Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Book Titles That Have Me Singing

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week a new theme is suggested for bloggers to participate in. This week’s prompt is a Book Titles that Would Make Great Song Titles (submitted by Deanna @ A Novel Glimpse). Surprise! I’m doing a bit of a twist.

Hello Readers! What an emotional week it’s been here in the United States! I was somewhat unplugged, having little brain power for much else than being glued to the news. I did very little blogging and very little reading, but I did manage to keep up with my Nanowrimo goals.

Now that we have some resolution—still with plenty of drama, of course—it feels safe to breathe again. I’m excited about the future, ready for change, ready to get to work! It was thrilling and humbling to see the world reacting along with us.

Now back to books! This week we’re looking at book titles that would make great song titles, but I decided to look at song titles that ARE book titles, instead. I had so much fun with this week’s Top Ten Tuesday! I hope you enjoy it, as well. πŸ™‚

Be sure to at least check out the last song! <3

(Link to Goodreads synopsis through book title.)


You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson

Leah Johnson’s recently released You Should See Me in a Crown immediately causes me to start singing Billie Eilish’s song with the same name.

TW: If you have a problem with spiders, you may not want to watch the video…


Boomerang by Noelle August (Veronica Rossi)

I picked up a copy of Boomerang recently. Veronica Rossi wrote it under the pen name Noelle August. I haven’t read it yet, but every time my eyes land on it, I get Lucy Schwartz’s “Boomerang” stuck in my head. It maybe not the most well-known song, but it’s a fun one to sing along to all day. And the video is fun, too!


Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

I own a copy of Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go, but I haven’t read it yet, either. It always has me singing Florence + The Machine’s song by the same name. Florence is one of my very favorite artists who I was lucky to see in concert a few years ago.


Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote

I’ve never read Capote’s classic Breakfast at Tiffany’s, but the book or film will always have me singing Deep Blue’s Something’s 90s hit with the same title.


Only Love Can Break Your Heart by Ed Tarkington

Technically these titles aren’t an exact match, but while I was reading Ed Tarkinton’s Only Love Can Break Your Heart, I had Gene Pitney’s “Only Love Can Break A Heart” running on repeat in my head.


Linger by Maggie Stiefvater

Maggie Stiefvater’s Linger, the second book in The Wolves of Mercy Falls Series, always has me singing The Cranberries song by the same name—a song that I listened to on repeat when I was a teen. I was super saddened by the loss of lead singer Dolores O’Riordan.


Don’t You Forget About Me by Mhairi MacFarlane

Mhairi McFarlane’s Don’t You Forget About Me is on my TBR, and I’m sure it has everyone singing the unforgettable song by Simple Minds featured in the classic teen film by John Hughes, The Breakfast Club.


Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling

How about a little country? Mindy Kaling’s hilarious Why Not Me? always has me singing The Judd’s song by the same name. And I’m not even much of a country fan. πŸ˜‰


Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

I’m sure I’m not alone with this musical association. Anytime I see the cover of Since You’ve Been Gone, Kelly Clarkson immediately starts singing in my head.


Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury

The last one may just be a shameless plug (Ha!), but my daughter is a musician. She wrote and recorded this song after reading Ray Bradbury’s Dandelion Wine. Her song with the same name plays often on our local radio station, KXT 91.7. It has a lovely, summery feel. I hope you’ll give it a listen. πŸ™‚

Can you think of song titles that cause you to sing? Let me know in the comments!

Happy Wandering!

54 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Book Titles That Have Me Singing”

  1. Super fun twist for this week’s post! Love your creativity as always, Dedra 😍 Funny, I’ve had Linger stuck in my head for a few days now for some reason LOL but I also LOVE so many of these classic songs! I’m now gonna go listen to Linger (again) πŸ˜‚

  2. OMG I didn’t realize that Billie Eilish had a song with the same name!!! That is so cool. I’ll have to listen to that song one of these days, and thanks so much for the spider warning. I’m kind of tempted to see what you’re talking about but maybe when I’m home where I can scream and squeal about the spiders freely without judgement or getting in trouble for watching music videos at work lol. This was such a great take on the prompt this week. Amazing post πŸ™‚

  3. Great picks! When you said we had totally different books, I thought I would not have read any of these, but I have read a few of them. I feel like Johnson mentioned the Eilish song when she talked about her book.

  4. My blogging and reading were non-existant too! I was hooked to CNN the whole week! haha. I loved seeing the reactions of the world. I’m more hopeful for a new direction and healing! <3

    I love this list!! I had to stop my audiobook and turn Billie Eilish on.. so thanks! haha. πŸ™‚

  5. I love this post Dedra. So many of these songs bring back great memories. I am not singing away and will probably be awake all night with these songs going through my head.

  6. Oh my greatness! This was the best post I’ve seen in a long time. How unbelievably clever of you!!! You really put some effort into this and it will definitely be a memorable post.

    I haven’t read any of these books, but at least I know I few of the songs. Linger, Don’t you forget about me,
    Since you’ve been gone, Breakfast at Tiffany’s…

    Aaah I loved this post! Well done!

    Elza Reads

  7. Oooh, I absolutely LOVE your twist on this one! Yeeees, I ALWAYS think of Billie Eilish’s song when I see that title. I’m so glad I’m not the only one. xD

    Oh my goooosh, I haven’t heard Breakfast at Tiffany’s in such a long time haha. I love it!

    1. Thank you Sammie! I had so much fun with this one. Breakfast at Tiffany’s was the most played song on the radio while I was at college (I’m really giving my age away now) and whenever I hear it, I get very nostalgic. πŸ˜‰

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