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.

Last, Now, Next Book Tag

Today, I’m excited to take part in the Last, Now, Next Book Tag! Many thanks to Jordyn at Birdie’s Book Nook for tagging me!

 RULES 

  • Link back to the ORIGINAL CREATOR-@Shivakshiiifyblogs.
  • Show gratitude to the person who tagged you.
  • Mention these points in your post.
  • Tag as many bloggers as you want.
  • Have fun!

WHAT WAS THE LAST BOOK YOU READ?

A Lady for a Duke by Alexis Hall

DID THIS BOOK MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS?

My expectations were lukewarm for this one since I didn’t love Rosaline Palmer Takes the Cake as much as I wanted to. So, my lukewarm reaction to this book overall did meet my expectations.

WILL YOU RECOMMEND THIS BOOK TO OTHERS?

Yes, definitely! It’s an interesting read and a phenomenal premise. Just a bit slow through the middle with a bit too much mutual pining.


WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT READ?

The Family Compound* by Liz Parker

WHY DID YOU PICK THIS BOOK?

Honestly? A publisher emailed to let me know Parker had a new book coming out after I enjoyed All Are Welcome last year. So, I’m on the blog tour for her latest and that means it’s time to read and review!

HOW MUCH TIME DO YOU THINK YOU’LL TAKE TO FINISH YOUR CURRENT READ?

I’ve got a deadline because I need to post my review by the blog tour date. So at most, two more weeks!


WHAT GENRE WOULD YOU LIKE TO READ NEXT?

Hmmmm. That’s a great question. I feel like I neer know the answer until I’m actually picking my next read. So, TBD.

WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO PICK: A LONG READ OR A SHORT READ?

I’m trending towards medium to short reads lately, so probably something on the not-so-long side.

MENTION SOME BOOKS YOU’RE EYEING!

Oh gosh! So many of my favorite authors have books out recently that I somehow haven’t read yet! These include…


TAGS

I tag… whoever wants to participate! Please join in if you want to!