Hey, there everyone, and welcome to this week's Soundtrack Saturday post!
So anyone who might be new to my blog (or oblivious to this meme) might be thinking, "What on Earth is Soundtrack Saturday?" Soundtrack Saturday is a bookish meme that I created so I could share my love of books and music. Each Saturday, I choose a book and post a playlist full of songs based on the characters, the plot, and the themes in the book.
But that's not all. You can participate, too! I'm inviting all interested book bloggers to participate in this meme! Each week, I'll be posting a linky at the bottom of my post so that you can share your Soundtrack Saturday playlist for other bloggers and blog readers to find.
As with all bookish memes, there are a few easy steps to follow to help you create your own perfect Soundtrack Saturday post:
- Choose a book that you've read or are currently reading - any book is fine as long as you can create a playlist for it
- Create a full (10+songs) or a mini (four songs) playlist for the book of your choosing
- For more detailed instructions on the different types of soundtracks and how to make them, please visit the meme's homepage.
- Please credit me somewhere in your post. It can be as simple as "Soundtrack Saturday is a weekly meme that was created by Erin at The Hardcover Lover."
- Leave a comment on my blog post if you enjoy the feature
- Add your name to the link-up tool at the bottom of the post
Summer Days and Summer Nights
Edited by Stephanie Perkins
This week's Soundtrack Saturday is a bit different because it's based on an anthology of love stories called Summer Days and Summer Nights. Because there are so many different kinds of love stories in this book, the soundtrack might look a little eclectic, but I can assure you that all twelve of these songs were chosen with love to represent their respective stories.
Once again, Stephanie Perkins is back to edit and write a story for the book. The other authors included in the book are Leigh Bardugo, Francesca Lia Block, Libba Bray, Cassandra Clare, Brandy Colbert, Tim Federle, Lev Grossman, Nina LaCour, Veronica Roth, Jon Skovron, and Jennifer E. Smith.
1. "Sea Creatures" by SOAK
2. "Come As You Are" by Nirvana
3. "Now is the Start" by A Fine Frenzy
4. "Keep On Loving You" by REO Speedwagon
5. "Halo" by Beyoncé
6. "I'm Going Home" by Ten Years After
7. "I'm So Sorry" by Imagine Dragons
8. "Kiss Me" by Ed Sheeran
9. "Summertime Sadness" by Lana Del Ray
10. "Summer" by Calvin Harris
11. "Everything Has Changed" by Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran
12. "Better Together" by Jack Johnson
13. "Cruise" by Florida Georgia Line
14. "Summer Nights" from Grease
15. "Ocean Avenue" by Yellowcard
16. "Summertime" by Kenny Chesney
Okay... I'm not even kidding here, but a lot of thought went into this week's Soundtrack Saturday. I didn't want to choose a bunch of summery songs just because, so I really tried to pick one song for each story - one song that perfectly captured everything that story had to offer. And then because I love all those summer country songs that we get, I had to include a few in the bonus tracks. I really hope you enjoy this playlist, and if you've read Summer Days and Summer Nights, let me know what you think.
Bloggers, don't forget to link up at the bottom of the page if you're participating in Soundtrack Saturday this week.