The Folklore Book Tag

Another post that has been patiently sitting in my drafts, but when I saw this tag I just couldn’t resist. Like most of the world, I am OBSESSED with this album, it’s everything we’ve been waiting for, especially after the disappointment that was Lover. This is the perfect album for those cosy autumn afternoons and my favourites at the moment are The Last American Dynasty, Illicit Affairs, August and Betty!

I have to give a HUGE shout out to Ilsa over at @A Whisper of Ink who created this tag and all these fabulous graphics! I’ll a link to her post here so you can all go and check it out! Plus if you’ve done this tag please leave a link in the comments as I always love reading other peoples answers.

The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson. This gave me a MAJOR book hangover. I remember finishing this book and just sitting there in awe at what just happened. I don’t think my heart will ever fully recover from that ending, it was tragically fitting and a beautiful conclusion to such an epic series.

Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J Maas. I love these character and this entire series but it was heartbreaking to say goodbye to them. Those last 100 pages had me sobbing but I’m happy that they all got to live happily ever after!

Circe by Madeline Miller. I tried to pick something that wasn’t by Sarah J Maas or Brandon Sanderson! Circe is a wonderfully original and captivating read that explores the shadows of villainized women Greek Mythology. Millers choice to tell Circe’s story in first person was genius, it made transcending her emotions and hurting off the page more impactful and somewhat realistic.

The Smoke Thieves by Sally Green. The synopsis of this book did me dirty, I was promised a Game of Thrones inspired storyline for younger readers and I was majorly disappointed. Admittedly it was a little young for me, but I still my younger self would be disappointed with the lack of depth and intrigue.

P.S I Love You by Cecelia Ahern. I was wreck reading this book, I don’t think there was a chapter where I didn’t cry. Ahern beautifully captures the heart wrenching journey and magic of love, loss and acceptance, it truly is a wonderful read!

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. This is book is pure magic. Morgenstern’s writing successfully transports you to the beautiful and enchanting world of the Night Circus where anything is possible; you truly feel like apart of this world and its incredible.

Judy Moody by Megan McDonald/ Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan. These characters and their adventures helped define my childhood and I remember devouring these books with so much joy. I’ve been really into Greek Mythology lately so I might have to re-read of Percy Jackson again!

Any Morgan Matson Book. Her books are always so lovely and include some sort of light-hearted, summer romance that never fails to make me feel all warm and fluffy inside.

Out of Love by Hazel Hayes. Most of us have endured the repercussions of heartbreak and even if you are fortunate enough to have avoided such pain, then still you won’t be immune to the poignant and soul-stirring effects of her writing. The first chapter breaks your heart, and we spend the rest of the novel, alongside our narrator, tentatively putting ourselves back together and remising on the highs and lows of love. 

Crescent City by Sarah J Maas. So much happened in this book and then she goes and ends it like THAT! Like everyone else I’m constantly reading fan theories and trying to predict what’s going to happen in the next book!

Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas. I know, I know, I can’t pick a Sarah J Maas book for every answer but this book holds such a special place in my heart. It was this book that helped me discover the wonderful and endless world of YA fantasy and was a book that encouraged me to start this blogging journey.

Lila Bard from A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E Schwab. I adore Lila, she’s strong-willed, quick-witted and the perfect protagonist for such a wonderfully imaginative series.

Blue Nights/The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion. These books are haunting in the fact that they are so heartbreakingly raw and real. Both are memoirs on mourning as Didion reflects on the death of her daughter, Quintana and husband, John.

Adrienne and Hawk from Behind the Highland Mist by Karen Marie Moning. I need a man like Hawk in my life and I’d give anything to pack up my life and move into a grand manor in the middle of the highlands. A girls can dream, can’t she?

Either Azriel from A Court of Mist and Fury or Kaz from Six of Crows. They both need to be protected at all costs!

I’m also really looking forward to seeing Kaz brought to life by Freddy Carter in the upcoming Netflix adaptation.

The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater. It’s not that I don’t love this series, it’s just that I was so disappointed by the second book in the series. I felt like we were missing the camaraderie and brotherhood of the first book, I understand that it’s good for each characters to have their own time and storyline but it just felt a little empty.


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