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9 Book Recommendations Based On Your Favorite Pop Songs

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There's a recipe for having the best vacation ever: perfect summer jam + perfect summer read = beach blanket bliss. This guide will help you match the song you'll be playing on repeat till Labor Day with the book you won't be able to put down.

  • If you’re listening to “R U Mine” by the Arctic Monkeys
    Read: If I Stay and Where She Went by Gayle Forman
    If you’re digging the sexy rock sound of the Arctic Monkeys, you should be reading all about Adam’s band, Shooting Star.
  • If you’re listening to "Story of My Life" by One Direction
    Read: Now and Forever by Susane Colasanti
    One Direction’s emotional ballad brings all the intense fangirls to the yard, just like Ethan’s band The Invincibles does.
  • If you’re listening to "Harlem" by New Politics
    Read: The Scott Pilgrim series by Bryan Lee O'Malley
    This enthusiastic song with a chaotic edge goes perfectly with the frenetic energy of The Sex Bob-ombs and the entire Scott Pilgrim series.
  • If you’re listening to "Let Her Go" by Passenger
    Read: Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway
    This break up lament has taken over radio waves this year just like the Do-Gooders’ titular song in Audrey, Wait! Hopefully the girl it’s based on is having a better time than Audrey did…
  • If you’re listening to "Sleeping with a Friend" by Neon Trees
    Read: This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen
    Neon Trees delivers fun pop rock songs with a slight quirk—Dexter’s band, Truth Squad/The G-Flats, is the perfect match with their “The Potato Song.”
  • If you’re listening to "I Love It (featuring Charli XCX)" by Icona Pop
    Read: The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour
    This summery lady anthem’s upbeat, destructive spirit is exactly the kind of thing that the Disenchantments (the “worst girl group in history”) would love.
  • If you’re listening to "Sing" by Ed Sheeran
    Read: Exile by Kevin Emerson
    Like Sheeran, Dangerheart’s Caleb is bringing his mysterious loner vibes and something new to the music scene.
  • If you’re listening to "Pompeii" by Bastille
    Read: Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
    Imagine finally finding the secret show of the enigmatic indie band Where’s Fluffy. Wouldn’t this be the perfect song to celebrate?
  • If you’re listening to "The Walker" by Fitz and the Tantrums
    Read The Princess Diaries series by Meg Cabot
    If you’re into the indie pop sound and retro influences of the Fitz and the Tantrums, you’ll love Michael Moscovitz’s high school band Skinner Box.