“Music is a piece of art that goes in the ears straight to the heart.”-Unknown
Reading is amazing but isn’t it more cool if it is accompanied with music? It adds more emotions to a story and makes it even more special to us whenever a song reminds us of a specific book title when we come to hear them out of the blue. I have read some books with song titles in it, some authors even create playlists on their books.
So the reason this topic draws my interest is because I have recently noticed myself creating my own playlists or putting songs as tracks to my current reads or books that I’ve read. There are times when books lead me to discover songs that I haven’t heard yet and become so fond of it. One perfect example is my built interest to The Beatles because of Morgan Matson’s writings. Also, this is definitely due to my current obsession on the song “Thank You” by Dido which happened to perfectly fit Gideon Cross and Eva Tramell’s story from the Crossfire series by Sylvia Day. If you are not familiar to them, let me share a little something about the book which I’ll be posting below.
Here are some parts of the song lyrics:
And even if I could it’d all be grey, but your picture on my wall
it reminds me that it’s not so bad
it’s not so bad
and even if I’m there, they’ll all imply that I might not last the
and then you call me and it’s not so bad
it’s not so bad and
Push the door, I’m home at last and I’m soaking through and
then you handed me a towel and all I see is you
and even if my house falls down now, I wouldn’t have a clue
because you’re near me and
I want to thank you for giving me the best day of my life
Oh just to be with you is having the best day of my life
As I have mentioned in my goodreads review, this song, for me, interprets much of their affections to each other. That no matter how bad their day went, as long as one of them sees their other half or hear their voices in the phone, all those bad things will immediately be good, and the darkness will be filled with light. Such a very sweet thing, right? I love this couple!
Taken from one of my posts in Instagram. #booksandmusic
And to share some of the songs I accompanied with the books I have read before, here’s a short list:
Rude by Magic – The Selection Series by Kiera Cass
Lucky One by Simple Plan – The Selection Series by Kiera Cass
Your Guardian Angel by Red Jumpsuit Apparatus – Crescendo from Hush Hush Saga by Becca Fitzpatrick
Sad Song by We The Kings – Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
A friend also mentioned some recommendations of songs which fit a book we’ve read. It is ‘You Found Me’, and ‘How to Save a Life’ by The Fray to Jennifer Niven’s All the Bright Places.
Do you do the same thing as I usually did? If so, what are those songs and book titles? It really gives me an amazing feeling. Remembering fictional characters with every lines of a song. That way, we never lose them in our hearts, in our minds, even if we sing or listen to musics.