Music’s biggest night has arrived! Grammy season is an exciting time for music-lovers and the artists that create the songs we adore. They have dedicated the year to producing art that we can universally identify with. What better way to stay connected through their art than reading books that read like our favorite music? Keep reading for our recommendations of just three books that pair perfectly with the award-winning artists!
Song of the Year
This year’s Song of the Year went to Billie Eilish’s What Was I Made For! To pair with this tearjerker, we’ve picked Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed. This title contains moments full of tears and other moments simply full of what it means to be human. It is based on a real advice column called Dear Sugar by the author. Strayed delivers honest advice to readers from all walks of life. At times full of insight, empathy, and compassion, this book definitely connects to the raw emotion of What Was I Made For.
Record of the Year
This year’s Record of the Year is Flowers by Miley Cyrus! To pair with it, we’ve chosen Ithaca by Claire North. Ithaca is a feminist retelling of an ancient myth of a woman, Penelope, who marries Odysseus. After the war of Troy, the women were left to run the kingdom, and that reminds us of Cyrus’s rule over her own kingdom of life. Ithaca is a story of women who defy in a world run by men. This one is sure to have the same energy as Flowers!
Album of the Year
The winner for this year’s Album of the Year was Midnights by Taylor Swift! To pair with this album, we highly recommend The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid. After years of silence, Evelyn Hugo is a star actress who is finally telling the honest story of her life and partners. The main protagonist, Evelyn, navigates many loves, both orchestrated and also authentic. This book pairs especially well with Swift’s hit songs Lavender Haze, Mastermind, and Labyrinth. We just had to associate this book with Taylor, enjoy!
Congratulations to 2024’s Grammy winners! There were so many other categories full of talented artists, but we gathered just a few. They have created such stunning music that connects us all through their artistry and have received such accolades to prove it. Paired with these stunning books we have listed, your experience of the music will be even more enhanced. Happy reading and listening!
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