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February 16: This week is all about music & books. We previously did books we’d give theme songs to so feel free to do that! Or 10 songs I wish that were books.

Those are both interesting, so I want it all! 🙂

Top Five Books I’d Give Theme Songs

hitchhiker's guide

1. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy; Douglas Adams. The opening song on the more recent movie made me smile–this book needs a funny, bouncy theme song. I think the Barenaked Ladies could come up with a good one.


2. Breakout; Ann Aguirre. This one needs something like Thin Lizzy’s “Jailbreak.”

six of crows

3. Six of Crows; Leigh Bardugo. This should be something instrumental, with crashing cords in some places, and soft and sneaky in others.

stainless sr

4. The Stainless Steel Rat; Harry Harrison. The Smashing Pumpkins “Bullet With Butterfly Wings” is appropriate for a variety of reasons.


5. Winter; Marissa Meyer. We need a song out there with lyrics about cyborg cinderellas, genetically altered wolf soldiers, and rapunzels locked in a satellite, don’t we?

Top Five Songs I Wish Were Books

6. “The Devil Went Down to Georgia;” Charlie Daniels Band. It’s already a story, so it’d make a book easily enough, I think.

7. “If I had a Million Dollars;” Barenaked Ladies. This would make a goofy romance story, where a character suddenly wins a million dollars and tries to buy someone’s love with an ottoman.

8. Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds; The Beatles. It’d be trippy, for sure.

9. “O Fortuna” is a complaint against the cruelties of fate–which more than one book has been about. And all that instrumental excitement should translate to plenty of conflict!

10. “Shake It Off;” Taylor Swift. I picture this being one of those stories with a zany protagonist, funny, with a little romance–probably a mystery.




About Caitlin Stern

I have a MA in English, and have so many fantasy/urban fantasy WIPs it's not even funny. I'm an avid reader of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, romance, biography, fiction, and anything else that catches my interest. I collect books, and bookmarks I find that are visually appealing and useful.

19 responses »

  1. Bookenstein says:

    Nice combination of these two topics. I would definitely be down with reading a book based off of “If I Had a Million Dollars.” It just seems like it would be such a lighthearted and fun novel.

  2. Marcia says:

    Cool ideas, Caitlin! I’m particularly drawn to a book based on The Devil Went Down to Georgia. (A long ago favorite of mine that I still like.)

  3. I agree with Marcia. The Devil Went Down to Georgia would make a great book. My TTT.

  4. tiareleine says:

    Its cool seeing all the different ways people took this topic. I couldn’t entirely narrow it down to just one interpretation either (my two categories were song I want to read books based on and songs that are based on books).

    I love your description of what a Shake It Off based book would be.

    • That’s part of the fun of TTT, the many ways you can spin a prompt!
      I did some music video research for this post, and “Shake It Off” was goofier than I expected–I approve.

  5. Ed Hoornaert says:

    Re: Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds. It sort of is a book, and yes, the book is trippy. “According to both Lennon and McCartney, the lyrics were largely derived from the literary style of Alice In Wonderland.” – Wikipedia.

  6. Oo! ‘Devil Went Down to Georgia’ would definitely make for an interesting book. ^.^ Do we get some snazzy violin solos in it, too?

  7. @lynnsbooks says:

    Definitely yes to The Devil Went Down to Georgia!
    Lynn 😀

  8. The Devil Went Down To Georgia made my list, too! 🙂

    Check out my TTT and my current giveaway.

  9. Oh WINTER! What a song that would be 🙂 And a Taylor Swift song inspired book would be fun! Thanks for stopping by my TTT earlier 🙂

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