As a fan of K-pop since the ’90s (Points if you listened to H.O.T and Fin.K.L.!) I have seen it change and evolve over the last couple of decades. Whether you want a female empowerment anthem, a song about heartbreak, or one that brings all the glitz and spectacle, you can find it in K-pop! So, there are many K-pop songs that could pair perfectly with some of your favorite Young Adult Sci-Fi or Fantasy books. Here are a few of my suggestions for pairing recent K-pop bops with books you should be adding to your shelves.
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I am a firm believer that Korean dramas are just YA books in visual format. There are so many overlapping themes and tropes: there are sometimes love triangles in both YA and K-dramas, plots where characters fake a relationship (that blooms into a real one), blackmail and sharing secrets, and, of course, all the angst! And though K-dramas do come at it from a slightly different cultural lens, it hits you in the same feels! So here is a list of some of my favorite K-dramas and the YA books they remind me of!
- Stubby the Rocket Happy Thanksgiving From Everyone at Tor.com! 21 hours ago
- Keith R.A. DeCandido Spock’s Legacy — Star Trek: Discovery‘s “Unification III” 22 hours ago
- Patricia A. McKillip Gingerbread Bricks, Cherry-Stealing Cats, and Other Culinary Disasters 2 days ago
- Ruthanna Emrys and Anne M. Pillsworth Foolishness and Wickedness Mixed Up: Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House (Part 5) 2 days ago
- Joe George 6 Perfect Episodes of MST3K to Help You Really Just Relax 2 days ago
- Alvaro Zinos-Amaro Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Reread — Rules of Accusation 2 days ago
- Andrew Liptak Netflix Settles Choose Your Own Adventure Lawsuit Over Black Mirror Film 2 days ago
- Reading The Wheel of Time: Darkfriends Clash in Robert Jordan’s The Fires of Heaven (Part 12) 31 mins ago on
- Star Trek: Voyager Rewatch: “Concerning Flight” 6 hours ago on
- “You had me at ‘unsanctioned mission'” — Star Trek: Discovery’s “Scavengers” 7 hours ago on
- You Should Be Watching Evil 7 hours ago on
- There’s No Better Time to Watch Bedknobs and Broomsticks 8 hours ago on
- The Expanse’s Sixth Season Will Be Its Last 9 hours ago on
- Spock’s Legacy — Star Trek: Discovery‘s “Unification III” 9 hours ago on