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Stephanie Perkins has been one of my favorite authors ever since I read Anna and the French Kiss. In honor of her latest book, Isla and the Happily Ever After, here’s a playlist to listen to while reading the book! Isla and the Happily After is a fun novel that tells the story of Isla and Josh.

About Isla and the Happily Ever After:

Love ignites in the City That Never Sleeps, but can it last?

From the glittering streets of Manhattan to the moonlit rooftops of Paris, falling in love is easy for hopeless dreamer Isla and introspective artist Josh. But as they begin their senior year in France, Isla and Josh are quickly forced to confront the heartbreaking reality that happily-ever-afters aren’t always forever.

Their romantic journey is skillfully intertwined with those of beloved couples Anna and Étienne and Lola and Cricket, whose paths are destined to collide in a sweeping finale certain to please fans old and new. (Goodreads)

Isla and the Happily Ever After

  • Trouble by Nevershoutnever

“I’m in trouble, I’m an addict, I’m addicted to this girl…” goes this song by Nevershoutnever. However, this song perfectly describes Isla’s obsession with Josh.


  • Stay Just a Little by Kina Grannis

Kina Grannis has always been one of my favorite singers due to the honesty of her songs. Isla and the Happily Ever After reminds me of the song because of Isla’s honesty.


  • I Know You Have a Girlfriend by Carly Rae Jepsen

The title of this song perfectly describes Isla’s feelings when Josh was still in a relationship with Rashmi.


  • Untouched by the Veronicas

If you listen to “Untouched,” you’ll definitely notice how spunky the singers are. Do you feel the attitude? Yes? Well, Isla, believe it or not, has the same attitude.


  • Come Back to Me by Vanessa Hudgens

Relationships are hard. Vanessa Hudgens knows that, and “Come Back to Me” perfectly captures those feelings of longing and regret. I think this song is perfect for when Isla and Josh aren’t talking to each other but want to.


  • Tell My Mama by Christina Grimmie

Although Isla didn’t tell her mama about Josh until much later, I think Christina Grimmie’s song still is valid because she also talks about falling in love.


  • The Fall Song by Bridgit Mendler

Bridgit Mendler captures what it’s like to fall in love with this cute song, but it’s not as cute as Isla and Josh’s love story! Still, Bridgit Mendler gets close though.