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.
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…
Once upon a time, a long long time ago, Emer @ A Little Haze Book Blog tagged me in this awesome book tag that I put aside because I found it too difficult to do right away. I really suck at choosing books to fit the songs and I think that’s pretty clear given my choices 😂 My imagination is limited (lol) but I thought I’d go ahead and give it my best shot anyway!
Thank and link back to the person that tagged you.Thanks again, Emer! 💜
Listen to your tagger’s song requests. After you’ve finished listening to the three songs the person who tagged you has chosen, choose a book that you think marries well with each of the songs and give the reason as to why you selected those book titles.
Request 3 songs of your own. Give any three songs (and your corresponding book choices that you think go well with said song) that you want for your taggers to listen and respond to!
Tag 5 people! !
emer’s song selections
Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac
It’s a classic and I really enjoy this song but it was a struggle to pick a book to match this (because obviously my mind blanked on all the books I’ve ever read the minute I started writing this post 🙃). I know this is a break up song but when I listen to it I actually think of The Simple Wild.
Breathe – Rhodes
I’d never heard of this song before but it’s beautiful–a little painful but also filled with comfort. This song and even the black and white music video really made me think of A Little Life. As mentioned by many, many people, it can be considered quite a traumatic and depressing book with many triggers. But the story is really about the friendship between four characters, and dealing with all the really bad things that life throws at you, but finding a little comfort in our close friendships.
Brand New Day – Joshua Radin
Although I know a few songs by Joshua Radin, I’d never heard of this one before. When I listened to it and thought about what book had a hopeful message that looks forward and says “everything’s going to be alright”, I thought of The Perks of Being A Wallflower. The song wouldn’t fit the whole book but it would definitely fit towards the end!
MY song selections
Don’t Delete the Kisses – Wolf Alice
The first book that came to my mind when I thought about the tone of the song and the lyrics, was Daisy Jones and the Six. I mean, I know the music in the book won’t really be like this but this has such an oddly melancholy and whimsical tune that I can imagine it clearly playing in my head while thinking about Daisy Jones.
Good Lord – Birds of Tokyo
Yeah, I’ve never been married but I have been through a very rough break up when I found out my partner cheated on me. Not to sound dramatic but it was one of the toughest emotional periods I’ve lived through. It’s that whole can’t eat, can’t sleep thing and it was truly awful. This song has that kind of pain which reminded me of the The Ingredients of Us. It’s about a broken down marriage and the infidelity that caused it and it was one of my most emotionally painful reads this year! Funnily enough, he mentions Fleetwood in the song!
Take Me to Church – Hozier
Okay, this one might seem a little obvious but when this song came on my playlist a few weeks ago, I immediately thought of Autoboyography. I hadn’t listened to this song in ages, but I thought it was very fitting. The music video is an critique of Russia’s anti-LGBTQ+ policy and Hozier said this song is not just about sex, but sexuality and sexual orientation, regardless of orientation, is natural. This song is about asserting yourself and reclaiming yourself through love. I thought it fit so perfectly with Autoboyography, especially Seb’s journey.
And that’s it for the Song Request Tag! I tag five people below but if I don’t tag you and you want to do it, feel free to! I’d love to see what your answers and songs would be too so don’t forget to tag me back so I can check it out 🙂