Hello, friends!! A goal of mine is to start clearing out the many unfinished posts in my drafts right now, and as this was one of them and I am in a mood to listen to music since I finished More Than Maybe by Erin Hahn, this one seemed perfect to start with. I have had these songs and books matched since about October, so it seemed time to add pictures and my explanations and share it with the world.
If you didn’t know, for the playlist book tag you just put a playlist on shuffle and then try to match those songs with books. For this one, I put on my Spotify Weekly Playlist and hit shuffle. However, this was my weekly playlist as of October so I can no longer share it, but like. I would if I could.
Song I: If I Know Me by Morgan Wallen
❝But if I know me, I’ll have you hopping up in my passenger seat
Then I take you home you ain’t gonna wanna leave
Make a little love at a-quarter past three
Gotta keep it down ’cause your roommates home❞
Book I: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
I like to think that I am not in the habit of listening to very sexist country music, but I do live in the South and that is pretty much all that is played everywhere, so inevitably a song is played in a grocery store and gets stuck in my head so I listen to it for a week. That is what happened here, but, I don’t think that anyone will deny that this is the attitude Jace had, especially circa City of Bones, so it works.
Song II: When It Rains It Pours by Luke Combs
❝I was caller number five on a radio station
Won a four-day, three-night beach vacation
Deep sea, senorita, fishing down in Panama
And I ain’t gotta see my ex-future-mother-in-law anymore
Oh Lord, when it rains it pours❞
Book II: House of Hades by Rick Riordan
My claim that I don’t listen to country music may not be completely accurate, just saying. Anywho, this song is all about how sometimes the phrase “when it rains, it pours” doesn’t always have to be a bad thing. I couldn’t really think of a book where that is the case, but I can say for certain that the opposite happens in House of Hades. Everything that could go wrong does, it is not fun.
Song III: Doom Days by Bastille
❝Let’s pick the truth that we believe in
Like a bad religion
Tell me all your original sins
So many questionable choices
We love the sound that our voice makes
Man, this echo chamber’s getting loud❞
This song reminds me of Emma and Julian so much, but of this book and particular because I feel like it fits Thule so well. Also, I am completely and utterly in love with this whole album and would highly suggest everyone go listen to it.
Song IV: I Don’t Care by Ed Sheeran ft. Justin Bieber
❝I’m at a party I don’t wanna be at
And I don’t ever wear a suit and tie
Wonderin’ if I could sneak out the back
Nobody’s even lookin’ me in my eyes❞
I connect this song and this book for many reasons, the main being that it dropped right as I started this book and had it on loop for weeks. However, the opening scene of this book involves the main character and the love interest bumping into each other at a party so it also fits that way.
Song V: Nocturnal Creatures by Bastille
❝You put your arms around me
Partners in crime in the dead of night
It’s our weekend religion
A different chord but the same refrain❞
I don’t know what it is about me, this album, and Cassandra Clare but it just fits. This song in particular makes me think of the main characters going through a place in this book (that I won’t mention due to spoilers). It could play in the background at pretty much any point in this book though and it would fit.
Song VI: girls by girl in red
❝I shouldn’t be feeling this
But it’s too hard to resist
Soft skin and soft lips❞
Book VI: Colorblind by Siera Maley
All I’m saying is that Harper would definitely blast this song early in the book while thinking about Chloe.
Song VII: The Man by Taylor Swift
❝I’m so sick of running
As fast as I can
Wondering if I’d get there quicker
If I was a man
And I’m so sick of them
Coming at me again❞
Book VII: Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
This song would be Charlotte Fairchild’s anthem if she would have been around to hear it, no one wanted to listen to her or trust her and so she had to go and just fight everyone without the full clave army to back her up. We stan an icon.
Song VIII: Curious by Hayley Kiyoko
❝Calling me up, so late at night
Are we just friends?
You say you wanted me, but you’re sleeping with him❞
Book VIII: Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour
I feel like this song could fit so many romance books because a lot of them involve the characters spending large amounts of time wondering how serious their partners and them are, but when this song came on my mind immediately went to Everything Leads to You so I went with it.
Song IX: i wanna be your girlfriend by girl in red
❝I don’t wanna be your friend
I wanna kiss your lips
I wanna kiss you until I lose my breath❞
Book IX: Far From You by Tess Sharpe
Once again, the main character would so blast this song thinking about the love interest. As far as I am concerned, it might as well have happened in cannon, it fits that well.
Song X: Not What I Meant by Dodie ft Lewis Watson
❝Let’s find out just how far I’ll go
To look like someone you should know
Maybe I’d sound a little better
If my features were more sweet❞
I had a hard time deciding which book to pair with this song, but I eventually settled on this one after thinking about how the main character and her best friend spend so much time at the beginning of the book trying to make her attractive to the love interest.
Okay, so that is the end of this round of Arin matches songs to books. What about you, have you heard any of these songs? Have you done this tag? Let’s chat in the comments!