Top Ten Tuesday: Books We’d Give Songs To

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books We'd Give Songs To


I’ve always loved the idea of pairing songs to books, so I was really excited about this topic. I’ve had Halsey on repeat these days, and I think I could probably find a book to pair with every one of her songs. lol So she’ll be mentioned a few times, I hope you don’t mind.

Control / Halsey – This is Juliette’s theme song in Shatter Me (Shatter Me #1) by Tahereh Mafi



Dark Paradise / Lana Del Rey – This is Ethan’s theme song in Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles #1) by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl



Castle / Halsey – This is Mare’s theme song in Red Queen (Red Queen #1) by Victoria Aveyard



The Moon / The Swell Season – This is Anna’s theme song in Cry Wolf (Alpha & Omega #1) by Patricia Briggs



Young God / Halsey – This is the Darkling’s theme song for Alina in Shadow and Bone (The Grisha #1) by Leigh Bardugo



So what do you think? Let me know if you agree/disagree with my song choices for these, or if you had different songs in mind in the comments!





The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh | I Found by Amber Run

The perfect song for an unexpected love.

And I found love where it wasn’t supposed to be
Right in front of me


You by Caroline Kepnes | Animals by Maroon 5

Have you ever noticed how creepy this song is? Even the video is creepy, it completely fits this book.

Baby I’m preying on you tonight
Hunt you down eat you alive
Just like animals


Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas (Celaena) | Control by Halsey

I think this song really fits Calaena.

I’m bigger than my body
I’m colder than this home
I’m meaner than my demons
I’m bigger than these bones


Confess by Colleen Hoover | Halo by Beyonce

This song just screams Auburn and Owen. Such an awesome love story deserves a great song.

Hit me like a ray of sun
Burning through my darkest night
You’re the only one that I want
Think I’m addicted to your light
I swore I’d never fall again
But this don’t even feel like falling


Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo | Give Us A Little Love by Falluah

I don’t know, this song just seems perfect for a group of misfits just trying to get by.

Where do we belong, where did we go wrong
If there’s nothing here, why are we still here?



Lety @ Gone with the Words

20 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Books We’d Give Songs To”

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      Lety @ Gone with the Words

      I love some of these songs so much it was hard not to post all the lyrics hahaha I loved your take on this weeks topic. So awesome!! :D

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      Lety @ Gone with the Words

      It’s definitely tough to do, you have to really put it in your mind to it when listening to a song, to think through all the books you’ve read and find one that fits …. and sometimes I’ll hear a song and go OMG this reminds me of a book!! that’s rare though lol Loved your TTT post! You are just ahead of the curve this week hahaha

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      Lety @ Gone with the Words

      I could think of a few songs that fit that series… ugh such good books… and they tore me up!! lol

      Thanks for visiting!! :D


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      Lety @ Gone with the Words

      Thank you!! :D We had fun with this topic… loved all the songs on your list…. they’d all be total swoon-worthy novels!!

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    I just finished Red Queen and can totally see where you’re coming from with your song selection for Mare.

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      Lety @ Gone with the Words

      I think I had just finished reading that book when I listened to this song and thought it screamed of Red Queen!!! :D Glad you thought so too!

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      Lety @ Gone with the Words

      I love Halsey so much…. her lyrics are so intense and Lana has such melancholy lyrics… Glad you enjoyed our list!! :D

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      Lety @ Gone with the Words

      Thank you!! You should totally do it on the next freebie post lol It’s fun to think to make connections of books to songs…. but can be a challenge too! Loved your TTT list :D


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      Lety @ Gone with the Words

      YAY! So glad you think so!!!! I am super obsessed with Halsey… happy listening!!! :D

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    Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

    YAY! I love Halsey! I can’t believe I didn’t use one of hers! I was going to, but already had too many other choices! (I tried keeping it to 10 this week for once. LOL)

    Lana Del Rey is another favorite. I completely forgot her too! Ahh!

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