Who is Taylor Swift?
Taylor Swift is known mostly as a world-famous singer-songwriter who writes songs that center around her personal life. She has also acted in movies, had many successful philanthropic efforts, and has several endorsements with very large companies.
When she was young she moved to Nashville, Tennessee to pursue her musical career. Taylor Swift’s initial success stems from her country music, but over time her music has evolved to become a big part of the pop genre as well.
Taylor Swift has won many different awards including 10 Grammy Awards, an Emmy, 29 American Music Awards, which is the most wins by any artist, 23 Billboard Music Awards, which is the most wins by any female artist, seven Guinness World Records, and many, many more.
How much does Taylor Swift read?
In an interview with The Associated Press, she told them that she was a lifelong lover of books and writing. She’s even written her own 400-page novel about her friends and family when she was only 13 years old.
What is Taylor Swift’s favorite book genre?
Taylor Swift loves childhood books. She says that they provide her comfort and nostalgia. Can’t blame her there.
Book One: The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald
What is The Beautiful and Damned about?The Beautiful and Damned is F. Scott Fitzgerald’s second book, after The Great Gatsby.
Like his last book, this one is set in the 1920s, this time in New York City. We follow Anthony and Gloria Patch, who are heirs to a very large fortune.
At first, they go crazy with their money, drinking all the time, dancing, buying luxury items and toys.
Over time the stockpile starts to dwindle down and their pursuit of wealth starts to strain their marriage as they deal with the corruption of high society.
What does Taylor Swift like about The Beautiful and Damned?
Taylor Swift has this to say about The Beautiful and Damned, “It’s something F. Scott Fitzgerald did so well, to describe a scene so gorgeously interwoven with rich emotional revelations, that you yourself have escaped from your own life for a moment."
Book Two: Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney
What is Conversations with Friends about?
Conversations with Friends is about a young woman, Frances, who is studying in Dublin and pursuing a career in writing. One night she goes to a poetry performance with her best friend, Bobbi, and meets a famous photographer.
Frances is drawn to the photographer’s husband, Nick, and the two begin to flirt with one another until it becomes almost painfully intimate.
Conversations with Friends wants to show readers the pleasures and dangers of youth and female friendships.
What does Taylor Swift like about Conversations with Friends?
Taylor Swift said, "I really like her book Conversations With Friends. I like the tone she takes when she’s writing. I think it’s like being inside somebody’s mind.”
Book Three: Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
What is Eat Pray Love about?
Eat Pray Love is about the author, Elizabeth Gilbert, having everything she could possibly want, yet still feeling unfulfilled.
Her story is about how she changed her viewpoint on success, and went out to explore the world. In her book, she visits three aspects with different cultures: pleasure in Italy, devotion in India, and balance on the Indonesian island of Bali.
Eat in Italy, Pray in India, and Love in Bali.
Eat Pray Love aims to inspire and empower readers to search for their own best selves and successes.
Why does Taylor Swift recommend Eat Pray Love?
Taylor Swift recommends the book Eat Pray Love because it was one of her picks for the “You are What You Read” contest.
She’s also talked a lot with kids about the book and thinks it’s a powerful romantic healing tool.
She also had this to say about Elizabeth Gilbert, after she came out with her most recent book, "Listening to her talk at seminars, especially one that I YouTubed, where she was talking about trying to create her followup project, it made me cry. It was so inspirational."
Taylor Swift: Book Recommendation List
Taylor Swift loves to read and encourages young people to read as well.
Though she would love to read more, here is a list of Taylor Swift’s book recommendations and their links to them on Amazon:The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott FitzgeraldConversations with Friends by Sally RooneyEat Pray Love by Elizabeth GilbertPer the Amazon Associates Operating Agreement:
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