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!


Rules:

  • 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

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Five Books That Remind Me of The Killers Songs

Hello everybody! Today, I’m going to be doing another books that remind me of songs post, and this time it’s the turn of the Killers, who I’ve been VERY into lately, as you’ve probably guessed from the posts I’ve been doing about them! Onto the post!


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Five Books That Remind Me of George Ezra Songs

Hello everybody! Today, I’m going to be doing a post about two of my very favourite things in the world- George Ezra and books, and specifically books that remind me of George Ezra songs. This was a little bit trickier than previous similar posts since George has less albums and also because I imagine full plots for almost all his songs in my head (can someone please reassure me that isn’t weird?), but I’m really pleased with what I came up with and it gave me a very good excuse to listen to him in the name of research. Anyway, onto the post!


The Flatshare– I could have picked just about any romance for Paradise, because it is about the feeling of love rather than a super specific love story, but I’ve went for this because of my favourite line in the whole thing, which if you’ve been paying very close attention you might know “I know you’ve heard it from those other boys, but this time it’s real, it’s something that I feel” and I think that fits Tiffy and Leon in a really beautiful way, because her ex was emotionally abusive and falling for Leon is so different for her. It’s a gorgeous book, and it deserves a link to such a gorgeous song in my mind.

Beautiful Broken Things/Fierce Fragile Hearts– I love Suzanne from these books, and I think Breakaway is perfect for her- my understanding of that song is that it’s about someone escaping an abusive situation, which is exactly what my beloved Suze is doing when we first meet her. The books are just amazing, and Breakway is one of the most underrated songs in existence. It makes me want to hug whoever it’s about just as much as I want to hug Suze as well!

Soulmates– this is the debut novel of Holly Bourne, who is now a well-deserved queen of YA, and I really enjoyed it. It reminds me of the Beautiful Dream not only because I interpret that song as being about finding a soulmate, but also because of one line that asks if the grass of Eden is overrated- aka is finding your soulmate overrated? Both the song and the book are brilliant. Also, can we talk for a second about how George Ezra’s girlfriend features on this and no one seems to have noticed?

The Curses– I can’t tell you a great deal about this book because you’ll enjoy it more if you go in as blind as a newborn kitten (read the Graces first though, or you’ll be confused out of your mind), but it has the same dark sense of humour and some similar themes to Did You Hear the Rain?, which always makes me laugh when I hear it now because it’s not a song people who only know George Ezra from radio would expect from him, I’m pretty sure.

The Longest Night of Charlie Noon-this is another one I can’t really tell you much about without spoiling it all, but it has huge themes of time passing, much like Cassy O (contrary to popular belief, it’s about time, NOT a girl). The song has some of George’s best writing, and the book is my favourite Christopher Edge to date.


What’s your favourite George Ezra song? Are there any books that remind you of one, and what do you think of my choices? I’d love to hear in the comments!

Amy x

Five Books That Remind Me of Panic! At the Disco Songs

Hello everybody! Last month, I did a post about books that remind me of Taylor Swift songs to celebrate the release of what turned out to be her new single Me!.

I had a lot of fun writing that post, so I decided I wanted to do something similar. Given that Panic! At the Disco also has an extensive back catalogue to choose from and their frontman Brendon Urie featured on Me!, they seemed the natural next choice. Onto the post!


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