Hello, friends! I’m so excited to do this tag today because it’s based on Taylor Swift’s newest album drop: Midnights. I first saw Yolanda @Past Midnight post this book tag and since then, I’ve seen a few bloggers do it too—even some who haven’t blogged for a long time and who had a revival moment just for this tag! I’m going to keep this introduction short and just get into the good stuff. FYI, this is just for the first 13 tracks on the regular album but there’s a part two for the 3am tracks! ✨
This awesome tag and all its images were originally created by Star is All Booked Up!
lavender haze – a book you will always love and defend
Persuasion by Jane Austen
This book is tied for first place with Pride and Prejudice for my favourite Austen book. I’ve seen a few people complain that it’s boring, serious, unengaging and emotionless but I felt quite the opposite when I read it. I guess it also has a special place for me cos it helped me through a rough time in my life and it brought me so much comfort!
maroon – a spicy book
Falling for the Enemy by Katie Golding
I think Golding’s books are known for being steamy but this one was especially perfect for those who love the enemies-to-lovers/hate-to-love trope with a little bit of “You’ve Got Mail” vibes via text. Their chemistry was incendiary! Plus, it gets bonus points for not having a third-act breakup. 🥰
anti-hero – unreliable narrator
The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
I don’t read a lot of thrillers or mysteries but have enjoyed my share of them. This book was extremely hyped and while it wasn’t a 5-star read for me, I still loved the twist that I didn’t see coming and how unreliable this narrator was!
snow on the beach – an unexpected surprise
you’re on your own, kid – a character that really needs a hug
Charlie from Heartstopper by Alice Oseman
Charlie. Oh, sweet, sweet Charlie boy. My heart hurt so much for him, especially in this volume of this graphic novel. He goes through so much and although he has a fantastic support system, I wanted to give him the biggest hug and never let go! 🥺 He deserves all the hugs!
midnight rain – star-crossed lovers
These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong
I mean, I guess this is a little literal since it’s a Romeo and Juliet retelling but I loved Roma and Juliette. Their romance was angsty and full of pining but also brutal! You really never knew if they were going to kill each other or kiss and we love those vibes!
question…? – grumpy x sunshine, or neurodivergent rep
vigilante shit – favourite character out for revenge
Mia Covere from Nevernight by Jay Kristoff
I went into this book not knowing much about it other than it was very hyped and I was not at all disappointed. This series blew my mind (even if the final book was a bit… different from what I expected). Mia is smart, cunning and all about revenge. She really grew on me and oof, I loved her character so much!
bejeweled – strong character development
The Black Kids by Christina Hammonds Reed
These teenagers weren’t my favourite and actually, our main character Ashley stands out as one of the more unlikeable protagonists I’ve read. She’s realistically flawed though and she undergoes significant development as the story progressed. The other characters also had strong development and it was great to see!
labyrinth – second chance romance
karma – favourite full circle moments or parallels
We Free the Stars by Hafsah Faizal
I wasn’t sure how I would feel when I started this series earlier this year but I ended up loving it so much. There are quite a few full-circle moments in this story, especially in this final book of the duology, but this series also ends so satisfyingly.
sweet nothing – favourite fluffy/cosy read
mastermind – perfect worldbuilding and storytelling
The Green Bone Saga by Fonda Lee
This whole series is absolutely incredible! It’s exquisite storytelling and worldbuilding and will remain one of my all-time favourites forever. Seriously, this series has everything and I don’t recall ever being so completely immersed and invested in the characters’ lives and this world as I did with this series. Master chef of chefs kisses to this!
And that’s it for part one of this awesome tag, folks! I won’t be tagging anyone but I’d love to see your answers for this tag if you’re keen to do it! 😍