Books as Songs: Midnights by Taylor Swift
  • Track List: 

    Lavender Haze

    “I’ve been under scrutiny / You handle it beautifully / All this is new to me / I feel the lavender haze creeping up on me”

    American Royals by Katharine McGee

    “I find it dizzying / They’re bringing up my history / But you weren’t even listening”

    The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reed


    “When the silence came / we were shaking, blind and hazy / how did we lose sight of us again? / Sobbing with your head in your hands / Ain’t that the way, this always ends?”

    These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong  

    “And I chose you / the one who I was dancing with / In New York”

    Take Me Home Tonight  by Morgan Matson


    “I have this thing where I get older but just never wiser / Midnights become my afternoons / When my depression works the graveyard shift “  

    Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

    Snow on the Beach

    “Are we falling like / Snow at the beach / Weir but it was beautiful / Flying in a dream / Stars by the pocketful / You wanting me”

    The Sun is Also a Star  by Nicola Yoon

    You’re on Your Own, Kid

    “I wait patiently, he’s gonna notice me / It’s okay we’re the best of friends”

    The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han

    Midnight Rain

    “He wanted it comfortable / I wanted that pain / He wanted a bride / I was making my own name”

    Little Women by Louisa May Alcott


    “But one thing after another / Lost in situations, circumstances / Miscommunications”

    When We Were Infinite by Kelly Loy Gilbert

    Vigilante Stuff

    “They say looks can kill, and I might try / I don’t dress for women / I don’t dress for men / Lately I’ve been dressing for revenge”

    Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas


    “Best believe I’m still bejeweled / When I walk in the room / I can still make the whole place shimmer”

    You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson


    “It only hurts this much right now / Was what I was thinking the whole time / Breathe in, breathe through / Breathe deep, Breathe out / I’ll be getting over you my whole life”

    Persuasion by Jane Austen


    "Ask me what I learned from all those years. / Ask me what I earned from all those tears / Ask me why so many fade but I'm still here."

    Scythe by Neal Schusterman

    Sweet Nothings

    “They said the end is coming. / Everyone's up to something. / I find myself running home to your sweet nothings."  

    Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch


    “What if I told you none of it was accidental? / And the first night that you saw me, nothing was gonna stop me"

    The Inheritance Games by Jennier Lynn Barnes

    The Great War

    “My hand was the one you reached for / all throughout the Great War”

    Divergent by Veronica Roth

    Bigger than the Whole Sky

    “You were bigger than the whole sky / You were more than just a short time / And I’ve got a lot to pine about / I’ve got a lot to live without”

    The Fault in our Stars by John Green


    “I’m so in love that I might stop breathing / Drew a map on your bedroom ceiling / No, I didn’t see the news / ‘Cause we were somewhere else”

    Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins 


    “We were supposed to be just friends / You don’t live in my part of town, but maybe I’ll see you out some weekend”

    Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles

    “I was supposed to sweat you out / In search of glorious happenings of happenstance on someone else’s playground / But it’s been 2,190 days of our love blackout / The system’s breaking down”

    This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen

    Would’ve, Could’ve, Should’ve

    “I would’ve stayed / On my knees/ and I damn sure never would’ve danced with the devil/ At nineteen, and the god’s honest truth is that the pain was heaven."

    The Invisible Life of Addie Larue by V.E. Schwab

    Dear Reader

    “But darling, darling, please / You wouldn’t have taken my word for it / If you knew who was talking / If you knew who I was walking / To a house, not a home, all alone / ‘Cause nobody’s there.”

    Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow

    “Dear reader / If it feels like a trap / You’re already in one”

    Looking for Alaska  by John Green