July 7th marked the release of Taylor Swift’s Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) album including 6 brand new songs from the Vault – Taylor’s collection of unreleased songs!
Below is a list of book recommendations for each of Taylor’s Vault track songs from Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) that are sure to have you “Enchanted”!
“I’ve been left in the rain lost and pining I’m tryin’ hard not to look like I’m trying ‘Cause every time I tried hard for love, it fell apart”
Sports enthusiasts and readers alike won’t be able to put down Taylor Jenkins Reid’s tennis-inspired novel. This comeback story details the highs and lows of being a professional athlete while detailing the components of relationships with family, friends, and rivals. The complexities of Carrie are revealed in this book as she returns to the tennis courts to defend her title. Carrie must also decide whether to trust love when it reveals itself or continue to keep her guard up. You won’t be able to deny the electricity between Carrie and Bowe in this story of perseverance, personal growth, and family bonds.
“Cause she’s the kind of book that you can’t put down Like if Cleopatra grew up in a small town”
Jane Austen’s timeless classic continues to be many readers’ favorite book nearly 200 years after being written. Much like Carrie Soto, Emma is a complex character who tends to make questionable decisions but one you cannot help but root for. Emma begins with the titular character’s attempts at matchmaking. However, Emma questions everything after she finds herself falling in love. Colorful characters and the beautiful English countryside abound in this Austen novel of love and friendship.
“And we kept everything professional But something’s changed, it’s somethin’ I, I like”
Beach Read became a huge favorite on BookTok…and for a good reason! Emily Henry’s novel delicately and respectfully details the intricacies of grief, loss, and love. Main characters January and Gus are continually drawn to each other. Despite their best efforts to remain professional, the two authors can’t help but fall for each other as they agree to a friendly book writing competition.
“Once, I had an empire in a golden age I was held up so high, I used to be great They used to cheer when they saw my face Now, I fear I have fallen from grace”
Superhuman Powers. Political Intrigue. Dystopian Society. These are just a few phrases to describe the world of the Red Queen series. The series leads you on a journey of rebellion, morally gray characters, and plot twists. Characters go from beloved to reviled as they see their fortunes change at the drop of a hat over the course of this saga.
“Foolish one Stop checkin’ your mailbox for confessions of love That ain’t never gonna come”
The popular Amazon Prime series, Daisy Jones and the Six, is based on another novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid. The interesting format of this book, told through a compilation of interviews, will intrigue you as much as the stories told throughout the novel. The impossible relationship between musicians Daisy and Billy doesn’t stop either from continuing to pine for one another throughout the course of band practices, songwriting sessions, and concert performances during the late 1970s.
“Cause I believe that we were supposed to find this So, even in a different life, you still would’ve been mine We would’ve been timeless”
This iconic vampire series defined a generation and was introduced to new readers with the release of Midnight Sun in 2020. The love between vampire Edward and human Bella is timeless and devastatingly romantic as they attempt to fight the odds and be together. If you are in the mood to read a fantasy romance series this summer, Twilight is an excellent choice!
What do you think of the above book recommendations and their song counterparts? What are your favorite Taylor Swift song and book combinations?