Book Theme Songs


There are some amazing people out there who are so adept at multi tasking that they can read andย  listen to music at the same time (looking at you, little sis ๐Ÿ˜) Unfortunately, whilst I can simultaneously juggle a bowl of rice, Instagram, catch up on booktube videosย and pen a letter to the Australian prime minister with my left foot, when Iโ€™m reading I absolutely cannot focus on anything else.ย 

However, there are certain songs that instantly made me think of a particular book, and now they are forever engraved in my mind as an inseparable entity. They just go together like peanut butter and jelly.


5. Wings (Birdy) & Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

โ€œOh damn these walls

In the moment weโ€™re ten feet tall

And how you told me after it all

Weโ€™d remember tonight

For the rest of our livesโ€

4. Try (specifically the Max Schneider cover) & Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi

Seriously though, listen to this song and then tell me you donโ€™t immediately picture Warner whispering the words to Juliette.

โ€œWait a second

Why should you care what they think of you

When youโ€™re all alone, by yourself

Do you like you? Do you like you?

You donโ€™t have to try so hard

You donโ€™t have to give it all away

You just have to get up, get up, get up, get up

You donโ€™t have to change a single thing.โ€

3. Strong (One Direction) & Allegiant by Veronica Roth

โ€œIโ€™m sorry if I say I need you

But I donโ€™t care, Iโ€™m not scared of love.

Cos when Iโ€™m not with you Iโ€™m weaker.

Is that so wrong?

Is it so wrong?

That you make me strong?โ€

2. Fight Song (Rachel Platten) & Disruption by Jessica Shirvington

Because aside from being one of the most intelligent, ruthless female leads Iโ€™ve ever read about, Maggieย literally kicks ass. As in, she can muay thai you into the next century.

โ€œThis is my fight song

Take back my life song

Prove Iโ€™m alright song

My powerโ€™s turned on

Starting right now Iโ€™ll be strong

Iโ€™ll play my fight song

And I donโ€™t really care if nobody else believes

Cos Iโ€™ve still got a lot of fight left in me.โ€ย 


1. Style basically the whole 1989 album (TSwizzle, who else?!) & the Mara Dyer trilogy by Michelle Hodkin

โ€œI should just tell you to leave cos Iย 

Know exactly where it leads but I

Watch us go round and round each time.โ€

I actually made a book playlist for the Mara Dyer trilogy on my Youtube channel, so if you want to check it out, Iโ€™ll embed it below ๐Ÿ˜€

Let me know – do you guys have book playlists? Can you listen while youโ€™re reading, or can you only concentrate on reading when itโ€™s dead silent?

Much Love,


T5Wย is a Goodreads group created byย Laineyย and co-hosted byย Samantha


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