Hello friends! I hadn’t done a tag in a while, so I decided to do one😊 I’d originally planned for this tag to be my post for last week because two of my most highly anticipated albums of the year came out last week. However, between a hectic camping trip with some friends and my jam packed volunteer schedule I wasn’t able to get a post up! So this post is a week late, but I kept my orginal idea! I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate my two favorite bands new album releases, than by combining my love of books and music together into a tag.
I wasn’t tagged to do this tag! I wanted to do something with music, and this is what my Google search resulted in. Without further ado I present the “OMG This Song” book tag!
MY JAM- a song you must listen to every time it comes on, no matter how old or how many times you’ve listened to it/ a book you’ll never get sick of
For my song choice I had to go with Monkey by George Michael. George Michael is my absolute favorite artist of all time! I listen to his songs over and over again without ever getting tired of them! They’re iconic and timeless.
For my book choice I went with Perks Of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. It’s my favorite book, I reread it all the time, and I love the message and relationships in it. I’ll never get sick of it.
This was probably the easiest category to chose😊
THROWBACK- a song that reminds you of the cringiest time of your life/ a book that also reminds you of this time(or just something you wouldn’t like as much if you picked it up for the first time now)
For my song choice I went with Pass Me By by R5. You’re probably racking your brain to remember who R5 is right now. I can’t fault you if you have no idea who R5 is. They weren’t very popular😂 I had an obsession with Ross Lynch(Disney Channel star) when I was younger, and R5 was a band he formed with his siblings. I challenge you to look up the Pass Me By music video and not cringe.
My book choice shouldn’t come as a surprise because I know a lot of people went through the same intense Twilight phase. I was a hardcore Twihard. I read the books as the movies came out and spent a solid two years obsessed with Twilight. I owe my two years of reading purely paranormal YA to Twilight. I’m now aware that Twilight has some major flaws. I doubt I’d be as satisfied with the story and characters it if I read it now.
REPLAY- A recent song you have on repeat right now/ a recent favorite book
I chose two songs for this category because like I mentioned above two brand new albums I’ve been dying to get my hands on came out this week! The first being Pray For the Wicked by Panic! At the Disco and the second being Youngblood by Five Seconds Of Summer! I’m obsessed with both bands, and I love both of the new albums! It was a challenge, but I chose my current favorite song from each album! I like Panic’s song Old Fashioned and 5SOS’ Monster Among Men!
As for a recent favorite book, I went with If You Come Softly by Jacqueline Woodson! I absolutely adored this book, and I’ll link my review for it below! Not to mention its cover is gorgeous!
Combined Reveiw: The Hate U Give & If You Come Softly
Gets Me- This song is me/this book is me in book form
For this question, I chose the Glee version of Not the Boy Next Door that originally comes from the musical The Boy From Oz. I connected with this song the minute I heard it. Obviously the pronouns would be swapped in my case, but the lyrics in the song are undeniably me. I really feel like this song understands me, and if you haven’t listened to it I’d highly recommended giving it a try. It’s a fantastic song with lyrics that encourage individuality and show anyone who’s ever felt ostracized that they aren’t alone.
I really struggled in choosing a book for this question. I couldn’t think of a book that fully encompassed me as a person. Although I love many books, I rarely find books that I can relate to. For this reason, I decided to chose a character that I was able to connect with and see myself in. That made this question easy because I always return to the same character when asked who I’d be as a book character. Via Pullman from Wonder by R.J Palacio is the main fictional person that I’ve connected to throughout my reading.
Wut- Weird song but you like it/ a unique book that stuck out to you for whatever reason
The song I chose was The Only Difference Between Martyrdom and Sucicide Is Press Coverage by Panic! At the Disco! I know I already included a Panic! song in this post, but I love Panic!(AKA Brendon) so much!! I figured since this was their first ever song it’d be different enough from their new stuff! It’s an odd song but I love Panic!’s strange, eclectic old stuff!
For my book, I went with Kunal Nayyar’s memoir, Yes, My Accet Is Real and Some Other Things I Haven’t Told You! I know I talk about this book all the time and it probably seems like I’m beating a dead horse, but it’s so good! I’d never heard of Kunal before I read this book! I picked it up on one of my usual reading whims, and I’m so glad I did! It’s fabulous!
Let’s Go- Best pump up song(for workouts or just life)/ a book that inspired you
My song choice isn’t something you’d normally expect. I chose Pray by Sam Smith! I know that Sam Smith’s songs aren’t exactly pump up songs. They’re usually pretty depressing and the complete opposite of inspirational, but Pray really spoke to me. I’m not a religious person, but I have my own spiritual beliefs. Pray is a lovely song that speaks about inclusivity and embracing your own beliefs even if they aren’t conventially religious. Sam’s entire album, The Thrill Of It All, inspires me and helped me through a tough time. That’s why I chose Pray for this category! It doesn’t hurt that I also just adore Sam and had to make sure he was on this post!
For my bookish selection I chose We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. I can’t even describe how much I love this book! Chimamanda is such an amazing, wise soul! The book is empowering, inspirational, and beautiful! I can’t begin to stress what a life changing, important read it is!!
Chill- A favorite chill, relaxing song/ a book you’d curl up with and read on a rainy day
This one cracked me up! I hadn’t realized which two artists I’d grouped together for this category until I had already inserted the pictures and started writing. Tronner flashbacks anyone?!😂
For my song I chose Youth by Troye Sivan! Troye’s the king of calm and relaxing music, and it took me forever to narrow all of his songs down. I could’ve just used the whole Blue Neighborhood album for this category! Anyone else pumped for Bloom?!
I chose Connor Franta’s A Work In Progress for my rainy day read! The writing is a lovely sort of lyrical style that would be perfect for some chill rainy day reading! The story is light, inspirational, and easy to read! Overall, A Work In Progress would be a quick and enjoyable rainy day read!
Addicting- A guilty pleasure song-one that’s catchy but not a whole lot of substance/ guilty pleasure, trashy, fast, or light read
I had to go with a classic for this song! Nickleback’s Rockstar is one of my all time favorites! The song doesn’t have a ton of substance. It doesn’t exactly have a positive message,but it’s catchy and Nickleback’s vocals are golden! I’m proud to say I jam out to this song every time I hear it!
Carry On by Rainbow Rowell is my guilty pleasure read! It’s basically 519 pages of fluffy Harry Potter fan fiction. It doesn’t have a whole lot of substance besides being adorable! I love it nonetheless and finshed it in one sitting!
Nostalgia- A throwback you look back on fondly/ a book you read forever ago that you look back on fondly on reminds you of a happy childhood time
I’d argue that my favorite album of all times is Maroon 5’s Hands All Over. I listened to the album daily for years when it came out. I still listen to the album all the time! Specifically, my favorite song is Last Chance. I’ll always have a special place in my heart for Maroon 5 and Hands All Over in particular!
Just One Day by Gayle Forman was my nostalgic bookish choice! I think I read it in fifth grade! The story is such a sweet one and I look back on my experience reading Just One Day fondly. Out of everything I’ve read I think I’ve reread Just One Day the most. Willem De Ruitr with always hold a special place in my heart!
Thats about it for this weeks post! I had a lot of fun doing this tag! Although I’m not going to tag anyone in particular, I invite you to give this tag a try if you think it looks interesting! Consider yourself tagged!
What’d you think of the tag? Leave me a comment!