The Song Request Book Tag

Hello everybody! Today, I’m going to be doing the Song Request Book Tag, which I was tagged for by Rosie! Onto the post!


  • Thank and link back to tagger.
  • Credit to Daniel @ Page to Page
  • Listen to tagger’s song requests!
  • After you’re done listening to the three songs the person who tagged you has chosen, choose a book that you think best goes along with that song and tell us why you chose it!
  • Request 3 songs of your own!
  • Give any three songs (and your corresponding book choices that you think go well with said song) you want for your taggers to listen and respond to!
  • Tag 5 people!

Rosie’ s requests were:

Look What You Made Me Do by Taylor Swift– as Rosie said in her post, this is definitely a song that makes you think of villains, and my pick for it is the Beetle trilogy by MG Leonard. Lucretia Cutter is a fascinating villain in that while she’s an absolutely terrible person, she genuinely does believe she’s the hero of this story; that other people have driven her to the actions she takes.

Cooler than Me by Mike Posner– this definitely reminds me of Tell Me How You Really Feel at the beginning, when Sana and Rachel still can’t stand each other! They both think the other looks down on them, and the book is about them learning that’s not the case at ALL.

Angels by the XX- I don’t actually like the Fault in Our Stars that much (though I do like the film, because I like the cast a lot!), but when I heard the lyrics for this they just fit so well with that book, I think.

I’m going to leave these open for anyone who’d like to take up this tag rather than tagging specific people. My song requests are:

Lover by Taylor Swift– this reminds me a lot of the Flatshare, because so much of the song is about them living together and the unique Flatshare situation Tiffy and Leon are in form the book’s premise.

Wonderwall by Oasis– I’ve picked this because no one really knows what it’s about, given Noel Gallagher’s changing stories when he’s asked, so it’d be interesting to see how different other people’s ideas are to mine. I quite like the imaginary friend interpretation, and that’s why I’m picking Crenshaw. I cried so much when I read that, and I don’t think I’ll ever have the nerve to reread it. It’s just so beautiful.

If You’re Over Me by Years and Years– I think this is very like Happy Girl Lucky, because that features an emotionally abusive relationship where someone sends super mixed messages and so does this song! They also both have super happy, ubeat feelings to them despite their subject matter.

Do you agree with the book’s I’ve chosen for those songs? Are you a fan of any of the books or songs I’ve mentioned? I’d love to hear in the comments!

Amy x


Author: goldenbooksgirl

Disabled book blogger who also writes TV, film, music and other posts from time to time | UKYABA Champion Teen 2018 | Email: | she/her

9 thoughts on “The Song Request Book Tag”

  1. I don’t know most if these, except xx and oasis, and can’t listen today but it’s a really fun idea for a tag. I’m going to mull over what book I’d pick for Wonderwall…

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      1. Phew! I have a good knowledge of music predating 2007 thanks to studying music & rather musical mates in school etc but then I had to start adulting but modern stuff has passed me by ☺️

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