Theme Songs for Books

Its not uncommon for authors to make playlists to go along with the books they write. And no, I don’t mean the playlists writers create to concentrate while writing (mine is 90% Lindsey Stirling rock violin when I’m writing in case you were wondering, which I doubt you were). But there are some songs that just capture the emotion of a character or essence of a plot that help feed the inspiration. In many of the writing communities I’ve been joining online, time and time again, writers are sharing their work in progresses’ anthem songs. So, I figured it was time to share mine for some of my own projects.

For my current Young Adult, soft Sci Fi that is under revision, The Cured, Avicii’s “Wake Me Up” is totally the anthem for main character Adam’s journey.

For my current work in progress, a Young Adult contemporary fiction called The Truth About Two Shoes, the only song that really captures everything about it is Say Something” by A Great Big World (though I like the Pentatonix cover best). This book isn’t listed yet on my book page because, well, I don’t want to give away anything about it just yet. 😉

For writers and readers alike, what songs remind you of your books?

One thought on “Theme Songs for Books

  1. Hey Nikki,

    On our public radio station here in Kodiak, two of my friends have a show every Sunday night at 8 p.m. that centers around this. It’s called “Twisted Lit” and you can listen to archived episodes on

    They’ve “twisted” everything from Twilight to Don Quixote to LeeAnn’s ’67 VW owner’s manual. It’s great stuff.

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