Have you ever listened to a Taylor Swift song and wondered what book would be its perfect literary match? If the answer is yes, this article is for you.
Having the right background music while reading is a unique feeling, so in this article we will explore some Taylor Swift songs and suggest the perfect book to accompany each track.
From pop songs to more melancholic ones, each of Taylor’s tracks holds a different emotion, and we’ve selected the books that best capture the spirit.
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Find the Perfect Book to Match Your Favorite Taylor Swift Track!
Whether you’re a romance fan or a lover of the classics, you’re sure to find an option that will satisfy both your literary and musical tastes.
Don’t miss the chance to discover new books and deepen your passion for Taylor Swift’s music with our guide to the perfect book for every song.
Mastermind | The inheritance games
Mastermind, one of Taylor Swift’s most recent songs, is easily associated with The Inheritance Games. Published in 2020, this book by Jennifer Lynn Barnes captured the imagination of readers with its intriguing plot and mysterious characters.
Taylor Swift’s song Mastermind shares many similarities with this story. Both works of art feature protagonists who jump through hoops to make their way through life. In both works, the thrill of the unknown is palpable, with the characters forced to dig deep to find the truth.
But it is the central themes that make them similar. ‘The Inheritance Games’ and ‘Mastermind’ are about the need to be in control. All of this is mixed together in a breathtaking romance born out of schemes and subterfuges.
Lucky one | The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
The writer herself is a Swiftie and even she says she agrees that her book is very similar to the song ‘The lucky one’.
This story very much reflects the life of the protagonist of ‘The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo’, in fact Evelyn’s life was anything but easy.
Although many would describe her as lucky and successful, in private the protagonist lived a very different life. No doubt, if Taylor Swift had not written the song, Evelyn Hugo would have.
Wildest dreams | The cruel prince
Honestly, I can no longer listen to Wildest Dream without thinking of Cardan and Jude.
Especially the first and second book.
“He’s so bad, but he does it so well”.
This song by Taylor swift fully captures what the protagonist feels whenever she lets go of her feelings for Cardan.
There is the same trepidation and excitement as when you know something is wrong but you decide to do it anyway.
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Exile | The cruel prince
I admit that I only added this one for this sentence ‘You were my crown now i’m in exile seeing you out’.
The whole song could be a great duet between the two protagonists of the trilogy, but this line is so spot on that it shocks me every time.
Of course those who have read the books will know what I’m talking about, and those who haven’t will have to read them to find out. Enjoy!
Dorothea | Daisy Jones and the six
‘Dorothea’ is the perfect song for this book if you see it from the perspective of the protagonist’s old friend, Simone. Despite the passing of time and their now different lives Daisy and Simone continue to be true friends who would do anything for each other.
Simone, just like the singer in Dorothea, holds her friend in high esteem and sees her as a truly successful woman. Despite the fact that on some occasions she has been more successful than her, Simone does not feel any feelings of jealousy; on the contrary, the love she feels for her friend only grows. Dorothea is the perfect anthem for the selfless friendships we all dream of having.
The one | Normal people
The song “The one” by Taylor Swift is sadly very similar to the book “Normal people.”
The ending is a bit of an interpredation and I am not going to spoil it for you. But it very much reflects the feelings of the two main characters.
In the story there is always the big question in the background, the protagonists are happy together but they often ask each other “Are you the one?”. The song in this case is perfect for the future. In the unfortunate case they break up and Connell and Marianne go their separate ways.
Exile | Little women
There are many Taylor Swift songs that remind me of the books of “Little Women.” In this article, I told you about another one.
Of these “Exile” is excellent from the point of view of Jo and Laurie. This is not about the end of a love affair but almost. The end of a great friendship because of an equally great love. Laurie sees Jo moving on with her life while he remains outside of it, in exile. And his anger and resentment are the same as in the male voice of the song ‘Exile’. The pain of love turning into anger and jealousy is an entirely fitting theme here.