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7 Books Taylor Swift Thinks You Should Read 📖

Updated: Jun 27, 2022

Written by: Abbie Alonzo

Knowing somebody’s favorite movie, song, or book can tell you a lot about how they think and what inspires them. In the case of Taylor Swift, books are a huge source of enjoyment and inspiration. Let’s take a dive into Taylor’s mind and get to know her seven favorite books! 📚

1. Furious Love

Taylor’s first literary pick is Furious Love by Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger. This is a biography that tells of the love shared between Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Meeting in the 1960’s, the two hit it off and set the scene for a chaotic love story for decades to come. The couple was married, divorced, and then married again, sharing a whirlwind of a relationship that speculators say could have been the inspiration for “Wildest Dreams.” 👀

2. The Hunger Games

Taylor also found a connection to The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, writing “Eyes Open” and “Safe and Sound” for the movie adaptation of this 2012 trilogy. Taylor explained how she wrote these songs from the point of view of the main character, Katniss Everdeen. “Safe and Sound” is meant to appeal more to the empathetic, caring side of Katniss that Taylor admires. Inspiration is drawn from the compassion she has for other characters like Primrose, Rue, and Peeta. Alternatively, “Eyes Open” is written as a means to defy and stand up against the Capitol. These two songs represent the duality of Katniss Everdeen, and Taylor LOVED writing from these points of view! She shared that the authenticity of the story really drew her in and made her want to write for the soundtrack! 🖤

3. Eat Pray Love

Another book you can find atop Taylor Swift’s bookshelf is Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. This captivating memoir shares one woman’s journey to find herself after hitting a low point in life. She journeys through Italy, India, and Indonesia in attempts to reconcile with and fully love herself again. Taylor shares that this self discovery book is one of her favorites! ✨