The challenge is to put your spotify, playlist for 2020 on shuffle, and then match the first 5 songs that come up with a book that you’ve read this year! If you know me, you probably know that I mostly listen to k-pop songs so this challenge is going to be extra fun! I will link the Spotify links for the songs too!
Song 1 – Checkmate by The Boyz
The story behind Checkmate is, we first heard and saw the stage for it in a show called Road to Kingdom. The performance is basically about the “chess game” that it takes to get the crown. So with this concept I think the most fitting book or more like book series for this is A Game of Thrones, or if I want to talk about the whole series A Song of Ice and Fire.
Song 2 – Hellevator by Stray Kids
When the song title Hellevator came up the first book that popped into my thought was The House of Hades by Rick Riordan. It’s not really a spoiler because it’s in the synopsis that Percy and Annabeth go to the Underworld. It’s been a while since I read this book but I feel like the song would suit it well as it talks about struggles and getting through the Underworld was a really hard task for Percy and Annabeth.
Song 3 – Break All The Rules by Cravity
I actually had a hard time finding a book or series for this one but then it just popped into my mind. If you think of the song’s title and know the story it’s acutally kinda punny, but the series I chose for this one is a manga series, Fullmetal Alchemist by Hiromu Arakawa.
Song 4 – Ridin’ by NCT DREAM
I struggled a little with this one too but eventually I landed on another manga series, which is actually quite an old one. It was written in the 90s, and I think that style actually goes well with the song! The manga series is Trigun by Yasuhiro Nightow. It’s a mix of a dystopian scifi story, and I just felt like the song would really go well with that sort of story!
Song 5 – God’s Menu by Stray Kids
I actually screamed when shuffle threw this song at me. This is my favourite song of the year, I listened to this the most! And I know the perfect book for this one, which is The Poppy War by R. F. Kuang. There is a line in God’s Menu that goes like this: “Anything on the menu will satisfy your all five senses” and I think that’s true to both the song and the book really. They both are very intense too and I do love them both very much!
This was the tag, I hope you enjoyed it! What books would you choose for these songs? What songs would you have on this list? If you want to do this tag, I tag you! If you are interested what other songs are on my 2020 playlist you can find it here.