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‘To All the Boys’ author Jenny Han reveals Taylor Swift’s influence on her writing

  • Bestselling author Jenny Han revealed during a “CBS Mornings” interview on Monday that she would listen to Taylor Swift’s music while writing her novels.
  • Han, who is a co-showrunner for “The Summer I Turned Pretty” – a new Amazon Prime series based on her trilogy of the same name – shared that she helped pick songs for the show’s soundtrack, which includes tracks from artists such as Swift, Cardi B and Olivia Rodrigo.
  • According to Han, it was her biggest wish to have one of Swift’s songs used in the show.
  • "I've been a fan for years. As I was writing the books, I was listening to her music," the author shared. "I think that she understands young womanhood in a way and also love stories. That means a lot to me.”
  • “The Summer I Turned Pretty,” which premiered on June 17, tells the story of Isabel “Belly” Conklin, an Asian American teenager who spends every summer with her family in a beach house owned by her mother’s best friend and her sons, Conrad and Jeremiah.
  • Han revealed that the second season of “The Summer I Turned Pretty” is already in the works.

Jenny Han, bestselling author of the “To All the Boys” trilogy, recently revealed that Taylor Swift’s music has had an impact on her novels. 

The author mentioned Swift during a “CBS Mornings” interview on Monday, where she discussed her experience being a co-showrunner for “The Summer I Turned Pretty,” a new Amazon Prime series based on Han’s trilogy of the same name.