Your Favorite Music Book Tag

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Hello everybody! Today I decided that I’d do another book tag (as I am currently procrastinating from writing a book review…). This tag I was actually tagged in and I was tagged by a book blogger friend, Debbie from Debbie’s Library. Not only did she tag me in this, but she was the creator of this tag as well! Now, I don’t listen to all that much music so I originally thought “ah this tag isn’t for me”, but this tag is different than other music tags because you’re supposed to choose some of your favorite songs of all-time. These aren’t exactly songs that are masterpieces, but songs that you can’t help but turn the volume up on the radio whenever it comes on. And I have those songs, so I decided that I actually really wanted to do this tag, so here I am.


Rules:


  • Tag the creator of this tag and the one who tagged you
  • Pick 5 songs (or more) that you just have to listen whenever they are played
  • Pick the books/characters you think fit that song the best, and explain why you pick this book/character for this song
  • Tag some friends!

Most of these songs will probably be from the early 2000’s, as I sang so many songs growing up, and a lot of these will be those songs. I’ll also just link the music videos to the title and band name of the song just in case you haven’t heard it before and would like to give it a little listen yourself.

She Will Be Loved – Maroon 5

I don’t mind spending every day
Out on your corner in the pouring rain
Look for the girl with the broken smile
Ask her if she wants to stay awhile
And she will be loved
And she will be loved
Tap on my window, knock on my door
I want to make you feel beautiful
I know I tend to get so insecure
It doesn’t matter anymore

I flipping loved this song as a kid, you have no idea. I sang this all the time. I don’t even know why I chose this particular song out of all other songs but I did, and I still love it.

For this song I’ll have to go with Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell. I don’t know, I just feel like it fits with the characters and how Park will always be there for Eleanor.

Life is a Highway – Rascal Flatts

Life’s like a road that you travel on
When there’s one day here and the next day gone
Sometimes you bend, sometimes you stand
Sometimes you turn your back to the wind

There’s a world outside every darkened door
Where blues won’t haunt you anymore
Where the brave are free and lovers soar
Come ride with me to the distant shore

I don’t even know why I was so obsessed with this song when I was younger, either. I guess it’s because I loved Cars so much. Where everyone was freaking out about Toy Story with their Woody and Buzz Lightyear dolls, I was watching a movie about talking cars racing. I don’t know why I was so into it but every time this song played I went absolutely mental.

For this one I think I’ll have to go with Paper Towns by John Green. This actually fits so well, though, like really. I wasn’t expecting it to fit so well but it does! I  mainly chose Paper Towns because of the road trip aspect to it but now that I read the lyrics more clearly I realize just how well this actually suits the book.

Rolling in the Deep – Adele

There’s a fire starting in my heart
Reaching a fever pitch, it’s bringing me out the dark
Finally I can see you crystal clear
Go ‘head and sell me out and I’ll lay your ship bare
See how I leave with every piece of you
Don’t underestimate the things that I will do

Who doesn’t love Adele? This is one song I would sing and listen to on repeat. I also loved her other songs Chasing Pavements and Someone Like You.

For this song I’m choosing not just a book, but a particular character and that is Safiya from Truthwitch by Susan Dennard. Don’t you think this just fits perfectly?

(Don’t Fear) The Reaper – Blue Oyster Cult

All our times have come
Here but now they’re gone
Seasons don’t fear the reaper
Nor do the wind, the sun or the rain… we can be like they are
Come on baby… don’t fear the reaper
Baby take my hand… don’t fear the reaper
We’ll be able to fly… don’t fear the reaper
Baby I’m your man…

Valentine is done
Here but now they’re gone
Romeo and Juliet
Are together in eternity… Romeo and Juliet
40,000 men and women everyday… Like Romeo and Juliet
40,000 men and women everyday… Redefine happiness
Another 40,000 coming everyday… We can be like they are
Come on baby… don’t fear the reaper
Baby take my hand… don’t fear the reaper
We’ll be able to fly… don’t fear the reaper
Baby I’m your man…

I love classic rock of any kind, so I had to include at least one classic rock song. This isn’t particularly a song I always have stuck in my head but I always turn it up when it comes on the radio.

For this one I chose The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare. Just the bit where it says Valentine is enough to convince me, plus so many of the characters throughout the series have been ready to give themselves up and die for their friends. They certainly don’t fear The Reaper.

Bohemian Rhapsody – QueenBohemian Rhapsody – Queen

Open your eyes,
Look up to the skies and see,
I’m just a poor boy, I need no sympathy,
Because I’m easy come, easy go,
Little high, little low,
Any way the wind blows doesn’t really matter to me, to me.

Mama, just killed a man,
Put a gun against his head,
Pulled my trigger, now he’s dead.
Mama, life had just begun,
But now I’ve gone and thrown it all away.

Mama, ooh,
Didn’t mean to make you cry,
If I’m not back again this time tomorrow,
Carry on, carry on as if nothing really matters.

Who couldn’t love this song? I mean, really.

I associate this song with Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe because this song has to do with a man coming out as gay to his mom and I think that’s one of the most important aspects of Aristotle and Dante. And they just go through so much in this book as well, just like this song’s lyrics imply.


I don’t tag anybody to do with tag, but as per usual if you’re interested in doing this tag yourself, consider yourself tagged!

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