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Book Recommendation for Every Song on Taylor Swift's Midnights Album

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Taylor Swift recently released her tenth studio album, "Midnights.” Though certain songs immediately became controversial—it turns out people don't love the idea of "sexy babies"—Taylor shattered records with the release, selling 1.2 million albums in three days.Listen to all the songs on her new album, and then check out Fable's special feature on Instagram to celebrate the release:
Discover book recommendations for every track on Midnights:

What is “Midnights” about?

Swift is famous for her meticulous clues preceding an album release. Whether it's rearranging the letters of all her song titles for fans to decode or creating four different album covers that connect to become a clock, there is no shortage of hints and riddles when it comes to Swift’s Instagram post announcements.

“This is a collection of music written in the middle of the night, a journey through terrors and sweet dreams”

The corresponding album image shows Swift sitting down in a dimly lit room with her head bent into her hand. This solemn photo caused fans to speculate that "Midnights" would be one of Swift’s more emotional albums.Explore Taylor Swift’s TikTok here.

What's a good book to read with Anti-Hero?

Taylor's "Anti-Hero" track is a fan-favorite, and we recommend reading "Beautiful World, Where Are You" by Irish novelist Sally Rooney.The book follows a group of friends as they struggle with relationships, sex, and the world around them. They desire each other, they delude each other, they get together, they break apart. They have sex, they worry about sex, they worry about their friendships and the world they live in. Here's a lyric from Anti-Hero:

"I have this thing where I get older but just never wiser / Midnights become my afternoons / When my depression works the graveyard shift / All of the people I’ve ghosted stand there in the room / I should not be left to my own devices, they come with prices and vices, /I end up in crisis."

What are Taylor Swift’s favorite books?

Everything Taylor Swift writes seems to contain a story within its lyrics. It’s no wonder Swift is an avid reader with a range of recommendations. You can read many of her recommendations on Fable:
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier digital book - Fable


By Daphne du Maurier
Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney  digital book - Fable

Conversations with Friends

By Sally Rooney
The Beautiful and the Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald digital book - Fable

The Beautiful and the Damned

By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli digital book - Fable


By Jerry Spinelli
Furious Love by Sam Kashner digital book - Fable

Furious Love

By Sam Kashner
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald digital book - Fable

The Great Gatsby

By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens digital book - Fable

Where the Crawdads Sing

By Delia Owens
The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han digital book - Fable

The Summer I Turned Pretty

By Jenny Han
Wonderful Tonight  by Pattie Boyd digital book - Fable

Wonderful Tonight

By Pattie Boyd
Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert digital book - Fable

Eat Pray Love

By Elizabeth Gilbert
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee digital book - Fable

To Kill A Mockingbird

By Harper Lee
Normal People by Sally Rooney digital book - Fable

Normal People

By Sally Rooney

Book Recommendations for Every Song on Midnights

"Lavender Haze"

Love Radio
Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert


A Little Life
Sirens and Muses by Antonia Angress


Delilah Green Doesn-t Care
Beautiful World, Where are You by Sally Rooney

"Snow on the Beach"

Daisy Jones and the Six
Alone with You in the Ether by Olivie Blake

"You're on Your Own, Kid"

Anna and the French Kiss
The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Hann

"Midnight Rain"

One day
Written in the Stars by Alexandria Bellefleur


Beach Reads
It Happened One Summer by Tessa Bailey

"Vigilante Sh!t"

Ninth House
The Blood Trials by N.E Davenport


Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson

"Bigger Than the Whole Sky"

Twisted Love
The Summer of Broken Rules by K. L. Walther


Seven Days in June
Seven Days in June by Tia Williams


The Summer of Broken Rules
Twisted Love by Ana Huang

"Sweet Nothing"

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Seoulmates by Susan Lee


The Blood Trials
Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

"The Great War"

It Happened One Summer
Beach Read by Emily Henry

"Bigger Than the Whole Sky"

Written in the Stars
One Day by David Nicholls


Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

"High Infidelity"

Alone with you in the ether

Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid


Beautiful World Where Are You
Delilah Green Doesn’t Care by Ashley Herring Blake

Could’ve, Would’ve, Should’ve

Sirens and Muses
A Little Life by Hana Yanagihara

"Dear Reader"

Take a Hint, Dani Brown
Love Radio by Ebony LaDelle

When did Taylor Swift's new album come out?

Taylor Swift shocked the world at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards earlier this month with a surprise announcement of a new album coming soon. Despite having just rerecorded her 2012 album, Red, earlier this year, along with releasing sister albums Folklore and Evermore, Taylor is back with a new sound. Midnights, her tenth studio album, was released on Oct 22, 2022.  

What do we know about Taylor Swift’s new album?

Midnight has thirteen tracks (and OG fans will know the significance of her lucky number). Taylor began dropping hints and easter eggs about her new music in a TikTok she called “Midnight Mayhem With Me,” where she announced the title of one of her tracks. With a gold lottery cage behind her, Taylor drew the first ball from the cage to pick out number thirteen (coincidence?), and then proceeded to answer a red rotary dial phone and announced the thirteenth track is called “Masterminds.”

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