The Folklore Book Tag

if you’ve talked to me at all lately you know I’ve been losing my shit over Folklore all month

so of course I need to do the Folklore Book Tag the lovely Ilsa over at A Whisper of Ink created

this is honestly such a great tag and I could not be more excited!! also of course I’m listening to folklore as I write this post 😌 anyways let’s get right into it, shall we?!


  • 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 tagged you and link to their post.

the 1 β€” a book with an ending that left you speechless

Infinity Son by Adam Silvera β€” I can’t say much because like spoilers but . . . the twist at the end of this book was mind-blowing. it was one of those twists where it fit so perfectly that even though you didn’t see it coming as soon as it happened it felt absolutely inevitable. also I am in large amounts of emotional pain every time I think of it and I need the sequel asap please and thank you

cardigan β€” a book that makes you feel happy and sad all at once

Only Mostly Devastated by Sophie Gonzales β€” this book is a silly fun rom-com, but it also made me absolutely sob. I wasn’t expecting it to get so heavy in parts, and it was definitely a better book for it (not to say all books need heavy stuff, but it worked for this one) but it took me by surprise for sure. I literally sobbed reading one part, but I also spent most of the book laughing and grinning (or on occasion yelling at the characters to stop being such idiots)

the last great american dynasty β€” a book with a fascinating and well-told story

Far From You by Tess Sharpe β€” there is something about thrillers that’s just so compelling and fascinating to me, and this one was particularly amazing. it left me absolutely speechless thanks to the storytelling abilities Tess Sharpe has. like wow

exile β€” a book you wish you hadn’t read

Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller β€” there were a lot of books I hated more than this one, but I didn’t want to be mean, and unlike some of the others this one definitely deserves it. I’d honestly just forgotten it existed, but then I went looking at goodreads to answer this question and got mad all over again. from some truly uncomfortable stuff the love interest did, to villain-coding and burying it’s gays, to the countless comments that made me cringe . . . this book was just not it

my tears ricochet β€” a book that made you cry uncontrollably 

Red White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston β€” look I know this is a romcom but when I tell you I sobbed my way through this book I mean it. I’ve read it five times, and I think I full on cried something like twenty times over the course of all of those, not to mention all the times I teared up. some of it was happy tears, some of it was sad, but omfg this book shattered my soul and then put it back together again

mirrorball β€” a book that feels like it was written just for you

Perfect on Paper by Sophie Gonzales β€” let me take this opportunity to yell about my newfound love for Perfect on Paper!! this book isn’t out until next year, but I read an arc this week and it was, well, (I’m so sorry) perfect

in all reality, it was not actually perfect, but it was pretty damn close. it’s cheesy and made me want to scream on occasion, but it also hit a lot of really deep chords in me, and was exactly what I needed to read right now. it was happy, but also hit close to home on some stuff I’ve been dealing with lately and just πŸ₯ΊπŸ₯Ί I love it so much

also I would do anything for Alexander Brougham this has been a PSA

seven β€” a childhood book that makes you feel nostalgic.

Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine β€” I have a lot of nostalgic childhood favourites, but this one (1) was probably the first of all those that I read, and (2) wasn’t written by someone who turned out to be a terrible person as far as I know, so we’re going with it!! I honestly want to revisit it sometime, because I remember it being so much fun

august β€” a book that reminds you of summer

You Should See Me In a Crown by Leah Johnson β€” this book doesn’t actually take place during summer, but it just has such summer vibes. like it’s happy and fluffy and idk it feels like the perfect beach read or something

also it’s just amazing and I wanted an excuse to yell at y’all to read it

this is me trying β€” a book that deals with loneliness & sadness 

Where Dreams Descend by Janella Angeles β€” I really feel like the themes of loneliness are woven through this book in so many ways, and I adore it so I just had to pick it for this question! (also, like This is Me Trying it’s fucking gorgeous) the main character lives her life up until partway through the book almost completely isolated, the love interest has lost the only person who’s really important to him, and even the villain perhaps is lonely (although he does not handle it well >:(()

illicit affairs β€” a book that gave you a book hangover

Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender β€” I still have no words for this book and I read it like a month and a half ago. it blew me away. I went into it tentatively hopeful I would like it, but it absolutely blew me away. I still have no words, but pls read this book

invisible string β€” a book that came into your life at the exact right time

Simon Vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli β€” look I know this is a bit basic, but this book means the literal world to me. if I read it now I’m not sure it would be a favourite, but it just . . . it means a lot to me. it was the first book I really read with queer rep, and it was a book I related to on so many levels (despite thinking I was Super Straight at the time) and not to be dramatic but it low-key changed my life

mad woman β€” a book with a female character you adore.

The Sound of Stars by Alechia Dow β€” I love everything about this book but I especially love Ellie. I would do absolutely anything for Ellie Baker. I just adore how she’s such an imperfect messy character, and how raw all her emotions are and just ahhhhh her chapters were honestly some of the best things I have ever read and I would do anything for her

epiphany β€” a book that was haunting

Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant β€” it’s been almost two years since I finished this, but I still remember it so vividly. it honestly blew my mind. also it was terrifying. this is one of the only horror books I’ve ever read, and it was so masterfully done that I don’t think any other book in the genre could top it. I truly have no words to describe how good this book was, but it was . . . really layered? like it was gory and dark on the surface, but under all that it was a very subtle sort of terrifying that creeps into your bones

betty β€” a book couple that fills you with yearning

We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia β€” I mean come on how could I choose anyone else but Carmen and Dani. the slowburn sapphic enemies to lovers yearning is god tier in this book

peace β€” a book character you’d die for because you love them so much!

Nico Di Angelo β€” is anyone who knows me surprised? no. this question could also be answered with Kallia from Where Dreams Descend or Ellie from The Sound of Stars, but since I already used those books Nico gets it because like . . . he is my son and I adore him. he doesn’t get nearly enough page time, but every time he comes on page I just πŸ₯ΊπŸ₯ΊπŸ₯ΊπŸ₯ΊπŸ₯ΊπŸ₯Ί and flail. he’s too precious for his own good. I love my angsty gay drama queen

hoax β€” a book that you thought you were going to love but didn’t.

Surrender Your Sons by Adam Sass β€” ha. ha. ha. hahaha. I really thought I was going to love this book 😭😭😭 but honestly it was just so poorly written and made me go :|||||| y’all can probably expect a full review closer to release date, but it was,,,, not a fun time

I Tag:

Enne @ Our Worlds of Words

Grey @ Use Your Words

Dezzy @ The Thoughtful Voice (yes I am trying to lure you back to blogging with folklore)


  1. the 1 // a book with an ending that left you speechless
  2. cardigan // a book that makes you feel happy and sad all at once
  3. the last great american dynasty // a book with a fascinating and well-told story
  4. exile // a book you wish you hadn’t read
  5. my tears ricochet // a book that made you cry uncontrollably 
  6. mirrorball // a book that feels like it was written just for you
  7. seven // a childhood book that makes you feel nostalgic.
  8. august // a book that reminds you of summer
  9. this is me trying // a book that deals with loneliness & sadness 
  10. Illicit affairs // a book that gave you a book hangover
  11. invisible string // a book that came into your life at the exact right time
  12. mad woman // a book with a female character you adore.
  13. epiphany// a book that was haunting
  14. betty // a book couple that fills you with yearning
  15. peace // a book character you’d die for because you love them so much!
  16. hoax // a book that you thought you were going to love but didn’t.

What’s your favourite song off of folklore?

What book feels like it was written just for you?

Which ships fill you with yearning???


  1. Thank you for tagging me Iris! I’m taking a (hopefully small) break from blogging once my post goes up tonight but I look forward to coming back just to do this tag!

    Have you read Tess Sharpe’s Barbed Wire Heart? I’m reading it now and it’s got me so emotional and crying constantly!

    OMG Perfect on Paper does sound amazing, I’m adding it to my TBR!

    I am so (not) ready to read Into the Drowning Deep! I am for creepiness that sets into my bones!

    I don’t know why but I took a little while to warm up to Folklore, I just really loved Lover and they’re just so different. But the more I listen to it the more I love it!! I’m so mad I got queer baited by Betty though ahaha.

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    • ❀ enjoy your break!!

      and omg I haven't but I need it!! it's been on my tbr for ages there's just . . . so . . . many . . . books

      and omg GREY I THINK YOU'LL LOVE INTO THE DROWNING DEEP IT'S SO GOOD!!! It's so so so good!!

      ahhhh that's fair!! lover wasn't really my favourite, as much as I loved it, so I guess the change was nice for me!! and hhh ikr, it low-key annoys me

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      • it’s been on my TBR for ages too and I got an arc, but I think I was just putting it off because i knew anything by Tess Sharpe was gonna destroy me and then I heard the news of her unreleased book getting made into a movie and I got so pumped for it and figured it truly was time to pick up BWH, I’m so glad I did, it’s so good and the romance….the yearning..the build up…such a good childhood best friends to lovers romance so far!

        I KNOW I will, I just need to. pick. it. up! But alas, it is packed away right now until after I find a house and move so at least I have an excuse for now ahah

        I will admit…I was a bit of a T. Swift hater for a while. I was a huge fan of her early stuff but then I started getting annoyed that she wasn’t very vocal about politics and it made her feminism came across as hollow and being used to sell her brand, at least to me. But after hearing abut how much she had to fight to use her voice I was like okay guess I was wrong and jumped on board when Lover came out so I think that’s why I love it so much. I just kinda went all in again, and got to see how much she’d grown as an artist and appreciate just how well she crafts her lyrics.

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  2. don’t mind me being like,, 4 months late LMAO,, but omg i enjoyed reading your responses to this tag sm Iris!! i love how you cried your way through RWRB bc honestly ?? mood 😭 Alex & Henry have my ENTIRE heart ❀ and aahhhhh You Should See Me in a Crown is so so good and i 100% agree that it gives summer vibes β˜€οΈ and your post got me wanting to reread Simon vs. again, i miss the whole squad :') great post as always, and thanks for tagging me hehe πŸ’›

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