Music Mondays – Songs For Your Summer Reads

Each book listed down below is paired with one song – or possibly two – that would best fit the book’s theme given its summary, and the books themselves have been hand-selected from those being released this summer – starting this month – and those that have already been released within the last few months of this year…

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Hello, Bookstr fanatics! If you have been following along with our site for a very long time, then the very title of this article just about strikes that chord, and you are not wrong to notice: we are bringing back Music Mondays to again give you all the right playlists – and yes, I did make a reference to All the Bright Places – to get you in the mood for our specifically-tailored book recs, and given it’s the very start of June, which just so happens to fall on a Monday, here we have a small variety of books that we can’t wait to get our hands on and start reading this summer!

Each of these books listed down below is paired with one song – or possibly two – that would best fit the book’s theme given its summary, and the books themselves have been hand-selected from those being released this summer – starting this month – and those that have already been released within the last few months of this year… So, take a gander, turn up the volume, and get into the jamming, bookish mood!

 

 

 

 

1. The Ballad Of Songbirds And Snakes, by Suzanne Collins – “The Fame,” by Lady Gaga

 

 

2. Barcelona Days, by Daniel Riley – “Pompeii,” by Bastille

 

 

3. The Comeback, by Ella Berman – “Paparazzi,” by Lady Gaga

 

 

4. Friends And Strangers, by J. Courtney Sullivan – “Close As Strangers,” by 5 Seconds Of Summer

 

 

 

 

 

5. The Invincible Summer Of Juniper Jones, by Daven McQueen – “Forever Unstoppable,” by Hot Chelle Rae

 

 

6. Midnight Sun, by Stephanie Meyer – “Diamonds,” by Rihanna

 

 

7. Party Of Two, by Jasmine Guillory – “I Know Places,” by Taylor Swift

 

 

8. The Party Upstairs, by Lee Conell – “Party In The U.S.A.,” by Miley Cyrus

 

 

 

 

 

9. The Pull Of The Stars, by Emma Donaghue – “Invincible,” by Kelly Clarkson

 

 

10. Rockaway, by Diane Cardwell – “Surfin’ U.S.A.,” by The Beach Boys and “On The Beach,” by Chris Rea

 

 

 

11. 28 Summers, by Elin Hilderbrand – “The Way We Were,” by Barbara Streisand

 

 

12. Utopia Avenue, by David Mitchell – “Come Together,” by The Beatles and “Ocean Avenue,” by Yellowcard

 

 

 

13. What I Like About You, by Marisa Kanter – “What I Like About You,” by The Romantics

 

 

That’s all for the first installment of our Music Mondays revival! Which books and songs of the summer do you believe pair well together? Once these books are in your hands for your reading pleasure, then you get to decide if my picks hit the mark hit the mark – exactly or just about…

Also, you can view our whole playlist of this list’s selected songs here for your binge-listening pleasure all summer long!

 

 

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