The Song Requests Book Tag

I take forever to do the tags I get tagged in, but rest assured that if you tagged me in something, I have a draft of it somewhere. By the way, shout-out to my sister for suggesting two songs for me to give as prompts. I had to ask for her help since I rarely listen to music.

Tag Guidelines:

  • Link back to the tagger. Thank you so much, Arin, for tagging me! I love your blog so much!
  • Credit to Daniel @ Page to Page
  • Listen to the tagger’s song requests! After you’re done listening to the three songs the person who tagged you has chosen, choose a book that you think best goes along with that song and tell us why you chose it!
  • Request 3 songs of your own! Give any three songs (and your corresponding book choices that think go well with said song) you want for your taggers to listen and respond to!
  • Tag 5 people!

Arin’s song requests

🍜 She by DodieEverything Leads to You by Nina LaCour

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“And she tastes like birthday cake and story time and fall

But to her I taste of nothing at all”

The line above reminds me of what the main character, Emi, was feeling about her ex-girlfriend, Morgan, at the beginning of the book.

🍜 What Do I Know? by Ed Sheeran Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

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“Love can change the world in a moment

But what do I know?”

This song is about the importance of love in a time of political turmoil and societal expectations, and I think that’s a perfect representation of Lazlo and Sarai’s love story which is set against a background of war and prejudice.

🍜 Not Your Way by MisterWives Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu

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“No, it’s not your way, not your way
Not going to obey, to obey
This is my body, body
And you don’t have a say, have a say”

This song leans more toward body positivity, but I think the lyrics represent the whole feminist revolution going on in Moxie really well. This song is a bop too! Please listen to it!

My song requests

🍜 Scrawny by WallowsA Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro

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“Scrawny motherf*cker with a cool hairstyle”

I think this song is about a hipster boy who’s kind of a background character in his own life, and it’s about him being in the spotlight/getting the girl for once. That reminds me of Jamie Watson and his relationship with Charlotte Holmes, and I think that if the Charlotte Holmes series were a rom-com, this song would play at some point in the film.

🍜 I Always Wanna Die (Sometimes) by The 1975
Falling Into Place by Amy Zhang

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“But your death it won’t happen to you

It happens to your family and your friends”

This book is so hard-hitting, so please read the trigger warnings first. It’s about a popular mean girl at high school who attempts suicide and ends up in critical condition at the hospital. There are flashbacks throughout the book about why she decided to kill herself, and it also shows the perspective of her friends and family on her attempted suicide. Even though I read this book years ago, I still think about it sometimes.

🍜 I Like Me Better by Lauv To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

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“I like me better when I’m with you”

If you can’t tell, this is the song my sister didn’t help me pick. I only know of the really popular songs 😂 But how could I not choose TATBILB for this song? TATBILB is such a cute book with amazing food descriptions, and it has one of the best fake dating tropes I’ve ever read about. Confession: I actually haven’t watched the movie yet, though…


That’s all, folks! Fun fact: I finished drafting this post late at night, and I was so happy because I could finally go to bed… only for my laptop to hang while I was saving it and delete half of my work. I had to rewrite most of this from scratch, so I apologize if that shows.

Anyway, I tag Laura and Serena because they both wrote amazing music-based posts that you should check out. Click on their names to read them! I also tag Shri, Taasia and Alexia. What is a book and song that you think go really well together?

25 thoughts on “The Song Requests Book Tag

      1. I know!!! I’ve gotten katelyn, Kaitlin, Kaitlyn and the closest was caitlyn but I don’t think ANYONE has gotten it right on the first try without me telling them. Actually, I read this article about our name, and caitlin is the original and correct spelling of the name. Because it’s an Irish (?) version of Katherine!

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  1. Oh I loved reading this post! I have to go listen to all these songs now ahaha. I also NEED to read Moxie, Strange the Dreamer and Falling Into Place! I have all three of them, and I’ve heard such good things especially about Strange the Dreamer and Moxie. 😅 ALSO I’m not sure if you know this or not since haven’t watched the TATBILB movie, it was in the trailer I think (omg you MUST watch the movie it’s adorable) but I Like Me Better was actually used in the movie!! 😂 So that’s such a fitting choice haha 💞

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    1. Aww thank you!! Moxie and strange the dreamer are A+ reads, but falling into place could be so hard to read at times, but I still remember most of what happens and I think about the main character’s story to this day. Oh, actually, I knew it was used in the movie :,))) . That’s why I chose it even though I never watched it. I don’t think I’ve watched it yet just because I get so much second hand embarrassment from romance movies 😅

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      1. Ahh I’ll definitely have to be in the right headspace for that one ahh, it sounds like a very difficult read 💞 Haha makes sense, it would’ve been quite the coincidence! 😂 Ahahaha I’ve never thought about that omg!! This one’s not bad though haha

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  2. This is such a fun tag, I’m going to have to give it a go myself! Also, that line from Scrawny is so funny, I had to give the song a listen haha. 🙂

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  3. Omg thanks for tagging me ❤ This looks so fun! I totally loved your answers to this, and kind of want to go read all the books you mentioned 🙂 Also lol, I love how you got your sister to pick songs for you 😛 I’m excited to listen to them 🙂

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      1. Omg same. My tbr pile is crushing me atm, and my currently reading shelf is plotting my murder cuz I keep starting new books without finishing the old ones. But everyone gives such good book recs that I can’t help it! And lmao, I’ve listened to the same, like, 50 songs for the past 3 years now, so I’m in the same boat 🙃

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  4. Great post! I totally agree with your pairing of Lauv’s I Like Me Better with To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before!!
    Also Falling Into Place by Amy Zhang sounds like a really thoughtful read, I just added it onto my TBR 🙂

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  5. Wow wow wow, I can’t believe I never got around to commenting on this. I’m so sorry, school gets in the way of blogging sometimes and its very inconvenient. I loved seeing what books and songs you picked, I really need to get around to reading Everything Leads to You.

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