Taylor’s next two eras couldn’t be more different as evidenced by the books.
Taylor Swift’s “Reputation” era is one of the most polarizing eras as fans either seemed to love it or hate it. It’s such an iconic album. It gave Taylor an entirely new narrative to control and featured some of her most edgy songs. It was cool to see her shift the narrative yet still embrace the things that people bashed her for. This album is iconic for so many reasons, with hits such as “Look What You Made Me Do,” “I Did Something Bad” and “Getaway Car”.
That’s why the romance book I’m pairing with it had to be iconic. That’s Christina C Jones’ “Roses and Thorns” series. These books are connected to another one of her series but they can be read as standalone’s. Each book follows a member of the “Roses” corp as they try to get their lives back together. This series is pretty heavy but the stories are well-told and feature such incredible romances that I couldn’t pick another to pair up with this era.
Moving in a completely different direction, we got the “Lover” era and this one was Taylor being excited about love. The album is fun and whimsical yet not afraid to touch on some tough topics, either. However, from the album artwork to the singles chosen to the music videos, everything had an air of lightness and fun to it. It honestly felt like the era was sprinkled with glitter and it followed her everywhere.
That’s why the perfect romance book had to be something light and fun such as “Donut Fall In Love” by Jackie Lau. This book follows an actor who enlists a baker he wronged to train him for a celebrity baking show. This book is incredibly sweet, fun and will make you crave sweets. It does feature some tougher topics like the loss of a parent, dealing with grief, and postpartum depression but the story is overall very sweet and fun.