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