DISCUSSION: books + songs of the day

I’ve written a post on songs that I associate with books but it’s 3+ years old at this point (read it here). A couple of years ago, I started including songs in some of my reviews that I really felt fit the book. I wanted to point out a few of my favorite song and book pairings and discuss why I chose a certain song for each book.

You can always see all of these and more in my “song of the day (sotd)” tag.
And check out more of my song and book pairings posts here!

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SONG SATURDAY: bts songs + books (pt. 2)

Hello, we are back with another BTS songs + books post! I truly did not mean for almost an entire year (which. how has it been a year) to pass in between posts, but we’ll just say this one has been a long time coming. I have no idea when part 3 will be out at this point, but I definitely have plans to continue this series of posts!

This post also falls under my “song saturday” posts, where I pair books with a song. You can also view my other BTS-related posts (mostly non-bookish) here! If you liked this post and want to see more, don’t forget to follow me (in the sidebar or at the bottom of this post).

I think this set of book rec pairings came out a little happier than part one, just by nature of the songs. For like 3-4 of these, in particular, I could write whole essays about why this song pairs with this book; that’s how strongly I feel about some of these recs lmao. Anyways, here is a list of books paired with BTS songs!

Lyric translations are taken from Doolset Lyrics and BTS-Trans/Bangtan Subs.

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SONG SATURDAY: book recs + my top songs of 2021

It’s that time of the year: time to pair some of my most listened to songs this year with books! Like last year’s post, it was a bit difficult to pair my top 10 songs with books…and most of my top 100 honestly because the list was almost entirely BTS. I’m also reserving some of these songs for my next “BTS songs + books” posts, so I reused a couple from the first post, as well as some songs from the playlists I’ve posted this year.

This year, I hand-picked a few songs from my top 100 songs, as well as a couple of songs from my top 10 albums. So, the name of this post is a bit of a misnomer, but sometimes you have to do it for the quality of the book recs lol. Anyways, here are my top songs of 2021 paired with books!

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SONG SATURDAY: bts songs + books (pt. 1)

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After I opened a Q&A form for my blogiversary, a lot of people asked me to pair BTS songs with books! I actually had this idea a while back, but I didn’t think I could do it well enough because so many of their songs have such a personal message. However, I decided to give it a shot since there was interest and here we are.

I’m actually really proud of how this post turned out! I’m not sure why I didn’t think I could do this post honestly; I was putting this together and was like, wow I’m a genius. This post is a continuation of my “song saturday” posts, where I pair books with a song.

This is part one in a planned series of posts although it might be a while till I do another one of these. Part two is in the works but I want to be able to read more books that’ll match the songs so it’ll take some time! Also, some of these pairs are less about the exact lyrical message and more about the vibes. That being said, here’s a list of books paired with BTS songs!

Lyric translations are taken from Doolset Lyrics.

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SONG SATURDAY: book recs + my top songs of 2020

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I’m back with another Song Saturday, and this time it’s for my most listened to songs in 2020! This year, I pretty much just listened to the same albums on repeat, so it was a bit difficult to pair a lot of my actual top 10 songs with books because they all had the same vibes.

My top songs are constantly updating because I listen to the same songs over and over again, so I chose random songs from my top 100 songs to pair with books. Here are my top songs of 2020 paired with books!

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LIST: books + rina sawayama’s sawayama

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It’s been a minute since I’ve made one of these posts (read: more than a year), so it was definitely time to do another one! I adore this album, and also it’s pride month so why not boost a pansexual legend? Here’s a list of books matched up with the songs from SAWAYAMA by Rina Sawayama!

I’ve done similar posts before with Lorde’s Melodrama and Kacey Musgraves’s Golden Hour. I also made all the banners for this post using my own pictures and pictures from Unsplash. Stream SAWAYAMA (2020)!

I will say that these recs are more based on vibes rather than explicitly lyrically, just by the way.

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SONG SATURDAY: “godless” by banks


It’s time for a new Song Saturday! If you missed the last one, it was “Cruel Summer” by Taylor Swift. Today I’m recommending books based on “Godless” by Banks!

View the lyrics in their entirety here. Bold lyrics are the ones I’m particularly associating with these respective books. Two of these books are yet to be released, so I can’t say more about why I chose them . . . but they fit very well.

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SONG SATURDAY: “cruel summer” by taylor swift


Introducing a new blog meme (meme? we’ll just call it a meme): SONG SATURDAY’s! Some variance of this post has been in the back of my mind, and I finally decided to do it because this song has been stuck in my head like a broken record. For real, I’ll wake up and my brain is screaming, “I LOVE YOU, AIN’T THAT THE WORSE THING YOU’VE EVER HEARD?”

So here are some books that I’m matching up with the lyrics of Taylor Swift’s “Cruel Summer”! View the lyrics in their entirety here, and bold lyrics are the ones I’m particularly associating with the respective books.

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