The Folklore Book Tag

Hello everyone! Today, I’m going to be doing the Folklore book Tag, which has prompts related to the Taylor Swift album, and I found on Sprinkled with Words. I haven’t written up my thoughts on the actual songs from this or Evermore yet, but I’m definitely hoping to at some point soon because there are some I really love. Anyway, onto the post!

The 1: A Book You Grew Out Of

I’m trying to think of some kind of nice answer for this, but I’m really struggling, particularly as I still read and love a lot of middle grade and young adult. The only thing I can think of is a book I loved as a child called My Life Starring Mum, which I HATED the last time I reread it a few years ago.

Cardigan: A Book You Keep Coming Back To

I have reread Murder Most Unladylike/Arsenic for Tea countless times.

The Last Great American Dynasty: A Book Where Everything Goes Wrong (in the Best Way)

The best answer I can think of is Secrets of the Stone by Kamilla Benko, because everything goes spectacularly wrong at the end and just when you think it can’t get any worse, it does.

Exile: An Ending you Didn’t Like (Or a Ship that Sank)

I’ve been finding this one kind of hard to answer because I’m pretty good at picking romances I’ll enjoy most of the time. However, I really wasn’t keen on the ending of the Unhoneymooners, it just didn’t feel right to me at all.

My Tears Ricochet: A Book That Broke Your Heart

The Good Bear broke my heart a little bit, with the ending. But it’s very uplifting and beautiful overall.

Mirrorball: A Book that Speaks to Your Soul

I don’t feel like I talk about the impact Radio Silence had on me when I read it, as I sat my National 5 exams. I put a lot of pressure on myself at both school and university to do well, and it was so difficult at that time, and the things this book had to say about academia were so relatable and helpful to me.

Seven: Characters You Want to Take Home and Protect

My standard answer for this kind of question is Ade from Boy in the Tower, but some more recent ones are Col and Esther from the Midnight Guardians, and Jake and Meg from Otters’ Moon.

August: Summer Love

Heartbreak Boys! It’s hilarious and the romance between Jack and Nate is FABULOUS. Plus it gets bonus points for having a really summery, sunshiney cover.

This is Me Trying: Mental Illness Rep

One of my favourite books that deals with mental health is Am I Normal Yet? by Holly Bourne. It follows Evie, who has anxiety and OCD.

Illicit Affairs: Forbidden Romance

I read tons of romance, but I’ve realised I don’t actually read very many things with forbidden romance. I really don’t like it when cheating is a plot point, which is probably one of the main reasons why. I guess Bryson and Kai from Date Me, Bryson Keller would technically count for the reason that people don’t think they should be together for other ( deplorable, homophobic) reasons and they have to be very secretive

Invisible String: Soulmates

I’m becoming less and less convinced that soulmates actually exist, but I think Georgia and Lucas from Mhairi Mcfarlane’s Don’t You Forget About Me might just be. They find their way back to each other despite a huge number of obstacles being in the way.

Mad Woman: Vengeful Woman

This one is HARD. The best I can do is Emma from the Dark Artifices, who is determined to find out how her parents died. Epiphany: A Loss You’re Not Over One of my favourite Shadowhunters characters died in City of Fallen Angels and I’m still furious about it to be honest.

Betty: Love Triangle, F/F Romance

I can’t think of anything that combines these, so I’m going to do one for each! My favourite love triangle recently was in Love Songs for Sceptics, and an f/f romance I really enjoyed last year was the Falling in Love Montage.

Peace: Found Family

I think my favourite found family is Morrigan’s in the Nevermoor books, between the Hotel Deucalion lot and Unit 919.

Hoax: A Character that Fooled You

I obviously can’t say who it is because it’s a huge spoiler, but I did NOT expect the murderer in Arsenic for Tea to be who it was.

What’s your favourite song from Folklore? Do you have any thoughts on the books or characters I’ve mentioned? I’d love to hear in the comments!

Amy x

Author: goldenbooksgirl

Disabled book blogger who also writes TV, film, music and other posts from time to time | UKYABA Champion Teen 2018 | Email: | she/her

7 thoughts on “The Folklore Book Tag”

  1. I don’t know Folklore but I still enjoyed the tag!
    Totally with you on Morrigan’s found family! But now desperately trying to recall who did it in Arsenic for Tea…!

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      1. I haven’t! I went to sleep, then forgot about it but now I’ve forgotten all over again!! I’ve got a feeling but I can’t remember if it’s right.


  2. Betty and Illicit Affairs are hands down my favorite from Folklore. But after listening to Willow from Evermore, I revisited folklore again and Cardigan made so much sense! So cardigan – betty – august – willow (in that order) form a damnnnn story line that I have utterly fallen in love with haha!!

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