As a book and music lover, it makes me all kinds of happy when I learn that an author has a playlist to go along with their story. Even better when they put it in order of how the book plays out. Listening to a song that the author feels reflects a character, scene or overall mood of a book brings it to life even more in my opinion.
Take Home by Daughtry for example. I had heard the song in the past, but when I learned it was a song that author Adrienne Giordano used for her book Man Law and main character, Vic Andrews, it brought both the song and story to a new level me. I could picture a specific scene in the book where it would be playing in the background and now each time I hear the song, I think of that scene and character. I so love that. I never want to let go of books and characters so this is one way to keep them alive. I am definitely one of those readers that likes to think that the characters and stories I read are real. I have a feeling many of you are the same way.
I listen to Spotify when I am at work during the day and have started saving my favorite book playlists to listen to them during the day. Even though I am “stuck” in reality, it brings a little fantasy to my day and makes me smile.
Do you like it when an author offers a book playlist? Do you listen to those songs at least once to understand and feel the book through music? Do you have a favorite book playlist that you listen to often?