If there is one thing better than a new Taylor Swift album, it’s book recommendations based on said album. On July 7, Swift blessed us with ‘Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)’, and there’s no better feeling than correlating books to songs.
The lyrics of a song might not be an exact replica of the story but each of them fits as well as they can. Here are some book recommendations based on songs from ‘Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)’.
Mine (Taylor’s Version): Powerless by Elsie Silver
This friends-to-lovers story is told from a dual perspective switching between the past and present.
This song fits the book, because of these lines: “You made a rebel of a careless man’s careful daughter. You are the best thing that’s ever been mine.”
The Story of US (Taylor’s Version): It’s Not Summer Without You by Jenny Han
It’s Not Summer Without You is the second book in ‘The Summer I Turned Pretty’ series.
I know that Taylor practically paired the second season of the show (which follows this installment) with Back to December but tell me this song doesn’t fit Belly and Conrad perfectly.
This song fits the book, particularly because of these lines: “Miscommunications lead to fallout. So many things that I wish you knew. So many walls up, I can’t break through!”
Superman (Taylor’s Version): Kulti by Mariana Zapata
In my opinion, Superman is one of the most well-written pinning songs ever released.
These lyrics fit well with the book: “Something in his deep brown eyes has me singing. He’s not all bad like his reputation.”
Haunted (Taylor’s Version): Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone
This deeply emotional and thought-provoking work will leave you with a book-sized hole in your heart. This book is heavy on trigger warnings, so please do your research before picking it up.
Anyone who has lived with any kind of mental illness knows that you are constantly haunted by your own brain. While Taylor sings about a failed romantic relationship in the song, for me it fits perfectly while reading this book.
Lyrics that go well are: “It’s getting dark and it’s all too quiet. And I can’t trust anything now.”
Innocent (Taylor’s Version): The Do-Over by Lynn Painter
Lyrics that fit the book well are: “Minds change like the weather, I hope you remember. Today is never too late to be brand new.”
Sparks Fly (Taylor’s Version): Better Than The Movies by Lynn Painter
Another Lynn Painter book to obsess over and relate to Taylor Swift, this book and the couple in it pairs well with Swift’s lyrics.
Lyrics that tie together the song and the book are: “Drop everything now, meet me in the pouring rain, kiss me on the sidewalk, take away the pain.”
Back to December (Taylor’s Version): Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren
Lyrics that fit the book are: “Because the last time you saw me is still burned in the back of your mind. You gave me roses and I left them there to die.”
Long Live (Taylor’s Version): Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
The feeling this song brings matches the found family aspect of this book.
Lyrics that fit well are: “’Cause for a moment, a band of thieves. In ripped-up jeans got to rule the world.”