Saturday, March 12, 2016

Soundtrack Saturday (43)

I love books. I love music. I love it when the two are paired up, so I thought I'd create a feature to highlight both of my loves.

Soundtrack Saturday is a meme created and hosted by me, right here on The Hardcover Lover! So what is Soundtrack Saturday? It's a feature about bookish playlists! Each Saturday, I choose a book and post a playlist based on it! 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


I read Julie Murphy's Dumplin'  last summer, and it immediately resonated with me. I loved the feel-good vibes that it gave me, but I also loved that Julie made Willowdean such a realistic and adorable plus-size character. I loved that she spoke for so many, and Willowdean gave me a whole lot of confidence that wasn't there before. (If you don't believe me, just go visit this Epic Reads article!)

Music, especially country music and Dolly Parton music, was a huge part of Dumplin'. I've had this soundtrack drafted up for a while now because I wanted to make this a perfect playlist. I've taken a few of the songs in the book and added a few of my own selections to come up with my soundtrack for this bad ass novel.

1. "9 to 5" by Dolly Parton
2. "Dumb Blonde" by Dolly Parton
3. “Where the Boys Are” by Connie Francis
4. "Jolene" by Dolly Parton
5. "Try" by Colbie Callait
6. "Creepin' In" by Norah Jones and Dolly Parton

7. "Higher and Higher" by Dolly Parton

8. “Fight Song” by Rachel Platten

9. "Just Because I'm a Woman" by Dolly Parton

10. “F*cking Perfect” by P!nk

11. “Unpretty” by TLC

12. “Catch My Disease” by Ben Lee

13. “Beautiful” by Christina Aguilera

14. “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” by Cindi Lauper

15. “Run the World” by Beyonce

16. "Jolene" by Miley Cyrus (acoustic cover)

17. "I Will Always Love You" by Dolly Parton

Have you read Dumplin' by Julie Murphy? (Side note: If not, what the heck are you waiting for?) Do you think these songs go with the book? Let me know below in the comments! And if you're participating in Soundtrack Saturday, link up!

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