You guys, I love the theme that the ladies over at The Broke and The Bookish have chosen for Top Ten Tuesday this week. I always love them, but this one totally speaks to my heart because I’m the girl (ok, mature-ish woman) who carries her iPod everywhere, creates playlists for everything and has to be told by my kids constantly to turn down her music.
So why was this such a hard list to make? I mean, hello, we try as often as possible to include Soundtracks to our reviews. But therein lies the problem: I’ve already listed so many (but not all) of these in reviews that they don’t feel original to me anymore. But you know what? The songs still totally rock me. That’s what music should do. It should take you back to a moment or a certain emotion and it should make it come alive again.
2. The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson– Across the Universe by The Beatles. As with most people, The Beatles are my favorite band ever. I love the lyrics to this song. You have definitely heard it before, but have you really listened to the words?
3. Lola and The Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins– Read My Mind by The Killers
I love this book so, so much. And I love that even though Cricket and Lola have known each other forever, there is that underlying sense of newness to them as they tiptoe toward a romantic relationship. There’s so much hope and uncertainty and such sweetness there. And there is a great set of lines in this song:
It’s funny how you just break down
Waitin’ on some sign
I pull up to the front of your driveway
With magic soakin’ my spine
I just love how perfectly it hits that vibe of Lola and Cricket. They are both waiting on something and throughout the whole story, the whole relationship, there is such charm and such magic in their connection.
4. Unearthly by Cynthia Hand– Run by Snow Patrol.
Oh my goodness, have you read this book? The words to this song fit it so perfectly.
5. Across the Universe by Beth Revis– Newborn by Muse
I loved this book like, in a crazypants way. Originally, I chose the theme from The Twilight Zone as its soundtrack (which totally still fits), but I think this song does too.
6. The Summer Books (The Summer I Turned Pretty,It’s Not Summer Without You, We’ll Always Have Summer) by Jenny Han- Smile Like You Mean it by The Killers
7. Blue Bloods by Melissa De la Cruz– Time is Running Out by Muse
I can’t take credit for this one. She put it in the book. How can I think of anything else? Plus, it fits perfectly.
8. The Truth bout Forever by Sarah Dessen– Someday by The Strokes
9. Hourglass by Myra McEntire– If I Had a Gun by Noel Gallagher’s High lying Birds.
Lordy, I love this song.
And that’s all I’ve got! I’m looking forward to hearing everyone else’s picks. I need some new music!