Even though books and music are two very different spectrums for me, I occasionally come across a song whose lyrics, melody or just the music reminds me of a book, a character or a plot. So, I’ve decided to introduce a new segment to wordhaven- Book Playlist, where every week or so, I’ll create a playlist for a book with songs that rock the same vibes as the book.
To kick this off, I’ve prepared a playlist for The Unbecoming Of Mara Dyer– or the trilogy as a whole, if you will. I absolutely love this book, the characters (Noah is literally my No. 1 book boyfriend these days), the writing, the plot and the themes of mental illness, insanity, madness mixed with magical realism.
Here’s a cool fact for you: I’ve named this playlist MADNESS because when you join Mara and Noah’s initials- Mara Amitra Dyer & Noah Eliot Simon Shaw- the word MADNESS is formed. All hail, Queen Hodkin.
“There,” he said as he finished tying the laces on my left shoe. “Now you won’t fall.”
Gasoline // Halsey
Let’s Hurt Tonight // OneRepublic
Monsters // Ruelle
Sick Of Losing Soulmates // dodie
Control // Halsey
Hallelujah // Pentatonix (cover)
If you’ve read the books, you’d know why Gasoline and Control are literally the perfect Mara Dyer songs. Let’s Hurt Tonight has these intense romantic vibes to it that can only be best described as Noah and Mara’s relationship. Sick Of Losing Soulmates is actually a very un-Mara like song but it sums up the ending of The Becoming Of Noah Shaw very well. Also, I added Hallelujah because, weirdly, that song is very Mara-Noah; if fact, in the first book, Mara discovers this song on Noah’s playlist and realizes they have similar taste in music.
So, that’s it! Book Playlist isn’t necessarily a tag but I’m just gonna tag a few of my blogger buds in any case, if you’d like to do it! Just pick any book that you want and dedicate it a few songs. ❤
Cailin @ Rose Petal Pages
Rimpy @ rimpytoor
Lucy @ lucyandacupfuloftea
Audrey @ audreywritesabroad
Jessica @ The Awkward Book Blogger