Something interesting that I’ve seen a little bit of lately are music playlists that accompany books.
Lauren DeStefano, the author of Wither, previously tweeted songs that she knew her characters would be listening to. Even Stephanie Meyer has been very open in mentioning her favorite bands in the beginning of her books, citing that they were her musical muses.
Still, I was slightly surprised to find that at the end of Spellbound, Cara Lynn Shultz had listed an iTunes playlist for the book. She included a link to the “Brendan and Emma” playlist on iTunes, which can be found on her website under the Spellbound tab at the top of the page. Or, you can just click here.
The songs and bands for the Emma/Brendan playlist are:
1. Runaway- Linkin Park
2. Sound of the City- The Bouncing Souls
3. Carousel- Blink-182
4. Hurricane- Something Corporate
5. Stand Inside Your Love- The Smashing Pumpkins
6. My Life Inside Your Heart- Rise Against
7. Six Feet Under the Stars- All Time Low
8. Miracle- Paramore
9. Just Like Heaven- The Cure
10. What is it to Burn- Finch
11. Church on Sunday by Green Day
12. The Adventure- Angels and Airwaves
I like a lot of these bands (like The Cure, Angels and Airwaves and Paramore), so I wanted to be sure to share this! I really love the idea of adding another layer of enjoyment to the reading experience.
At the end of Spellbound, Shultz even lists when in the book Emma and Brendan might have been listening to these songs. By listening to this music, readers can feel that much more connected to the characters and the book.
If I had to pick one book to make a plyalist for, I think I pick Starcrossed. There’s so many moody romantic moments that thinking of songs that would “go” with the characters or scene would be a crazy, fun challenge.
What do you think about book playlists? What book would you most want to make a playlist for?