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Books To Read According To Your Favourite Taylor Swift Era

Manon Lamy May 19, 2023

Taylor Swift’s Era’s tour is currently well underway on the other side of the pond but what books does your favourite era relate too?

Unfortunately we can only live vicariously through American audiences as Taylor Swift has not announced a tour on our side of the world. For now, we can only listen to her music and wait for a tour announcement.

However, summer is nearly upon us and that means no school. It also means we have more time for reading by the pool or the beach, listening to everyone’s favourite artist Swift.

Here is what books you could read according to your favourite Taylor Swift Era.

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If you are a Fearless fan

Love Story – These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong

One of my favourite Romeo and Juliet retellings fits this song perfectly.

Hey Stephen – The Summer of Broken Rules by K.L Walther

Well there is literally a song that talks about the love interest is called Steven. Fits really well.

Breathe – A Cuban Girl’s Guide To Tea and Tomorrow by Laura Taylor Namey

Breathe is about coming to terms with loss and Lila Reyes’ story starts as everything in her life is falling apart. Not the same loss, but a loss, nonetheless.

The Way I Loved You – We’ll Always Have Summer by Jenny Han

In We’ll Always Have Summer, Belly has chosen Jeremiah but is this the best choice?

If you like Red

Red – City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

A song about the whirlwind of highs and lows and passion. The Shadowhunter novels are all about that.

Stay, Stay, Stay – Today Tonight Tomorrow by Rachel Lynn Solomon

Ohh I love an academic rivals to lover trope. Neil and Rowan hate each other until that fateful senior scavenger hunt.

Ronan – Five Feet Apart by Rachel Lippincott

Both Ronan and Five Feet Apart are stories about holding onto to blind hope in the face of a tragic realities.

I Bet You Think About Me – Of Princes and Promises by Sandhya Menon

Another great classic retelling of the Princess and the Frog that goes great with I Bet You Think About Me, as the protagonist of this story wants to make her ex-boyfriend jealous.

If you love Lover

Cruel Summer – The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Hand

If you’ve watched ‘The Summer of Broken Rules’ on Amazon then you understand. But also a song about summer deserved a book about summer.

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London Boy – Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

A book set in London with a bad boy deserved London Boy.

The Man – Cursed by Thomas Wheeler

In the Man, Taylor wonders if she would ‘get there quicker if she was a man’ so it made sense that we associate The Man with a retelling of the Arthurian legends if the Sword had chosen a Queen and not a King.

Daylight – Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

In Daylight, Taylor believes that she can defeat the darkness by finding herself and come out to a brighter world. If Elisabeth can find her true love, maybe the idea that all sorcerers are evil will no longer be true.

If Folklore is your vibe

August – We’ll Always Have Summer by Jenny Summer

Once Again Jenny Han’s Summer series comes in handy as we reminisce about summer.

Invisible String – Star Crossed by Minnie Darke

Star Crossed is a beautiful story spanning a year about fate, chance and how we navigate our choices.

Mirrorball – Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

The book follows the rise of the iconic Daisy Jones and the Six band in the 1970s and chronicles their infamous breakup. They are the stuff of legend.

Hoax – Winterwood by Shea Ernshaw

This track is about being devoted to a relationship even if it hurts us and Winterwood is just this.

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If Evermore is your favourite album

No Body, No Crime – Girl, Unframed by Deb Caletti

Revenge and murder. A ruthless feminist. Girl, Unframed is the perfect book for this song about what crimes of passion look like.

Willow – Percy Jackson and the Olympians

Willow is a song about soulmates finding each other and overcoming challenges to stay together. Kind of like Percy and Annabeth.

Coney Island – Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Malibu Rising tells the story of Mick Riva and of the Riva clan. But as soon as Mick Riva gets famous he leaves his family behind, forgetting all about them.

Cowboy like me – These Violent Delights by Micah Nemerever

Not the same These Violent Delights as Chloe Gong’s. This is a twisted love story, with crime and plot twists that you won’t see coming. Friendship becomes obsessive love.

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And if you are a Midnights fan

Lavender Haze – Book Lovers by Emily Henry

A strong women who knows what she wants, even in love. This song could also be the anthem for Nora and Charlie.

Maroon – Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren

This book was beautiful and what better way to pair it than with a beautiful song? A beautiful book with a friends to lovers trope.

Vigilante Shit – Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas

This song could be the anthem of Aelin, a badass who does a lot for revenge.

Labyrinth – Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

Before you read this, make sure you check trigger warnings. This book is about falling in love, people who don’t believe in love like this song.

Taylor’s songs really fit any situation in books or in real life. Hopefully you can now read with Taylor as your soundtrack.

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Manon is a freelance journalist for Freshered. She joined Freshered in February 2022 where she is still working today. As a freelance journalist she enjoys covering everything from international politics to Formula 1 and travelling. Manon is currently in her final year of Politics and International Relations at the University of Nottingham after returning from a year abroad in Vienna, Austria. She hopes to continue her studies in Journalism.