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Friday, April 13, 2012

April A to Z Challenge Letter "M" = Music In Books #AtoZChallenge @AprilA2Z

Welcome to day thirteen of the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge.
Today's letter is "M" and my topic is = Music in Books.

These are two of my favorite things. Let's check out a few books that have some fresh tunes thrown in the mix.


Stick, by Andrew Smith
1. It came out of the Sky by Creedence Clearwater Revival
2. Rock On by David Essex
3. Mr. Soul by Buffalo Springfield

Gone, Gone, Gone

Gone, Gone, Gone, by Hannah Moskowitz
1. The Animals Were Gone by Damien Rice 
2. You Will. You? Will. You? Will. You? Will. by Bright Eyes 
3.  Sometime Around Midnight by The Airborne Toxic Event 
4.  Left Behind by Spring Awakening soundtrack 
5. Across the Universe by The Beatles 
6. To Be Alone With You by Sufjan Stevens 
7. Overkill by Colin Hay 
8. The Freshman by Jay Brannan 
9. Forget It by Breaking Benjamin 
10. Lifeline by Mat Kearney 
11.  Danny Callahan by Conor Oberst 
12. There is a Light That Never Goes Out by The Smiths 
13.  Blue Eyes by Cary Brothers 
14.  All You Need is Love by The Beatles 
15. Hundred by The Fray 
16.  All You Need to Do by The Feeling 
17. Washington, D.C. by The Magnetic Fields 
18. Your Arms Around Me by Jens Lekman 
19. Live Like We're Dying by Kris Allen 
20.  Make War by Bright Eyes 
21. When My Boy Walks Down The Street by The Magnetic Fields

Hold Still

Hold Still, by Nina LaCour
1. Close To Me by The Cure
2. Les Etoiles Secretes by Ida
3. I'm Not Going Anywhere Tonight by Owen
4. We Will Become Silhouettes by The Postal Service
5. More Adventurous by Rilo Kiley
6. Get Me Away from Here, I'm Dying by Belle and Sebastian
7. Bowl of Oranges by Bright Eyes
8. A Fond Farewell by Elliott Smith
9. Call It Off by Tegan Sara
10. I Feel It All by Feist 

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Thanks for taking the time to stop by. Have a great weekend!


  1. Very cool post - I'm going to have to check out Gone Gone Gone, sounds great. I write what I like to call 'lyrical' or 'musical' fiction - I am constantly recalling lyrics as they fit into my own life, so I think it makes sense to have lyrics and songs appear in fiction stories as well.
    Happy A to Z-ing!

  2. Lexi is the Besterest Girl in the WorldApril 14, 2012 at 9:11 AM

    Awesomeness!!! Love the fresh tunes and great books! You rock my socks right off of my feet! Keep up the A-Zing! You're doing amazing! Peace out home skillet!! :)

  3. Music and books. Combine it with shoes and sex wax and I am yours!

  4. I love reading books while listening to music!

  5. Great pick for M! I seldomly listen to music while I read, but I love books with musicians as protagonists and stuff like that. I also, most of the times, have a song in mind for every book I read. :D

    I'll have to take a look at the books (and the songs!) you've mentioned!

    1. Thanks! I can't have any noise when I read. I do love it when I come across books like these that have their own playlist. I find myself recalling the songs over and over again--sometimes even long after I've finished the book.

      I have several "book playlist's" on my iPod.

  6. I always have music playing for both reading and writing. Many of my characters are musicians, and the narrator of my current work in progress is a bard who often uses musical terminology to describe things. I'm a classically trained musician and I write fantasy with a hard rock soundtrack.

    1. I couldn't write or read with music playing. I just couldn't concentrate. I do love it when authors provide soundtracks for their books though!

  7. Hi! I found your blog from the A to Z challenge. I also love music in books, it can really solidify a setting (if historical) or get into the head of a character. I've heard such great things about Hannah Moskowitz's books, I'm looking forward to reading Gone Gone Gone.

    Great post!

  8. So cool. I've been known to make "soundtracks" for favorite books I've. Also, as a writer, I ALWAYS make a playlist as I'm writing a story. I find it helps with character development in my mind.
    Awesome post!