Playlist to your favorite books ♪♪♫

“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
day
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
through
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!

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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.

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I like the word ‘Detour’

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(Photo taken in BGC, Philippines—back to when I was out with my brother and cousins to hoard books from book sale 😀 )

Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

Goodreads

Amy Curry is not looking forward to her summer. Her mother decided to move across the country and now it’s Amy’s responsibility to get their car from California to Connecticut. The only problem is, since her father died in a car accident, she isn’t ready to get behind the wheel. Enter Roger. An old family friend, he also has to make the cross-country trip – and has plenty of baggage of his own. The road home may be unfamiliar – especially with their friendship venturing into uncharted territory – but together, Amy and Roger will figure out how to map their way.

My Review:

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

 “I had one great and fun long trip! I was very sad when it ended and really want to go on with the story for some more pages. It was indeed an epic detour with all the adventures and discoveries they had. I can’t tell them all, I just really enjoyed this one!
P.S.No good-byes. I take note on that.”

“Terrible things happened when you were least expecting them…But it seemed that wonderful things could happen too. You could be forced to take a trip, not knowing who you would meet. Not knowing that it would change your life.”

 

It’s Morgan’s first book and I consider this as one of my most enjoyed adventure books similar to ‘Paper Towns’ by John Green.
Ever since I’ve heard a lot about the author mostly because of her newly released ‘The Unexpected Everything’, I was very curious about her stories. Many “bookstagrammers” account said that her books are perfect for summer and I didn’t realize it not until I started reading them. Now, I’m saying that she definitely nailed my summer reads!
Oh how I really miss Amy and Roger! An unexpected love found along the road. Is it even possible that you have a childhood acquaintance, you meet him one day after so many years, everything changed, you got stuck with him in a road trip, and after that very long trip you fell in love to each other? I know the love story has a bit of exaggeration—well yeah because of that beyond impossibility to happen in reality (but hello? this is fiction!)— but I like it!!!

As her first written book, I already admire Morgan Matson on it. It doesn’t stopped me to buy all of her 4 books. Hope I could find my time to post another blog for her other books I can’t wait to share them.

P.S.

About the title..I just found the word ‘detour’ very interesting. When you look at the letters together and the word itself I feel like a French. Simple things make me happy just like that.