This tag was originally created by The Book Nut.
Today I’m back with yet another tag that I have not been tagged in, but I am going to share with you anyway! As I’ve mentioned a few times, my love of music is (almost) on par with my love of books, so I am always super excited when I get the chance to combine the two in a tag or post like this one. I also adore the questions in this tag, as well as the format of it, so I couldn’t not give it a go myself after I saw Bridget @ Bridget & Books share it recently!
So here is the OMG that song book tag!
Under Your Thumb – The Vaccines
This song was my first venture into The Vaccines, and yet it is still one of my favourite songs, not only by them, but pretty much ever. I could listen to this on repeat for days and still not get bored of it. In fact, I’m pretty sure by this point I’ve done that a number of times already…
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
Do I need to say anything more by now?! Nothing will ever lead me to get sick of this beautiful book and series that I just want to read consistently for the rest of my life. Although I have yet to fully reread this book yet (but don’t worry, I am definitely planning on doing it soon!), I constantly go back and read some of my favourite sections just to re-immerse myself into this beautiful world that I never want to let go of.
Remembering Sunday – All Time Low
There are so many songs that remind me of this time in my life, but this one by All Time Low has to be the one that sticks out to me the most. I remember listening to it on repeat and putting it on every slow playlist I had at the time, and so it definitely reminds me of that time in my life.
Just Listen by Sarah Dessen
My reading tastes have evolved over the years so that now I am no longer really interested in light contemporary romances like this one, so I’m certain that were I to pick it up now, I would not enjoy it. It is just not the sort of book that I enjoy reading anymore, and so I know that my thoughts on it would be very different now to what they were when I actually read this book.
TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME – The 1975
This recent release by The 1975 has been on repeat ever since I first heard it a few weeks ago, and I’m pretty sure it will be a while yet before I take it off all of my favourite playlists.
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
Similarly, I absolutely fell in love with this gorgeous story of Hollywood and forbidden love when I read it last month, despite it being very far out of my usual comfort zone. Evelyn’s story and life is such a complex and beautiful one that covers so many different topics and issues that make this book one I recommend everyone to give a go.
Freakin’ Me Out – The Mowgliis
Not only am I completely in love with this upbeat song, but it also resonates with me, as its lyrics talk about getting ‘real caught up in my head’ and ‘starting to feel like its running in place’. Its one of those songs I know I can put on to make me feel that little bit better whilst also speaking aloud some of the many thoughts running through my head.
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
I couldn’t not pick this book, as there are so many different aspects of it that I relate to and that feel so real. I see so much of myself in Cath, from her struggles with anxiety and love of books, so I definitely feel like this is me in book form.
Breezeblocks – alt-J
All of alt’J’s music is a little different, and I love it for that, with this being one of my favourite song of theirs. I don’t know what it is about there sound, but I just adore putting on one of their albums when I working and just letting their music flood my ears.
The Sun is also a Star by Nicola Yoon
Although at first glance this book may not seem that unique, however its inclusion of chapters from different characters perspectives who we meet randomly throughout the story really makes this book stand out in my mind. I loved being able to see how our protagonists actions, no matter how small, impacted others, and demonstrated how all our actions can affect others in ways we may never know.
Hey Look Ma, I Made It – Panic! At The Disco
Panic! At The Disco have so many amazing songs that never fail to motivate me, but Hey Look Ma, I Made It is definitely my favourite pump up song at the minute. I can’t imagine anyone who would not be motivated by this amazing song!
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
This is one of my new favourite books for an endless number of reasons, as everything in this book, from the gorgeously unique characters to the intricately woven plot is done so perfectly well that it inspires me to hopefully one day be able to write something as beautiful as this.
Sparks – Beach House
I only discovered it very recently, but Sparks by Beach House has quickly become one of my favourite chill songs that I put on whenever I need to relax or am beginning to wind down for the day. It is just so beautiful and calming, and perfect for just lying down and resting your eyes for a few minutes at the end of the day.
This Savage Song by V. E. Schwab
Rainy days = monsters in a dystopian city & Victoria Schwab’s gorgeous writing. This book is perfect for rainy day reading, as you get lost in this dangerous city with Katherine and August, the atmosphere of this book perfectly paralleling with the weather outside.
Before He Cheats – Carrie Underwood
I wouldn’t say I had a true guilty pleasure song, as I don’t think I would ever feel embarrassed about what I’m listening to. That said, this country song is definitely not what you would usually find on my playlist, yet it is one of those songs that I can’t help but love and that I know will always make me feel better just by listening to it.
Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by David Levithan & Rachel Cohn
Similarly I don’t tend to read light, trashy reads, so this is the best I could come up with for this one! Whilst I wouldn’t label this book trashy by any means, it is definitely a feel good book that will feel you with good old Christmas cheer with its cute story of Dash and Lily completing dares across New York City over the festive period.
Love Song – Sara Bareilles
This is one of those songs that, even now, I still know all of the words to, and that I can never skip past because I just love the nostalgia I get when listening to it. This song also has a special place in my heart because I remember re-discovering a few years ago after I fell in love with Sara Bareilles’, not realising that this was the person behind one of my favourite childhood songs.
Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl
I decided for once to go back to when I was very young and in love with this classic book that was by far my favourite. I just remember absolutely adoring this story and rereading it over and over again, so it only seemed right to talk about it.
Have you done this tag? Do you tend to listen to music when reading, or do you prefer to read in silence? Have you read any of the books I mentioned – what did you think?