I had had The Spotify Book Tag saved to do for aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaages!!! I first found this tag way back in August 2019 on Golden Books Girl’s blog and am so excited to finally take part!
- Link back to who tagged you and thank them
- Give credit to the creator: Book Hooked Nook
- Answer the prompts.
- Tag some friends!
I have decided to include some music choices with my bookish answers but that is not part of the original tag.
Hit Rewind: a book you go back to again and again?
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen is the book I have read most of all (as an adult anyway. As a kid I reread constantly).
The song I go back to more than any other is Slow Dancing in a Burning Room by John Mayer.
Romantic Ballads: a book that gives you all those fluttery feels?
Hmm…. Well I have already used Pride and Prejudice for a prompt so how about a Pride and Prejudice retelling in the form of Unmarriageable by Soniah Kamal. I read this in the Summer of 2019 and really enjoyed the modern twist on my favourite love story.
The song that gives me those same feels is Say You Love Me by Jessie Ware.
Release Radar: a new release book you are excited for?
Lindsey Kelk’s Summertime release In Case You Missed It.
And I am eagerly awaiting Sam Smith’s new album!!
Discover Weekly: a book you haven’t read yet but want to discover?
ALL OF THEM!!!!!!!! I just can’t choose LOL!!!
I am currently beginning to listen to a lot of The Grateful Dead so I am eager to discover more of their music.
Alone Again: your fave book genre to read on your own?
I’m taking this to mean a book genre I would not buddy read? So I would say romantic comedy. Because I tend to read them when I am needing a pick me up and not really in the mood for chatting!
As for a song I am going to choose my favourite driving song which is Pride (In the Name of Love) by U2. It is the perfect road anthem!
Alternative: an indie book or author everyone should read!
I think a book that more people should read is A Notable Woman by Jean Lucey Pratt. It’s actually a non-fiction that is a collection of her diaries from her teens, all through war-times and up to her death. And it is phenomenal. One of my favourite reads ever.
As for a musician that is under the radar somewhat? I think I have to choose Sohn. I absolutely love his music!!
Cheesy Hits: a book full of cheese that you just love?
The entirety of the Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout!
A cheesy song that I love has to be Lionel Richie’s Hello.
Summer Hits: a book you re-read every summer?
I have no books that I reread every summer but I have happy memories of reading Invincible Summer by Alice Adams back in 2016. It was a great summer read.
As for a favourite summer tune? Has to be anything from Jack Johnson’s In Between Dreams album.
Power Hour: an empowering feminist book or character you adore?
As for an empowering female musician? I really love Tori Amos and Spark is my favourite song by her.
All Out 10’s: list ten banging books!
Ooooh let’s get random and choose a bunch from all sorts of genres. Just click on the title to be taken to my review.
- Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo
- A Line Made by Walking by Sara Baume
- How Do You Like Me Now? by Holly Bourne
- To Be Taught If Fortunate by Becky Chambers
- The Jane Austen Project by Kathleen A. Flynn
- Please Read This Leaflet Carefully by Karen Havelin
- The Quiet at the End of the World by Lauren James
- Birds, Art, Life, Death by Kyo Maclear
- The Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney by Okechukwu Nzelu
- The Taste of Blue Light by Lydia Ruffles
As for ten banging tunes I’m going to recommend you listen to the entirety of Continuum which is my fav John Mayer album and has twelve amazing songs (or thirteen if you have the reissue).