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We found your next read, based on your favorite Taylor Swift song

If you're anything like us, books and Taylor Swift are kinda your jam. (And let's face it, who *isn't* in their Swiftie era right now?) So if you can't stop streaming Midnights and are always searching for some new titles for your TBR list, you've come to the right place. Whether you're feeling happy, free, confused or lonely in the best way, we've compiled a list of books based on Taylor Swift's iconic songs. Dear reader, are you ready for it?

"august" - The Summer I Turned Pretty

Are you Team Conrad or Team Jeremiah? I think we can all agree that this book is the epitome of "august." Taylor's teen love triangle trilogy tells the story of a high school romance from three unique POVs. Belly's love triangle with Conrad and Jeremiah is sooo James/Betty/Inez-coded. This summer coming-of-age romance book is the perfect beach read. (Psst: If you haven't streamed the TV show yet, you're in for a treat.) 

"Gold Rush" - Pride and Prejudice


No one captures "elegant period romance novel" quite like the lyrical mastermind herself. But let's talk about our OTP: "Gold Rush" was basically written for Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy. And after all this time, we're still swooning over their timeless love story. If you love a good enemies-to-lovers trope, this is the perfect read (and a great way to get into classics).

"no body, no crime" - A Good Girl's Guide to Murder 


If you're still obsessing over the Este Olive Garden mystery, you'll heart this thrilling page-turner. There's a new teen detective in town, and she won't rest until she's gotten to the bottom of a mystery that has long held her town captive. Five years ago, schoolgirl Andie Bell was murdered by Sal Singh—and everyone in town knows he did it. But Pippa isn't convinced. When she chooses the case for her senior year project, she starts to unearth the truth.

"mirrorball" - Little Women


This classic is one of those books you can reread over and over again. Generations of readers have fallen in love with the March sisters (bold Jo, kindhearted Beth, ambitious Amy and hopeless romantic Meg) as they navigate womanhood during the Civil War. (Did we mention that Amy is pretty much the ultimate "mirrorball" girlie?) And if you're looking for a new comfort movie, just watch Greta Gerwig's adaptation once you're done reading. 

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Check out these posts for all things books and Taylor Swift:
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🩷 Books to read if you can't wait for the next Percy Jackson episode

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by Fran Au | 1/24/2024