I have actually done this a few times on my blog, making bookmark-like images recommending books you may like if you like certain popular titles.
(Here, here, and here)
So I thought I'd take a different spin on it this time. I chose some musical albums and recommended books based on the themes and mood of the albums!
If you like listening to this, read this:
Beyonce - Lemonade / Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozie Adiche
about the experience of being a black woman in America, written by a black woman in America.
Taylor Swift - Fearless / Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
about high school, first loves, best friends, family, relationships, and being a teenage girl.
The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds / The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
set in California; very reflective; poetic; exploring love, life, grief, family, figuring things out, losing somebody, finding yourself.
Lorde - Pure Heroine / Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger
angsty; introspective; referencing literature; about the experience of being a teenager, being bored, doing nothing, feeling nothing, feeling everything, and growing up.
Nick Drake - Pink Moon / The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
just beautiful explorations of how it feels to be a person. so lovely.
The Beatles - Abbey Road / Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
whimsical; emotional; catchy; lots of imagery; surprisingly deep.
Beach House - Teen Dream / Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami
pensive; emotional; beautiful; thinking about yourself and what you want out of life and if it's enough.
David Bowie - Blackstar / This is Water by David Foster Wallace
beautiful reflection on life, death, how to live a good life and leave something behind when you go; written by a man who died tragically and too young.
Progress Update: I finished Rat Queens Volume 3: Demons. It was pretty good but now I want to read the next one which isn't out yet. I think I will read the Oprah book next.