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5 Book Titles that make Great Song Titles

5 book titles that make great song titles
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Sash was really excited about this topic until she sat down to write. It did not go well; it turns out she can only combine music and movies, not music and books. So, I had fun all by myself with this list of 5 book titles that make great song titles!

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Wild Magic by Tamora Pierce

This book title makes me think of Jazz and hard rock as something wild and untameable.

So although I couldn’t find a song that I liked to share, I did include Black Magic Woman by Santana. Maybe it’s the fact that this novel takes place in a historical setting and is a fantasy. Seeing this book title makes me think of guitar riffs and a danceable beat.

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I haven’t read this book in forever but, I remember that nature played a key part, as did the magic of nature. For some reason, Classic Rock for me is synonymous with these ideas.

Sash has read Tamora Pierce’s books and swears The Song the Lioness series is one of her all-time favourite fantasy novels.

If He’s Wild by Hannah Howell

When looking at my bookshelf for this post, this was a book that caught my eye; I was convinced that a song already existed with this title, just with She’s instead of He’s. It turns out I was wrong. I was actually thinking about Leave Her Wild by Tyler Rich, which we decided to include for your listening pleasure.

If Hes Wild by Hannah Howell

If He’s Wild is a great historical romance novel with a dash of the paranormal or magical. Hannah Howell writes great families and books hopping characters. This book is the second in her Wherlocke-Vaughn series. The Wherlockes and Vaughn have enhanced abilities (psychic abilities and the like), and in Georgian England, that can be dangerous.

This book follows Alethea and Hartley as they try to find out who is trying to kill Hartley. I love this series because not only are the side characters fantastic, but the intrigue is fairly well developed. The addition of the gifts the Wherlockes and Vaughns also add a unique dimension.

Since You’ve Been Gone by Anouska Knight

Funnily enough, there is a song with this title. I will warn you, though, Kelly Clarkson’s rendition is much angrier than this Harlequin novel. Since You’ve Been Gone is pretty cute; I really enjoyed the hero’s father; he is quite the character.

It says something that I was three-quarters through before I even realized Harlequin published it. It is a light but not unwelcome take on the grieving young widow trope.

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The Last Boyfriend by Nora Roberts

Once again, this sounds like a country song or Taylor Swift. In fact, we think Taylor Swift should take a crack at this book; we’d be interested to see what lyrics she came up with.

There is something so wedding song about The Last Boyfriend as a song title. Doubly so when you consider that it’s a friends-to-lovers romance, the main characters of Avery and Owen have known each other forever, they were each other’s first crushes, and well, it’s a romance novel; you can guess how it ends.

The Next Always by Nora Roberts

There is something so country love song about this book title, which is why I think it’s a book that makes a great song title!


Another romance novel and, therefore, another romantic song. I personally love romantic country songs, and I think this one goes perfectly with this book.

If Die a Happy Man doesn’t fit Beckett and Clare’s relationship, I’m not sure what does. Beckett’s long-standing crush on Clare and his jumping in with both feet to their relationship really goes with this song.

What books would you make into songs if you could?

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    November 10, 2020 at 12:45

    I love how you linked LL FO THESE TO SONGS!

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      My Book Jar
      November 10, 2020 at 13:05

      I know! I was so excited when I found out I could do that and had so much fun choosing which songs.

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    Deanna @ A Novel Glimpse
    November 10, 2020 at 12:26

    I love seeing Since You’ve Been Gone. I haven’t read that book, but I have loved that song since it came out. Maybe I need to read the book, even if it’s not as angry. It sounds cute.

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      My Book Jar
      November 10, 2020 at 13:04

      It is a cute book, you’ll have to let us know what you think of it.

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    Susan (Bloggin' 'bout Books)
    November 10, 2020 at 10:26

    I’m with Sash – my brain can’t seem to compute when it comes to music and books. You did a great job, though! I think THE NEXT ALWAYS is my favorite.

    Happy TTT!


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      My Book Jar
      November 10, 2020 at 13:12

      Thanks. We both love Nora Roberts. I hope you thought the song matched.

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    Patrick Prescott
    November 10, 2020 at 07:29

    Wild Magic: heavy metal and let the drums and bass go crazy, or alternative or new age.

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    November 10, 2020 at 07:18

    Wild Magic and If He’s Wild should be on the same album. Maybe one of them could continue the story from the other one! 🙂

    My post.

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      My Book Jar
      November 10, 2020 at 13:13

      That would be the start of a great album!

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    Katie @Just Another Girl and Her Books
    November 10, 2020 at 01:12

    You’ve got a lot of country vibe book titles there, but I can see it. Hope you have a great week.

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      My Book Jar
      November 10, 2020 at 13:21

      Thanks!you have a great week as well.

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    November 10, 2020 at 01:05

    Omg! I love Country, and I’m so happy you included Thomas Rhett and and Brett Young. 😭 Love your choices, I agree they will make for good song titles.

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      My Book Jar
      November 10, 2020 at 13:20

      I love country too. Personally there is something about country love songs and romance novels that goes together for me.

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