Friday, 10 April 2020

OMG That Song! Book Tag

I have been in a huge book tag mood recently. They're fun, light-hearted, and a brilliant distraction. I noticed that Sabrina and Veronika over at Wordy and Whimsical did this song book tag, so I decided to join in on the fun!

1. My Jam: A song you'll listen to no matter how many times you've heard it, and a book you'll never get sick of: 

My answer for the song portion is 100% Seize the Day from the musical Newsies. It is my all-time favourite song from any musical. It's motivating, upbeat, and I want to learn that choreography so bad! I never fail to blast it when it comes on in the car. As for the books, that would have to be To All the Boy's I've Loved Before by: Jenny Han. It is my most re-read book for sure.

2. Throwback: A song that reminds you of the cringiest time of your life, and a book that you wouldn't like if you read now:

Literally any One Direction song. And this is NOT to say that One Direction is cringey. I love them with all my heart. However my main One Direction phase was during a very cringey time. We're talking turquoise coloured braces and side bangs. My favourite One Direction song from this time was Still the One. So that would be my pick.

My book choice is The Fault in Our Stars. I BAWLED when I first read it. Now I would be able to see right through the bullshit. I can't believe those were supposed to be teenagers.

3. Replay: A recent song you have on repeat and a recent favourite book: 

The song that is always on repeat for me now is Adore You by: Harry Styles. I told you I love One Direction with all my heart. A recent favourite book of mine is The Dreamers by: Karen Thompson Walker. It was such a unique concept.

4. Gets Me: A song that is literally me and a book that is me in book form: 

This was hard to think of. But I have settled on Waving Through a Window from the musical Dear Evan Hansen. It's a very powerful song about feeling shy and anxious. Can totally relate! As for a book, I would have to go with Fangirl by: Rainbow Rowell. I relate to Cath so much.

5. Wut: A weird song that you liked anyways and a unique book that stuck out to for some reason:

Apparently a lot of people hate Love Me by: the 1975, but it is honestly the only 1975 song I like and that I will listen to regularly.

I don't think I really "read outside the box," but I do find The Handmaid's Tale very unique, but also very unsettling.

6. Let's Go: Your best pump up song and a book that inspires you: 

Classic by: MKTO is my forever pump up song. I have loved it since 2014 and it just takes me back to that summer when I played it on a constant loop. It always puts me in a good mood and reminds me of simpler times.

A book that inspires me is Tuesdays with Morrie by: Mitch Albom. It read it a long time ago, but the message has always stuck with me.

7. Chill: Your best chill or relaxing song and a book you'd curl up with on a rainy day: 

Lover by: Taylor Swift is a very chill song for me. I remember listening to it on a rainy and slow day at work one day, and now it always relaxes me for some reason. My favourite chill book would be Twilight by: Stephenie Meyer. What else would you read on a rainy day? Also, I am well aware that I mention Twilight in every single one of these book tags. Sorry folks!

8. Addicting: A guilty pleasure song and a light, trashy read you can't help but love: 

I agree with Vera that no song is a guilty pleasure song. But, my sister absolutely hates the music from the musical Hadestown, so I have to listen to it by myself a lot. So I guess that's the only music that I can't shout from the rooftops that I love.

I'm also gonna piggy back on Vera and choose The Selection by: Kiera Cass. It's literally The Bachelor in book form.

9. Nostalgia: A throwback song you look upon fondly and a book you read and loved when you were young: 

My original throwback song would have to be Close to You by: The Carpenters. I say this because my mom used to sing this song to my sister and I before we went to sleep as babies. So it is pretty much the first song I was ever exposed to, and I can't help but smile when I hear it now.

I was obsessed with Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark when I was young. Kinda a weird pick for a child, but I have so many great memories reading these books.

That's the tag! Have you listened to any of these songs? Or read any of these books? What would be your picks?

Emily @ Paperback Princess


  1. I think I've only heard like two of these - Adore You and Lover. Which are both pretty good! ;) I keep finding random new stuff to listen to on YouTube, which is how I ended up obssessed with Alec Benjamin, Conan Gray, and a butt-tonne more!

    1. I wish I would expand my music taste more and just browse youtube for random stuff. I normally get obsessed with a song and then just stick with it for like three months lol.

    2. I don't browse so much as 'fall down a YouTube hole,' but yeah - I end up watching some really random stuff that way!

  2. OMG Adore You is such an incredible song. I have been listening to Harry Styles' new album nonstop. I think my favorite song is Falling. Lover is also awesome. I love listening to music when I read and always end up associating certain songs with books.

    1. I’m glad you love Fine Line as much as I do! I wish I had the ability to listen to music while I read. My brain can not multitask like that haha.

  3. I haven't read To All The Boys but I thought the show was great@ And Fangirl is a favorite of mine- it just feels so authentic to me and captures that starting college feel.

    I think my mom used to listen to the Carpenters too. That takes me back.

    1. Authentic is a great way to describe Fangirl! I think that’s why it was so relatable to me.

  4. I really love Adore You, it's a great song! Definitely agree with you about The Fault in Our Stars - my friends and I loved it, but uh, how pretentious was that writing!? Not to mention that it has received (valid) criticism for how it tackles cancer.

    I need to read The Handmaid's Tale, and haha, I'm glad to see you also chose The Selection there. What do you think of the movie adaptation? I'm tentatively excited (IMAGINE THE DRESSES), although I do agree with the fact that (1) it's a weird choice to adapt such an old title, (2) they should have went with a diverse novel, there are SO MANY. (Although the director IS a woman of color, which is great.)

    1. The writing was so pretentious! I also have heard much criticism about how it handles cancer. Now looking back, none of it sits well with me.

      I am excited, but also nervous for the selection tv adaptation. I do agree that the fact that it’s such an old title and is still being adapted is a little random. But, like you, I am SO EXCITED for the fashion aspect. I hope the costume designers do those gorgeous covers justice!

      I would love to see more of a diverse cast. There’s no reason why the characters can’t be non-white. I know the characters do have physical descriptions that place them as white in the books, but I think a little experimentation would be awesome!

  5. Ahhh Seize the Day!! I love Newsies so much. I had the chance to see Newsies on Broadway when I was in the eighth grade, and I fell in love with the soundtrack. Then, my high school performed it last year, and I was so happy to have the chance to finish off my last year on the musical production team with that show. I need to re-read To All the Boys! I never actually finished the series -- I can't remember whether or not I read the second book, but I remember really loving the first.

    claire @ clairefy

    1. You’re so lucky!! If it ever comes back, I’ll be sure to make it a point to go. Definitely my favourite musical. Also, it’s awesome that your school was able to put it on! I don’t think me or anyone in my high school would be coordinated enough to cover that extensive choreography lol. I think taking part in a production of it would be super fun though.

      You have to finish the To All the Boy’s series!!! The first book is my favourite, but the rest of the series totally does it justice. The conclusion is just so cute.

  6. Fun tag! I think lots of us bookworms think of Fangirl as a book that embodies us. I could relate to her in so many ways!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

    1. Absolutely! It was also very coincidental for me because I am an identical twin just like Cath.

  7. I was in the 5th grade when I first read Twilight and I actually can't believe that I was 10 when I fell in love with it?? It's unbelievable because when I look at my sister, she's such a baby, but when I was her age I was already reading Twilight hahaha :) I loved that book even when many people didn't. I also enjoyed The Selection and Fangirl.

    I've always wanted to read TATBILB, but I caved into watching the Netflix films first and now I don't have the motivation to read the books since I know what happens already :) I love your choice of books in this tag!

    jillian @ jillian etc.

    1. I feel the same way about The Hunger Games. It’s amazing that I read that series almost a decade ago!

  8. So cool to see you did this tag too! :)
    Wow, I relate to everything about your answers to question 2 way too much! I was such a huge “Directioner” back in the day, lol, and I am still wishing all the boys the best. Still the One is a great song though :P I cried my eyes out when reading The Fault in Our Stars too. Thinking about that line Isaac has about rejecting new eyes because he didn’t want to see a world without Augustus in it… that still gets me a little, haha. I’d have to reread the book to know how I feel about it now, but I can tell you that some of the quotes make me roll my eyes now.
    Also, I relate to Cath so much that when I first read Fangirl it made me uncomfortable.
    - Sabrina @ Wordy and Whimsical

    1. I have been very nostalgic about One Direction lately. A reunion would make me so happy!

      There are parts in TFIOS that are so sad. But, I don’t think it would affect me as much anymore.