Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Eight Books That Should Have a Score

This isn't exactly the topic for Top Ten Tuesday this week. I've modified it a little bit because once I had this idea I couldn't let it go. Which books would be perfect to write a score for? Which books when I'm reading need some epic music? As always the inspiration for this post is from The Broke and the Bookish. Their Top Ten Tuesday posts are fantastic.

Personally I listen to music scores while I'm reading. The words don't distract me, but depending on the feel of the story some music can sink me deeper into the story.

Because these are books I wish had a score, I tried to pick books that haven't been made into movies or shows because they already have some kind of music written for them.

1) A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab - My wish is going to come true because this book is being made into a television series already. I'm dying to see what the theme song will be. We need some epic music for this adventure story.

2) Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo - This epic heist story could use some face-paced heart pounding music to really ramp up the action. My heart was already pounding through this book, but what if there was music during some of those scenes in the Ice Court? Something along the lines of Pirates of the Caribbean?

3) Saga by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples - Every grand space adventure needs its own soundtrack. Think Star Wars or Star Trek maybe even Firefly. Thus far this series has been as much of an adventure as those and an amazing score could only increase its epicness

4) Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas - Honestly I just want each character to have a theme song that they can burst through the doors to. The characters in this series need it. I get chills just thinking about it. So many scenes that need a song beat behind them to get my heart pounding even harder.

5) This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales - This book is all about music and the main character learns to be a D.J.

6) The Night Circus by Erin Morganstern - This book is magical anyway can you imagine if it had a score playing in the background?

7) A Madness so Discrete by Mindy McGinnis - I love period dramas and the music is always so fitting for the time period. I'd love a score to play behind this book t

8) The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan - Give me some adventure music for this series!


  1. Super fun take on this week's theme! You've inspired me to take a similar twist on the theme :) Thanks!

  2. the idea of a musical score for a book is one my husband would absolutely love! My TTT