Saturday, February 14, 2015

Soundtrack Saturday (19)

Happy Saturday, Hardcover Lover readers! Here's wishing everyone a happy and relaxed Saturday. If you've been following The Hardcover Lover for a while, you know just what happens on Saturdays on the blog. Yup! That's right - Soundtrack Saturday! But in case you're a new follower or just noticing this meme, here's what it's all about:

Soundtrack Saturday is a book meme created and hosted by me so I can share my love of music with my readers. There is a catch, though... The soundtracks are book soundtracks! As with all bookish memes, there are a few steps to follow to help you create your own Soundtrack Saturday post:
  • Choose a book that you've read
  • Create a mini (four songs) or full soundtrack (about ten to fifteen songs) for that book based on characters, plot details, and events
    • For more detailed instructions, visit the meme's homepage.
  • Please credit me somewhere in your post
    • It can be as simple as "Soundtrack Saturday was created by Erin at The Hardcover Lover."
  • Please comment on my post, so I can be sure to check out your Soundtrack Saturday post
  • Add your name to the link-up tool so other people can see your Soundtrack Saturday
I am a huge fan of music - listening to it and playing it - pretty much anything that involves music will keep me entertained. As a fan of music, I love when I find a book that is full references to musical artists and bands. Imagine my surprise when I started turning the pages of middle grade novel, Katie Friedman Gives Up Texting! I wasn't expecting the author to refer to Joan Jett, the Rolling Stones, or The Beatles, but it's awesome!

Now I've never done a Soundtrack Saturday for a middle grade novel before, but I had a lot of fun with this one. I explored some music from my past that I think Katie and her friends would like, but I also added a few songs by some of the artists mentioned in the book. I even went to Radio Disney to see what the tween crowd listens to! This soundtrack is full of some fictional songs that Greenwald penned for the novel, but I've added some songs that I think go well with the rest of the book.

  1. "Time of Our Lives" by Miley Cyrus 
  2. "Life is for the Living" by Plain Jane* 
  3. "Best Song Ever" by One Direction
  4. "Somebody to You" by The Vamps feat. Demi Lovato
  5. "Before the Storm" by the Jonas Brothers feat. Miley Cyrus
  6. "Houses" by Plain Jane
  7. "Complicated" by Avril Lavigne
  8. "Jumpin' Jack Flash" by The Rolling Stones
  9. "Who Says" by Selena Gomez & The Scene
  10. "Show Me Your Moves" by Plain Jane
  11. "Get Back" by Demi Lovato
  12. "I Love Rock and Roll" by Joan Jett
  13. "California Gurls" by Katy Perry
  14. "With a Little Help from My Friends" by The Beatles
  15. "How" by Katie Friedman feat Jane Plantero*

Welp! There it is - my very first middle grade book soundtrack! I hope you enjoyed some of my picks, and they brought out the little kid in you.

As always, feel free to create your own Soundtrack Saturday, and add your name to the link-up tool. I'd love to see the songs you think of when you're reading a book!


  1. Haha I love this meme and even though I have read your blog for a while I don't think I have ever commented on one! I adore the songs Best Song ever, California Gurls and also Who Says especially, so I look forward to listening to those again soon.

    Check out my book haul:

    1. Awe. Thank you, Olivia! "California Girls" is actually a song mentioned in the book, so I included it, but it's still totally fun.

  2. I haven't read this book yet, but I LOVE THE PLAYLIST YOU PUT! :D Half the songs you put there are the ones I love listening to :) This is a really cute meme! I might want to do this soon x Thanks for sharing ^_^

    Jillian @ Jillian's Books

    1. Thank you, Jillian! :)

      I can't wait to see what you come up with if you participate.


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