Howdy and hello🤠😊
One of my goals for this year was to get my drivers licence and I DID IT!! I can now drive a car. This is exciting but also terrifying. For one thing, how the hell am I old enough to drive? and for another who in their right mind let me be in charge of a vehicle!?!?
So I started the whole drivers licence process last summer, around late June/early August, I did my theory test in September and by the grace of God and I passed first time. Then came the tricky bit … the actual driving. I think it’s safe to say I was not a natural driver. Vin Diesel would not be proud of me.
I failed my first driving test. The worst thing about this is that I was in the car for about 2 minutes before failing. I spent longer sorting my seat and mirrors then I did driving 😂😭
Anyways, before failing this first test, Drivers Licence by Olivia Rodrigo had just dropped and I was planning on belting that song from the rooftops after passing. This didn’t happen but now that I passed yesterday it’s the perfect time to not only scream this song at the top of my lungs, but also to do the Sour Album book tag!
(I’ve been obsessed with this album since it’s release and this seems like the perfect segway into doing the tag lol)
Brutal // a book with a lot of teenage angst
What a way to start of an album. It really makes you think it’s going to be all 🌸✨🎻💕 with the slow strings and then BAM 🖤🎸😎☠🌟. The verse that starts with “If someone tells me one more time, enjoy your youth I’m gonna cry” is very relatable.
Is it too obvious if I go with literally any book in The Shadowhunter Chronicles?? These teenage characters are in life threatening situations constantly and more often then not are in charge of saving the world but does that distract them from their personal love triangles and daddy issues? Not it doesn’t.
God. Imagine going through puberty and having to fight demons! No thanks.
Traitor // a book that broke your heart, but you still keep going back to
I sing this song with way too much passion for someone whose never been heartbroken.
All For the Game by Nora Sakovic should not be my comfort read. This book features torture, child abuse, death. The characters all have super shitty backgrounds and go through even more crap times throughout the three novels and yet I read read the trilogy every year.
Driver’s Licence // a book that helped you grow/ become who you are today
Yes I’m that bitch that played this in the shower this morning to celebrate my new L plate.
I cannot for the life of me think of a book that shaped me into the person I am today so I’m switching gears entirely and going with a character from my childhood favourite show.
I think I’ve subconsciously modelled my personality around Alex Russo from Wizards of Waverly Place. My sarcasm is definitely a direct result of my dad and watching this show obsessively as a kid. To be honest I don’t think I’m the only one. Alex Russo is the reason my generation are the way we are.
1 Step Forward, 3 Steps Back // a book which was slow paced, but so addictive that you just couldn’t stop reading it
Out of all the songs on this album, this is the one I find myself absent-mindly humming to myself a lot.
Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo spends a lot of the novel building up and introducing the characters and the secrete societies, etc. and all that which could make it feel more slower paced if you’re not interested in that sort of thing. I, however, am a nerd for creepy secrete societies so this really worked for me.
Deja Vu // a book that makes you nostalgic
This song released, I played it on a loop and my mum realised she was about to be hearing a lot of Olivia Rodrigo whether she wanted to or not.
Percy Jackson will forever be my go to for when I want a healthy dose of nostalgia.
Good 4 U // a book you almost dnf-ed but it became your favourite
What does this girl put in her songs to make them so addictive and why is this one of the best music videos ever!
The only book I’ve ever almost DNF-ed but ended up loving is The Foxhole Court but I’ve mentioned this series already.
Kind of sticking to this question, but kind of not: I didn’t like Solitaire by Alice Oseman and was terrified that, despite how much I wanted to be a fan of her because she seems like a lovely person and the hype her books get, I just wasn’t going to click with her books. But then, last week, I read I Was Born for This and it’s given me hope.
Enough For You // a book that lived up to your incredibly high expectations.
This one has snuck up on me and become one of my favourites. I didn’t particularly care about it much on my first listen of the album but since then it’s the first one I play.
I read Erin Hahn’s debut novel You’d Be Mine and fell in love so I had very high expectations for her sophomore novel More Than Maybe and it definitely lived up to my expectations, and maybe even surpassed it!
Het third novel, Never Saw You Coming comes out in September, but I was lucky enough to receive an ARC so I plan on reading it way before then.
Happier // a book/series which cause a book hangover
The trend of songs called “happy” actually being the most emotionally devastating continues.
I read that question wrong and just wrote a whole answer about a book that got me stuck in a book slump.
Book hangover, however, I’d have to go with Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuistan. Partly because I was obsessed with the characters and wanted to read everyone else’s thoughts/headcannons/etc. which I couldn’t do at time because I got an ARC and barely anybody else had read it yet. But also because the writing style was so addictive and I wanted to read literally anything else by McQuistan.
Jealousy, Jealousy // a world you would sell your books to be a part of
The line “I know their beauty’s not my lack, but it feels like that weight is on my back” is everything!!!
So much for not copying answers but there’s no other book I can use for this question. I would 100% sell all my books to be part of the Red, White & Royal Blue world. Its the parallel universe we all want to be part of. It’s the superior 2020 timeline that God didn’t abandon.
Favourite Crime // a favourite series, but a really disappointing last book
If you haven’t already, go watch her live performance of this. She literally sings on a roof.
I really enjoyed the Croak series by Gina Damico. It was a fun, funny and unique book series about Grim reapers which I was loving until the last book. Everything went down hill with that third book to the point where I unhauled the books.
Hope Ur Ok // a book that healed you/ your comfort book
I need to listen to this one more. It accidently got lost in the shuffle of the others and I need to fix that.
When I get stressed, usually around exam times, I love reading Heartstopper graphic novels by Alice Oseman. I don’t know why I find these so comforting. I think it’s probably something to do with how sweet the characters and art style is along with how quick and easy they are to read.
So there we go, there’s the tag in celebration of me being able to drive a car. Woop. I’m not tagging anyone because I wasn’t tagged but if you do this or have done it already, I’d love to check it out.
Thanks for reading :))