Spotify Wrapped Book Challenge

When I saw this challenge on Ali’s Books, I couldn’t resist taking part. The challenge was originally posted by Lace and Dagger Books.

To participate, put your Spotify Wrapped top songs playlist on shuffle and pick the top 5 songs. Then, come up with a book that the song reminds you of. You’re allowed to skip if you truly can’t think of anything, but I am not going to skip any because I think it’s more fun to really challenge yourself.

Given that I listen to some pretty interesting music, I was curious to see what I’d get from putting my list on shuffle and how I would come up with books to match. Let’s see what happens!

1. “Hold Me Tight or Don’t” by Fall Out Boy

This songs gives me big enemies to lovers and second chance romance vibes, so I’m pairing it with Beth O’Leary’s The Road Trip.

2. “Hey Look Ma, I Made It” by Panic! at the Disco

One of my favorites, this song is a celebration of overcoming challenges and achieving your dreams. I’m going with Alexi Pappas’ memoir, Bravey, for this song because it’s about her journey to becoming a professional and olympic runner and the hurdles she overcame along the way.

3. “Agatha All Along” from WandaVision

Well this is a bit of an embarassing one, but Spotify put me on blast for my habit of listening to this song on repeat. I’m pairing with The Witch Haven for reasons I won’t explain because spoilers. If you know, you know.

4. “I Don’t Belong in the Club” by Macklemore

I’m going with Josh Peck’s Happy People Are Annoying for this song which is about not really feeling like you belong somewhere, but kind of sticking around anyway.

5. “But It’s Better if You Do” by Panic! at the Disco

This is a tough one because the song and its music video are so deeply ingrained in my mind that I want a book that tells that exact story. I’m settling with Well Met for the blurring of lines between acting and reality, plus the fun costumes.

This challenge was a lot of fun! I enjoyed thinking of books that fit the vibes of these songs, and will never miss a chance to revisit my Spotify Wrapped.


14 thoughts on “Spotify Wrapped Book Challenge

    • FOB has a new album coming out, I think! I have been a huge Panic! fan for many years and received several messages from people checking in on me when it was announced that they wouldn’t be making more music.

  1. Thanks for the shout out! I know most of your songs, but I’ve only read one of the books – Well Met, though others are on my TBR. I think you did fantastic matching up Well Met with But It’s Better If You Do. Listening to the song and seeing the video definitely fits with him dressing and acting like the pirate!

  2. I have seen this tag around a lot and enjoyed seeing the pairings. I am not familiar with any of these songs, but I am making a list of all of them and will listen to them all. Maybe I will make my own spotify list.

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