Books & Music

Have you ever wanted to recommend a book to someone based on the music they like, more than what they like to read? Here are a few books and that might inspire readers, based on the music they enjoy listening to. You can find the books (and the corresponding music) on our shelves at the library.

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Belzhar: Meg Wolitzer
Jam Gallahue, unable to cope with the loss of her boyfriend Reeve, is sent to a therapeutic boarding school in Vermont, where a journal-writing assignment for an exclusive, mysterious English class transports her to the magical realm of Belzhar, where she and Reeve can be together.
Music – Panic! At the Disco “Death of a Bachelor”

East of Eden: John Steinbeck
Set in the rich farmland of California’s Salinas Valley, this sprawling and often brutal novel follows the intertwined destinies of two families—the Trasks and the Hamiltons—whose generations helplessly reenact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel.
Music – Mumford and Sons “Wilder Mind”

Fragile Things: Neil Gaiman
A collection of exceptional tales from Neil Gaiman.
Music – Tori Amos “Native Invader”

Finnikin of the Rock: Melina Marchetta
Now on the cusp of manhood, Finnikin, who was a child when the royal family of Lumatere was brutally murdered and replaced by an impostor, reluctantly joins forces with an enigmatic young novice and fellow-exile, who claims that her dark dreams will lead them to a surviving royal child and a way to regain the throne of Lumatere.
Music: Florence & the Machine “How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful”



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