The Lovely Words Tag

Jameson @ Lovely Whatsovers tagged me in the Lovely Words Tag. Its goal is to share books with exceptional prose. Since I love shouting about my favorite books anyways, I figured it made sense to participate.


  • Pick three books with prose that stands out in vivacity and beauty. Books that could stand on imagery alone without characters or plot.
  • Tag a few friends to join the fun!
  • Tag credit: Nichole @ Thoughtful Inklings

The Kingkiller Chronicle by Patrick Rothfuss


Honestly, Pat could write endless grocery lists or something and I’d probably still read it if he wrote them like he writes his prose. The Name of the Wind is spectacular for its ability to combine the gripping prose with plot and character. The sequel, The Wise Man’s Fear, doesn’t deliver on plot and characters as I hoped, but I stuck through all 1,000 pages because the prose is just so good.

Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

Sorcery of Thorns

If there is one thing Margaret Rogerson excels at, it’s writing prose. Her words bring her stories to life and give them such atmospheric backdrops for the characters and plot. I would probably still read a book she wrote if it was just random descriptions of nature or people watching observances.

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

The Scorpio Races (1)

Part of the reason I love this book so much and reread it every November is because the writing is so vivid and atmospheric. I would live in this book if I could (though the man-eating water horses are a little spooky). And while we’re at it, the plot and characters of this book are great too. Overall, it’s just phenomenal.


Kristen @ Coffee and Literary Rage

Nicole @ Book-Wyrm-Knits

Brittany @ Perfectly Tolerable

Anybody else who wants to do it!

Let me know if you join. I’d love to learn what books swept you away!

7 thoughts on “The Lovely Words Tag

  1. YESSSS to The Scorpio Races. I’d love to write something where the setting and atmosphere feel as real as Thisby.

    I haven’t read anything by Margaret Rogerson, but I’ve seen nothing but good things about her prose. That book cover art is sooo pretty too.

    Thanks for joining the tag! I loved seeing the book you featured.

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    • I would LOVE to write something as atmospheric as Thisby as well.

      Since you love books. I’d recommend reading Sorcery of Thorns, for sure! Her other books, An Enchantment of Ravens, is super atmospheric as well. I enjoyed it, but I adored Sorcery of Thorns.

      Thank you for tagging me! This is such a fun tag. I hope it comes back around at some point after I’ve read more great books. 🙂


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