Books as Glee songs

So this week, Netflix Australia blessed us with adding every Glee episode and I am so here for this I can’t even.

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So as I was rewatching the first episode for the 100th time, I had the silly idea to match some of my favourite books to Glee songs! Because what else. And I think this sounds like the most fun.

So without further ado, here’s some of my favourite reads of the past few months matched to Glee songs…

The Fever King by Victoria Lee = Cough Syrup

Note: content warnings for this song – attempted suicide, homophobia

The Fever King brutally tore my heart apart, Cough Syrup brutally tore my heart apart. The Fever King filled me with utter pain and devastation, Cough Syrup filled me with utter pain and devastation. Hence, these two went perfectly together in my head! Both are dark and gritty and deal with really difficult subjects, and also fill me with all the emotions.

Deposing Nathan by Zack Smedley = Born This Way

This is another match I could see immediately! The Born This Way Glee performance was one of my defining moments as a queer teen thanks to Kurt’s ‘Likes Boys’ shirt, and to this day I still imagine performing this song with my own shirt. And Deposing Nathan is the book I wished I’d had as a teen. It has such amazing bisexual rep that this novel would have been another defining moment if I’d read it as a teen.

The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers = Don’t Stop Believing

Okay so this is the song is the first time the Glee club really gel together and it’s so special and Mr Schu can see hope for the future in this rag tag bunch of misfits – and I feel like that’s such a good description for the crew on the Wayfarer as well! They are all so different and yet they match and work together and have so much fun!

Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan = Me Against the Music

Okay so this song is all fierceness and empowering and sexy from Santana and Brittney and I feel like this is SO Wren and Lei and they are SO going to go all fire on the Demon King’s ass in Book 2 and show him that women are fierce and strong and won’t be pushed around.

Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston = Do You Wanna Touch?

Okay if this song is not 10000% Alex I do not know what is. He is one of the most iconic bisexual characters ever and he would rock this song to Henry so bad.

I will likely be back with some more one day, because I had so much fun making this list.


Paws out,
Rach + Draco

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