Seeley? Geekerella is a book that I can absolutely picture as the next movie in the series. 🎬 It would be the perfect spin-off! Disney Channel needs to make this happen ASAP. It has all the classic points of the retelling, yet it remains entirely original and entertaining.

Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan. If you looked up the word “mesmerizing” in the dictionary, you would see a picture of this book cover. The rainbow-tinted purple mixed with streaks of gold is absolutely stunning. ✨ I had fairly high expectations before reading this novel, especially because everyone I knew loved it. It’s also a wonderfully crafted story with writing that is as majestic as its book cover so I would highly recommend picking this book up!

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead. I am still salty™ about the Vampire Academy movie because it honestly had the potential to be as successful as Divergent or the City of Bones. This series was one of my favorites growing up, and I feel like it doesn’t get enough love in the book community. Most of my friends who’ve read it don’t love it as much as me either, but it led to the creation of one of my all-time favorite series: Bloodlines. 💘 It had amazing world-building that was intricately connected with our own, and Rose Hathaway is one of the most inspiring, badass female heroines I ever read.

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. If you read my blog, you’ve probably have heard me go on and on about how much I love the Percy Jackson series. ⚡ I recently reread PJO and HOO via audiobook, and it was such a throwback to my middle school days. I think what makes this series so special is that I read each book as they were released, and despite the fact that I’m much older now, the humor and originality of the characters mixed with the classic Greek mythology make the series timeless.

P.S. I Like You by Kasie West. Some days you just have an intense need to read a fluffy, light contemporary that is purely feel-good and warms your heart. P.S. I Like You was the perfect book for me at the time, and the fun enemies-to-lovers romance mixed with the endearing predictability made the story so much fun to follow. 💞 I loved the audiobook, and I ended up finishing the story in one night. If you’re looking for a book to lift your spirits, this is the one to read!

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. Am I basic™? Yes, definitely. I don’t really read many classics though I am trying to make a bigger effort towards incorporating them into my current repertoire. 🕊Pride and Prejudice was a book I couldn’t help but enjoy reading. I also really loved the 2005 movie starring Kiera Knightley. I love the historical atmosphere and setting in the movie, so whenever I read the book, I can picture the movie playing in my head. It’s not a book without faults, but I can also understand the appeal and why it’s popular.

Always Never Yours by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka. This was originally going to be my choice for the most gorgeous book cover, but I also knew I wanted to pick it for this prompt, too. 💐 Megan and Owen are one of my favorite contemporary couples, and I loved the progression of the relationship throughout the book. They start as friends but grow closer through romantic struggles, and I think it’s a great example of a healthy, happy relationship.

To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo. I seriously almost finished the entire book in one sitting, but I decided to split it up into two days. This dark Little Mermaid retelling was written so beautifully and remained incredible enticing while still incorporating the classic components of the original fairy tale. 🌊 Lira was a protagonist I loved rooting for and watch grow, and Prince Elian was wonderfully heroic. This was easily one of my favorite reads for 2018, so if you haven’t picked it up yet, go go go!

Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout. I started off really enjoying this series. I thought the main lead (who is also a blogger) was lovable, and the main male lead was swoon-worthy. The plotline was pretty original, in my opinion, at the time, but as I continued with each book, I became more and more frustrated. The story became increasingly far-fetched, and I found myself liking everything about the series less and less. 🙁

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Tagging my lovely friends 🌺:

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What are your favorite Taylor Swift songs? Let me know in the comments!

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34 thoughts on “The Wonderstruck Book Tag

  1. Nia @ Novelishly says:

    Fellow Vampire Academy lover here. This series was one of my favorites growing up. To Kill a Kingdom was one of my favorite books of 2018. It was so much reading that book.
    I have heard so many good things about Evelyn Hugo and I can’t wait to read it.

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  2. Beatrice @ Confessions of a Pinay Bookaholic says:

    “I am still salty™ about the Vampire Academy movie because it honestly had the potential to be as successful as Divergent or the City of Bones.” – SAME! The movie was a garbage. It’s supposed to be a dark movie but I hope someone reboot it. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo has been sitting on my kindle for a while now. I’ll read it soon.

    Awesome answers, Tiffany! 😀 ❤

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  3. Brianna says:

    AHHH this tag was MADE FOR ME. Books AND TS?? I love it. Thank you for tagging me Tiff💖 I’m planning to read The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo sometime in the next few weeks and I cannot waaaait. I’m ready to be heartbroken in the best way possible. And YES PJO is the definition of childhood!!! Love that.

    Thanks again for the tag! I’m going to go start this post right now because I’m excited about it lol💕

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    • tiffany @ readbytiffany says:

      THIS TAG WAS MADE FOR YOUUUU ❤ I knew you had to do it once I saw that it existed 😉 I really can't wait to hear your thoughts on The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. It was amazing, and I was so shook that I enjoyed it so much. I'm off to read your post right now!!

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  4. Justine @ Bookish Wisps says:

    First of all, I LOVE THIS TAG!!! Hahaha, I may just be listening to Taylor Swift the whole week after this.

    I have seen a lot of reaction withThe Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo that involves tears, I’m really down for it. IDK. Hahaha! I have seen those movies too, both! Hillary and Selena. I probably had said it a couple time too. Percy Jackson is instant love, a book that would take me back to me and my friends pretending to be the characters in the books.

    Lovely answers!

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    • tiffany @ readbytiffany says:

      YESSSS~~ I hope you do this tag too Justine ❤ I really need you to read The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo ASAP!! I want to hear all your thoughts. And Yes A Cinderella Story movies were amazing, and now, I'm debating rewatching them 😉 I love how PJO is such a monumental series for so many of us too!

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  5. Erica Mae says:

    Super duper yaayy for The Percy Jackson Series and Vampire Academy! Rick Riordan’s mythology series made me love reading. Will never get tired of Percy and his friends! And the Vampire Academy series is a favorite! That movie, ugh. Also, I have Geekerella on my shelf for a while now and I hope I get the chance to read it soon.

    A TS fan here! This is such a fun tag and I enjoyed reading your answers 🙂

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  6. Marie says:

    Ahhh fantastic answers for this tag, Tiffany! I’m so happy you mentioned Always Never Yours, you know how much I love this book ❤ I agree that it could have been a pick for the beautiful cover, too, it's just TOO pretty. but Girls of Paper and Fire is such a great choice, I love that cover SO much. really need to read this book, as well as Evelyn Hugo at some point 🙂
    Lovely post! thank you so much for tagging me! ❤

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    • tiffany @ readbytiffany says:

      YAYY!! I hope you do this tag sometime soon. I would LOVE to see your answers 🙂 I remember seeing the cover for Always Never Yours on your book which made me really want to read it. 😉 And I’m so happy I did because it’s one of my favorites of all time now! Please please read Evelyn Hugo (I’ve been talking about it so much but I think it’s definitely worth)

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  7. Arini says:

    I just posted this tag on my blog as well. 😂 I love your picks although I don’t agree with a couple of them. 🙈 I didn’t like Geekerella, but I think it’ll make a very cute disney movie. 🤩 I also enjoyed reading Kasie West books. Have you read the new release yet? 🤓 I really like the cover for Always Never Yours, but I haven’t read the book. I’m still hesitant to pick it up bcs there’s been so many mix reviews on it. And OMG I’m obsessed with To Kill a Kingdom as well. 💖 Lastly, I actually really really liked the Lux series. 😂 Also, it’s hard to pick one favorite song from Taylor. I love all the songs she’s put out. But the one I’m currently listening to constantly is All Too Well. 😭💖

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    • tiffany @ readbytiffany says:

      Yay!! That’s so exciting too 🙂 It’s okay if we have different tastes in books too! I LOVE Kasie West books so much. I wrote a review for Fame, Fate, and the First Kiss! I thought it was cute but not her best work (my favorite is PS I Like You) I think Always Never Yours was really cute, so I hope you enjoy it. The cover is one of my absolute favorites 🙂 OOo great song choice too. I think one of my favorites is I’m Only Me When I’m With You ❤

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  8. Olivia @ Purely Olivia says:

    Thank you so, so much for doing this, Tiffany!💖It means so much to me, and I loved reading your answers, of course.

    I really want to read The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, You Asked For Perfect, and Girls of Paper and Fire- those are all at the very top of my TBR. (And they all have the most gorgeous covers, oh my gosh?!) AWW, Percy Jackson has so much nostalgia for me, too. Good ole Camp Half-Blood. I loved the romance of Megan and Owen in Always Never Yours, too! Owen was so adorable, I remember adoring him from the very beginning.

    Again, thank you for participating in my tag, it made me so happy to see this post! I may have screamed when I saw it in my reader. 😉 I hope school gets better soon too, have a lovely week!

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    • tiffany @ readbytiffany says:

      OLIVIA…OF COURSE!!! I loved this tag so much, and it was so creative and wonderfully made. Also, the graphics were so beautiful ❤

      I hope you read all three of those amazing books. They're soooo great and definitely worth the hype. You can't go wrong with any of them. PJO is such a defining series of my childhood too.

      Definitely feel free to tag me in more tags in the future! I love the ones you pick, and I will support you forever 🙂

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  9. Bookish Rita says:

    I love this post!!! Always Never Yours by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka has one of the prettiest covers I have ever seen 😍 I also think Vampire Academy was such a great series, and I actually didn’t hate the movie completely… But it could have been better. I never actually finished reading the books, but I’ve been curious to see how the whole story ends… Maybe this summer 😉

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    • tiffany @ readbytiffany says:

      Yes!!! I think Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka make the best book covers ever ❤ I thought the movie was funny for VA, but I wish it had more hype and potentially set it up better for future movies/a bigger franchise. You should definitely read the books again 🙂 The Bloodlines series (the sequel series) is one of my absolute favorites!

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  10. Dezzy @ The Thoughtful Voice says:

    Thank you so much for tagging me, Tiffany! 💖 You have such wonderful responses to this tag! Evelyn Hugo broke my heart too, and the entire PJO series will always give me nostalgia tbh – I love that series SO much. 😭💙 I love P.S. I Like You too; it’s so adorable and just warms my heart. Great post! ☺️

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  11. Kelly | Another Book in the Wall says:

    I was the BIGGEST Taylor Swift fan growing up! Obsessive doesn’t even begin to describe the level of love I had for this singer. Haha! I adore Geekerella, and it would warm my very soul if Disney adaptated this! The Hillary Duff and Selena Gomez movies are still some of my favorite rainy day flicks! 💕

    So happy to see To Kill a Kingdom and Percy Jackson, and P.S I Like You on here too!! Thanks for the tag, Tiffany!! 🤗

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  12. Malka @ Paper Procrastinators says:

    I felt the exact same way about You Asked for Perfect! Reading it while in school was definitely the right move because I felt so understood!
    I also 100% agree with you about the Vampire Academy movie. I am unashamed to say that I loved it, and don’t understand the disdain this series and its movie gets.
    I loved all your answers for this post!!

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    • tiffany @ readbytiffany says:

      Right?? I just went through 3 exams this week 😭 but I loved how relatable it was!

      I really enjoyed the VA movie and wish it would’ve received more hype!! It really could’ve been the next City of Bones or something. It’s just so underrated 😦

      You should definitely do this tag too! I would love to read all your answers ❤

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  13. tempestofbooks says:

    As a huge Taylor Swift fan, this book tag makes me so happy! Some of my favourite songs from her include the moment i knew, call it what you want, long live, enchanted, i’m only me when i’m with you, getaway car … Yeah, the list would be too long haha I remember reading bing-reading the Vampire Academy series a few years and loving it a lot! I couldn’t tell you what I’d think of it now though. And I couldn’t agree more with you about Girls of Paper and Fire 😍

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