BIG REPUTATION, BIG REPUATION AHHHHHHH
Taylor Swift’s reputation quickly became one of my favorite albums of 2017 and my love for the album has carried into 2018. It’s one of the few albums that I can listen from start to finish without skipping any songs, not to mention the fact that I’m constantly singing ‘End Game’ around my house (and now on my blog). So when I saw the Reputation Book Tag floating around Booktube, I knew I had to do the tag as well. I’ll also be giving a short review of each song from reputation before giving my bookish answers.
This version of the Reputation Book Tag was created by Sarah of Sarah’s Bookshelves over on Booktube.
1.Ready for It: I really didn’t listen to ‘Ready for It’ when the song was first released, but I instantly became obsessed when its music video was released.
A 2018 release you are READY FOR
Save the Date by Morgan Matson. While there were so many amazing releases in 2017, I really missed having a new Morgan Matson book come out. I’m really excited about Save the Date because it centers on a WEDDING. For someone who has never been to a wedding, let alone someone who rarely thinks about her one day/maybe one, I love books and TV shows about them.
2.End Game: YES ED SHEERAN COLLAB YES YES YES
Characters that either SHOULD have been end game
Neville Longbottom and Luna Lovegood. I’m not the biggest fan of pairing off characters, but I think the two would have worked out well together!
3.I Did Something Bad: One of my favorite songs from reputation, I’m just obsessed with the beat and the lyrics (short example of how horrible I am with music terminology)
A character decision that was terrible, but you loved reading anyway
Okay, so I’m definitely the type of reader when a character makes a bad decision, I CRINGE THROUGH THE PAGES FOR THEM
4.Don’t Blame Me: I think ‘Don’t Blame Me’ really fits the vibe of the album, and this one is my sister’s current favorite
A book or series you are shamelessly addicted to
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares. I recently explained this series to my sister and when I was talking about how the pants fit all 4 girls, I felt how ridiculous the description was. However, this series (and movies) will always be among my all-time favorites and I still think there a great way to branch into YA.
5.Delicate: I’m listening to ‘Delicate’ as I write this sentence, and I just love the beat/rhythm (again no idea how to describe this), it makes me dance in my seat!
A book that has a bad reputation, but that you enjoyed
Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart. Genuine Fraud was like nothing I’ve read before and I just really enjoy the psychological thriller side of E. Lockhart books. However, a lot of readers thought that that the book was just a current retelling/copy of an older novel that Genuine Fraud was based on.
6.Look What You Made Me Do: I was really confused by this song when it first came out (everyone talks about how 1989 was different from ‘old’ Taylor, but I think ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ was her new start) , but I grew to love it with the music video.
A book that Booktube made you read
Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index by Julie Israel, which was the book of Booktube-A-Thon 2017.
7. So It Goes: love love love
A book you read but can’t remember anything about
The Infinite Sea by Rick Rancey
8.Gorgeous: This song is just so much FUN and I love putting it on repeat when I go running
A book with a gorgeous writing style
I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson (also PSA for a new Jandy Nelson book, please)
9.Getaway Car: One of my favorites from the album, I’m just obsessed with this song and love singing along to it (especially in my car)
Your favorite love triangle
I’m going with the love triangle that first comes to my mind—Katniss, Peeta, and Gale from The Hunger Games.
10. King of My Heart: Not my favorite, but I do like how it’s a little different from the other songs on the album
A character who is the king of your heart
Just one character is impossible, but let’s go with one I feel like I haven’t mentioned on the blog: Etienne St.Clair from Anna and the French Kiss. Thinking about him makes my heart swoon and reminds me that it’s time for a Anna reread!
11.Dancing With Our Hands Tied: Again, LOVE LOVE LOVE
A book that started off great but had a bad ending
My mind is blanking a bit for this one, so I’m going to with the general romantic contemporary ending where our ship sails AND WE DON’T GET TO SEE THEM ACTUALLY TOGETHER AS A COUPLE
12. Dress: If I had to pick a “least favorite”, Dress would be it. A new adult book you loved
London Belongs to Me by Jacquelyn Middleton
13.This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things: My answer changes every time I listen through reputation, but ‘This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things’ IS MY FAVORITE
Book that made you want to break everything you own
THE ENDING OF EMPIRE OF STORMS BECAUSE HOW COULD SARAH DO THAT TO US AHHHHHH
14.Call it What You Want: I love the lyric video for this one
A book title you would have call something else
Making Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone universally be called Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (even though apparently American children won’t pick up a book with philosophy in the title).
15.New Years Day: I’ve been in love with this song since Taylor’s performance of it on SNL. If she does an extended edition of reputation, I hope she includes an acoustic version of ‘New Years Day’
A book that you finished, but stuck with you the next day (and for life)
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
Are you a Taylor Swift fan? Have you listened to reputation? Share in the comments!