Hi everyone! My friend Janel had this cool idea where they chose book recommendations based on songs from their Spotify On Repeat playlist, so I thought I’d join in and do the same thing. So I’m going to pick 5 songs from my On Repeat playlist (Janel didn’t use repeats, and I’ll try to do the same where possible but honestly I usually get obsessed with an artist and listen to them and only them for months at a time). Shall we get started?
This song is a satire jam that I’m obsessed with right now. In fact I’m obsessed with the whole of the Solar Power album but there we go. It is difficult to choose a book that I enjoyed that fits with this one to be honest, but I think thematically the best one would be Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty, which I didn’t love but plays on the whole wellness vibe.
This song is just really comforting. It sounds like it’s going to be dis track but honestly it’s more about how everyone goes through ups and downs in life and it’s just a good reminder that some things don’t last forever. For this song I’m going to recommend The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue because Henry’s story is so comforting to me and made me feel less alone, just like the song.
I guess this song is about having someone who it feels safe to be with when maybe your own home isn’t anymore. I’m sorry I always recommend the same books but I’m going to go with Act Your Age, Eve Brown again because this book feels safe for me. I also feel like although Eve’s home is a safe place she needed to leave to discover more about herself and be outside the shadow of her sisters.
For this one I’m going to go with Honey Girl. This song reminds me of this sapphic book a lot? I don’t really know why to be honest, it’s just vibes. I think it’s because both characters want to be seen and loved, but commitment is a big step for Grace, the protagonist.
Here we go, my first repeat artist. I think for Solar Power I’m going to go with The One’s We’re Meant to Find, because this book has big climate change and different energy sources vibes. I mean Solar Power is a happy song really, but this book is not so, but for some reason I associate the two. So here you go!
There we go, here’s my first lot of On Repeat recommendations, hope you like them. What music are you listening to lately? Let me know in the comments. (And check out Orla Gartland’s album, Woman on the Internet. She released it independently and I love every song.)
Don’t forget to also check out Janel’s blog!