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10 Little Mix Songs As Books

10 Little Mix Songs As Books

Little Mix is one of the best girl groups of all time, and after 10 years, our girls are taking a well-deserved hiatus (😭). During their 10 years as one of the world’s most successful girl bands, Little Mix put out seven albums, and some of their songs feel like they belong in a movie. Or… a book? So, to celebrate 10 years of Little Mix, we’ve got some book recommendations based on our favorite Little Mix songs. Not gonna lie, it was kinda hard to limit each book to one song, but without further ado, here are 10 Little Mix songs as books.

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‘Sweet Melody’ As Daisy Jones & The Six By Taylor Jenkins Reid

“Anyway, he was in a band, wrote love songs about me
I wasn’t crazy ’bout the words, but the melodies were sweet
Went something like
Doo-doo, doo-doo-doo-doo
Doo-roo-doo-doo, doo-roo-doo-roo
Doo-doo, doo-doo-doo-doo
Doo-roo-doo-doo, doo-doo-doo-doo”

Image Source: Courtesy of Random House Publishing Group

‘Sweet Melody,’ aka one of Little Mix’s biggest bops, talks about someone who dated someone who was in a band, and even though the relationship didn’t work out, at least they got a song out of the relationship. We love this song, and we immediately thought of Daisy Jones & The Six when we were listening to this. Daisy Jones & The Six follows the rise and fall of a popular rock band in the ’70s. We loved this book so much! It’s fiction, but it gives an insight into what life might’ve been like for some legendary bands we all grew up knowing. We also loved the interview style writing and the way Taylor Jenkins Reid isn’t afraid to get super gritty and honest. If you want a quick, fun, realistic read, give Daisy Jones a go!

Content Warning: mentions of abortion, alcohol and drug abuse, eating disorders, self-harm, and depression.

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‘DNA’ As The Soulmate Equation By Christina Lauren

“I’m the X to his Y
It’s the color of his eyes
He can do no wrong
No, he don’t need to try
Made from the best
He passes all the tests
Got my heart beating fast
It’s cardiac arrest
He’s from a different strain
That science can’t explain
I guess that’s how he’s made
In his D-D-D-DNA”

Image Source: Courtesy of Simon & Schuester

‘DNA’ was one of Little Mix’s first singles, and it’s a song that will always hold a special place in our hearts. ‘DNA’ is a song about being made for the person you’re with, and honestly, we couldn’t think of a better book for this Little Mix song than The Soulmate Equation by Christina Lauren. This book is about a dating app that matches people based on their genetics- or, shall we say, their DNA. (Eh?? Eh??) The book follows the two main characters, who scored a rare 100% compatibility score, and chaos and hilarity ensue. We love any Christina Lauren book and this one did not disappoint! It’s funny, light-hearted, and romantic (*swoon*). We insist you read it. Right now. Please.

Content Warning: mentions of alcoholism & substance addiction

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‘Black Magic’ As Serpent & Dove By Shelby Mahurin

“Take a sip of my secret potion
I’ll make you fall in love
For a spell that can’t be broken
One drop should be enough
Boy, you belong to me
I got the recipe and it’s called Black Magic”

Image Source: Courtesy of HarperCollins Publisher

While this book isn’t about using magic to make your crush fall in love with you (although that would be useful), it is about forbidden magic, and the main character is a witch… who is forced into a marriage of convenience with a witch hunter. Yup, you heard that right. This book is so much fun and we get ‘Black Magic’ vibes from it. We highly recommend checking this one out for a kinda dark, but super fun fantasy read. You can thank us for this recommendation later.

Content Warning: mentions of violence and physical abuse\assault

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‘Woman’s World’ As The Hate U Give By Angie Thomas

“Just look at how far that we’ve got
And don’t think that we’ll ever stop
This ain’t the way it’s gonna be
No, this ain’t the way it’s got to be
Know that there will be a day
When everyone’s treated the same
It’s the only way it’s gotta be
It’s the one way it’s gotta be, yeah.”

Image Source: Courtesy of HarperCollins imprint Balzer + Bray

Honestly, if you haven’t read The Hate U Give yet, what are you doing? Besides being a really good read, this book is so informative and so powerful. We cry every time we hear ‘Woman’s World’ and we cry every time we read The Hate U Give. While they aren’t exactly the same, I think you can see why we put these together. Both are works of art that are so powerful and so important to talk about. Please listen to this Little Mix song, and please read Angie Thomas’s The Hate U Give ASAP.

Content warning: mentions of police shootings, death of a friend, flashbacks to childhood trauma, racism, racial profiling, and implied domestic violence

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‘Salute’ As Ash Princess By Laura Sebastian

“Representing all the women, salute, salute
It’s who we are
We don’t need no camouflage
It’s a female federal
And we’re taking off
If you’re with me, women, lemme hear you say.”

Image Source: Courtesy of Random House Children’s Books

When we were putting together this list, we kept thinking of this combination. ‘Salute’ by Little Mix as Ash Princess. The song is the female empowerment anthem, and Ash Princess follows a badass queen who puts together an army to take back control of her kingdom. The vibes of ‘Salute’ fit in perfectly with this book. If you’re into strong female main characters and a cool fantasy world, this book is for you. We loved how the main character, Theo, builds her own army from scratch and basically slays our whole lives tbh. Read this book. Do it.

Content Warning: mention of violence, PTSD, racism, and physical and emotional abuse

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‘Little Me’ As Second Chance Summer By Morgan Matson

“Wish I knew back then what I know now
Wish I could somehow go back in time
And maybe listen to my own advice”

Image Source: Courtesy of Simon & Schuster

Oh man, this book. It’s so good. ‘Little Me’ is a song about talking to your younger self and it’s kind of assuring yourself that things will get better. Second Chance Summer is a book about confronting mistakes you made in the past, it’s about self-growth and it’s about friendships and it’s all wrapped up in this fun, summery book. We stan any book that Morgan Matson writes, but this is one of our favorites and one that we always re-read. Little Mix really went for our throats with ‘Little Me.’ It’s a beautiful song that, for some reason makes us cry, and it pairs beautifully with this book.

Us reading Second Chance Summer while listening to ‘Little Me’ on repeat:

Image Source: Giphy

Content Warning: contains mentions of alcohol abuse and death

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‘Change Your Life’ As The Nightingale By Kristin Hannah

“Change, change your life, take it all
We’re gonna stick together, know we’ll get through it all
Change, change your life, take it all (yeah, take it all)
You’re gonna use it to become what you’ve always known”

Image Source: Courtesy of St. Martin’s Press

Okay, just one more emotional one. We’re taking it old-school Little Mix, with ‘Change Your Life.’ This song is an empowering anthem about sticking to who you are and what you believe in, and it’s a perfect song for The Nightingale. This book is a historical fiction that follows two sisters in Nazi-occupied France during World War II, and the choices they have to make to do what’s right. This book/song combo gives us literal chills, and even though it’s a little bit heavy to read, we recommend it to everyone. This book scored an easy five out of five stars.

Content Warning: mentions of violence, war, sexual violence towards women, violence toward children, and violent racism

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‘The Beginning’ As The Love Hypothesis By Ali Hazelwood

“A bit of me
A piece of you
With a sprinkle of attitude
A little dream”

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Image Source: Courtesy of Berkley Books

Okay, back to the lighthearted romance books! If you’ve been anywhere near booktok, you know all about The Love Hypothesis, and Little Mix wrote Olive and Adam’s theme song with ‘The Beginning.’ We loved this book, which is one of the rare books that manages to live up to the massive amount of hype the internet can generate. It’s never not fun to read a fake dating, enemies to lovers rom-com. The Love Hypothesis is Ali Hazelwood’s first book, but she has a couple of books coming out this year and we need to get our hands on them ASAP.

Content Warning: mentions of sexual harassment

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‘Weird People’ As Finlay Donovan Is Killing It By Elle Cosimand

“I see a slick city boy with his fellas hanging by the bar
(Oh, get off the bar)
He got the money and the Benz, but it don’t mean a thing at all
(Oh, nothing at all)
Now, mister, let me tell you this, you can get a little weird for free
(Oh, get it for free)
‘Cause it don’t matter who you are, you can be who you wanna be
(Oh, you wanna be)”

Image Source: Courtesy of St. Martin’s Publishing Group

We are ‘Weird People’ stans here at THP. Little Mix really said “be yourselves besties” and we love them for that. For this song we chose Finlay Donovan Is Killing It, which is a book where the main character is mistaken for a hitwoman and hired to go after a mob boss. …Yup. This book is hilarious and chaotic and we love all the characters (#TeamNick iykyk). We are also Vero stans in this house. We just get very intense ‘Weird People’ vibes when we read Finlay Donovan, and it’s a really good time. And it’s a series! We always need more Finlay, please, and thank you.

Content Warning: mention of sexual assault, gun violence, and domestic violence

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‘Gloves Up’ As Cinder By Marissa Meyer

“Start a riot, ruckus and rage
Ready to rumble, ain’t scared of the pain
Shots to my body, no tears on my face
Ain’t throwing the towel in or running away”

Image Source: Courtesy of Feiwel & Friends

The Lunar Chronicles is one of the most underrated YA fantasy series, so we’re here to tell you to read it. And while you’re reading it, you can listen to one of Little Mix’s most underrated bops, ‘Gloves Up’. ‘Gloves Up’ is about fighting for what you believe in, and not backing down, and Cinder is the first in this series about fighting an evil monarch (this is all we can say without spoiling it!). This series is a really cool retelling of fairy tales, the first being Cinderella, and the way Marissa Meyer tells the story is super interesting and fun. This is one of those series that gets re-read over and over because the world-building is so well done, the characters are iconic and the story is addicting. Add this to your tbr right now.

Content Warning: mentions of plague, death, and discrimination

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Us reading all these amazing books:

And there you have it! 10 Little Mix songs as 10 of our favorite books! We hope you added some new books to your Amazon wishlist! What did you think of our list? Let us know down in the comments below or by tweeting us @TheHoneyPOP!

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