folklore Book Tag

I have previously received PR products from Penguin. Images used in this post contain Girl, Woman, Other, and On Beauty, which are published by Penguin.

Continuning the Swift Fest that this blog has now become, I’m going to be doing the folklore Book Tag today! I was tagged by the creator, Cielo @ BelleRoseReads. Sorry it took me a while! Thank you Cielo for creating this amazing tag!


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The Prompts

The 1 – A book you wanted to read but never did
The later books in the A Series of Unfortunate Events series! I read the first ones, but never finished the series. I loved the Netflix adaptation though, so I really regret not reading them.

Cardigan – A character that didn’t end up with their first love interest
Oh no this is a hard one already and it’s only the second prompt. I feel like most people in the books I read do end up with their first love interest, because I don’t really read books where romance is a focus. Perhaps (I have previously received PR products from Penguin) Solar by Ian McEwan? I don’t recall if he ends up with anyone or not, but he definitely split up with the partner he had at the beginning of the book.

The Last Great American Dynasty – A book with an epic female protagonist
(I have previously received PR products from HarperCollins) The Poppy War by R. F. Kuang. Rin is definitely epic! Perhaps, if anything, a bit too epic when it comes to burning things down, but we forgive her I guess.

Exile – A book about walking out of a toxic relationship
(I have previously received PR products from Penguin) Girl, Woman, Other isn’t about this exactly, but one of the characters does leave an abusive relationship and as it’s written as a series of character studies, the abusive relationship and Dominique’s escape from it are the focus of her section in the book.

My Tears Ricochet – The fictional couple that made you suffer the most
Elizabeth Bennet and Mr Darcy! A prime example of the importance of honesty and communication in relationships.

Mirrorball – A swoon-worthy, sweet couple
I don’t want to say Elizabeth Bennet and Mr Darcy again, but…

folklore book tag
I have previously received PR products from Penguin who published Girl, Woman, Other and On Beauty.

Seven – A book with fae characters
I don’t read a lot of fantasy, but I have read (I have previously received PR products from Penguin, who distribute Walker Books) The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare, which have fae characters!

August – A book you’ve read very fast
I’m a fast reader, so most books I read pretty fast! Recently, I would say (I have previously received PR products from Penguin) Girl, Woman, Other by Bernadine Evaristo, which I read in about 3 sittings. I also posted a review (wink wink).

This Is Me Trying – A coming of age book
I haven’t really read a coming of age book for ages, but one that I remember reading when I was younger is (I have previously received PR products from Penguin, who recently acquired Simon & Schuster) The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky.

Illicit Affairs – A book with a forbidden love
(I have previously received PR products from Penguin) On Beauty by Zadie Smith. The husband featured in the book has a couple of affairs (I’m not sure if either of them are ‘love’ as such — one of them is even with one of the students at the school he works at, but it’s the best I can think of!).

Invisible String – A book featuring a road trip
I can’t think of any that have a road trip in the proper sense, but Hamnet features Agnes travelling to London at the end of the novel which mayyyybe counts?

Mad Woman – Your favourite female villain
I’m going down the Disney route and saying Ursula! I was terrified of her when I was little.

Epiphany – A book that made everything disappear while you were having a rough time
Recently I really enjoyed reading The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro because it was so different to what’s happening it was like a little escape into Medieval lands!

Betty – A book with second-chance trope
The Great Gatsby, perhaps? With Daisy and Gatsby having a brief second chance at a relationship. Not that they really make the most of it, but still…

Peace – A book with a passionate affair that wasn’t meant to be
This is a really tricky one, because I don’t read a lot of romance, so I can’t think of any!

Hoax – The saddest book you remember reading
(I have previously received PR products from Transworld) The Book Thief by Markus Zusak! I cried at that one, and I don’t often cry.

I’m Tagging…
Vicky @ WhatVickyRead
Ben @ BooksWithBen
Beth @ WordsFromAReader
Emma @ BookWormGirl
Niamh @ YouNeedToReadTheseBooks

8 thoughts on “folklore Book Tag

    • Yeah I was terrified as a kid, but then I was terrified of pretty much anything as a child 😂 I had to leave a film showing of Finding Nemo when I was about 4 for reference


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