Spotify Wrapped Book Tag

Hey friends, I hope the week is treating you right. One sleep ’til Friday and two sleeps ’til the weekend—let’s go! ✨

Today I’m doing a tag that I saw Elli @AceReader post a few days ago and though I’m usually terrible at matching songs to books and vice versa, I couldn’t resist giving this a try. I’m also hoping to participate in the Sound of Madness reading challenge this year so I thought this could be a good warm-up to that!

The idea of this challenge is to put your 2022 playlist on shuffle, and for the first five songs, you need to pick a book you read in 2022 that fits that song. It doesn’t have to be a perfect fit. You just have to explain why you chose that book for that song.

Edit: Thanks to Jennifer @My Book Joy for finding the original creator of this tag: Rosina @Lace and Dagger Books!

This tag is also going to spotlight what a basic pop junkie I am but that’s OK—I’m living my best life! 😂 I’m also choosing matching books limited to my 2022 reads, so that should make it more fun, lol. On that note…

Paper Rings – Taylor Swift

paired with…

Don’t Hex and Drive by Juliette Cross

I honestly feel like this whole song embodies Isadora and Devraj’s romance. The upbeat tempo and the loved-up lyrics match how they started, got together and are now inseparable and would be happy as long as they’re with each other (corny AF, I know, but so sweet)!

[check out my review]

🎶 LYRICS

Went home and tried to stalk you on the Internet // Now I’ve read all of the books beside your bed // The wine is cold like the shoulder / that I gave you in the street // Cat and mouse for a month or two or three.

I hate accidents// Except when we went from friends to this // Uh huh, / That’s right, darling // You’re the one I want // In paper rings // In picture frames // In dirty dreams / You’re the one I want.

Honey without all the exes, fights, and flaws / We wouldn’t be standing here so tall.

emily – Jeremy Zucker x Chelsea Cutler

paired with…

Untying the Knot by Meghan Quinn

This song is about the post-honeymoon phase of a relationship and two people trying to salvage a doomed relationship by ignoring the bad things happening. Some of the lyrics reminded me of Myla and Ryot’s marriage-in-crisis in Untying the Knot.

[check out my review]

🎶 LYRICS

and the worst of it all / i still believe in you / and these nightmares / we’ve kept. // in the heat of it all / i made an enemy.

so i’ll / swallow my pride, and / fall in line, and / you could just say that / “everything’s fine” / but we both know / that’s not enough.

and in spite of it all / you’re still my everything / when we’re nothing at all / come to think of it all / you are the centerpiece / around which i revolve.

pov – Ariana Grande

paired with…

Everything For You by Chloe Liese

This one was a little tougher for me but I landed on Gavin and Oli mostly from this main lyric “cause nobody ever loved me like you do I’d love to see me from your point of view.” No spoilers but I feel like this is 100% Gav? I love them so much! 🥹

[check out my review]

🎶 LYRICS

I’m getting used to receiving // Still getting good at not leaving // I’mma love you even though I’m scared // Learning to be grateful for myself

I wanna trust me / The way you trust me / Ooh, ‘cause nobody ever / Loved me like you do // I’d love to see me from your point of view

I couldn’t believe it or see it for myself // Know I be impatient but now I’m out here falling falling / Frozen slowly thawing, got me right // I won’t keep you waiting, waiting / All my baggage fading safely

Fallin’ All in You – Shawn Mendes

paired with…

Off the Ice by Jaqueline Snowe

This song made me immediately think of the grumpy sunshine dynamic and that in turn made me think of ice-cold plant daddy, Cal, and the eternal ray of sunshine, Elle. These two are one of my favourite couples for sure! 😍

[check out my review]

🎶 LYRICS

So close with you on my lips / Touch noses, feeling your breath / Push your heart and pull away, yeah / Be my summer in a winter day, love

Ooh, you know I’ve been alone for quite a while, haven’t I? / I thought I knew it all

Grown up in the place that we live / Make love, then we fight / Laugh ’cause it was only meant to be for one night, baby // I guess we can’t control / What’s just not up to us / Be mine, be mine, yeah

You (Yeah) are bringing out a different kind of me (Ooh) / There’s no safety net that’s underneath / I’m free Fallin’ all in you (Ooh)

1 step forward, 3 steps back – Olivia Rodrigo

paired with…

These Violent Delights Duology by Chloe Gong

I know the meaning of this song isn’t necessarily romantic, but I think it was the back-and-forth nature of the lyrics that made me think of the angsty romance between star-crossed lovers Juliet and Roma. The push and pull, forward-backwards nature of their relationship in both books made me really think of this song.

[check out my review]

🎶 LYRICS

All I did was speak normally / Somehow, I still struck a nerve // You got me fucked up in the head, boy

‘Cause it’s always one step forward and three steps back / I’m the love of your life until I make you mad // It’s always one step forward and three steps back / Do you love me, want me, hate me? Boy, I don’t understand

And maybe in some masochistic way / I kind of find it all exciting // Like, which lover will I get today? / Will you walk me to the door or send me home crying?

Phew, that took a hot minute for me to do but I had fun coming up with matches and I don’t think I did too badly? It’s no surprise that all of these books are romances and I think the songs kinda show that I’m a bit of a hopeless romantic/melancholy baby. 😂 I won’t be tagging anyone but go for gold if you’re interested in doing this too—I’d love to maybe discover some great new tracks and see what books you’d choose for them! 😍

27 thoughts on “Spotify Wrapped Book Tag

  1. Oooh, this is fun! You know how much I love to mix books and music. I may have to give this one a try. I gotta get caught up on the Bergman Brothers! 😍

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  2. Loving all your song choices!! I’m literally going to have Paper Rings stuck in my head forever now, such a catchy song. I’ve only read These Violent Delights but yes that’s such a good fit for 1 Step Forward, 2 Steps back! I’m so happy you did this tag!!

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    • HAHA, I’m sorry but it’s always great to have a TS song stuck in my head. I never have any issues with listening to it on repeat all these years later. 😍 I’m so glad I saw you post this tag cos I really enjoyed doing it and I think I might even make it a yearly thing! 😃

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    • But you created a whole ass tag for Harry Styles’ album, girl!!! That’s amazing 😍😂 I still have to do that one but I’m terrible at it so I’ve been postponing it, haha. You’re defo not the only who struggles to match the books and songs though!

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      • Oh my gosh! I totally forgot about that. It might be because I AM OBSESSED and know all the songs and what they mostly mean. Haha, maybe that’s why!!! LOL

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