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04 August 2017

Read to the Music (#BroodyWeek)

Broody Week is a bit like Shark Week. But with less teeth and blood and more dazzling orbs and tousled manes. And it's come about because life has gotten in the way of my BroodyBFF duties, which is very sucky, because I love Broody.

Have you ever heard a song that just works perfectly with a book? Or maybe you hear that song and suddenly BAM you're transported back to that fictional life you once read? I was going to do few but once I got started, I could stop. And to prevent an endless post I decided on ONE. Well, this is mine. Complete with fancy YouTube videos so you can listen too.

Darkmere by Helen Maslin is one of my absolute favourite books. It is breathtaking, absolutely stunning, filled with friendship and deception and tension and ghosts. And oh my. It gave me one of my biggest book hangovers ever. It just so happened that when I was reading Darkmere I was going through a huge folk kick, and Vance Joy's Riptide was everywhere I turned.

And now I can't listen to this song without being transported back to Darkmere and Kate and Leo. And what is probably a really nice song has transformed into my head into something subtly sinister.

And look! The video is set in a CAVE. It's like it was made for Darkmere. And now I'm off to read it again.

Which book and music do you pair up?


  1. I pair YA fantasy and classical music. Thank you so much for the giveaway!
    Megan S.

  2. I don't think I've ever paired music with a book, I just tend to listen to music on shuffle in the background when I'm reading!

    I'm always interested when people post book playlists though!

  3. I'm so bad at this game 😂
    One of my fave songs atm is Something Just Like This by Coldplay and I think that fits well with A Quiet Kind of Thunder BY Sara Barnard. Struggling to think of one for Money or the Girl, which is probs my very fave just now :(

    1. PS Riptide is another of my fave songs 😊 x

  4. The Perks of Being a Wallflower with It could be another change by The Samples

  5. I'm really bad at pairing books and music xD A thousand years (Christina Perri) and Yiruma's Moonlight song go with the Twilight series but.. They were made to be paired up with those books so ^^... Thanks for this chance =)


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