In their weekly bookish meme, The Broke and the Bookish asks which books we would give a theme song, and which song, and why.
This is definitely one of the harder topics for me. I love books and I love music, but I am terrible at remembering the names of books, authors, songs and artists. But hey: I’ll give it a try.
Uglies by Scott Westerfeld: I wish I was a punkrocker (Sandi Thom) – it seems to fit in with what the uglies yearrn for.
The Shack by Will Young: Tears in Heaven (Eric Clapton) – a total tearjerker, amd appropriate to the storyline.
Life of Pi by Yan Martel: Save Tonight (Eagle Eye Cherry) – seems it could be cool, no?
An Episode of Sparrows by Rumer Goden: Mama Said (Dionne Bromfield) goes so nicely with Lovejoy’s life views and experiences. And it is almost (but not entirely) in keeping with the era.
Shades by Marguerite Poland: Everybody (Ingrid Michaelson) This would be lovely for scenes with Frances on her way through the veld to the little school, and Frances with Walter. It is also in keeping with her free spirit.
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins: Resistance (Muse) should be the overarching song for the entire trilogy!
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins: Don’t Be A Girl About It (Kelly Clarkson) would make it so fun in some of the angry scenes.
Fallen by Lauren Kate: Ballad of Mona Lisa (Panic! At the Disco) – not one of my favourite books by far, and the lyrics aren’t completely congruent with the plot either, but I think it would be an excellent soundtrack nonetheless.