“I love shiny things but I’d marry you with paper BOOKS”
Those might not be the exact lyrics to “Paper Rings,” but if there’s two things that I love right now it’s books and Lover. As a T-Swift fan, I had of course been highly anticipating Lover as soon as it was it announced. I totally admit that I was very hesitant about this album ,since her sound has changed so much over the past three albums. While I love Reputation, I didn’t loveeeeeee it the way I love Red (which still remains as my favorite Taylor Swift album).
However, I love Lover so much! It stands on its own while still incorporating elements from her other albums. The bridges in each song are amazing and I love its uniqueness (I live for the “He looks up, grinning like a devil” in “Cruel Summer”). Although the entire album isn’t cheery- I need at least one box of Kleenex next to me when “Soon You’ll Get Better” comes on- I love its overall upbeatness. My answer changes everything and the following are in no order, but as today my top 5 songs from the album are:
I Think He Knows
Soon You’ll Get Better
The Taylor Swift Lover Book Tag was created by Nish and Ngoc of Nish and Ngoc’s Book Nook. When I first saw this tag done by Alexandra of Reading by Starlight, the Swifite in me ran to my keyboard to start this tag!
I Forgot That You Existed: A book that you want to forget you ever read
I’m going with the most recent book I read that made me feel this way, but Again, but Better by Christine Riccio. Again, I WANTED to like this book so badly but it was so cringe all around.
Cruel Summer: A book you turn to when the going gets rough
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Lover : Your book OTP
Lysandra and Aedion from the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas
The Man: Your fave kick-ass female protagonist
Astrid from the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas
The Archer: A book with good mental health representation
The Library of Lost Things by Laura Taylor Namey
I Think He Knows: Your fave fictional crush
Levi from Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Miss Americana & The Heartbreak Prince – Fave angsty romance
I will not stop screaming my love for the Off-Campus series overall (especially The Goal), but The Score was especially angsty.
Paper Rings – Book with an ugly cover that you absolutely adored
Cream of the Crop by Alice Clayton. I’ve really grown to love (new adult) romance and I wish they got the gorgeous or intricately designed (aka not just a shirtless guy on the front) book covers they deserve.
Cornelia Street – A book or series you never want(ed) to end
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han. While I love how we’re still getting to actively live in this world through Netflix, I will always want a fourth book about my girl Lara Jean or a spin-off series following Kitty.
Death By A Thousand Cuts – A book or series that deserved a better ending
Live love saving all of my fictional loves, but the Lunar Chronicles needed a bit more of a realistic ending.
London Boy – Your fave British male protagonist
Proud sponsor of the Neville Longbottom fan club right here.
Soon You’ll Get Better – A book that your heart will never recover from
Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson
False God – A character you would leap into the burning pits of hell to save
Tucker from The Goal by Elle Kennedy
You Need To Calm Down – A book with a powerful message
Unpreganant by Jenni Hendriks and Ted Caplan
Afterglow – A book you want to give a second chance
The Map From Here to There by Emery Lord. I had such high expectations for this upcoming 2020 release, even though The Start of Me and You acutally isn’t my all-time favorite Emery Lord book. While I enjoyed The Map From Here to There, I didn’t love it as much as I expected to. If I ever decide to reread it, I plan on putting all of my first read thoughts and original expectations aside.
ME! – Best character development
American Royals by Katharine McGee
It’s Nice To Have A Friend – Fave friends-to-lovers story
Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
Daylight – If you could only read one book or series again and again, what would it be?
Just like how I’ll forever be a T-Swift fan, my forever question to this answer is Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl.
Are you a Taylor Swift fan? What are some of your favorite songs from Lover? Share in the comments!