And this week's topic is (la la la la)....
Top Ten Books I'd Give A Theme Song To....
1. The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall: I frequently mention this cute middle grade novel about 4 sisters and their adventures throughout the summer. The theme song I would place with this novel is "Our Last Summer" by ABBA. This sweet, and adorable song describes an adventurous summer which is just like this book that I adore.
This is the Mamma Mia version of "Our Last Summer"
2. The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling: For some strange reason 42 by Coldplay reminds me of the Harry Potter Series (especially the calm part of the song). Every book has a certain vibe and this song gives me the same feeling that I got when I read Harry Potter.
3. The Help by Kathryn Stockett: The song I chose for this particular book is Ready To Run by the Dixie Chicks. This song has a strong Southern feel to it just like the Help. The to the song's story is similar to Skeeter's story (Skeeter is a main character.)
Sorry for the poor quality!
4. Paper Towns by John Green: Although the song I am choosing doesn't necessarily fit the vibe of this book, the lyrics relate to it. I chose Unwritten by Natasha Bedingfield for this book. A lyric in this song is: I am unwritten, can't read my mind, I'm undefinedI'm just beginning, the pen's in my hand, ending unplanned
Staring at the blank page before you
Open up the dirty window....
Credit to http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/natashabedingfield/unwritten.html for the lyrics.
This line practically defines one of the main characters, Margo Roth Spiegleman.
5. My Life Undecided by Jessica Brody: This books is about a girl who just wants to have fun, but her innocent choices end up leading to a bad outcome. Girls Just Want to Have Fun by Cindy Lauper is such a carefree and light song, so it is perfect for this outgoing, contemporary novel.
Warning- you may have to stop reading this post in order to take part in some serious dancing.
1. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins- We cannot not have french music to accompany Anna et le Bisou Français! I'm a big fan of french music. I find it simply magnifique and very elegant. Plus, a lot of French Albums have intermission songs! Isn't that like the coolest thing in the world!? (Ok, I may be a little bias considering I take French) I think that the artist, Couer de Pirate really fits the whole mood of Anna. Especially Berceuse which is "Lullaby" in English.
2. The Fault In Our Stars by John Green- This is a difficult one, because there are so many different moods in this book. I think this book is sort of a love story. Ok, yes, it is a love story, among many other things. And one of my favorite movies is also a love story among many other things. And that movie is Juno! The song I chose is "Anyone Else But You," from Juno! It's a very monotone song, and they aren't really good singers or anything, but I think that's sort of the point of the song.
3. Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins- I'm finding this really difficult- to pinpoint just one song for an entire book. For Lola and the Boy Next Door, focusing mainly on the Cricket-Lola romantic awesomeness, I chose (mainly the beginning of) Can't Help Falling In Love by Ingrid Michaelson because I think it's a cute song and the lyrics sort of match the book. ;)
4. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer- Well, this book is filled with so much emotion, it was difficult to find just one song. And, I thought that this song, Leave the Light On by Priscilla Ahn, sort of reminded me of Oskar's relationship with his mom. How he sort of thinks he doesn't need her, and is mean to her, but he actually needs her and loves her. Plus, I think that the lyrics really fit really well.
5. The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han- I think, even though this one has some sad themes, overall, it's a pretty warm, good feeling sort of book. I chose 1-2-3-4 by Feist because a) I think it's a pretty great (and warm) song b) I think it really represents being in love and being a teen, c) I think the chorus ties in nicely with the overall theme of the book.