Is your reading playlist in some desperate need of new flavor? Until the inevitable day I forget, or until Ceilidh or Catherine tell me to stop, I plan on offering you a few suggestions of must buy songs to add to your iPod for all your reading adventures. Hidden gems, future stars, and sleeper hits that you need to hear – and suggestions for books that you might read while you listen.
JUCE – (H)ours
Now this is a song you can’t really find outside Youtube, but rising stars JUCE from London are a catchy pop/R&B group that you need to be watching. Plus, this song is both peppy and mellow enough to complement anything sexy that you might be reading.
Pairing Suggestions: Pair it with a fine, sexy NA romp, or potentially an older young adult contemporary title. Anything by Katrina Halle and Jennifer L. Armentrout/J. Lynn come to mind.
FKA twigs – Water Me
Anything by FKA twigs is a great addition to your playlist, but Water Me is a particularly interesting addition. It’s sexy, dark, mysterious, and yet weird, strange, and alluring. Plus, FKA twigs is already a breakout sensation you’re going to be hearing a lot about in the coming months, so impress your friends, become a hipster. Try it with a light sci-fi story or magical realism.
Pairing Suggestions: “We Were Liars” by E. Lockhart
Thumpers – Unkinder (A Tougher Love)
Thumpers might be still a bit under the radar, but you can’t deny that they have a catchy tune with Unkinder. It’s quirky, different, and very catchy. Think contemporary for this one, think upbeat. Thing midlist and sleeper YA contemporary that every hipster claims is the next big thing.
Pairing Suggestions: “The Beginning of Everything” by Robyn Schneider, “Love and Other Foreign Words” by Eric McCahan
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