Whenever I read a book, I can’t help but make connections to songs. Whether it is something a character says, music mentioned in the book, or just how a chapter makes me feel, I can usually find a song that relates to the text. Awhile back I started making reading playlists for books that I enjoyed. My own “soundtracks” if you will. For books that have been turned into movies, I like to compare my soundtracks to the official ones and see if there are any similarities in artists or themes.
The most recent reading playlist I have made is for The Hunger Games trilogy. And since those books, the movie and The Avengers are all anyone has been talking about for the last six months, I thought I would it share with you here. I even included some local Fort Collins musicians. What up.
To listen to the playlist check it out on 8tracks here.
Reading playlist: The Hunger Games
Heretics Andrew Bird
District Sleeps Alone Tonight The Postal Service
Flakes Mystery Jets
I Wanna Be Adored The Stone Roses
A Movie Script Ending Death Cab For Cutie
Small Town Tragedies Maxwell Hughes
Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) Arcade Fire
A Girl, A Boy And A Graveyard Jeremy Messersmith
Your Ex-Lover Is Dead Stars
A Perfect Sonnet Bright Eyes
Put the Days Away Sun Airway
Stuart Gets Lost Dans Le Metro Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin
Only Ones Who Know Arctic Monkeys
D’Jam Cotton Keys
Still Life The Horrors
Death To Death Stars
Skinny Love Bon Iver
3 A.M. Gregory Alan Isakov
Give It Up The Format
I Sing I Swim Seabear