Taylor Swift Eras as Books

Taylor Swift will bring her sold-out Eras Tour to Cincinnati (ahem, Swiftinnati) this weekend.

To honor the pop icon, and her legion of fans, we’ve matched each of her “eras” to a book. Take a break from walking Bellevue’s Taylor Swift Avenue to check out these reads.

If you’re in your Debut era, read…

Heartstopper by Alice Oseman

This sweet coming-of-age graphic novel explores first love, finding oneself and adolescence, making it the perfect match for Taylor Swift’s self-titled debut album. If you love volume one, make sure to check out Heartstopper‘s other volumes.

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If you’re in your Fearless (Taylor’s Version) era, read…

The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han

No song captures Belly and Conrad quite like “The Way I Loved You.” It even soundtracks a scene in the TV adaptation! You may recognize Han from her other book-to-tv adaptation To All the Boys I’ve Ever Loved Before, which also be a great companion read to Swift’s discography. 

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If you’re in your Speak Now era, read…

Emma by Jane Austen

Jane Austen’s classic Emma follows its titular character through a web of misunderstandings and meddling matchmaking. One thing is for certain: Emma was in her Speak Now era. And, if you are in your Speak Now era, congrats! Taylor’s Version is set to release on July 7!

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If you’re in your Red (Taylor’s Version) era, read…

The Secret History by Donna Tartt

Red (Taylor’s Version) fans, take note. Like Red, Donna Tartt’s The Secret History has wistful, autumnal vibes. Both are perfect choices for crisp weather, cozy flannel, crunchy leaves and a cup of tea.

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If you’re in your 1989 era, read…

One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston

This romance follows 23-year-old cynic August, a bisexual woman who just moved to New York City in search of a fresh start. She may just forge friendships (and love) in the process. 1989 marked Swift’s foray into pop and captures the buzz of beginning anew in NYC.  

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If you’re in your Reputation era, read…

Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

Emily Brontë’s gothic Wuthering Heights is dark and brooding, making it the perfect book to curl up with if you’re in your Reputation era. Heathcliff is right there with you.

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If you’re in your Lover era, read…

The Summer of Broken Rules by K.L. Walther

Lover era Swifties, The Summer of Broken Rules by K.L. Walther is sure to spark joy. After all, it’s a romance inspired by the songs of Taylor Swift! Get ready to highlight all the references.

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If you’re in your Folklore era, read…

The Overstory by Richard Powers

Get lost in the woods with Folklore and The Overstory by Richard Powers. In this Pulitzer Prize-winning book, the protagonists are trees.

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If you’re in your Evermore era, read…

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca is haunting and darkly romantic. It also inspired Taylor Swift when writing Evermore‘s “Tolerate It,” making it an excellent addition to your reading list.

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If you’re in your Midnights era, read…

Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Midnights takes listeners through 13 sleepless nights; The Night Circus takes readers to Le Cirque des Rêves, or The Circus of Dreams, which only opens at night. Behind the curtains, competition (and romance) unfolds. 

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