Saturday, April 25, 2015

Soundtrack Saturday (24)

Welcome back to Soundtrack Saturday, everyone. I know it's been a while since my last Soundtrack Saturday post, but I'm bringing it back! 
I hope you've been enjoying your weekend. The weather has been warming up here, despite a cold front earlier in the week. The trees are starting to bloom, and I'm starting to think about summer! 
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 a playlist based on Morgan Matson's Since You've Been Gone. I read and reviewed it not too long ago, and I gave it three stars. I've been thinking about it still, so I'm definitely thinking it is getting a rating revamp to four stars.

Anyway... Morgan includes so many playlists and songs in this novel, and I took a few songs from them because it's only fitting, and because Emily and I have pretty much the exact same taste in music. I've also included a few of my own to spice things up.

 "Crash My Party" by Luke Bryan
"That's Not My Name" by The Ting Tings
"A Sky Full of Stars" by Coldplay
"Any Way You Want It" by Journey
"Love is a Battlefield" by Pat Benatar
"The Moment I Knew" by Taylor Swift
"Little Toy Guns" by Carrie Underwood
"Maps" by Maroon 5
"Springsteen" by Eric Church
"Don't You Worry Child" by Swedish House Mafia
"Now is the Start" by A Fine Frenzy
"We Can Work it Out" by The Beatles
"I Will Wait" by Mumford & Sons
"Cruise" by Florida Georgia Line
"Yesterday" by The Beatles
"All Kinds of Kinds" by Miranda Lambert
 "It's Time" by Imagine Dragons
"Since You've Been Gone" by Kelly Clarkson

Now that Soundtrack Saturday is back, feel free to participate and make your own bookish playlists! If you do, be sure to add your name to the link up tool so I can check them out!


  1. Kayla @ The Thousand LivesApril 25, 2015 at 2:07 AM

    Ah this looks so fun! I'll definitely have to join in sometime :D I'm not that great with music, but I'm sure I can come up with some mini-soundtracks. (And I do love this book as well, because Frank Porter <3)

  2. Ah I'm so glad you're doing it again, I've been waiting to join! I've had one prepped for the last few weeks ready to go.

  3. Great songs on that list! I remembered being obsessed with 'That's not my Name' back in the day. I sang it everywhere hahaha

  4. I sang that one all the time too! It was just the weirdest but coolest song at the time. :)

  5. Yay! I'd love to see what you come up with, Kayla! And don't worry about not being good with music - I've used a few of the same songs for a few different books because they just work.

    Frank Porter was adorable! It would be wonderful to get a book from his perspective. :)

  6. The Candid Cover YA book bloggApril 25, 2015 at 4:34 PM

    I love your soundtrack! This meme is so much fun! Thank you for hosting :)

  7. This is a great meme and what fantastic choices for Since You've Been Gone! I really loved that book so I'm definitely going to check out some of these songs now. Thanks for sharing Erin :)

  8. I just want to say this is so creative and lovely!! I'd love to participate in this in the future and I love the playlist you created for this book. A Sky Full Of Stars! God I love that song! Great job, Erin :)

  9. Thank you, Alejandra! :)

    I'd love to have you participate whenever you can, and just know that I'm always here if you have any questions about the meme. Thanks again! :)


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