KPop Songs that Remind Me of Certain Books, part 2

Hello friends πŸ’œ

Work has been really hectic for me recently so I’ve not had much time to focus on blogging. But, I recently managed to have a little breather and decided to do a fun post as it’s been a while since my last one. Without further ado, here’s part two of my KPop Songs that Remind Me of Certain Books post πŸ™Œ

Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao

I am the light and the darkness
Lies or truth, I can be both
Whatever I choose, so it’ll be
Joy or sorrow
All this will be me

She knew her own worth.
She would seize her destiny with
all the strength and spirit within her,
and bend them all to her will:
every man kneeling and
every woman overshadowed.
β€” Forest of a Thousand Lanterns, Julie C. Dao

2017 by Penguin Putnam Inc

Young Adult, Fantasy

My Review
Book Depository

Eighteen-year-old Xifeng is beautiful. The stars say she is destined for greatness, that she is meant to be Empress of Feng Lu. But only if she embraces the darkness within her. Growing up as a peasant in a forgotten village on the edge of the map, Xifeng longs to fulfill the destiny promised to her by her cruel aunt, the witch Guma, who has read the cards and seen glimmers of Xifeng’s majestic future. But is the price of the throne too high?

Because in order to achieve greatness, she must spurn the young man who loves her and exploit the callous magic that runs through her veins–sorcery fueled by eating the hearts of the recently killed. For the god who has sent her on this journey will not be satisfied until his power is absolute.

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Timeless by Taeyeon
Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

We are so timeless
Deepest in my heart
Your voice that I’ll cherish
It won’t change, It’ll last forever
I’ll touch deeply into your heart
My voice to sing for you
It won’t change, It’ll last forever
β€” Timeless, Taeyeon

You have to have one person in your life that
you know would never do anything to steer you wrong.
They may disagree with you. They could even break your heart,
from time to time. But you have to have one person, at least,
who you know will always tell you the truth.
β€” Daisy Jones & The Six, Taylor Jenkins Reid

2019 by Ballantine Books

Historical Fiction, Romance, Adult

My Review
Book Depository

A gripping novel about the whirlwind rise of an iconic 1970s rock group and their beautiful lead singer, revealing the mystery behind their infamous break up.

Everyone knows Daisy Jones & The Six, but nobody knows the real reason why they split at the absolute height of their popularity…until now.

Daisy is a girl coming of age in L.A. in the late sixties, sneaking into clubs on the Sunset Strip, sleeping with rock stars, and dreaming of singing at the Whisky a Go-Go. The sex and drugs are thrilling, but it’s the rock and roll she loves most. By the time she’s twenty, her voice is getting noticed, and she has the kind of heedless beauty that makes people do crazy things.

Another band getting noticed is The Six, led by the brooding Billy Dunne. On the eve of their first tour, his girlfriend Camila finds out she’s pregnant, and with the pressure of impending fatherhood and fame, Billy goes a little wild on the road.

Daisy and Billy cross paths when a producer realizes the key to supercharged success is to put the two together. What happens next will become the stuff of legend.

The making of that legend is chronicled in this riveting and unforgettable novel, written as an oral history of one of the biggest bands of the seventies. Taylor Jenkins Reid is a talented writer who takes her work to a new level with Daisy Jones & The Six, brilliantly capturing a place and time in an utterly distinctive voice.

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Maniac by Stray Kids
She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan

This street I’m walking on is a minefield
Like a dormant volcano, never know when it’ll all explode
Never know when the calm winds will change
Everyone lives hiding themselves like a sealed tornado
β€” Maniac, Stray Kids

She saw someone who seemed neither male nor female,
but another substance entirely: something wholly and powerfully
of its own kind. The promise of difference, made real.
β€” She Who Became the Sun, Shelley Parker-Chan

2021 by Mantle

Historical Fiction, Fantasy, LGBTQ+

My Review
Book Depository

She’ll change the world to survive her fate…

In Mongol-occupied imperial China, a peasant girl refuses her fate of an early death. Stealing her dead brother’s identity to survive, she rises from monk to soldier, then to rebel commander. Zhu’s pursuing the destiny her brother somehow failed to attain: greatness. But all the while, she feels Heaven is watching.

Can anyone fool Heaven indefinitely, escaping what’s written in the stars? Or can Zhu claim her own future, burn all the rules and rise as high as she can dream?

She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan is a re-imagining of the rise to power of Zhu Yuanzhang. Zhu was the peasant rebel who expelled the Mongols, unified China under native rule, and became the founding Emperor of the Ming Dynasty.

Is there a song that reminds you of a certain book?

As always, thank you so much for reading πŸ’œ

Until next time~



3 thoughts on “KPop Songs that Remind Me of Certain Books, part 2

  1. Aaah this is such a fun idea! Loving the lyric connections! I actually do wrap-up playlists with songs for each book every month (πŸ™ˆ) but they’re almost ALL soundtracks. The OST to A Ghost Story IS the soundtrack to The Raven Boys, I don’t make the rules 😀

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