Book Recommendations for Your Favorite Taylor Swift Songs

To celebrate the release of Taylor Swift’s new album folklore, we decided to pair some of our (and your) favorite songs of hers with amazing reads! Some of the books fit lyrically, and some just feel like they have the same vibe. Got a suggestion for our next book recommendation spree? Let us know!

  1. “Mad Woman” + Priory Of The Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon — Women rule (literally) in this book, and they’ve all got something to be angry about.
  2. “Ours” + Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston — Henry and Alex’s relationship faces harsh criticism, but their time together is magical.
  3. “Out Of The Woods” + Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas — Calaena is saved from serving a sentence, only to be forced to compete in a fight-to-the-death competition. Not to mention her romantic entanglements—out of the frying pan, and into the fire.
  4. “Hey Stephen” + Heartstopper by Alice Osman — No one looks at Charlie quite like Nick does, and this graphic novel will bring back your high school nostalgia.
  5. “All Too Well” + Darius The Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram — When Darius travels to Iran and meets Sohrab, he finally starts to feel at home. But can it last?
  6. “Call It What You Want To” + Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender — Felix finally thinks he’s figuring things out when he is attacked anonymously.
  7. “Cruel Summer” + Party of Two by Jasmine Guillory — Olivia doesn’t think she wants a serious relationship, but it’s hard to say no when you’re swept off your feet.
  8. “Back To December” + Whiskey and Ribbons by Leesa Cross-Smith — A tragic romance that largely takes part in a snowstorm.
  9. “Death By A Thousand Cuts” + Here For It by R. Eric Thomas — Though it’s filled with laughs, there’s also a lot of emotion about being a Black, gay man in this book.
  10. “I Did Something Bad” + Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn — Honestly, Amy Dunne is such a compelling bad guy. Looking for a narcissist? Look no further.
  11. “The Man” + Girl Waits With Gun by Amy Stewart — The heroine in this series doesn’t take any flack from men, even though she lives in a time period when women aren’t well respected.
  12. “Delicate” + Summer of Salt by Katrina Leno — This whole book is full of delicate magic and infused with the feeling of falling in love for the first time.
  13. “Daylight” + Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert — Chloe is mired in darkness with her chronic illness until she decides to take back her life and meets her handsome neighbor.
  14. “King of My Heart” + American Dreamer by Adriana Herrera — You think you’re OK by yourself until a king comes along and shows you what you’ve been waiting for.
  15. “Sparks Fly” + You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson — This is a sparkly, delightful book that’s full of feelings and that nostalgia of falling in love in high school.
  16. “End Game” + The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller — Achilles with the big reputation, and his love with Patroclus is truly “end game.”
  17. “London Boy” + The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary — Such a cute British romance with the most charming, delightful boy.
  18. “Dress” + The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid — First of all, the dress on the cover is iconic. Second, this book and this song are very sexy.
  19. “Get Better” + Goodbye, Vitamin by Rachel Khong — Watching a parent suffer is unimaginable, and this song and this book tug on the heartstrings.
  20. “I Forgot That You Existed” + Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera — Juliet is getting a fresh start, much like Taylor with this song and album.
  21. “Story of Us” + Any of the Winston Brothers books by Penny Reid — Taylor’s early country vibes are a great match for this series, and the love stories are top notch.
  22. “Don’t Blame Me” + My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite — Some people do not want to clean up the messes they’ve made, and can see no fault in their mistakes.
  23. “Red” + The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren — Such a fun, well-done love-to-hate romance with fiery characters.
  24. “Clean” + Tin Man by Sarah Winman — A poignant love triangle with characters trying to deny themselves what they want and mourning losses.
  25. “The Archer” + Real Life by Brandon Taylor — A beautifully written book filled with questions that don’t have easy answers.
  26. “Bad Blood” + Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey — A twin is forced to reunite with her sister after they haven’t spoken in years in a very dangerous situation.
  27. “I’m Only Me When I’m With You” + Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy — A small-town girl learning to find herself and falling head over heels at the same time.
  28. “Ms. Americana and the Heartbreak Prince” + Running by Natalia Sylvester — The promise of America is so much sweeter than the delivery in the book and in the song.
  29. “Superstar” + Evie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes — Evie finds herself falling for a former baseball star, but she doesn’t know if it can last, or if she wants to.
  30. “I Knew You Were Trouble” + The Extraordinaries by T.J. Klune — Teenage love is complicated and troublesome in this song and this book, plus both are a little extra.