First, I always download music. It feeds my soul, my muse I guess. No I don't do playlists for books, but there are songs that liven me when I'm not writing, electrify me almost. And books, four to be exact, that I purchased Saturday night and they all shared the same theme, summer. I didn't notice until yesterday but my habits of late speak to me in volumes. And I realized something. I love YA, reading it, writing it, craving it. Because inside this XX year old body lives a sixteen year old girl who refuses to grow up.
So here are a few songs I've downloaded and the books I've purchased and I have to say, that sixteen year old wants a second chance because the first time around sucked.
Music...(Artist - Song Title)
- La Roux - Bulletproof (Let me just say, I don't do Techno and these first four are...go figure.)
- La Roux - Tigerlily
- Silversun Pickups - Panic Switch
- Metric - Gold Gun Girls (Downloaded the whole Fantasies album, pretty good)
- Dan Auerbach - When the Night Comes (Slow mellow rock, reminds me of Stand by Me meets Wonderful World)
- Sam Roberts - Love at the End of the World (This song is like Johnny Cash meets KISS. Sorry couldn't find for playlist, check iTunes)
DISCLAIMER: I'm infamous for loving a single song and very rarely love a group as a whole so know that these particular songs move me, not necesssarily the artist.
Body Surfing by Anita Shreve
Nice smooth book with gentle emotional pulls. Other reviews say Harlequin Romance/Nicholas Sparks, I read neither and enjoyed this. Started and finished it on Sunday. See my review Friday.
The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han
Almost finished with it and I find it spellbinding, magical and all things sixteen. I can't wait to review this book. New favorite author.
Seventeenth Summer by Maureen Daly
"What better time than summer for a little romance?" Says the hook on the back cover, I can only hope.
The Day the Falls Stood Still by Cathy Marie Buchanan
1915, Niagara Falls and Romance. Saw a review on a blog recently so I thought I'd give it a try. Barnes and Noble Hardcover on sale for $3.98 Who could resist?