Saturday, March 21, 2015

Soundtrack Saturday (23)

Happy Saturday, everyone! I hope you've been enjoying your weekend, and that it's starting to warm up if you've been dealing with an eternal winter.
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! If you've never noticed the meme before or are just new to the blog, I'll explain things for you:

Soundtrack Saturday is a book meme created and hosted by me so I can share my love of music with my readers. But this is a book blog, so of course, books are involved! The soundtracks are actually book soundtracks! As I'm reading, or as soon as I finish, I compile a list of songs that go well with the book.

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 (ten-fifteen songs) for that book based on characters and plot details
    • For more detailed instructions, please 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."
  • Leave a comment on my blog post if you enjoy the feature
  • Add your name to the link-up tool 
This week's book for Soundtrack Saturday is Fairest by Marissa Meyer. I loved reading this one and as I was reading, I had to jot down a bunch of songs that came to mind!

"Young and Beautiful" by Lana Del Ray
"Love is a Battlefield" by Pat Benatar
"Mirror" by Ellie Goulding
"Everybody Wants to Rule the World" by Lorde
"Night Changes" by One Direction
"Burning Gold" by Christina Perri
"Wasting All These Tears" by Cassadee Pope
"Devil May Cry" by The Weeknd
"Seven Devils" by Florence + The Machine
"Somebody That I Used to Know" by Goyte
"Dust to Dust" by The Civil Wars
"Glory and Gore" by Lorde

So there's my Soundtrack Saturday. I wanted to catch some of Levana's hopeful moments and many of her evil moments. Let me know if you'd add any other songs to the playlist.

Be sure to link up if you created your own Soundtrack Saturday! I'd love to see what everyone's reading.


  1. Hey, this is the first time I heard about this meme! It's pretty cool :) Plus, YOU created it? Woah, nice! I haven't read this book yet, but it's definitely on my to-read list. After I finish Cress :)

    1. Yeah... it's kind of a quiet meme. lol

      I loved Cress! It's definitely my favorite in the series so far because there is just so much going on! I hope you enjoy Fairest when you read it, Lola!

  2. Young and Beautiful is such a perfect song for Fairest! I am re-listening to Cinder right now and am getting refreshed for Winter!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

    1. Right? I knew that I had to include it after I read the first "chapter." I don't really know if they were chapters or not. lol

      I need to re-read them all before Winter comes out, even though I only read them over the summer. :)

  3. I love this idea and I love your choice of songs! I'll have to try and do one next week :)

    1. Awe, thank you, Maia! I'd love to have you participate! :)

  4. So interesting to see what music people listen to while reading

    1. It is! I've always been obsessed with coming up with little playlists when I read. :)

  5. Glory and Gore is PERFECT for Fairest. Nice picks!

    1. I love that song! Well... I kind of just love Lorde in general. lol

      Thanks, Rachel!

  6. I love that you do this Erin! I haven't read Fairest (I'm REALLY behind on the series), but I do love your song choices! I'm a huge Civil Wars fan, and Dust to Dust is a favorite. Flo's Seven Devils is such a haunting song. I've always loved it. And of course Glory and Gore is awesome too. Great picks hun!

    1. OMG! You are? I love them, and I was so bummed when they broke up, even though I understand why they did. I could listen to them for days straight and never tire of it.

      Thanks! :)

  7. I love this meme, Erin! I think I may try to join in next time :) I don't always associate books with songs, but when I do, it's always so clear and it stays with me for the longest time. Like, I'll finish a book and months later, hear the song, and it immediately takes me back. So, I haven't read Fairest (or any other book in the series....I know, I know, this is bad). I love Lana del Ray and that song, "Young and Beautiful" is just haunting. I'm also a huge fan of Florence and the Machine, and I can't believe I don't know that song! You've got great taste in music, so I may just have to check out the rest of your playlist :)

    1. I'd love to you have you join us, Lauren! I've been obsessed with connecting books and music since I read The Perks of Being a Wallflower because there are just so many possibilities!

      Hey... I didn't read The Lunar Chronicles until over the summer, so don't worry about being behind. Everyone discovers and reads books in their own time.

      I love love love "Young and Beautiful." I think I downloaded it as soon as humanly possible after I heard it. I don't listen to a lot of Florence + the Machine, but I love some of their music. I've definitely got to sit down one day and listen to everything by them.


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