OMG That Song Tag

I was not tagged in this post, but I saw it on Bridget and Books, and I just knew I had to do it. It first appeared on The Book Nut, who saw it on a YouTube channel A Dash of Ash. 

HOW IT WORKS

It’s pretty straightforward: For each question, you answer with a song and a book that fit! Let’s get into it!

MY JAM

a song you have to listen to no matter how many times you’ve heard it and a book that you’ll never get sick of…

Follow Your Fire by Kodaline. This is a relatively recent find for me, but I can literally listen to it on repeat for hours on end and never tire of it, so it’s a pretty good fit.

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I love The Night Circus with all of my heart. It’s the only book I’ve ever reread for fun, which really says a lot. I just fall in love with it all over again whenever I think about it.

THROWBACK

a song that reminds you of the cringiest time in your life and a book you read that you would wouldn’t like if you read it now…

Angel with a Shotgun by The Cab. Man, sometimes I just want to hit my middle school self upside the head. I had this really intense The Cab phase where they were literally all I listened to. I don’t get it at all now.

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I read The Fifth Wave like right after it came out and absolutely loved it. Now, I’m certain I’d hate it.

REPLAY

a recent song that you have on repeat and a recent favorite book…

Sun Comes Up by Rudimental and James Arthur. I freaking love James Arthur, and I typically really dig Rudimental’s mixes, so this one is high up on the list.

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I have to jump back a few weeks since I haven’t read a book I’ve really liked in a while, but this one was AMAZING (my rave review is here.)

GETS ME

a song that is literally me and a book that is me in book form…

What Do You Do with a B.A. in English from Avenue Q. I wish I could say this was mostly a joke, but it’s also a bit too real.

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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, but I am essentially Tash Zelenka and it would be wrong for me to choose any other book for this.

WUT

a weird song that you liked anyways and a unique book that stuck out to you for some reason…

Candy Store from Heathers: The Musical. Honestly, this song is the ultimate jam and if you think I’m lying, go listen to it immediately.

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I know that at its core, this book isn’t like the most unique book in the world, but I love the world building, how the story isn’t linear, and the footnotes.

LET’S GO

pick your best pump up song and a book that inspires you…

Legend by The Score. This is a new one to me, but it’s amazing for getting yourself psyched. (However, Candy Store is lowkey my ultimate pump up song.)

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This is another weird choice since nothing about the bulk of this book is really inspirational, but I really loved and appreciated how the characters learned and grew and really tried to make a positive change in their small town. It really shows that people can learn and that one person can make a difference.

CHILL

your best chill or relaxing song and a book you’d curl up with on a rainy day…

Cherry Wine by Hozier. Or really anything by him. His voice is so relaxing, and the melodies and instrumentals are really atmospheric.

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Not that there’s not a time that I would curl up with this one. I just think the more flowery prose and the overall magical atmosphere fit the rain really well.

ADDICTING

a guilty pleasure song and a light, trashy read you can’t help but love…

Can’t Hold Us by Macklemore. I don’t know what it is, but I just go nuts every time this song comes on.

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I wouldn’t say I love this book, but I tend to not really like lighter, romance-y books, so this is the one I actually liked that fits that style.

NOSTALGIA

a throwback song you look back on fondly and a book you read and loved when you were young…

Wannabe by The Spice Girls. I mean, how can you not?

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loved this series when I was in elementary and middle school. I read Peterson Haddix’s books even when I was way beyond the target audience.

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And that’s it! This was a ton of fun to do and made me really look back on stuff I’ve read and listened to and maybe haven’t thought about in a while. I am disappointed I couldn’t think of any classical pieces that really fit the bill for these, but maybe I’ll just have to do a separate classical version of this.

Since I wasn’t actually tagged, I’m not going to tag anyone either, but please feel free to answer any of these in the comments or do the tag yourself (it really is a ton of fun!) Tag me in whatever you decide – I’d love to see your answers!

Keep reading,

Francesca M. Healy (1)

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