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Top Ten Tuesday 5


Top Ten Tuesday!

Warning: Contains SPOILERS!!!

Top Ten Books I'd Give A Theme Song To (and please tell us the song and why you'd pick it for the book!)


Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler
Hudson decides to compete in figure skating again after years of not putting a big toe on the ice.  She decides to keep her practice a secret and loses her perspective about the importance of friends and family. She could have avoided her problem if she had told everyone, but she chose not to – that’s a difference from the song.

Therefore, the song I would choose is “Right Where I Need to Be” by Gary Allan. In the song, he is working hard for a promotion, but it means he has to travel a lot. At the end, he decides being home is more important than going on the last, most important trip.



Where I Belong by Gwendolyn Heasley
Corrinne is a rich, spoiled teen from NYC. Then the economy starts to suck and her dad loses her job. She is forced to move to Broken Spoke, Texas.  Honestly, she could have been brattier at first. She does begin to like certain things about Texas… and then it’s time to go home. But Texas misses her, and she misses Texas.

That’s why I choose “(Ohio) Come Back to Texas” by Bowling for Soup. “Come back to Texas / It’s just not the same since you went away.” It works.


The Boyfriend List by E. Lockhart
Ruby Oliver just wants things to get better. That’s why she needs “The Sweet Escape” by Gwen Stefani.

For example,
If I could escape I would but, first of all, let me say / 
I must apologize for acting stank and treating you this way
 / Cause I’ve been acting like sour milk all on the floor
 / It’s your fault you didn’t shut the refrigerator
 / Maybe that’s the reason I’ve been acting so cold? / 

If I could escape and recreate a place that’s my own world / 
And I could be your favorite girl (forever) perfectly together / 
Tell me boy now wouldn’t that be sweet? (sweet escape) / 
If I could be sweet
 / I know I’ve been a real bad girl (I’ll try to change)
 / I didn’t mean for you to get hurt (whatsoever) we can make it better
 / Tell me boy now wouldn’t that be sweet? (sweet escape)

The Stephanie Plum books by Janet Evanovich
I think of “Sexy and I Know It” by LMFAO. I don’t know why. It just seems like it would be funny as a soundtrack song.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
If there was anywhere you would see a “One-eyed, one-horned flyin’ purple people eater” it would probably be in this story.

Nancy Drew books by Carolyn Keene
“One Way” by Blondie. She always solves the case. One way or another, she’ll getcha!

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith
“Thriller” by Michael Jackson is my choice. Two classics. They belong together.

Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
It’s about beauty pageant contestants. It’s a tie between “Beautiful” by Christina Aguilera and basically any Britney Spears song.

The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Definitely “The Time Has Come Today” by The Chambers Brothers. It has soul. It’s from a close time period. Now the time has come.

Love and Leftovers by Sarah Tregay
I know that “Stereo Hearts” by Gym Class Heroes and Adam Levine isn’t Marcie’s style, but the lyrics match the story, I think. And it shows how music is important to people, and music is important to the characters. 

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