I was so swept up in the holidays and taking a small laptop detox in December that I didn’t consider if there was an evermore book tag floating around the book blogosphere. It’s been over a month since Taylor Swift’s second surprise album of 2020 came out, and I still can’t decide (not that it’s a high stakes decision) if I prefer folklore or evermore.Surprise, surprise, I love both so much! Right now, I’m leaning more towards folklore, but evermore has become my go-to car music lately. My current top favorite songs are “no body, no crime,” “marjorie,” and “ ’tis the damn season,” with much love for “right where you left me,” “dorothea,” and “long story short.”
willow – a book with a character you can’t help but fall in love with
I absolutely love The Russian/Vlad from Lyssa Kay Adams’ Bromance Book Club series, and I can’t wait for his own installment coming out this summer, Isn’t It Bromantic?, featuring his mystery wife, Elena.
champagne problems – a book with a broken relationship
In Five Years by Rebecca Serle – there’s a few in this book, and I think it’s even more coincidental that I believe the characters drink champagne at some point.
gold rush – a book you love with all your heart
Yes it’s 2021, and yes I’m still keeping my love for Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl alive and well.
’tis the damn season – a book in which the character reconnects with their family/hometown
I recently read The Star-Crossed Sisters of Tuscany by Lori Nelson Spielman, in which the main character is invited by her estranged aunt to travel to Italy and help her reunite with the love of her life.
tolerate it – a book with a suffering relationship
You Deserve Each Other by Sarah Hogle, featuring an engaged couple who really don’t want to be engaged anymore.
no body, no crime – a book about murder
I don’t read too many murder mysteries, but one Ioved last summer that was the perfect bing beach read was Pretty Guilty Women by Gina LaManna.
happiness – a book that’s an old favorite, but you just can’t relate to anymore
I’m not necessarily sure that I can’t relate to it anymore, but I think 2021 may finally be the year that I reread Ann Brashares’ The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series. This was one of the very first YA series I read as an early teen, and I’ve been super curious to see how it holds up likely at least 8 years since I first read it.
dorothea – a book featuring old or strong friendships
My first read of 2021 was an advance copy of Becky Albertalli’s Kate in Waiting, which features the title character and her best friend Anderson, who both share a crush on the new guy in school as they all work on the school musical together.
coney Island – a book that make you cry/completed destroyed you
I don’t often cry while reading, so I feel like I’m always repeating books for this type of question. Z recent read that was emotionally hard to read for a variety of reasons is Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson
ivy – a book that was an unexpected favorite
Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb
cowboy like me – a book about thieves or criminals
The second book in the Debutantes series, Deadly Little Scandals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. begins with Sawyer and co. in jail and then switches between past and present.
long story short – a book that made up your childhood
Junie B. Jones by Barbara Parks. This series was what made me a reader from the age of five years old! I still have the original box sets and most of the spin-off series stored away.
marjorie – a book with a moving message
The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan. I sent the title essay to a few of my fellow 2020 and 2021 graduates and recommend that everyone read it.
closure – a series in which you NEED the next book
Crescent City by Sarah J. Maas – fingers crossed that we potentially get book #2 in 2021?
evermore – the perfect conclusion to an extremely long (but worth it) series
Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han, the final book in the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before series. Between the trailer drop for the final Netflix adaptation next week (the film is out on February 12!) and this question, I think it’s finally time for me to reread this final conclusion.
What are your favorite songs on evermore? Have you completed the evermore book tag? Have you read any of the books I mentioned? Share in the comments!