Guts Album as Books : Guts by Olivia Rodrigo Book Recommendation

Guts by Olivia Rodrigo Book Recommendation

Guts Album as Books – Sparkly rings, glittery eyes, red lips, girlhood, rage, friendships, loneliness, betrayal, heartbreak, regret, coming of age, early 2000s aesthetics pretty much sums up the newest album of Olivia Rodrigo’s guts. Which is also the only album I’ve been enjoying this past month and connecting the lyrics with books I love.

So here are some book recommendations based on Olivia Rodrigo’s guts. 

1. All american b—h – Heartless by Elsie Silver

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Heartless by Elsie Silver

Tropes : Small Town, Cowboy x Nanny, Age Gap, Badass fmc

No matter how much people judge a 25 year old Willa grant for her carefree and wild nature she doesn’t give a shit to anyone’s opinion as she is set to babysit Lucas for the summer in the small town of chestnut spring. Where she meets grumpy cowboy Cade Eaton who thinks she’s too young for everything but she’s built like a mother and a total machine and definitely for every little issue and she also forgives and forgets because she knows her age and acts like it.

2. bad idea right? – Forget Me Not by Julie Soto

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Forget Me Not by Julie Soto

Tropes: Second chance, Dual Timeline, Grumpy x Sunshine Florist x Wedding Planner, Midnight Rain x Sunshine

It’s definitely a bad idea to reconnect with your ex, especially when you broke his heart 2 years ago.  Ama Torres is an ambitious wedding planner and gets an opportunity that might change her career’s success but soon she realizes she has to work with her ex Elliot Bloom who’s a well known florist and the couples family friend. She decides it’s gonna be fine and they will work together and nothing could go wrong. Well… that’s a bad idea as you can guess what happens from there just like this song. 

Read my review here

3. Vampire – Die for you by Lauren Jackson

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Die for you by Lauren Jackson

Tropes: Supernatural Romance, Grumpy x Sunshine, Mystery, Multiple Pov, twilight x vampire diaries x vampire academy

I have so many recs for this book!! But this song is fully inspired by the Twilight series and I don’t think there’s any book that can replace this. But I recently came across this book and the fanart made me instantly think of this song.Not to mention it’s for the fans of  twilight x vampire diaries x vampire academy. And I’m excited to read this soon!! So check out my goodreads. I’ll post my review there. 

4. Lacy – God of Ruin by Rina Kent

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God of Ruin by Rina Kent

Tropes: psychopath sculptor x muse, Enemies to lovers, angst, badass fmc, childhood trauma, found family, college rivalry 

Everyone thinks psychopath sculptor Landon King only thinks about himself and doesn’t care about the world. Well that’s kind of true until goth Barbie Mia Sokolov stumbles upon his life and catches his attention. She thinks he never cares but he cares more like the ribbons in her hair. Learns sign language, makes her a garden, makes her favorite pasta, helps fight her demons.

God of ruin is the 4th book of the legacy of god series. (Read my review + reading guide, here).

If you want the full Rina Kent reading guide, read here)

5. ballad of a homeschooled girl – The Hardest Fall by Ella Maise

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The Hardest Fall by Ella Maise

Tropes: Shy FMC, Golden retriever MMC, Slow burn, college romance, sports romance, Roommates

Each time Zoe Clark step outside it’s social suicide because she’s very good at being shy, not to mention extremely well-versed in rambling nonsense and stumbled over all her words and make it weird until she she meets the star wide receiver of the football team, Dylan Reed. Their meet cute was as weird and awkward as Zoe thinks she is (which is actually true).But Dylan finds her fascinating because of quirkiness. 

6. making the bed – Mr. wrong number by Lynn Painter

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 Mr. wrong number by Lynn Painter

Tropes: Enemies to lovers, Secret identity, Banter, Forced Proximity, Brothers best friend

From her boyfriend cheating on her, losing job, burning down the apartment to being homeless, bad luck has always followed Olivia Marshall… which makes her realize every good thing has turned into something she dreads. While playing the victim well in her head she decides she needs to get her life together and work on it. As she makes progress she gets a steamy text from an unknown number and it turns into something more as their banter gets stronger but later she finds out who’s behind it.

7. Logical – Deception Trilogy by Rina Kent

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Deception Trilogy by Rina Kent

Tropes: Dark Romance, Mafia X Ballerina, secrets/plot twist, betrayal, forced marriage, multiple timeline 

When homeless, Winter Cavanaugh is forced to pretend to be the wife of Russian mafia Adrian Volkov with the threat of going to jail for murder and even worse losing her life. She agrees and as time passes sees the real Adrian despite his ruthless behavior and all the rumors that he had always denied and realizes he’s good at what he does and even comes for her like a savior. It’s a book trilogy as the story progress in the next two books she puts herself through hell discovers the ugly truths.

8. get him back – The Fall of Bradley Reed by Morgan Elizabeth

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The Fall of Bradley Reed by Morgan Elizabeth

Tropes: Fake Dating, FBI agent/bodyguard, Small town, found family

Olivia is on her coast to take revenge from her ex who left her at the altar and that’s why she wants to make him really jealous and wanna make him feel bad and Dante is an FBI agent who’s keeping a close eye on her and makes it his mission to keep her out of trouble as she plots her revenges. It makes her really sad but at least she’s getting her sweet revenge. 

9. love is embarrassing – The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han

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The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han

Tropes: Beach house, childhood friends, Love triangle

The second I heard this song it reminded me of the newest season of The summer I turned pretty. And I’m 1000% sure they would have added this on their soundtrack if it was available back then. 

“The summer I turned pretty it’s not summer without you” is the 2nd book and series in the summer I turned pretty trilogy by Jenny Han. As it begins right after the first one this part contains spoilers so skip if you don’t want any. 

Belly is heartbroken as everything is falling apart with Susannah’s health and Conrad. As Conrad asks for space she cries herself to sleep and stays there for a week and realizes love is embarrassing as described in the song. But still she’s glued to the phone waiting like a fool even though it doesn’t mean anything anymore.  

10. the grudge – If He Had Been with Me by Laura Nowlin

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If He Had Been with Me by Laura Nowlin

Tropes: Childhood friends, heartbreaking, grief, coming of age, family issues

Autumn and Finn had been childhood best friends. They grew up and pretty much did everything together since their moms were best friends and neighbors. But they fell apart in middle school and the changes made autumn constantly thinking of what if they were still the same, while dealing with her own battles of teenage struggles.

As the story progresses it explored more of autumn and finns life issues, family problems, mental health and tough decisions that left autumn the feeling of this song as she tries to be tough, but she wants scream how could anybody do the things he did so easily and no matter how many times she says she’s fine but she can’t let go. (Make sure to check trigger warnings before reading this book.)

11. pretty isn’t pretty – Punk 57 by Penelope Douglas

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Punk 57 by Penelope Douglas

Tropes: Pen Pals to enemies to lovers, angst, bully romance, good girl x bad boy, High School Setting

Misha and Ryen had been pen pals since fifth grade and decided to only communicate through letters and never meet. No social media, no phone numbers, no pictures, nothing.. So they had to imagine each other the way they say in the letters. Thinking the real Ryen Travarrow is a nerd, introverted, shy girl but everything comes crashing down when seven years later Misha discovers the real Ryen who’s exactly the opposite of her imagination. And later he realizes why it’s different and she lies and helps her find her true self. 

12. teenage dream – Without Merit by Colleen Hoover

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Without Merit by Colleen Hoover

Tropes : Mental health, coming of age, dysfunctional family

Seventeen year old Merit Voss is dealing with a similar situation every teenager faces even though they all say that it gets better, and it gets better the more you grow but in her case it’s different because she lives in a dysfunctional family in a repurposed church, newly baptized Dollar Voss. Despite having a twin sister, she keeps everything to herself and struggles with her depression and questions whether it gets better, but what if she doesn’t? Without merit explores the themes of this song and mental health but check trigger warnings before reading. 

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