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