Book Playlists

I generally have a soundtrack or playlist for all of my books that I will listen to over and over again as I work on a project. I need quiet when I’m doing the actual writing part, but I still wear my playlists out all other hours of the day.

It’s usually a combination of things that will draw a certain song to a book playlist. Whether it’s a sound, or a line of lyrics, or it reminds me of a certain scene or character.

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Serial Hottie

Each song on this list is a song that I imagined Seth would use if putting together a mix-tape for Ellie. It started with “Riot Girl” by Good Charlotte and just sort of grew from there. Hope you enjoy it.

 

Songs For Ellie1. Riot Girl Good Charlotte

2. Fireworks Plain White T’s
3. Hey Girl Dashboard Confessional
4. The Chemicals Between Us Bush
5. She’s A Knockout Social Distortion
6. That’s the Girl I’ve Been Telling You About Blessed Union of Souls
7. Melt the Sugar The Summer Obsession
8. Stickshifts and Safetybelts Cake
9. Meat Market Everybody Else
10. Animal Neon Trees
11. The Only Hope For Me Is You My Chemical Romance
12. Such Great Heights the Postal Service
13. 1,2,3,4 (I Love You) Plain White T’s

 

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The Avery Shaw Experiment (Science Squad #1)

 

 

 

1. Ring My Bell Anita Ward (this is officially Grayson and Avery’s song.)
2. Faded Soul Decision
3. What Makes You Beautiful One Direction
4. Kiss Prince
5. Get Lucky Daft Punk(ft. Pharrell Williams)
6. Too Close Next
7. Sexual Healing Marvin Gaye
8. Blurred Lines Robin Thicke (ft. Pharrell & T.I.)
9. Rock Your Body Justin Timberlake
10. Stereo Hearts Gym Class Hereos (ft. Adam Levine)
11. Weird Science Oingo Boingo (because you just have to have this one!)

LIBBY_e_coverThe Libby Garrett Intervention (Science Squad #2)

My Libby Garrett soundtrack was definitely all about the Character. Libby Garrett is a one-of-a-kind girl. Her personality is so big, that she tends to be a spotlight hog. It was no different when I put together my playlist for The Libby Garrett Intervention. This songs on this list don’t so much remind me of the book as they just feel like Libby. That said, check it out and give it a listen. I guarantee you will come to understand Libby just a little bit better. Here they are in my actual playlist order.

I Wanna Do Something Freaky To You …… Count Dee’s Hit Explosion
It’s a Beautiful Day ….. Michael Buble
Lets Get it On ….. Marvin Gaye
Burning Love ….. Elvis Presley
Take Me To Church ….. Hozier
Am I The Same Girl ….. Swing Out Sister & The Fall
Walking On Sunshine ….. Katerina & The Waves
These Boots Are Made For Walkin’ ….. Nancy Sinatra
Barracuda ….. Heart
Dancing Queen ….. ABBA
P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) ….. Michael Jackson
Wicked Game ….. Chris Issac
I’m Every Woman ….. Whitney Houston
I Will Survive ….. Gloria Gaynor
Respect … Aretha Franklin

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Cinder & Ella

The Cinder and Ella playlist is totally going to date me. Can we say 90’s alternative rock, anyone? Not every song on this list is from the 90’s, but a lot of them are. And now that you all know I’m a 90’s child and entering into my mid-thirties, maybe we should get to the music.  Here it is, my Cinder & Ella playlist…

Better Together….Jack Johnson
Umbrella….Train
Hey Leonardo….Blessed Union of Souls
Iris….Goo Goo Dolls
Farther Down….Matthew Sweet
Deep Inside of You….Third Eye Blind
Truly Madly Deeply….Savage Garden
Over My Head….Brian Littrell
Kiss Me Slowly….Parachute
Everything….Michael Buble
I’ll Be….Edwin McCain
Crazy For This Girl….Evan and Jaron
Parachute….Train

 

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These two books actually share one playlist because I wrote the books simultaneously. I think I was about 2/3 finished with Ungifted when I finished Chameleon. So this playlist is for both books. I even already have a playlist for Priestess, but I’ll wait to post that until that book is written because I’m sure I’ll add/change it before then.

1. Too Close  Alex Clare
2. E.T.  Katy Perry
3. Radioactive  Imagine Dragons
4. All The Things She Said  Tatu
5. 24 Jem
6. Grenade Bruno Mars
7. Here With Me Dido
8. Come Undone  Duran Duran
9. Burning in the Skies  Linkin Park
10. Say it Right  Nelly Furtado
11. Extreme Ways  Moby
12. Echo  Trapt

 

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Here’s my list for Scion. 🙂
Enjoy! (And give it a listen, because it’s awesome!)

 

 

1. Immortals  Fall Out Boy
2. Don’t You Worry Child  Swedish House Mafia
3. Higher Devotion  Jimmy Eat World
4. Love Runs Out  OneRepublic
5. Sail  AWOLNATION
6. Miss Jackson Panic!  At The Disco
7. Back Against The Wall  Cage The Elephant
8. Inferno  Sir Sly
9. Cracks (Flux Pavilion Remix)  Freestylers
10. Stop and Stare  OneRepublic
11. Demons  Imagine Dragon
12. Centuries  Fall Out Boy

 

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  1. Fortune Days … THe Glitch Mob
  2. Take a Chance On Me … ABBA
  3. Tears In Heaven … Eric Clapton
  4. Jolene … Dolly Parton
  5. Tompkins Square Park … Mumford & Sons
  6. Lego House … Ed Sheeran
  7. Hands All Over … Maroon 5
  8. How to Save a Life … The Fray
  9. Inconsolable … Backstreet Boys
  10. Cherry Pie … Warrant
  11. Under Pressure … Queen & Davie Bowie
  12. Lady Marmalade/Zidler’s Rap … Moulin Rouge! Soundtrack
  13. Spontaneous Me … Lindsey Stirling
  14. Superman … Five for Fighting
  15. You Belong With Me … Taylor Swift
  16. Clarity (feat. Foxes) … Zedd
  17. Marry Me … Train
  18. If We Were a Movie … Hannah Montana
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