Soundtracked Books (Reading Music): Bringing Books Alive Through Song



A picture of my CD collection, headphones and my (then) current read, Me Before You | Taken from my Instagram Page


Anyone who knows me knows that I have two main obsessions in life: books and music ❤ 🎶 📚 From a very early age, I was reading everything I could find, and I took keyboard lessons. My present for my sixth birthday was my own keyboard, that I have now, nine and a half years later. I have always been in love with music, and I now take singing lessons instead of the keyboard, to aide my Music GCSE. But I am self-taught at keyboard instead 😊

A few months ago, I really focussed in on the fact that music can really enhance my reading experience, especially if the perfect song is playing. And so I started to make ‘Soundtracked Books’ playlists on Spotify for all of my favourite books so that I (when re-reading them) and others could enjoy the music whilst they read. I’ve made these collaborative, so anyone who has any good song suggestions can add to my playlists as well!

Leave a comment about what style of music you like to listen to, and what genre of books you read. Mine tend to be YA/Contemporary Fiction and Alternative/Pop Rock!

I’ve included Spotify section links to them below, and I hope you enjoy! I will update as I create more playlists for more books. I have also included links to the Goodreads pages of the books just in case you want to find out a little more about them! Happy reading!



Soundtracked Books (SB): Me Before You by JoJo Moyes

Me Before You – Goodreads

Soundtracked Books: Lying Out Loud by Kody Keplinger

Lying Out Loud – Goodreads

Soundtracked Books: Swapped by a Kiss by Luisa Plaja

Swapped by a Kiss – Goodreads

Soundtracked Books: The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

TSPOLAFS – Goodreads

Soundtracked Books: My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

My Life Next Door – Goodreads

PS. Follow me on Goodreads! Let me know you came through my blog!  Hannah Galvin – Goodreads Account



2 thoughts on “Soundtracked Books (Reading Music): Bringing Books Alive Through Song

    • Hannah Grace says:

      Ahh, that’s fair enough! I have some friends who don’t like to mix the two either, but it’s something that I quite like to do, generally with the music turned to a quite low volume! I am also very much a music listening, revision sort of person.

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