As you know, I’m a bit of a Taylor Swift fan and am still shocked she dropped a surprise album last month. When I saw this book challenge, naturally I had to jump on it. No one tagged me (and I’m not tagging anyone), like the rules state, but who cares, it’s folklore and books, which are currently my TOP 2 favorite things!
- Link to the original creator: Ilsa @ A Whisper Of Ink
- Declare the rules and list of prompts in your post
- Thank whoever tagged you and link to their post.
The 1 – name a book character you would change the ending for
Désirée from The Queen’s Fortune. I loved this story and I wish the real life Désirée wouldn’t have been left out of the history books, unlike Napoleon and her husband, Bernadotte. She seemed to be a somewhat instrumental part of much of history, but no one remembers her or even knows her name, though her descendants still sit on European thrones to this day.
Cardigan – an old favourite that you always come back to
Harry Potter Series, of course. I think I’ve read like 4-5 times through? Will come back to this series, Always (sobs).
The Last Great American Dynasty – a book with a fascinating and well-told story
Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo was a fascinating story and the first thing I thought of when I heard this song, tbh.
Exile – a book you wish you hadn’t read
Valentine, it did nothing for me, wish I could take it back.
My Tears Ricochet – a book that made you cry uncontrollably
The Last Song. I read it for the first time in like 11th grade and I can still remember *sobbing* in my bedroom when her dad dies.
Mirrorball – a book that feels like it was written just for you
Butter: A Rich History. Butter is my love language.
Seven – a childhood book that makes you feel nostalgic
Lily’s Purple Plastic Purse was my favorite book when I was a kid. If I have to buy a book for a baby shower or a kid’s book drive, it’s always that one.
August – a book that reminds you of summer
Weirdly, Along for the Ride. I used to *love* reading Sarah Dessen books when I was in high school. If I’m remembering correctly, Along for the Ride takes place on the beach, over the summer, which I probably why I think of it? I also used to read Sarah Dessen books all summer as a teen, so maybe it’s partly that too?
This Is Me Trying – a book that deals with loneliness & sadness
Educated, because that girl went to hell and back throughout her life, and for a long time, wouldn’t admit all the her family had put her through.
Illicit Affairs – a book that gave you a book hangover
Oona Out of Order, I wish it hadn’t ended. I wanted the story of her whole life, not just the snippet!!! It was such a fresh and new story, I could have read it forever.
Invisible String – a book that came into your life at the exact right time
Untamed, I think I could read that book once a month for the next 5 years and find something new that would speak to me each time.
Mad Woman – a book with a female character you adore
Emma from Emma, I love her character and how she means well with setting up her friends, but is flawed as she doesn’t see that her meddling is impacting people’s lives.
Epiphany – a book that was haunting
December Park left me shivering under the covers, very dark and haunting.
Betty – a book couple that fills you with yearning
This was hard, I’m a hopeless romantic and there are a lot of book couples I love. Most recently, I would say I loved the couple from The Kiss Quotient, Stella and Michael were so perfect for each other, and they had quite the, uh, steamy romance. I will also eternally love Elizabeth and Darcy from Pride and Prejudice.
Peace – a book character you’d die for because you love them so much
Luna Lovegood, HP Series, no contest. She’s so unique and kind and lovely. The best character.
Hoax – a book that you thought you were going to love but didn’t
Normal People, there was so much hype around this book and I was SO excited to read, but I really didn’t it love it that much?