can you believe taylor swift single handedly saved 2020 by just casually turning up and dropping an entire album? the sheer suddenness of that move, the unexpectedness of the move, the unpredictability of the move
i certainly did not go to sleep at 6 am and woke up at 9 am again to listen to the album, not at all. i did not also have multiple breakdowns on twitter. i have definitely not been listening to the album on repeat. i am not listening to it right now at all.
i think the funniest part of the whole experience was all of book twitter scrambling to claim the songs as books ships and they’re NOT wrong. exile is a judecardan song and i will die on that hill.
so, can i just say, i am so glad ilsa @ a whisper of ink made a folklore book tag?? it had to be done and she stepped right up 🤘 absolute queen behavior
also a BIG thank u to ilsa and rhi @ marshmallow harmonies for tagging me. loved freaking out with y’all about the album 😭
- Link to the original creator: Ilsa @ A Whisper Of Ink
- Tag at least 3 people.
- Declare the rules and list of prompts in your post
- Thank whoever who tagged you and link to their post.
if my wishes came true, it would’ve been you
the 1 is a sweet, quirky song about the one that got away. i’m listening to it right now and it’s just so bittersweet and charming. i completely agree w/ ilsa’s choice for if we were villains but if i had to go with a close second, it would be –
we were liars by e. lockhart
if you’ve read the book, you know the ending destroys us while at the same time also made us ADMIRE it [honestly 90% of my reading career]
also the romance kind of has the same vibe as the song ✨✨
when you are young they assume you know nothing but i knew you
raise your hand if you claimed cardigan before the album even dropped. we weren’t wrong.
radio silence by alice oseman
i’ve talked about how much i adore this book before. it made me giddy during the happy parts but there was always an undertone of sadness throughout the book and towards the end i was sobbing (it’s fine i love crying)
she had a marvelous time ruining everything
the winner’s curse by marie rutkoski
i would absolutely have gone w/ rhi’s answer of the seven husbands of evelyn hugo (our minds ✨) but i shall give y’all a variety of recommendations
forever mad that a lot of people still haven’t read this trilogy. kestrel and arin’s story is told beautifully in the span of the three books. the writing is *chef’s kiss* GORGEOUS.
it’s the enemies to star-crossed lovers story told like a fairy tale that you didn’t know you needed ✨
you’re not my homeland anymore so what am i defending now?
did someone say mY FAVORITE????? BECAUSE IT’S MY FAVORITE. i claimed exile as soon as i saw “feat. bon iver” and i was so right 😭
the power of this song single-handedly convinced me to reread the folk of the air trilogy which i will do soon
the chemist by stephanie meyer
usually i know exactly what i’m expecting from a book so there aren’t a lot of books that i wish i hadn’t read but if i had to choose one i’d go with the chemist b/c this book is the reason my brain cells depleted so quickly ♥
we gather stones, never knowing what they mean / some to throw, some to make diamond rings
when taylor swift said “and if i’m on fire, you’ll be made of ashes too” and “if i’m dead to you, why are you at my wake?” and “you had to kill me but it killed you just the same” she intended to create an atmosphere rife with the tension that can only be engineered with god-tier hate to love angst in this essay i will
lord of shadows by cassandra clare
i am emerging from my permanent denial about the ending of this book for about 3 seconds to tell y’all that i sobbed like a baby, bye
i’ll show you every version of yourself tonight
this adventure ends by emma mills
i honestly felt like i was looking in the mirror when i read this adventure ends b/c sloane, the mc, is someone i relate to so much
i may or may not have cried at certain quotes that i couldn’t have articulated better myself 🥺
love you to the moon and to saturn
the lost hero by rick riordan
i still remember finding this book on my brother’s shelf when i was smol and thinking it’s too big for me but maybe i can read one or two chapters for fun and then ending up reading the whole thing and crying about it
honestly, a big omen for my upcoming reading career back then
so much for summer love and saying ‘us’
august is honestly the epitome of teenage crush and yearning,,, lines like “back when i was livin’ for the hope of it” capture the feeling and the vibe so perfectly
what if it’s us by becky albertalli & adam silvera
this book is teen crushes and uncertainty and a lot of firsts and it’s about the boys’ final summer before college i think and the song and the book totally vibe well
you’re a flashback in a film reel on the one screen in my town
the piper’s son by melina merchetta
this is me trying is basically a love letter from one character to another in this book.
we meet tom in a very unhealthy state of mind at the beginning of the piper’s son when he’s struggling with loneliness and anger and the story’s really about the journey of him healing and fixing his life and family.
you taught me a secret language i can’t speak with anyone else
hmm i WONDER which book i can recommend that would best represent a “book hangover” for me,,,,, i WONDER
the foxhole court by nora sakavic
*moment of silence for anyone who is surprised*
teal was the color of your shirt when you were sixteen at the yogurt shop
this song is the lover of folklore and i am not mad about it at all
skulduggery pleasant by derek landy
i did not think i would be choosing this book for this prompt until 5 seconds ago. thing is, it has a story behind it that no one cares about but long story short, this book and the characters came into my life very unexpectedly but also it felt like it was meant to be since i would never have picked up the book otherwise.
it also lead to this conversation i had with my brother once that’s always stayed with me
does she smile or does she mouth, “fuck you forever”
the social commentary in this song is scathing, just as it should be, i adore it
the seven husbands of evelyn hugo by taylor jenkins reid
i honestly cannot think of a better book for this prompt. is there anyone as gay and badass and scandalous as evelyn hugo? yes. celia st. james. which is why they’re perfect together.
also i haven’t thought about this book in FOREVER which is a crime i know and now that i’m remembering the story arc again i am experiencing Pain
will you kiss me on the porch in front of all your stupid friends?
betty is the love story of folklore and that is a FACT
this is how you lose the time war by amal eh-mohtar & max gladstone
this is god-tier lesbian shakespeare full of yearning and pining, i said it
would it be enough if i can never give you peace?
when taylor swift said, “all these people say love’s for show but i would die for you in secret” 🥺
the retribution of mara dyer by michelle hodkin
bro, HERE’S THE THING. when i first listened to peace, the lyrics reminded me so much of a book but i couldn’t figure it out?? until like 10 minutes ago when it finally hit me and i lost my shit.
first off, i would totally die for every single character in the mara dyer trilogy. i know objectively the books get real messy towards the end but idc because i love them anyway. mara is one of the best morally grey characters out there and i love that for her.
BUT LET’S TALK ABOUT why the song and the lyrics reminded me so much of this trilogy. i present you with the receipts:
the way i’m adding this song to all of my marashaw playlists 😭😭😭😭
don’t want no other shade of blue but you / no other sadness in the world would do
can we talk about taylor’s MIND when she wrote, “your faithless love’s the hoax i believe in” 😌 the GENIUS
the unhoneymooners by christina lauren
i’ve always had a hate-like (not even love) relationship w/ christina lauren’s books but i still had my hopes up for this book when i first read it b/c that plot is SO enticing
needless to say, i was disappointed thoroughly in every possible way throughout the book 😎
i had SO MUCH fun with this post. thank u ilsa for coming through ✨
let me know what was your favorite track off folklore and which book you associate to it!