SHWING! THANK YOU to Read By Dev who tagged me in this banger of a book tag a bit ago and I’m SO HAPPY I can do it now!
Gotta say it’s causing a teeny tiny existential crisis of “WHAT DO THE SONGS I PICK SAY ABOUT ME AS A HUMAN” but girl it is not that deep. This was fun and it got me out of my blogging slump!!
- Thank and link back to 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!
Read By Dev’s Songs
1. “This Is Gospel” by Panic! At the Disco
I’m calling Shadow and Bone, because I just finished it and even though I’m still feeling very meh about this whole series, this song feels very on brand for it?
The gnashing teeth and criminal tongues conspire against the odds
But they haven’t seen the best of us yet
If you love me let me go
If you love me let me go
‘Cause these words are knives that often leave scars
The fear of falling apart
And truth be told, I never was yours
2. “Love Like Revenge” by Bad Suns
For some reason I’m getting Zélie x Inan vibes from this? Even though it doesn’t really feel like Children of Blood and Bone? Or maybe it does, I DUNNO.
I know, you know, how bad we both need this
Trust me, we can put the past behind us
Meet me at the place where love once found us
You wear your love like revenge
3. “Ain’t No Rest For the Wicked” by Cage the Elephant
This song reminded me of Ace of Shades in all its magical criminal debauchery! YA BETTER WORK BITCH.
Oh there ain’t no rest for the wicked
Money don’t grow on trees
I got bills to pay, I got mouths to feed
There ain’t nothing in this world for free
Oh no, I can’t slow down, I can’t hold back
Though you know, I wish I could
Oh no there ain’t no rest for the wicked
Until we close our eyes for good
1. “Red Right Hand” by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
I’ve got my issues with these books but is it just me or is this straight up Legend from the Caraval series?????
You’ll see him in your nightmares
You’ll see him in your dreams
He’ll appear out of nowhere but
He ain’t what he seems
You’ll see him in your head
On the TV screen
Hey buddy, I’m warning
You to turn it off
He’s a ghost, he’s a god
He’s a man, he’s a guru
2. “Rewrite the Stars” from The Greatest Showman
I crack myself up. I KNOW WHAT I DID HERE IT’S SO VERY ON THE NOSE AND I’M NOT SORRY. This is 1000000% a Starbound trilogy song, it works for all of those broken babes honestly but I’m tacking it on specifically for These Broken Stars. For Tarver x Lilac – the couple that snuck up on me.
You know I want you
It’s not a secret I try to hide
I know you want me
So don’t keep saying our hands are tied
You claim it’s not in the cards
Fate is pulling you miles away
And out of reach from me
But you’re here in my heart
So who can stop me if I decide
That you’re my destiny?
3. “Cheerleader” by OMI
Yes this COULD be Rhys singing about Feyre but let’s be honest Rhysand is very much Feyre’s cheerleader and I’m imagining her singing this about him and I can’t stop laughing about it. You KNOW if these characters had social media they’d already have posted a parody video (WITH CAS AND AZ AS BACK UP). A Court of Thorns and Roses will never be the same!
When I need motivation
My one solution is my queen
‘Cause she’ stay strong yeah yeah
She is always in my corner
Right there when I want her
All these other girls are tempting
But I’m empty when you’re gone
I’m not tagging anyone specific – just leaving it OPEN TO THE WORLD! Feel free to grab and tag me back so I can see your picks and listen to ALL THE MUSIC!