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Books I Wish Came With Soundtracks

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted over on The Broke and the Bookish.

This week’s theme is ‘books you wish had more/less of X’. My first thought was books that I wish had more music, for obvious reasons if you’ve been following this blog for a while. But just talking about music in the book wasn’t really what I wanted. Which reminded me that Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult had come with a CD to accompany the story. For that one, it was songs written specifically for the story, which was cool. But I think it would also be cool to have an album of songs that are suited to the mood, but maybe a little more familiar.

So yeah, this list is books I wish came with a playlist/album/CD/list of songs that fit the story, according to the author.


So you can kind of put together a soundtrack for this one, since she talks a lot about the songs she’s working on or playing, but it would have been fun to read along with a curated selection of her music too.


I’m imagining lots of ambient sorts of sounds, and some great fantasy based tracks. Lots of music that doesn’t totally resolve.


All the creepy sounds! This book was creepy enough to being with, so adding some sinister tracks and dissonance would make it terrifying.


You could do so much with the present and past in this book, as well as the story that Sage’s grandmother was telling. Plus, so many old war songs!


I just imagine the Cirque du Soleil soundtracks for this one, to be honest.


I have this idea in my head that fantasy stories would have the most epic soundtracks. Like Lord of the Rings or Final Fantasy stuff. And the deception theme in this series would be so fun to play with.


You could do so much with popular teen music and rebellion themes with this one.


Fairy tales and music? Yes please. All the android and technology stuff could be a fun addition as well.


9 thoughts on “Books I Wish Came With Soundtracks

  1. I so wished most books would come with a soundtrack… Scratch that, ALL books should come with one! It definitely helps set the mood of the story.
    The only problem would be if you kind of got carried away by the music instead of paying attention to the plot 😉

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