Taylor Swift Lover Book Tag (Original)

We love Taylor Swift. If that was not made clear or apparent before, let it be known now. And so, after our own private album viewing party (upon which we face-timed while listening to the new album and screaming) we figured what better way to demonstrate our undying love for Taylor than to create our very own Taylor Swift Lover Book Tag!


Hope you enjoy Taylor’s new album and our tag! (Wild idea: why not crank it up while reading the tag?!)


Oh yeah, should probably add some rulessss…

1. Link back to the original creator of the book tag (that’s us!)

2. Thank the person that tagged you and link to their post

3. TAG AS MANY SWIFTIES AS YOU WANT! (Or non-Swifties, maybe inspire them to listen to our Queen)


1. I Forgot That You Existed – A book that you want to forget you ever read

“It isn’t love, it isn’t hate, it’s just indifference”

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Ngoc: Oh. Ohohoho. Would you like some antihypertensives before I begin? I think 29 Dates by Melissa de la Cruz is the only book I’ve ever given a 1-star rating to and honestly it would’ve been less had I not felt bad for the artist who designed the gorgeous cover.

100.gifNgoc the entire time reading 29 Dates

Nish: If you have seen a previous post and know that I have read After by Anna Todd then you might be expecting that as an answer – but I don’t want to forget how angry After made me feel. I instead want to channel that into a salty review and forever scream about it. Instead I’ll pick The Selection series by Kiera Cass. Those books are so terrible and awful but so easy to binge read and I cannot wait to forget they existed.

tay angry.gifNish @ the main characters of The Selection series

2. Cruel Summer – A book you turn to when the going gets rough

“Killing me slow, out the window. Always waiting for you to be waiting below.”

giphy-3.gif Honestly – same, Jess. Same.

Ngoc: The Harry Potter books are the ultimate comfort reads for me, reading them always feels like coming home to my safe place.

Nish: Whenever I get stressed I always start re-reading (hence the re-reading rabbit hole I have fallen into right now.) I can’t tell you why, but the Lux Series by Jennifer L. Armentrout, particularly the earlier books, really have been doing it for me for the last few years. It’s nothing too complex at all, and I figure that sometimes a simple story, with a funny cute protagonist is just what you need.

3. Lover – Your book OTP

“Can I go where you go? Can we always be this close forever and ever?”


Nish: This is like picking a favourite child. My OTP is probably Will and Tessa from The Infernal Devices. They definitely have a love story worthy of their own Taylor Swift song (I bet Will would save all his dirtiest jokes for Tessa, and she would save him a seat at every table too and I’m not crying I swear).

Ngoc: ONE. YOU’RE ASKING ME TO PICK ONEI do realise I wrote this question and have no-one to blame but myself. I feel like I can’t not say Lizzie x Mr. Darcy. They were my OG OTP’s and honestly I stan a slow burn romance 😍 (Also thanks Nish for putting that mental image of Will sharing dirty jokes with Tessa over dinner, my heart totally needs that right now.)

4. The Man – Your fave kick-ass female protagonist

“I’m so sick of running as fast as I can. Wondering if I’d get there quicker if I was a man.”


Ngoc: UM, AGAIN. WHY DID I PICK A QUESTION I COULDN’T POSSIBLY ANSWER?! THERE ARE SO MANY. Inej from Six of Crows. Maggie from Disruption. Katniss from The Hunger Games. Mara Dyer from The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer. I co-wrote this tag so I’m allowed to break my own rules and pick more than one. Sue me

Nish: NGOC, ONE PERSON. Oml. Mine would probably also be Katniss actually! She’s one of the first characters I ever read that I was like, Yes! You go girl! You take on an entire government! She is dystopian goals.

5. The Archer – A book with good mental health representation

“All the king’s horses, all the king’s men couldn’t put me back together again. ‘Cause all of my enemies started out friends.”

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Ngoc: Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett. The main character suffers from PTSD, although it isn’t the focus of the book – which is actually one of the reasons I think it’s so great. It shows that a person isn’t defined by their mental illness. I also think Jenn does an awesome job portraying how paralysing PTSD is and how helpless it can make someone feel.

Nish: Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson is one of my all time favourite books. It follows the story of a girl with anorexia and it is poignant, painful and beautiful. I re-read it at least yearly and cry everytime.

6. I Think He Knows – Your fave fictional crush

“I want you, bless my soul, and I ain’t gotta tell him, I think he knows”


Ngoc: Obviously my book husband, Jem Carstairs. Pretty sure even my actual boyfriend knows where he stands in relation to Jem 😛

Nish: Following in Ngoc’s footsteps as she runs towards Jem, mine is his best friend, Will Herondale. OMG NGOC CAN YOU IMAGINE A HOUSE WHERE YOU, ME, JEM AND WILL LIVE TOGETHER WHAT A DREAM.

giphyForever waiting for our book husbands

7. Miss Americana & The Heartbreak Prince – Fave angsty romance

“It’s you and me, there’s nothing like this. Miss Americana and The Heartbreak Prince. We’re so sad, we paint the town blue. Voted most likely to run away with you.”


Ngoc and Nish: Say it with us now… the Mara Dyer series by Michelle Hodkins (as if you expected ANYTHING else.)

Ngoc: Honestly though, the angst in these books would give 90’s Avril Lavigne a run for her money

8. Paper Rings – Book with an ugly cover that you absolutely adored

“I love shiny things but I’d marry you with paper rings”

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Nish: I LOVE the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead. But I almost did not buy it because those covers. CRIKEY. Who. Designed. You. These books deserve MUCH better covers, and my current solution is that you get them in hardcover and throw the jacket away (or pull a me and hide them at the back of your bookshelf.)

Ngoc: I would give Before the Devil Breaks You by Libba Bray a 10 out of 5 stars if I could, but the cover gets a -5 from me. Also may I just respectfully rant about the fact that there are currently three books in the series and there have also been three cover changes?! THAT’S ONE PER BOOK.


9. Cornelia Street – A book or series you never want(ed) to end

“I hope I never lose you, hope it never ends”

Ngoc: The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee. I just finished this book and I never wanted it to end. The banter and dynamic between the three main characters was just phenomenal and I’m so glad Felicity gets her own book (which I’m currently reading and you’ll be pleased to know her sass level continues to be off the charts.)

Nish: There are an infinite number of book worlds I wish never ended so that I could keep living in them. My current pick would have to be A Quiet Kind Of Thunder by Sara Bernard. It is a standalone but I wish I could get to see more of what the characters get up to!

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10. Death By A Thousand Cuts – A book or series that deserved a better ending

“I can’t pretend it’s okay when it’s not, it’s death by a thousand cuts”

Nish: I was obsessed, OBSESSED, with the Divergent series (by Veronica Roth) in high school. And I got so mad at the ending of Allegiant I threw my book across my room. Tris. And. Four. Deserved. Better.

Ngoc: I was LITERALLY about to say Allegiant. We are the same human and you can’t convince me otherwise. I was so mad at the ending that I wrote an alternate one and posted it to Fanfiction.net 😂 Someone even said they’d tear out the real ending and stick my version in their book instead!


11. London Boy – Your fave British male protagonist

“They say home is where the heart is, but God, I love the English”

Nish: *Chanting* Noah Shaw. Noah Shaw. Noah Shaw.

Ngoc: I honestly think our friends could discover us worshipping a Noah Shaw cult and they wouldn’t even be surprised


12. Soon You’ll Get Better – A book that your heart will never recover from

“This won’t go back to normal, if it ever was. It’s been years of hoping…”


Nish: City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare. I cried my way through that book.

Ngoc: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. THAT ENDING. ALL THOSE DEATHS. MANY OF THEM UNNECESSARY. (In my humble and not-so-professional opinion.)

13. False God – A character you would leap into the burning pits of hell to save

“We were crazy to think, crazy to think that this could work. Remember how I said I’d die for you.”

Nish: Noah Shaw, not that he would need me to. But I would do it.

Ngoc: Jem Carstairs. Every time.

giphy-9.gifWould we express the same sentiments with actual people IRL? Probs not

14. You Need To Calm Down – A book with a powerful message

“Say it in the street, that’s a knock out. But you say it in a Tweet, that’s a cop-out.”

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Ngoc: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – everyone needs to read this book. EVERYONE.

Nish: My choice is Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. I can’t say I loved reading the book, but it was a powerful reminder about the impact that you can have on someone else, both small and large, and I think that makes it important.

15. Afterglow – A book you want to give a second chance

“Hey, it’s all me, in my head. I’m the one who burned us down. But it’s not what I meant. Sorry that I hurt you.”


Ngoc: The Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld. I really enjoyed the first book but then gave up on the rest of the series when I found out my OTP didn’t make it (teen Ngoc was a mood, honestly.) But I feel like I’m mature enough now to overlook that and give the series another shot 😂

Nish: I picked up Maggie Stiefvater’s The Raven Boys ages ago, and tried to get into it but just couldn’t at the time. And so it sat, collecting dust on my bookshelf. Since I know I used to like her other series, I am hoping if I give it another go soon it’ll stick.

16. ME! – Best character development

“I’m the only one of me. Baby, that’s the fun of me.”


Nish: Samantha Kingston from Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver. I can’t say how without spoilers but I started off really not being her biggest fan and she grew on me so much.

Ngoc: Simon Lewis from the Shadowhunters series by Cassandra Clare. Simon is definitely one of my fave characters of all time and I think he has one of the best character arcs in the series (I mean, that boy literally goes through hell and back and still manages to keep his signature self-deprecating charm.)

17. It’s Nice To Have A Friend – Fave friends-to-lovers story

“School bells ring, walk me home…something gave you the nerve to touch my hand…Church bells ring, carry me home.”


Ngoc: Simon vs the Homo Sapiens by Becky Albertalli. THIS. BOOK. WAS. DIABETICALLY. CUTE.

Nish: Well, keep the Metformin handy because one of my favourite, ADORABLE book couples is from The Deal by Elle Kennedy. It includes friends-to-lovers AND fake-dating. What more does one need? (Nothing, that is literally all you need. I study medicine, I know this to be true.)

18. Daylight – If you could only read one book or series again and again, what would it be?

“I don’t wanna look at anything else now that I saw you. I don’t wanna think of anything else now that I thought of you.”


Ngoc: Pride and Prejudice, of course. I currently have 16 copies of it so it’s not like I’d even get bored 🤷🏻‍♀️

Nish: Can I say the Shadowhunter series and leave it vague so I get all the books? (Is that cheating? It is?)  SORRY I CAN’T HEAR YOU THE TAG IS ENDING *runs away with Cassandra Clare’s entire collection* 

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Hope you enjoyed the questions and our responses, but most importantly…all the T-Swizzle GIFs.  Now to tag some unsuspecting victims!

Jenna Clare because she is the ULTIMATE TayTay fan

Olivia and Ilsa because you guys loved The Archer

Emily because you created the OG Taylor Swift Book Tag

PrabhleenJennaAlex and Siobhan because you guys are the tag queens

And honestly anyone who wants to do this tag, regardless of whether you’re a Swiftie or not! 

giphy-12.gifYou’re tagged, and you’re tagged and YOU’RE ALL tagged

Lots of  love,



82 thoughts on “Taylor Swift Lover Book Tag (Original)

  1. ahahahah these gifs are fabulous. And I have literally no idea who Noah Shaw is??? Wait. Is he from the Raven Cycle? Sorry, I read the series but I just… don’t… remember… ugh. (but if it IS that Noah, I’ll gladly join your cult)


    1. Omg you have no idea how much your comment means to us, Beck, we spent HOURS finding GIFs for this tag 😂 Noah Shaw is from the Mara Dyer series!! (Which you should TOTALLY check out!! 😍)

      Thanks for reading! 😘

      💛 Ngoc

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  2. You went harsh on 29 Dates there, Ngoc! 😀 And Nish! The Selection series! OMG 😀 It IS so easy binge read though. I think I read all three books in three afternoons 😀

    I have to agree with Ngoc, HP books are the ultimate comfort reads. I should really re-read them soon…

    Thank you so much for the tag, guys! I’m actually not a big Swift fan (I know! I know! We still can be friends!) but my ex used to love her songs, so I know them AALLL 😀

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    1. AHAHAHA honestly I never thought the day would come when I’d give a book only 1 measly star 😂 I’m currently re-reading HP atm & omg THE NOSTALGIA!!!

      Awww hahaha it’s all good Alex, thanks for reading anyway!! 😛 Maybe one day 😉

      💛 Ngoc

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  3. Ahhh LOVER IS INCREDIBLE SO WILL FOR SURE BE DOING THIS TAG! Paper Rings, Cruel Summer & London Boy are my faves :))
    I haven’t read P&P but I’m so tempted to DNF (and come back to) my current read and read a classic instead? I’m really in the mood for it😂

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    1. OMG YAYYYYYY CAN’T WAIT TO SEE YOUR RESPONSES!!! 😍 Omg I can’t even pick a fave atm, but Paper Rings & Cruel Summer are definitely up there (also Cornelia St & The Archer!!) Hahaha if you’re in the mood for a classic, then I’d 100000% recc P&P!! 😍

      Thanks for reading, Emme!! 😘

      💛 Ngoc

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    1. YAYYYYY HOW GOOD IS IT?!? Nish & I have been listening to it non-stop, I’m pretty sure my sister is about to murder me in my sleep cos I won’t stop playing it 😂 You’re so welcome, can’t wait to see your responses! 😍

      💛 Ngoc

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    1. OMG THAT’S ONE OF OUR FAVES TOO!!! It’s so catchy & honestly WHAT A MOOD, AM I RIGHT?!

      It’s been a hot minute since I re-read the Shadowhunter books too & I miss the characters so much 😭 Glad we reminded you how much you love the series hehehe 😛

      Thank you for your lovely comment, Caitlin – would LOVE to see your answers to the tag! 😍

      💛 Ngoc

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  4. OMG I SCREAMED WHEN I SAW THIS TITLE!! i have been listening to this album nonstop this whole week, and i love that you both created a tag for each song 🥰❤️ LOL i can defintiely see nish’s love for the shadowhunter chronicles (But i can also relate and yes simon lewis’s character development…we stan) AND YES JEM AND WILL ARE THE ULTIMATE FICTIONAL CRUSHES AGHHHHHH!!

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    1. I CANNOT stop listening to Lover either! Such a quality album!

      And yes my love for the shadowhunter series burns bright. Ngoc and I spend quite a lot (some may say too much, but I disagree) of our time talking about Jem and Will and how perfect they both are.

      Thanks for reading our tag, hope you enjoyed it!!

      💚 Nish

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    2. So what happened was I suggested not including every song & Nish shot that idea down pretty quickly hahaha but in retrospect now I am glad we did it!!


      Thank you so much for your lovely comment, Tiffany, feel free to do the tag & spread the Taylor love!!

      💛 Ngoc

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  5. AH I LOVE THIS TAG SO MUCH. I’ve been loving Taylor Swift’s new album so, so much, it has been on repeat for the past week ahhhhhhhhhh. Such a great album and these songs and ahh.
    I have to say, I’m loving the number of times Mara Dyer and Noah Shaw popped up in this blog post haha, I love this series and Noah so much ❤
    AND OH my god Allegiant that ending just, just…. no.

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    1. I honestly have not listened to any other music since it came out and I have zero regrets!

      Haha thank you! Ngoc and I will openly welcome you to the Noah Shaw fanclub/borderline cult we are co-founding. HE’S SO BEAUTIFUL 😍

      And IKR. Why Veronica. W H Y?

      Thanks for stopping by our blog!!

      💚 Nish

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    2. YASSSSS omg that makes me so happy Marie, everyone who’s commented so far has been like who is Noah Shaw & it breaks our hearts every time 😢

      Also can’t stop won’t stop listening to Lover on repeat, I’m pretty sure my family will throw me out of the house soon if I don’t stop 😂 And feel free to do the tag if you have time!! The more love for Taylor, the better!!

      💛 Ngoc

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  6. I’M SCREAMING THAT THIS EXISTS. Thank you so much for creating this!!💗🙈😭I haven’t voluntarily listened to anything besides Lover since it came out, and this made my heart so incredibly happy. Now I have to know, what are y’all’s favorite songs?? It’s so hard to narrow it down because this is one of my favorite Taylor albums, but I think my top three are probably I Think He Knows, Cornelia Street, and London Boy!!

    I CAN’T WAIT TO DO THIS. It may take me a while because 1) I’m not emotionally recovered from the album release, 2) I have some posts scheduled already but I promise I will be doing it! Thank you so much for the tag, if you can’t tell, I couldn’t be more excited about this post.✨

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    1. Ahh those are such good songs!! I honestly love them all, but Paper Rings, I Think He Knows and London Boy have been getting the most plays from me just because they are so upbeat and great to drive to! Though emotionally, Lover and Daylight are probably my faves!

      So keen to read your tag when you get to it (use it as another excuse to re-listen to the whole album) 😛

      💚 Nish

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      1. So before the album came out, Nish & I were already planning a road trip next year where we would play ONLY TayTay & after Lover came out we were both like THIS IS THE PERFECT ROAD TRIP ALBUM!!! Taylor never disappoints 😍

        💛 Ngoc

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    2. I’m actually having trouble finishing my audiobook bc every time I grab my phone, my fingers just automatically click on the Lover album & who am I to fight fate? 🤷🏻‍♀️ I REALLY CAN’T PICK JUST ONE but my faves are Cornelia St, The Man, The Archer, Cruel Summer and Paper Rings. I Think He Knows is so catchy as well!!


      💛 Ngoc

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  7. I LOVE THIS SO MUCH 😍 I read the first Mara Dyer book FOREVER ago and I was so in love with Noah 😂 I never finished the series though because that’s my Brand (finishing book series??? we don’t know her) and I’ve been meaning to reread the first book and finally read the rest of them for SO LONG.

    Definitely tagging myself to do this!!

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    1. YAAAAAASSS Nish & I were actually thinking of doing a Noah Shaw appreciation post bc we keep getting comments from people saying they don’t know who he is & that makes us very sad 😢

      Ahahaha that’s totally fair, I’m just very stubborn so I usually force myself to finish series unless I REALLY hate the first book 😂

      Consider yourself officially tagged!! CAN’T WAIT TO READ YOUR RESPONSES!

      💛 Ngoc


    2. Hahahaha Lauren I relate to this strongly with the number of unfinished series I can name just off the top of my head.

      Yes tag yourself. Tag your friends, tag your enemies (maybe don’t tag your enemies) tag EVERYONE. Spread the tay tay love!

      💚 Nish


    1. The funny thing is, while I was selecting GIFs for this tag, I was thinking about your Buzzfeed Unsolved tag & I was like – “You know who would appreciate the effort that went into these GIFs? Alexandra.” 😂

      Glad you liked the tag!! YOU ARE MOST WELCOME TO DO IT IF YOU’RE KEEN!!

      💛 Ngoc

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      1. Hahaha omg I LOVE THAT! 😂 😂 😂 But seriously though, the time and effort it takes just to track down the perfect gif is like a struggle and a half. DEFINITELY APPRECIATED! Oh and I am SO adding this tag to my list of must dos! 😂

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      2. Hahaha RIGHT?! We always end up spending more time searching for the perfect GIF than we do actually writing the post 😂 YAYYYYY can’t wait to read your responses to the tag 😍😍😍

        💛 Ngoc

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  8. I’M SO UNACCEPTABLY LATE OH MY GOSDLKJF this has been eating at me for the past week. i’m SO sorry. but i just wanted to finally comment and say thank you so much for even thinking of me, and tagging me to do this, you don’t even know how much it means! :’)) i FINALLY got my shit together and did it! your creativity is unimaginable and this album is true ART!! queen really came through with her music and then my other two queens came through with the tag 😭😭

    but also all this hype around noah shaw is making me want to go read the second book. he was SOOO CUTE!!!

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    1. Ohmygosh don’t even worry about it, Prabhleen – you are talking to the QUEENS of procrastination here 😂

      AHHHH I’M SO EXCITED TO READ YOUR RESPONSES, WILL DO SO AS SOON AS I FINISH LIKING THIS COMMENT TO THE NTH DEGREE!! I’m so so so excited that you’re also a Swiftie & so incredibly honoured that you did the tag!


      💛 Ngoc


  9. … I am SO SORRY that it’s taken me THIS LONG to realize you tagged me in this … OH MY GOSH HA-HA! I apparently missed this notification … or forgot in my swamp of tags.

    Thank you both for tagging me!! I loved your answers! I definitely copied a few. I love how you mention (I think Nish) about trying The Raven Cycle books again … I was one of the few who couldn’t get into them and want to try once more … just to give it a go ..


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    1. HAHAHAHA all good Jenna, I’ve seen how many people tag you in stuff when I blog hop & to be fair, we’ve also been absent for the last 3 months too 😂

      I haven’t tried TRC yet but every year I say ‘this will be the year that I start it’, so I think Nish is gonna give it another shot & buddy read it with me 😋

      YESSSS hahaha 16 copies – I have a separate bookshelf in my room for my P&P & Cassie Clare shrines 😂

      💛 Ngoc

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      1. I’m so glad you both are back BTW! I saw your “We’re Back” post and was just super excited!! Also … if needing glasses means you’re old, I’m super young then 😉

        Oh nice! I really do want to try it again … I think this might be the year for it. We shall see.

        Oh my gosh …………… that’s a lot!!

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  10. Heyy!! I absolutely love this tag! Sadly, I do not have a blog or anything to make a post for this tag but I was wondering if I could use this for my booktube video I’m creating for Taylor Swift’s birthday. (also, yes I too would do anything for Noah Shaw)

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    1. Awww we would be honoured to have you use the tag for your bday video! We’d love to see your answers for the tag if you’d like to send us a link once the video’s uploaded 😃

      YAYYYYYY A NOAH SHAW FAN!!! We are a rare breed in the book community – feels like not enough people have read this amazing series!

      Thanks again for checking out our tag!

      💜 Nish and Ngoc


  11. OMG thank you so much!!

    And to people who have not read the Mara Dyer trilogy, why?? You are missing out on so much!!! (Mostly just the god that is Noah Shaw but it is a good book toooo!!) (insert the meme saying i read this for the plot and the plot being Noah jk)


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