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Song Request Book Tag

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I was tagged by Siobhan @ Novelties! She is my go-to for fun, different, and unique tags! And this one is definitely super unique.  Its also super hard! But I am up for the challenge because it sounds fun too!

Rules

  • Thank and link back to the tagger.
  • Credit to Daniel @ Page to Page
  • Listen to 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!

Siobhan’s Songs:

I have never heard of any of Siobhan’s songs, but I really liked them all, especially “Legend” (Its a good thing I liked them because I listened to them each like 5 times in a row trying to pick the perfect book!)

“Legend” by The Score

Blood, sweat, I’ll break my bones
Till all my scars bleed golden
My name’s forever known


It’s my turn to make history
Here we go, here we go
When I’m gone they’ll remember me


Won’t stop till we’re legend

My first thought was Jude from The Cruel Prince / The Wicked King.  My second thought was Victor from Vicious / Vengeful.  Both these characters are ruthless in their single-minded pursuit of … something.  But neither of them are after fame?

To me this song is about the ruthless single minded pursuit of fame.  And since neither Jude nor Victor are necessarily after fame, its not a perfect fit, but this song just seems to fit Victor, so I am going to go with Vicious! (I haven’t read Vengeful so its possible something in the sequel would change my perspective?)

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“Locked” by Welshly Arms

Foolish love is suicide
Bullets to the heart, I can’t break ties
Wanna light it up, say goodbye
But I can’t let go, oh it’s not right


Got me where you want me on this twisted ride


Now there’s no end, the circle that we’re in
Around and round we go


Baby, I’m still locked on you
Got a curse, yeah it hurts but I can’t seem to leave

This sounds like a super unhealthy relationship, but it is also still intriguing in a guilty pleasure sort of way! This one was actually a super easy choice, I am going to go with Paper Princess.  I know the romance is super messed up but I still enjoyed reading it and I completely devoured the entire series.

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“Walk through the Fire” by Zayde Wolf feat. Ruelle

I’m always wondering
If it’s ever gonna end
I can feel it in my bones


We walk through the fire
Is there a way out


There’s no way to go, no way to go
But straight through the smoke, straight through the smoke
And the fight is all we know

This song is very haunting, and I am drawing a blank, I can’t think of any book couple that fits.  I feel like they need to have a great love for each other but face incredible difficulties that are constantly trying to pull them apart.  I feel like the couple needs to be so completely in love as to do anything to be together, even if it is self destructive and dangerous.  They may question if it is worth it, but they will always fight on.

The closest I can come is Marko and Alana from Saga, but I don’t feel like their story is dark enough.  They have too many stolen moments of tranquility and peace, and I feel like this song needs a more explosive fire-fight of a constantly tragic story? But I can’t think of a better example.

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My Songs:

Yay! My turn 🙂 I was very tempted to take the easy way out and choose “Somebody to Love” which obviously should remind everyone of Ella Enchanted, but I wanted a little bit more of a challenge than that!

“The Fighter” by Kieth Urban feat. Carrie Underwood

What if I fall (I won’t let you fall)
What if I cry (I’ll never make you cry)
And if I get scared (I’ll hold you tighter)
When they’re tryna get to you baby I’ll be the fighter


You’re my only one, let me be the one

I’ve mentioned this in a previous post or two, but this song always reminds me of Saga.  And since I chose Saga for one of Siobhan’s songs, I had to choose it, if only to show why I was unhappy with my choice above.  If you listen to both songs, they are, at their core, about fighting through the fire of tough times.  (kind of?) But they have completely different tones, and for some reason this one seems to fit Saga so much better! (In my opinion)

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“Most Girls” by Hailee Steinfeld

Some girls, feel best in their tiny dresses
Some girls, nothin’ but sweatpants, looking like a princess
Some girls, kiss new lips every single night


We’re all just playing a game in a way, trying to win at life


Most girls are smart and strong and beautiful
Most girls, work hard, go far, we are unstoppable
Most girls, our fight to make every day
No two are the same

I love this song! And it totally reminds me of The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy! One of my favorite themes of this book was that it is okay to be girly and you can be girly and smart.  Felicity learns this about Johanna who is brilliant and also super frilly!  Plus with Felicity, Johanna, and Sim being completely different people but still all being amazing, I loved this story and I think it goes perfectly with this song!

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“Hey Brother” by Avicii

Oh, if the sky comes falling down
For you, there’s nothing in this world I wouldn’t do


Hey brother
Do you still believe in one another?
Hey sister
Do you still believe in love?
I wonder


What if I’m far from home?
Oh brother, I will hear you call!
What if I lose it all?
Oh sister, I will help you out!

I think this song can describe any book with a strong family unit, but it reminds me specifically of the Weasleys and the battle at Hogwarts.  Molly is as fierce and loyal as any mother I have ever encountered in fiction.  And the siblings all fight for each other as well as for what they believe is right! Even Percy comes back when it really matters.  Plus the Weasleys family is not just Weasleys, they have a habit of adopting strays (Harry, Remus, Fluer, Hermione, etc) In the battle at Hogwarts they come together and they all fight even though there is no chance they will all win.

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I Tag:

I am going to tag way more than Five people because I really love this tag and really want to see everyone’s songs and what books they think would go with mine!

As always, don’t feel obligated to participate! If you do, let me know so I can check out your answers!

19 thoughts on “Song Request Book Tag”

    1. I thought so too! And it took me forever to get to it, so don’t feel bad! Also don’t feel like you have to do it at all! I tagged a lot of people so that I had a better chance of getting people to participate 😀 Haha but I never want people to feel obligated!

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  1. I love pairing books with music, so this is an awesome tag! Also I’ve just found some great new songs lol. I love how you really found the meaning in the songs to pair them up so well, and it sounds like you found some really good matches. I think your choice of Saga was good, their life since getting together has been seriously tough. But I see what you mean about the different tones in the songs and why you like the Keith Urban one better for Saga.

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    1. Other than that Keith Urban song I have never really paired book and songs together before but I had a lot of fun with it! I’m glad you understood what I was trying to say about the tone haha 🙂 You should do this tag! I think you would be really good at it ❤

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