Evermore Book Tag!

I wasn’t actually tagged for the Evermore Book Tag, but I saw it over at my friend Stephanie’s blog Adventures of a Bibliophile and felt like it would be fun to do. In all honesty, I always vibed more with evermore than with folklore, so, coming up with books to fit song titles should be fun!

RULES!

  • Link back to the original creator’s post: Ahaana’s at Windows to Worlds
  • Tag at least 5 people
  • Thank the person who tagged you and link back to their post!!
  • Feel free to use the graphics from Ahaana’s original post/or mine, but please credit back because they took a lot of time and effort to make (:

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Even More Songs I Wish Were Books!

I have done this before (check out the old post here) and everyone always really seemed to like me sharing some of my at times strange and at times super mainstream music selection. Just to summarize what this post is, I will be sharing songs that I think either make for a great story based on the lyrics or the music video and then describe what I’d expect the book to be like in a couple sentences. I hope you all enjoy and feel inspired to maybe do the same!

Hard Place by H.E.R.

This makes for the perfect base for a toxic relationship novel. I’d imagine this to be more in the adult genre than YA, but it could be on the cusp between the two. Either way, I think it shows the struggles of loving someone deeply, putting them before yourself and losing bits of yourself through that, because nothing ever changes and resentment grows. The challenge and ultimate goal would be to break free from being stuck and accepting heartbreak (the hard place) rather than a love that does you wrong.

 

Pleader by alt-J

When I first saw this music video, which is basically a short film in itself, I was so mesmerized. I wouldn’t want it to be the exact same glum thing as the video (which is based on Tarkovsky’s The Sacrifice along with the music), but here’s what I imagine: A small, close-knit community has been prophesied a life altering extinction-level event (the meteor), but they manage to save one child. The story follows that kid as it grows up in an unfamiliar environment and as to reclaim its roots.

 

I Lost a Friend by FINNEAS

I just think there aren’t nearly enough books about friend-break-ups, which can honestly be just as heartbreaking and earth-shattering as romantic break-ups. I don’t know what specifics I would give for this book, I’d just like people to talk about this more, because not everyone has the same best friend from High School to old age?

 

IDK You Yet by Alexander 23

In my head, this is not a contemporary novel, but something with Fantasy or Science Fiction elements instead. The main character would go through a hard time (“cause lately it’s been hard”) and maybe they’re not human (let’s take the lines “They’re sellin’ me for parts, And I don’t wanna be modern art” literally). An old model of an android, forgotten by humanity and used for parts, yearning for a place in this world, until they meet the person that fits them (does not need to be romantic).

 

Now You’re Gone by Tom Walker feat. Zara Larsson

Again, this is very much inspired by the video. Let’s make him a real magician, constantly putting the life of his true love and assistant at risk, because he wants more global recognition. His mania and drives him to desperation, making it impossible for her to stay. I’d imagine this to be the kind of cruel book with an open end where you don’t find out if she survived the last trick or not.

 

Devil Town by Bright Eyes

This is a comedy about a person who’s living in “Devil Town” and all their friends are vampires as well as themselves, but due to some curse, they keep forgetting it and always have to rediscover it again. Underlying messages about consumerism and the darker side of human nature are an option, but it would generally be on the light-hearted side.

 

Graveyard by Halsey

Honestly, lesbian ghost love story and have it set at a deserted amusement park. Enough said.

 

Every Time I Breathe by Arlissa

I just want this to be a love story spanning over decades, where one tiny decision in the grand scheme of things tore them apart while they are still pinning for each other. (Or, considering it’s connection with Charmed just more Hacy fan fiction. I’d be down either way)

 

Play With Fire by Sam Tinnesz feat. Yacht Money

A firefighter with secrets they can’t share with anyone else. They live on the edge, “playing with fire”, but are at a breaking point when they become too reckless and endanger their entire team. Will they be able to overcome their need for adrenaline?

 


Gosh, I hope I articulated myself alright with some of these, but I’m pretty sure everything sounded better in my head? What did you think of my selection and book wishes? Let’s talk!

T5W: Book Theme Songs

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With all the wrap ups and TBRs, I almost forgot that it’s time for Top 5 Wednesdays, a weekly meme created by gingerreadslainey and hosted by Sam @ThoughtsOnTomes. If you want to know more or join as well, just go to the Goodreads group by clicking here. Today’s topic is Book Theme Songs, which means songs you associate with a book or that are sort of like a soundtrack to it. Since I love sharing some of my favourite songs and this being about books as well, I could not pass it up!

Your Soul by Rhodes – A Thousand Pieces of You

I’ve even mentioned this to Claudia Gray and she agreed that it fits Paul and Marguerite quite perfectly. We are going to ignore that I might have changed my mind in terms of ships in the sequel.

So Far Around the Bend by The National – Charlie St. Cloud

That song was in the trailer for the movie adaptation of the book and I downloaded it and never stopped listening to it while actually reading the book. Now they are eternally interlinked.

Cake by the Ocean by DNCE – Nowhere But Here

I have no idea why I associate those two so much. There is no ocean in that book, but maybe I sometimes think that’s how Oz saw Emily or at least secretly thought about her? No? I have no idea.

After Hours by We Are Scientists – Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist

That song makes me think of not wanting to go home at the end of the night and staying that bit longer that will make it such an epic adventure and that’s kind of what the book was about. Also, the song was featured in the movie.

Beautiful Crime by Tamer – The Wrath and the Dawn

I guess I listened to this one too many times while reading TWATD, but think about it. It sort of fits Khalid and Shazi really well.

So some of those were definitely the usual suspects on my playlist, but I hope I could also show you some new music! What are some songs you can’t seem to separate from a story?

The Music Tag!

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So, I wasn’t technically officially tagged by anyone for the Music Tag, but lately sharing my favourite songs has become such a pleasure that I just had to do this tag. And Giovanna @Book Coma Blog tagged everyone so it’s totally legit!

THE RULES:

1.List the first 10 songs that come on shuffle (no skipsies).
2.Then write your favorite lyric (or verse) from each song.
3.Tag/link others (I am going to handle this like Giovanna and tag EVERYONE!)

SONGS: 

*click on title to get redirected to YouTube*

James Bay – Let It Go

I used to recognize myself
It’s funny how reflections change
When we’re becoming something else
I think it’s time to walk away

So come on, let it go
Just let it be
Why don’t you be you
And I’ll be me

Night Beds – 22

A part of me, I call I stranger
This part of me, I find it danger
We saw the night, you fested out
Across time, well in my heart’s smile

Motopony – King of Diamonds

I’ve been looking for the king of diamonds
But the queen will work just fine
I’ve been looking for the king of diamonds
Till the dealer made you mine

Hozier – Cherry Wine

But I want it, it’s a crime.
That she’s not around most of the time.

The way she shows me I’m hers and she is mine
Open hand or closed fist would be fine
Blood is rare and sweet as cherry wine

Ruelle – Until We Go Down

And I feel it running through my veins
And I need that fire just to know that I’m awake
Erased, I missed till the break of day
And I need that fire just to know that I’m awake

Alex Clare – War Rages On

War Rages On
You’ll be on my side
Through it all
Through hard shapes on team
We still survive for the far
Please don’t pass me by
Can’t you hear me calling at you name
Forgive those things I do
Don’t turn your back when I need you

Woodkid feat. Lykke Li – Never Let You Down

Will you come along cause I’m about to leave this town
In my eyes, a waterfall, all I can hear, a siren call
Could you be waiting by the shore, oh I could drown without you
Will you be holding out the line when I fall?

Boo Rad feat. Jonathan Joseph – Q&A

When you die, do you fly? I’m just wondering.
When you sleep, do you dream? I’m just wondering.
Can you love, from above? I’m just wondering.
If you could start again, would you still make man? I’m just wondering.

Years & Years – Eyes Shut

Well Nothing’s gonna hurt me with my eyes shut.
I can see through them.
I can see through them.
I am drawing pictures I’m evading.
I will not use them.
I will not use them again.

And it starts again.
You come over with your friends.
I don’t want to talk to them.

And all I really want
It’s to start again.

RHODES – Wishes

Remember the white nights there
Didn’t I show I cared
I do
Oh, I do
wishes like the cold wind on my face
wishes that could warm a frozen lake
Oh, wishes
I’m wishin’ you away

Would you like to do that tag? Go ahead! Also, what are some lyrics that just get to you?

Top Ten Tuesday: Songs I Wish Were Books

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It’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday post, which is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish, if you want to know more about it, you can just click on the name! Here’s what she had in mind:

This week is all about music & books. We previously did books we’d give theme songs to so feel free to do that! Or 10 songs I wish that were books (check out my love songs I wish were books for an example of what I mean)

It sounds like a really cool idea and I always love to share some of my favourite songs! I am not sure how exactly to explain why I would want them to be books. The lyrics or maybe the music video were probably the reason, I’ll just leave it at that for now.

I Found by Amber Run

Falling for your kidnapper? Classic story! There’s another music video that continues the story, but it leaves on a cliffhanger and I would love to know what comes afterwards!

Nature Boy by AURORA

AURORA’s voice is magical! It makes everything sound enchanted and surreal and I know that she only covers the song, but it makes me that much more intrigued about the story from the lyrics.

Bloodsport by Raleigh Ritchie

I don’t really know how to explain this. I could see a story about a poisonous relationship though.

Magnets by Disclosure feat. Lorde

This would be such a good revenge story! Put some more background info on all the characters in it and voila – new book!

From Eden by Hozier

You’ve just watched the video, right? I apparently seem to have a knack for people who connect to their abductors.

Wildest Dreams by Taylor Swift

TayTay always has really great music videos and this one seem cool, set in old-fashioned Hollywood-ish times. Love between colleagues, regret and longing – I am totally in!

The Stranger by Lord Huron

A stranger appearing in someone’s life. Do they know each other? Suddenly they are both in danger and need to trust each other to get out of the mess.

Katie Queen of Tennesee by The Apache Relay

A tale of unrequited love – who is this Katie person? Is the guy really in love with her or only with the idea of her?

Let It All Go by BIRDY + RHODES

I imagine a heartbreaking love story, but it’s set in some sort of fantastical realm. Definitely not just a normal contemporary, yet something that pulls on your heartstrings like crazy!

Half Light by BANNERS

People drifting apart from each other, one of them is changing and the other one doesn’t understand what’s happening. They aren’t realising the full potential of who they could be.

My explanations aren’t the most detailed, so if you want to discuss bookish ideas, I’d love to do that in the comments. What are some songs you would like to see extended in form of a book? Did you know/like/dislike some of my examples? Don’t hesitate to share a link to your TTT below!