Hello friends and fellow book lovers! This week, I wanted to do a fun book tag and I though the playlist book tag would be awesome. This time, I’m doing it with a twist and using all my different spotify playlists.
If you didn’t know, this tag is all about picking out books to match with songs. The original video was created by Little Red Reader so credit to her. I also saw Brittany & Books do this tag with One Direction so it inspired me to do one. Without further ado, let’s get into the songs and the books I’d pair with them.
Before I get started, I was originally going to create this based on the Jonas Brothers songs but I kept getting annoyed and I knew I’d do some other JB posts. I did decide to keep the first one though because it was too perfect to not use.
Song 1: “Hey Baby” by the Jonas Brothers (Lines, Vines and Trying Times)
“Hey darlin’. Always been good to you I’m going crazy. Tryin’ to figure out why you are leavin'”
The book I paired up with this one is You Deserve Each Other by Sarah Hogle. This song would be perfect for Nicholas and Naomi. The entire time Naomi’s fighing with him, Nicholas is wondering why she’s being that way. While the song does veer off in a different direction, I do think those lyrics above really connect with him and the situation those two are in.
Song 2: “White Liar” by Miranda Lambert
“Hey white liar
The truth comes out a little at a time
And it spreads just like a fire
Slips off of your tongue like turpentine
And I don’t know why, white liar
Here’s a bombshell just for you
Turns out I’ve been lying too”
The book I chose for this one is Queen of Nothing by Holly Black. I feel like this song perfectly encapsulates Jude and Cardan’s relationship. The two are constantly lying to each other and lying about their feelings for each other. Somehow, they end up together but oh my gosh. This song just screamed to me about their feelings for each other.
Song 3: “Castle on the Hill” by Ed Sheeran
“I’m on my way
Driving at ninety down those country lanes
Singing to “Tiny Dancer”
And I miss the way you make me feel, and it’s real”
The book I paired up with this song is Bittersweet by Sarina Bowen. When I was looking at my Goodreads and listening to this song, it just felt like a good match. This is a second-chance romance between two college friends and it’s set on a farm. I’m not sure why but those lyrics just remind me so much of this book. It has a small-town feel and that’s exactly what this book is.
Song 4: “Beauty and the Beast” from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
No surprise I paired up The Duchess Deal with Beauty and the Beast. I personally think this is a loose retelling of the original story. Either way, their story is truly a tale of Beauty and the supposed Beast without all of the Stockholm syndrome. I really love this series so I’d recommend it if you like Beauty and the Beast or if you want some cute historical romance. Easily one of my favorite historicals and a great book to pair with this song.
Song 5: “Gonna Get Caught” by Demi Lovato
“You promise me all of your time
I guess I’m not the only one
The thing is it’s my heart on the line this time
I’m your number one or I’m gone”
The book I chose for this song is American Royals by Katharine McGee. I think it fits with the lyrics extremely well as it’s all about these different relationships and how their dynamics are all different. With all the drama and everything going on with each relationship, I feel like those lyrics apply to so many characters. While it might not apply to every single one, it does to a majority of the relationships.
Song 6: “F**k U Betta” by Neon Hitch
“She’s prettier than I’ll ever be
Got yourself a beauty queen, yeah
But there’s one thing I gotta say
She can f*ck you good, but I can f*ck you better”
This has to be my most perfect pick yet. The Unrequited by Saffron A. Kent is basically the epitome of this song. It follows a girl who is a stalker and I can imagine her listening to this song while thinking about the guy she’s stalking. This song isn’t exactly “healthy” either so it embodies their incredibly toxic relationship. It’s just the best book to pair with this song and if you’ve read it, you’ll have to tell me if you agree.
Song 7: “Cry Me A River” by Justin Timberlake
“You told me you love me
Why did you leave me all alone
Now you tell me you need me
When you call me on the phone
Girl, I refuse
You must have me confused with some other guy
The bridges were burned
Now it’s your turn, to cry”
The book I paired with this song is You by Caroline Kepnes. If you don’t want to know spoilers for the book/show, then skip to the next one. However, I feel like this song goes perfectly with Joe’s feelings on Beck sleeping with Dr. Nicky. How could she do this to him of all people and that she must be feeling so much regret? I might be going out on a limb for this one but I couldn’t help but make a connection there.
Song 8: “How Will I Know?” by Whitney Houston
“Falling in love is so bittersweet
This love is strong, why do I feel weak?
Oh, wake me, I’m shaking, wish I had you near me now, uh-huh
Said there’s no mistaking, what I feel is really love”
The book I’m pairing with this song is Bottle Rocket by Erin McLellan. This is a second-chance romance between Rosie and Leo and I feel like this song echoes Rosie’s feelings about being with Leo. She wants to be with him but at the same time, she doesn’t know if it’s worth the risk and if everything will work out in the end. This is a 4th of July romance if you’re looking for one for next year. Even though 4th of July shouldn’t be celebrated, this romance is a lot of fun.
Song 9: “Happy For You” by The Summer Set
“But I’m watching him while he’s touching you
And there’s nothing I can do
Guess I’m happy for you”
The book I’m pairing with this song is Daisy Jones & The Six. If you’ve read the book, then you’ll probably know why I paired it with this song. There’s a pairing in here and I feel like one or the other had a similar feeling to those lyrics. I might be overthinking things but it feels like that to me. I’m curious if anyone else got a similar vibe so let me know. Lol
Song 10: “Love Me Like You Do” by Ellie Goulding
“You’re the light, you’re the night
You’re the color of my blood
You’re the cure, you’re the pain
You’re the only thing I wanna touch
Never knew that it could mean so much”
The book I’m pairing with this song is Take A Hint, Dani Brown. I feel like the lyrics I picked perfectly sum up how Zaf feels about Dani. Maybe I’m just being soft but I absolutely love those two and how much Zaf loves Dani. Sigh, this song is just soft and I love it so much.
Anyways, that’s the Playlist book tag. I’m not going to tag anyone as I know this is pretty popular tag. If you want to do it, feel free to consider yourself tagged! 🙂
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