{ Playlist } 5 songs I like to listen while (re)reading my favorite books *Part 1*

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Happy Friday everyone!

Today I’m presenting you with the music I like to listen while reading or re-reading my favourite books. As some of you may know, I mostly read in transportation (both train and subway), and weirdly, I easily get distracted when people just “live” around me, when they speak with one another, when they’re on the phone, when they cough or blow their nose, or even sometimes when they breathe.

Since a young age, I realized that music increased my focus and understanding skills (it was really helpful when I was studying) so I decided to start listening to music while reading. Some titles soon became my favourites and still, when I listen to them today, I think about that book. Some I might actually have a reason to match with a particular book, but some others, I can’t even explain, they just happened to be playing while I was reading some major scene I guess.

Also, I like instrumental, some of the songs down below won’t even have lyrics, sorry ^^ Now without further due, let’s get started:

 

The Dark Artifices by Cassandra Clare
~ Seafret – Oceans ~

I didn’t know this song a few months back, however, I discovered a Jemma video with this song, and I can’t stop listening to it since. The lyrics are so perfectly accurate (and don’t get me started on the video), the desperation I feel in the singer’s voice gives me goosebumps, and it is so close to what Julian feels during those two books toward Emma, the forbidden love. I just can’t get over this song, to be honest. I still listen to it daily, mourning over Lord of Shadows.

 

Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes
~ Sia – Angel by the Wings ~

This is actually one of the few songs I don’t have any explanation for. This song was actually recommended to me by Youtube and it happened to be right when I was reading this series. I think the moment when Sia says “Ask her for the strength to stay” and goes all “ohhh” it somehow makes me think about Magneo. Why? I don’t know, it just does.

 

It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover
~ Lana Del Rey – Born to Die ~

I actually have a thing for Lana Del Rey in general, every time I’m mourning over a book, her voice soothe me. She makes me feel bittersweet, both happy and sad. She is the only one that can actually do that to me. And this song is just perfect for It Ends With Us. The sentence “Sometimes love’s not enough when the road gets tough, I don’t know why” has become kind of my motto in life. And here it’s just perfect in this book’s context.

 

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
~ Imagine Dragon – Dream ~

I had many songs over the years to make me think about this trilogy, but if I had to pick only one it would be this one for three reasons. First I love Imagine Dragon, second, the word “Dream” is perfect to describe A Court of Mist and Fury (my favourite of the three) and three because of this AMAZING lyric video by taratjah. The despair I felt when I saw it is just what I actually felt while reading the books.

 

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
~ Ursine Vulpine – Ark Ascending ~

You might have already heard this song for Catching Fire’s trailer. It’s not an original choice, but I ended up loving this music so much that it HAD to be on my list. I really love the instrumentality here and the passion it gives me. I could also have picked Yellow Flicker Beat by Lorde which is also from the official Mockingjay Part 1 music, and it just fits perfectly for me.

 

This list actually gets longer than I intended to so I will part it in two, you can find the rest of this list tomorrow 🙂

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Do you like to listen to music while reading? Do you have a/several favourite pairings? 

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