Music and Books

Do you ever hear a song and think of a book you’re reading or have read?  Monday through Thursday I have to drive to Oakland University and back for my Masters class, so I’ve been listening to the radio quite a bit.  I’ve heard a couple songs that make me think of one book inparticular, but I’ve also heard some songs that sound like they belong with a book (even if I can’t think of which one). 

For example, every time I hear “Savior” by Rise Against I think of Beautiful Creatures.  That song is just about perfect for Ethan and Lena.  Then today I heard “She Will Be Loved” by Maroon 5, and that song too made me think of Beautiful Creatures.  Why do I keep thinking of that novel?!  Maybe I need to make a book trailer for it… Hmmm… 

I heard Paramore’s song “The Only Exception” last night, and I don’t know which book that song fits with, but it definitely belongs with one.  I have XM radio in my car, and I was bored with the other stations, so I put on station 9 which is all 90s music.  “Name” by the Goo Goo Dolls (love them!!) came on; this song too belongs with a novel.  Maybe I’m just feeling incredibly sappy since Keith’s gone for a week 🙁 

Do any of you have songs that you connect with books?  Have any of you made any, or thought about trying to make, book trailers this summer?


  1. Joe pazz says:

    Killing Loneliness and Heartkiller by H.I.M, i could see being in Twilight.
    Paramore and Rise Against are basically awesome.

  2. Mrs. Andersen says:

    Yep, basically 🙂 I haven’t heard those songs by H.I.M; I’ll have to look them up.

  3. That happens to me all the time 😀

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