OMG! That Song Book Tag is a tag where you have to answer with both a song and a book. I love pairing books and music so I couldn’t not do it. The tag was created by Katie at Katesbookdate, and I saw it over at Kerri McBookNerd.
a song you have to listen to no matter how many times you’ve heard it before
a book you’ll never get sick of
“I Feel It Coming” – The Weeknd
The Weeknd is currently one of my favorite artists. While I like his most recent tracks, this one may likely remain my favorite.
The Green Rider – Kristen Britain
This is the book I read nearly every year. A classic medieval fantasy about a girl who gets kicked out of school and ends up becoming one of the king’s messengers while she’s heading home.
a song that reminds you of the cringiest time in your life
a book you read that you wouldn’t like if you were to read it now
“Missing You” – Brandy, Tamia, Gladys Knight & Chaka Khan
This is both a reminder of one of the cringiest times but also one of the most memorable. That’s all I can say…or would like to say. Ha! Isn’t this such a great collaboration though?
Silent Knight – R.L. Stine
I read this so long ago but it suddenly came to mind after seeing recent news on R.L. Stine and Goosebumps. My then best friend loved these novels, and I jumped on board with her. I remember enjoying The Fear Street series at the time but I don’t think I’d enjoy them anymore.
a recent song that you have on repeat
a recent favorite book
“Please Don’t Touch” – Raye
A fellow blogger on Twitter shared that she had Raye on repeat and I decided to check it out. And then, I had the entire album on replay. This one is probably my favorite though.
The Knockout Rule – Kelly Siskind
I gushed about it in a review already but I liked this book so much. The leads had great chemistry and the writing tugged at my emotions.
“broken hearts are messy splintered things that break time and again but keep ticking”
a song that is literally me
a book that is me in book form
OK Not to be OK – Marshmello & Demi Lavato
I loved this song the first time I heard it. It’s everything I needed.
“Don’t get lost in the moment or give up when you’re closest all you need is somebody to say…It’s okay not to be okay.”
Waiting for Tom Hanks – Kerry Winfrey
Overall, I thought the book wasn’t too bad. Annie isn’t my favorite heroine but maybe it’s because I saw too much of myself in Annie. HAHAHA. She has her Nora Ephron/Meg Ryan holy trinity while I have my duo–You’ve Got Mail and Sleepless in Seattle. My head is always in the clouds and just about anything can turn into a meet cute in my head–hahaha. I’m going to have to reread this book now (Reviewed at A Little Haze Book Blog)
a weird song that you liked anyway
a unique book that stuck out to you for some reason
“Stonehenge” – Ylvis
This song reminds me of grad school so once in a while my friend and I send it to each other and laugh. It’s so random and funny. But seriously…what’s the meaning of Stonehenge? hahaha…
The Sun is Also A Star – Nicola Yoon
I love this book a lot, and I’ve mentioned it several times since starting this blog. It’s unique in that it’s the first book I’ve read written this way with multiple points of views that also includes an omniscient narrator (Reviewed at jthbooks; Reviewed at Reading Asian America)
pick your best pump song
a book that inspires you
“Bubble Pop” – HyunA
OMG! This song will be 10 years old in July! It’s a lot of fun. It’s catchy and playful. I can’t help but get up and move around when it’s on.
Rockaway Bride – Pippa Grant
Willow, the heroine, plays it safe because she doesn’t want to worry her mom. When she finally gets the outlet she needs, she makes a bucket list of so many crazy things, including sleeping with a rockstar. Willow serves as an inspiration. It’s such a good book (My Mini-Review)
your best relaxing song
a book you’d curl up with on a rainy day
YouTube found this for me while I was studying. This is now one of my favorites. It’s so relaxing.
A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow – Laura Taylor Namey
Reading this book is like a being wrapped in a cardigan. Just thinking about it makes me want to grab a cup of mint tea. I enjoyed this book a lot. (My Review)
a guilty pleasure song
a light [guilty pleasure]* read you can’t help but love
“Pull Marine” – Valentin Stuff
I don’t watch the show but I often find myself spiraling down a YouTube hole listening to various contestants from The Voice and other similar shows. I have a few favorites but this guys’ voice…the judges say it best…OH LA LA.
Since I Saw You – Beth Kery
Like the song, this book is also OH LA LA. There’s a whole lot of sex and there is a story, although not a lot. The book is good because Kery’s writing is sooo good.
*the original prompt was “trashy read” but I think guilty pleasure is a substitute I like better
a throwback song you look back fondly on
a book you read and loved when you were young
“Set Adrift on Memory Bliss” – BSB
I grew up on boy bands, and I was a BSB fangirl all the way. Someone got into an argument with me because I liked BSB more, and she was an NSYNC fan–she threatened to beat me up. Maybe not a fond time to look back on but obviously it didn’t stop me from liking BSB. I like both P.M. Dawn’s version and the BSB cover of this song.
The Hero and the Crown – Robin McKinley
I’ve always loved fantasy. I’ve always loved fantasy with a strong heroine, and Aerin was one of my favorites. I first read this so long ago and reread it again a couple years ago. It’s remained a favorite and reminds me why I’m a fan of medieval fantasy.
I had a lot of fun with this tag. It made me think of the past and the present. It even made my fingers curl when searching for the song that reminded me of my cringiest time in my life. *shivers* Now, it’s time to tag…YOU!! I would love to read your responses and see what you choose and I hope you have as much fun as I did.