The Chapter & Melodies Book Tag | OTP?!?!

Hey everyone!

I love music so when Lais tagged me to do this tag involving books and music, I knew I had to do it. Thank you so much to Lais @ The Bookish Skies for the tag and please make sure you are following Lais. I absolutely love her blog and talking to her, she’s the best!


RULES

(1) Link back to the creators’ posts – I have 12% of a plan & A Curly Sue’s Ramblings

(2) Thank the person who tagged you (thank you Lais @ The Bookish Skies)

(3) Answer the prompts and use the original graphics

(4) Tag 5 bloggers who would enjoy doing this tag (anyone who sees this)

(5) Have fun!


Valley of The Dolls by Jacqueline Susann

Whilst I hadn’t heard of this book until recently and I’m not sure I actually want to read it, I couldn’t resist including it here. The book and song have matching aesthetics.

The book is described as “These three women become best friends when they are young and struggling in New York City and then climb to the top of the entertainment industry only to find that there is no place left to go but down into the Valley of the Dolls.” It sounds like a dark look into the entertainment industry and I love that.

The song is by my number one artist, MARINA. I love Marina and the Electra Heart album was where I first “discovered” her. The song, Valley Of The Dolls, has a beautiful, haunting atmosphere and matches the book’s themes so well.

Last Night I Sang To The Monster by Benjamin Alire Saenz…
…with…

Both the book and song deal with themes of alcohol abuse looking towards healing. I think they match well even if focusing on different times in their journeys.

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid…
…with…

The song “go to hell.” is about loving someone even if others don’t approve and it captured the private rebellion of embracing your love. I think this matches Evelyn and Celia to an extent.

The Lost Queen Trilogy by Signe Pike…
…with…

This song is actually from an up-and-coming Lady Macbeth musical but the lyrics are about embracing Scottish ancestors’ history and the pride in that. Given that this trilogy focuses on a forgotten Scottish queen, I think they are well-matched.

Well, I conveniently did a post about books featuring music earlier this year *hint hint* but I shall go with a book I think is underrated.

🎼 25+ Books about Music | aka if you liked daisy jones and the six, you might like these books

The Beauty That Remains by Ashley Woodfolk

This book follows three characters each dealing with grief and finding comfort in music in some way, whether it be reviewing or making music. I really appreciated how we got to know these characters individually in a short space of time. You got a distinct feel of their emotions and struggles. It could be a heartwrenching read at times but ultimately about coming together to overcome hardships and what music means to them. It is definitely a book that should be more popular.

I don’t think I have a book OTP, but I loved Celia and Griffin from…

Ink in the Blood by Kim Smejkal

They had a very distinct feel. They flirted with the idea of being together but never committed, creating this atmosphere of hiding from each other but relishing/craving being together. It was a slow burn but they were vulnerable with emotions so their presence was demanding in the best way. It was beautiful, especially when paired with lyrical writing.

“….I don’t passionately want you.” // He didn’t shake his head or step back. Breathing hard, he waited for her to look at him. Then he delivered a one-word truth.”Liar.”

I needed an atmospheric song so enter Worship by LACES. It has a folksy vibe and the lyrics capture the feel of complete devotion which has overcome a lot. Plus, I couldn’t resist the religious themes of the song as this book also deals with religion.

Despite never reading the book, I am picking…

Everything I know About Love by Dolly Alderton

The TV show (which must differ from the book a fair bit as I believe the book is non-fiction) came out this year and I adored it. One of my favourite shows and the soundtrack stood out to me immediately. Not necessarily because I listened to the songs, but because they captured a melancholy vibe and it was so well-matched to the show. Plus, so much nostalgia. Many songs were from when I grew up as it is set in 2005 and I love having a window into my past in some way.

What is your favourite type of music? Can you match any of your favourite songs with your favourite books? What is your favourite soundtrack for a book-to-movie adaptation?

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10 thoughts on “The Chapter & Melodies Book Tag | OTP?!?!

  1. This is such a cool tag, I really enjoyed reading your answers! One of my favourite book-to-movie adaptation with a soundtrack I really like is The Martian (really, who is surprised by my love for this story lol)! I love the atmospheric space music and all the disco music that Mark is stuck with on Mars. The movie does such a good job of using music to add another layer to the story!

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    1. It was a really fun one too! It made me think, matching books and songs is hard 😅 thank youu 🥰
      Oohh The Martian, I remember watching it a couple years back and I was really impressed by how it entertained me when the sole focus is reliant on a single character, the soundtrack can have a big impact on that. It shows how powerful music can be, I love your answer 😍 and you know it is a good story when you don’t get bored of talking about it!

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  2. HOW ARE YOUR POSTS ALWAYS SO GOOD?? 😭 HONESTLY AM FOREVER IN LOVE WITH THEM. AND ALSO LOVE THEM. theyre perfect like that. ALSO OMG THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS BOOK SOUNDS SO SO GOOD BECAUSE ‘DARK LOOK INTO THE MUSIC INDUSTRY’?? yes please. I NEED. also EXCUSE ME WHILE I RUSH TO LISTEN TO GO TO HELL BECAUSE ANYTHING RELATED TO EVELYN HUGO I WILL DEVOUR. nnbgbfdb i had an entire tbr to get through next BUT LOOK. YOU MAKE THE BEAUTY THAT REMAINS SOUND TOO GOOD (NO SERIOUSLY. HOW DARE YOU????) AND I KIND OF MUUUUUST READ THAT NEXT. also ink and blood sounds phenomenal EXCUSE ME WHILE I READ THAT TOO (oops?) YOUR POSTS ARE ALWAYS TERRIBLE FOR MY TBR 😭

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    1. oh stop it!! 🥹 you are always too kind, THANK YOUUUUU😭❤️ honestly this post has been made better by your presence on it, it was rubbish before! thank youuuu (again)!
      The Valley of the Dolls does intrigue me as well but it is quite an old book now. It looks dark and deals with drug abuse, but it could be a good exploration especially as it focuses on women in the industry.
      Haha that is how powerful evelyn hugo is and I love it! I do love the song ‘go to hell’ and it might not be the perfect fit for the book, but it just made me think of her.
      oops another book for the TBR pile, it happens!!! but The Beauty That Remains is a really good book so I’m not sorry!!
      If I get anyone (YOU) to read Ink in the Blood, I will consider my mission as a book blogger complete! I am always happy to increase your TBR because you do the same for me! 😂❤️

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  3. What a fantastic tag, I love this so much! I completely agree with you about The Beauty That Remains, this book is beautiful -and heartbreaking-, it deserves so much more love!

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  4. What a fun tag Sophie! Like how are you able to discuss music & books together so PERFECTLY?! 😍🎧 I loved reading how you matched a song to the characters or elements of the story & I really want to read Beauty That Remains, it sounds like a great YA, also I’m all for reading more underrated books!

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    1. Thank youuuu ❤️ haha it was so much fun to combine music and books together! It took me a while to think of the answers though, you had to be quite specific linking moments of books to songs (or vice versa) but nice to do!
      I really hope you enjoy The Beauty That Remains, it does emotion really well in a short space of time!
      Thank you for reading and commenting 🥰

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  5. I LOVE YOUR ENTRY! THIS IS SUCH A FUN TAG! I love this so much! I really love the idea of reading and matching the songs to the theme of the book and the personality of the characters. I’m so happy to find a new trilogy to read, The Lost Queen Trilogy. I’m into anything that is royal right now.

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    1. Thank youu 🥰 it was such a lovely tag to do, I love talking about music!
      It is fun to match songs to books, but it can be quite challenging at times! 😂
      I’m glad I could introduce you to The Lost Queen trilogy, it is a different look into royalty but it was fascinating to learn about the real-life history! I hope you enjoy the books!

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