What to Read Wednesday – Playlists and YA Books

YAReadingPlaylist_EpicReads_SmallAuthor’s creating playlists for their books isn’t a new thing, but I’ve started to see it pop up more and more lately. This post is dedicated to ones I’ve found recently.

These are taken from lvbug09 on http://8tracks.com. This user has created a lot of playlists for young adult novels.  Here are just a few.

I'll give you the sun1.) wherever your heart is – brandi carlile// 2.) disarm-the civil wars// 3.) another story – the head and the heart// 4.) wish i was here – coldplay & cat power// 5.) i’ll keep you safe – sleeping at last// 6.) sons and daughters – allman brown & liz lawrence// 7.) you are my sunshine – elizabeth mitchell// 8.) unbreakable – jamie scott// 9.) heal – tom odell// 10.) wash. – bon iver// 11.) the eye – brandi carlile// 12.) say anything – anderson east & jill andrews// 13.) was there nothing? – asgeir// 14.) slow it down – the lumineers// 15.) to build a home – the cinematic orchestra// 16.) mend – the weepies// 17.) you are your mother’s child – conor oberst// 18.) hey jude – across the universe cast// 19.) sun – jonsi 





1.) i like you so much better when you’re naked-ida maria// 2.) the love club-lorde// 3.) shock to your system-tegan & sara// 4.) womanizer-lilly allen// 5.) let’s stop calling it love-mozella// 6.) on my way-lea michele// 7.) sight of the sun-fun.// 8.) flaws-bastille// 9.) boom clap-charli xcx// 10.) bittersweet-ellie goulding// 11.) heart skips a beat-lenka// 12.) i cannot love you-telekinesis// 13.) thinking too much-meiko// 14.) i need your love-madilyn bailey// 15.) love out of lust-lykke li// 16.) dream machines-big deal





all our yesterdays1.) hearts without chains-ellie goulding// 2.) ruby blue-sleeping at last// 3.) medicine-daughter// 4.) 9 crimes-damien rice// 5.) the funeral-band of horses// 6.) feels like the end-milky ekko// 7.) remember us-aqualung & sara bareilles// 8.) mad world-sara hickman// 9.) what a day-greg laswell// 10.) weight of living pt. 1-bastille// 11.) feels like we only go backwards-tame impala// 12.) somewhere a clock is ticking-snow patrol// 13.) into the past-nero// 14.) time is running out-muse// 15.) where the story ends (piano version)-the fray 




Here are some playlists from HarperCollins authors.

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Follow HarperTeen’s board Spotify Playlists on Pinterest.


And here is one from Forever Young Adult.

eleanor and park1. God Save the Queen – Sex Pistols

2. Assimilate – Skinny Puppy

3. Kung Fu Fighting – Carl Douglas

4. Something I Learned Today – Hüsker Dü

5. How Soon Is Now? – The Smiths

6. Romeo and Juliet – Dire Straits

7. This Charming Man – The Smiths

8. Holiday in Cambodia – Dead Kennedys

9. Love Will Tear Us Apart – Joy Divison

10. Rise Above – Black Flag

11. 867-5309/Jenny – Tommy Tutone

12. Forever Young – Alphaville

13. Summer of ’69 – Bryan Adams

14. Bad – U2

15. In Between Days – The Cure

16. Cruel Summer – Bananarama

17. Scarborough Fair/Canticle – Simon & Garfunkel

18. Helter Skelter – The Beatles

19. Rio – Duran Duran

20. Who’s Johnny – El DeBarge

21. Bitchin’ Camaro – The Dead Milkmen

22. Alison – Elvis Costello

23. Steppin’ Out – Joe Jackson

24. Roadrunner – Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers

25. There Is A Light That Never Goes Out – The Smiths

So, what about you? Do you create playlists for the books you read? If so, share them in the comments section.

Author: Karin Perry

Assistant Professor of Library Science at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX. She loves reading YA Lit in her spare time.

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