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Recommending you books based on my favorite songs – Part 1

Hi! Happy sunday and have a good easter if you’re celebrating! ♥

Today I’ll recommend you books based on some of my favorite songs, because I don’t know how not to talk about them for more than 10 minutes (no K-POP because…well, you’ll see when it finally comes out, but I’m suffering). I am doing two songs for post because as I said yesterday, I promised more content, not better (and because I didn’t want the post to be too long and bore you). I don’t know if there’s any Sunday Meme I could be doing instead, so let me know in the comments.

I decided to turn this into a series… with the same artists in all of the posts because I have this problem in which I obsess with some singers/groups or albums and listen to them every day for the rest of forever. I might get I ♥ Bea Miller tattooed on my forehead. I can’t promise my decision making process makes any sense, but I am sure I can come up with more if you enjoy this one.

I never wanna die – Bea Miller

“I couldn’t write a love song that captures you if I tried”

First of all, this song is sapphic. Bea said it’s about the earth but… nah. It is sapphic. “You look so fuckin’ pretty, and I know it’s not the wine”. Ma’am that’s gay. I love the 2000’s rock vibe this song has. I love the repeated use of the word fucking.

That feeling of being alive for the first time, of finding someone special in someone who you already know, the idea that no one could understand it… I’m going to go with Her name in the sky for this one. Two best friends coming to terms with the fact that they might be lesbians, and even into each other, but who come from a conservative town/school/home (‘Cause now I think I’m lookin’ at you likе it’s the very first time / You’re just so fuckin’ special).

This book does an amazing job of showing not only a realistic portrait of a relationship flourishing between two best friends, but also a complex and honest exploration of religion and homosexuality.

Hannah wants to spend her senior year of high school going to football games and Mardi Gras parties with her tight-knit group of friends.

The last thing she wants is to fall in love with a girl–especially when that girl is her best friend, Baker.

Hannah knows she should like Wally, the kind, earnest boy who asks her to prom. She should cheer on her friend Clay when he asks Baker to be his girlfriend. She should follow the rules of her conservative Louisiana community–the rules that have been ingrained in her since she was a child.

But Hannah longs to be with Baker, who cooks macaroni and cheese with Hannah late at night, who believes in the magic of books as much as Hannah does, and who challenges Hannah to be the best version of herself.

And Baker might want to be with Hannah, too–if both girls can embrace that world-shaking, yet wondrous, possibility.

Defenceless – Louis Tomlinson

“We’re sleepin’ on our problems like we’ll solve them in our dreams

We wake up early morning and they’re still under the sheets”

What I really like about this song is the vulnerability it portraits. The rawness in “I’m too tired to be tough, I just wanna be loved by you” …This song stuck with me from the first time I heard it live, without knowing the lyrics at all, and it’s still one of my favorites from Walls.

I was doubting between two books, and I feel like the rest of the lines fit the other one better, but because of the one I picked as a highlight, I am going with The Diviners and its sequels, mostly Lair of Dreams. Both Henry and Ling are dream walkers, and I feel like both are reaching for love and/or understanding (Not sure how to say this right / Got so much to lose).

Since I can say much more about their personal plots without spoiling you, I’ll say you have to read The diviners for 20’s teens with special abilities battling the supernatural, with a dash of terror and a pinch of detective work throw into the mix.

The longing of dreams draws the dead, and this city holds many dreams.

After a supernatural showdown with a serial killer, Evie O’Neill has outed herself as a Diviner. With her uncanny ability to read people’s secrets, she’s become a media darling, earning the title “America’s Sweetheart Seer.” Everyone’s in love with the city’s newest It Girl…everyone except the other Diviners.

Piano-playing Henry DuBois and Chinatown resident Ling Chan are two Diviners struggling to keep their powers a secret—for they can walk in dreams. And while Evie is living the high life, victims of a mysterious sleeping sickness are turning up across New York City.

As Henry searches for a lost love and Ling strives to succeed in a world that shuns her, a malevolent force infects their dreams. And at the edges of it all lurks a man in a stovepipe hat who has plans that extend farther than anyone can guess…As the sickness spreads, can the Diviners descend into the dreamworld to save the city?

In this heart-stopping sequel to The Diviners, Printz Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Libba Bray takes readers deeper into the mystical underbelly of New York City.

So, that’s it. Have you read the books? Did you enjoy them? Are you interested to read them now?

2 Comments

  • Lais @ The Bookish Skies

    i absolutely loved defenceless as well since the first time i heard walls. it’s one of my favorites, along with only the brave. i really want to read the diviners series, but i’m super intimidated by the fact it’s historical fantasy and i’d have to read it in english since it hasn’t been translated to my native language ): it seems like an amazing series, but i don’t know if i am in that level of english yet hahah

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