Top Ten Tuesday – Week 30

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the bloggers over at The Broke and the Bookish. Today's top ten is:

Top Ten Books I'd Give a Theme Song To

Music + Books? SO. IN.

1. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater – 'Shiver' by Shawn Desman.

It's pretty obvious why I picked this song, but I found that the lyrics fit this pretty well:

And every time you're close I
Shiver, shiver, shiver
Every time we kiss I
Shiver, shiver, shiver
I gotta catch my breath (breath)
So caught up that I forget (forget)
Every time you're close I
Shiver, shiver, shiver

2. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver – 'Catch Me' by Demi Lovato

I had 'Catch Me' stuck in my head when reading this book because of the first line of the song:

Before I fall too fast
Kiss me quick
But make it last
So i can see how badly this will hurt me
When you say good bye

I only then saw that the lyrics actually kinda fit the book!

3. Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard – 'Secret' by the Pierces

This is NOT cheating, because even though the TV show's theme song IS 'Secret', I thought of it before. SO THERE. HAHA!

Cause two can keep a secret
If one of them is dead…

4. Drink, Slay, Love by Sarah Beth Durst – 'Bad Reputation' by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts

Pearl, the main character of DSL is a TOTAL bad***. So therefore, this song should be her theme song.

I don't give a damn 'bout my bad reputation

5. Across the Universe by Beth Revis – 'Cosmic Love' by Florence + The Machine

The song just sounds so dreamlike, and of course, the outer space references.

The stars, the moon, they have all been blown out
You left me in the dark
No dawn, no day, I'm always in this twilight
In the shadow of your heart

6. Angel Burn by L.A. Weatherly – 'Angels' by Within Temptation

Like the angels in Angel Burn, they aren't the good kind...

Sparkling angel I believed
You are my savior in my time of need
Blinded by faith, I couldn't hear
All the whispers, the warnings so clear

7. Fallen and Torment by Lauren Kate – 'Haunted' by Taylor Swift

The rest of the lyrics pretty much follows the story line for Fallen and Torment.

Come on, come on, don't leave me like this
I thought I had you figured out
Can't breathe whenever you're gone
Can't turn back now, I'm haunted

8. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson – 'Numb' by Linkin Park

The title speaks for itself, methinks.

I've become so numb, I can't feel you there
Become so tired, so much more aware
I'm becoming this, all I want to do
Is be more like me and be less like you

9. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa – 'My Immortal' by Evanescence

I think this one fits The Iron Daughter more than the first book, but these lyrics have got something:

You used to captivate me
By your resonating light
Now I'm bound by the life you left behind
Your face it haunts
My once pleasant dreams
Your voice it chased away
All the sanity in me

10. Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare – 'Turning Tables' by Adele

I think this part of the lyrics kinda fits Will and Tess at the place I am in the book (I haven't finished it yet...still reading!):

So I won't let you close enough to hurt me
No, I won't ask you, you to just desert me
I can't give you, what you think you give me
It's time to say goodbye to turning tables
To turning tables

AND that concludes my list. You also probably see that my music taste is neither here nor there :P

What's your top ten?


  1. I loved your choices for Speak and The Iron King, I had a hard time finding songs to go with these books! Here is my Top Ten

  2. I totally agree about Secret it perfectly fits this series :D !
    Oh and you're right about Turning Tables for Clockwork Prince I haven't thought of that before but it fits too :). (loved that book by the way ^^).

  3. Even if I haven't heard all the songs or read all the books I can tell you really thought about your answers and had fun writing them. One of these dang days I'll have read more of these.

  4. Oh wow, Numb fits SPEAK so perfectly! Good call on that one.

  5. You have some really good picks here! I agree with you on Pretty Little Liars/Secret. It's such a good fit.

  6. Love your choice for Clockwork Prince. Turning tables is an amazing song. I'm actually reading Clockwork Prince right now :)


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