Book and Song Pairings - I’m Going to Go for It

We took on a new challenge for this episode, offering our ideas for songs that pair beautifully with books. While none of us would call this our wheelhouse (I don't think!), we loved hearing the others' ideas for songs that resonate, for books that somehow connect in a meaningfully way to the feeling or story of the song.

We would LOVE to hear your ideas for perfect book-and-song pairings. Visit us on social media to share your ideas!


​Ashley’s Picks

*Death Cab for Cutie’s “What Sarah Said” (lyrics here) with Rebecca Makkai's The Great Believers

*X Ambassadors’ “Unsteady” (lyrics here) with Beth Macy’s Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America


Jen’s Picks

*Pearl Jam’s “Jeremy” (lyrics here) with Dave Cullen’s Parkland: Birth of a Movement

*Lin-Manuel Miranda's “It’s Quiet Uptown” from the Hamilton soundtrack (lyrics here) with Dani Shapiro’s Hourglass: Time, Memory, Marriage


Sara’s Picks

*Chris Cornell’s "Nothing Compares to U" (LIVE Chris Cornell version, lyrics here) with Dane Hucklebridge’s Castle of Water

*Linkin’ Park’s "Shadow of the Day" (lyrics here) with Jennifer Niven’s All the Bright Places


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