@itskooreviews tagged me in the Spotify Unwrapped Book Challenge 2021. I love pairing music and books, so thank you so much for tagging me. It’s also great for an end of the year wrap up. (Intro from @ itskoosreviews)!
“The idea of this challenge is to put your playlist on shuffle, and for the first five songs, you need to pick a book you read in 2021 that fits that song. It doesn’t have to be a perfect fit. You just have to explain why you chose that book for that song. There may not be a book match for every song, so please feel free to skip.”
Song: Real Friends by Camila Cabello, Swae Lee
Book: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Hailey is the definition of being a toxic friend. She doesn’t actually care about Starr or any of the struggles that Starr has endured. Maya Yang on the other hand is Starr’s actual friend and I loved that The Hate U Give touches on that.
You can pick up your copy here!
Song: It’s Nice to Have a Friend by Taylor Swift
Book: Kate in Waiting by Becky Albertalli.
“Have my back, yeah, everyday/ Feels like home, stay in bed.”
Kate and Anderson always have each other’s back. That is, until they end up fighting over the same person.
You can buy your copy here!
Song: Shakespeare by Miranda Cosgrove
Book: Misfit in Love by S.K. Ali
This is an old love song and I think it’s perfect when it comes to describing Sarah and Muhammad’s relationship in Misfit in Love.
Here’s my interview with S.K. Ali!
You can get your copy from this link!
Song: Over Again by One Direction
Book: These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong.
Roma and Juliette reminds me of the line: “Hole in the middle of my heart like a polo/And it’s no joke to me.” These Violent Delights is a Romeo and Juliette retelling with a darker twist set in Shanghai.
You can check out my interview with Chloe here.
Here’s the link for the book!
Song: Soon You’ll Get Better by Taylor Swift ft. The Chicks
Book: You’ve Reached Sam by Dustin Thao!
You can read my interview with Dustin here!
You’ve Reached Sam talks about grief in a way I’ve never seen before and Soon You’ll Get Better is one of Taylor’s best sad songs.
Alright, that’s all for now! I’ll see y’all in the New Year.
I’m tagging: (only if you want to do this)
Latesha from BookishGirlMagic
Amna from perusingbooks