When a Book Meets It’s Song-Mate

New week, new list thanks to The Broke and Bookish! We’ve paired some songs that immediately bring a certain book in mind. Some are more literal that others… While others are much more emotional…

OLIVIA

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff X Gasoline by Halsey23395680

Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler X Love Yourself by Justin Beiber17899354

The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey X Radioactive by Imagine Dragons16101128

The Rose Society by Marie Lu X Bad Reputation by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts23846013


RISABELLA

Siege & Storm by Leigh Bardugo X Hello by Adele14061955

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo X American Money by BØRNS23437156


What are some theme songs you have for a favourite book?

Which songs made you 200

and which ones made you 200-1

Did we do these ones justice? Let us know!

 

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Reading Slumps: the scourge of the booklover

ROADTRIP

Friends and fellow book lovers, the worst has happened. I AM IN A READING SLUMP!

I don’t know how it happened, it just sort of crept up on me. At first I thought I was just picking bad books to read but then I realized something more was going on.

Please follow me on my journey to discovering this terrible affliction…

1.DENIAL

Reading Slump? Ya right, there are thousands of amazing books out there. I’ve just been picking some mediocre ones recently. I will find the right book, I’m just super busy right now that’s why I don’t feel like reading as much.


2. ANGER

THIS IS SO STUPID!!! WHY CAN’T I START AND FINISH A GOOD BOOK?!? WHO WRITES THIS STUFF? IS THERE SUCH A THING AS A GOOD BOOK ANYMORE?!? READING SLUMPS DON’T REALLY EXIST. WHY!!!! *flailing of arms* *pacing of room* *grumbling under breath*


3. BARGANING

Maybe if I binge watch all of Sherlock that will get me into the mood?

*lights candles* * burns incense* *casually builds alter of books*

OH DIETIES OF THE PAGES AND WRITTEN WORD PLEASE SEND UNTO ME A NOVEL TO SAVE ME FROM THIS CURSED SLUMP…PLEASE J.K ROWLING PLEASE WRITE ANOTHER HARRY POTTER!!!! 

In paperbacks we trust, AMEN.


4. DEPRESSION

*under the covers*

I will never read a good book again

my reading days are over

I will be in this slump forever, it is not a slump, it is a never ending crevice, a bottomless pit

might as well burn my bookshelves because they are now useless….just like the literary world….


5. ACCEPTANCE

Hello, my name is Olivia and I am in a reading slump. It has been 2 weeks since my last novel but I will not give up! I know the perfect book is waiting for me

Now I can hardly blame any one book, but I have to say the reading Six of Crows and Illuminae so close together may have been a mistake. They were 2 amazing books and I think that now everything else pales in comparison. Anyways if you have any book suggestions to help me escape the dreaded reading slump please send them my way.

READ ON!

Six of Crows: Simply Sensational

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugourl

*6 out of 6 crows would recommend*

First let me just say how amazing Leigh Bardugo is. Not only is she an incredible author who wrote one of my favourite series, the Grisha Trilogy, which had me reeling at every page and constantly shifting from hating to loving each and every character, but she is also one of the most kind, funny and amazing people EVER!

12030717_10154214061479606_459193934_nI had the pleasure of seeing her panels and meeting her in Santa Monica this past year when I attended YALLWEST and OH MY LORD she is a dream.

Here I am with her in heaven….lets take a moment of silence to fangirl….


Now she has released a new book that takes place in the Grisha universe but with a whole new cast of characters!! I managed to get my hands on a ARC by borrowing my friends copy with lots of begging and tearful pleas.

What is there to say, it was spectacular of course.


WHAT’S IT ABOUT?:

Six of Crows is the story of a group of six outcasts who come together to undertake a dangerous heist with their lives and the fate of the world in the balance. In the same breathtaking universe of the Grisha we get to explore the dark criminal underground of Ketterdam, a city of international trade that also plays host to a slew of gangs, gambling dens and any other dark desires you can think of. From this city we meet our outcasts as they must come together as a team to get the job done or die trying (if they don’t kill each other first). Filled with a colourful cast of characters, action to spare, epic battles, the thrill of an impossible heist and some laugh out loud humour Six of Crows will leave you craving for more.


WHAT I LOVED:

ALL OF IT!!! But seriously it was a spectacular book. It’s like Oceans Eleven meets the Breakfast Club but with more action and Grisha!!

  • dark and intense setting and story
  • heist premise
  • expanded view of the Grisha universe
  • diverse characters and well developed
  • lots of action (plus Grisha awesomeness YAY!)
  • I legitimately loved every single character
  • THE WRAITH (cinnamon roll too pure for this world)
  • reference to St. Alina
  • really hilarious character interactions and one liners
  • I ship every single couple that develops
  • THAT ENDING!!!

So whether you are a fan of the Grisha series or just in search of your next great read, do yourself a favour and pick up this bad boy when it comes out Sept. 29th, you won’t regret it! Also just look at how beautiful the hardcover is here !!! ❤

READ ON!