Saturday, February 26, 2011

Book Tunes (1): Thirteen Reasons Why

"Book Tunes is a new meme that will be held on Fridays and the point is to share the book you're reading and a song you think represents it. Be sure to include the novel you are reading, the summary, the song you think fits it and an explanation of why you chose that particular song. So snag yourself a button, write a post and link up at the bottom of the page!"

With every post that I do, I'll be linking a few youtube vids with a description below explaining why I believe this song matches with the book. Always open to suggestions -- I love finding new music!

I am currently re-reading Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher, and I've got a boatload of songs that would match up to the mood of the book perfectly. But I'll be linking just a few. ;)

1. Misunderstood by Bon Jovi

First off, hilarious video. And in Thirteen Reasons Why, Clay continuously adds that he so wanted to help Hannah, but she never asked. If you take this song out of its intended context, it actually makes a lot of sense. And such is the beauty of music and art.

2. How to Save A Life by The Fray (of course!)

Click here for videos

This song . . . everyone's heard it. If you haven't, you're either too young or too old. :P So yeah this is probably the no-brainer song.

3. No More Wishing by Hayley Taylor

I've loved this song since I heard it on How I Met Your Mother. Not an exact match, but in respect to Hannah and Clay's should've-been relationship, this song just fits.

4. Memory by Sugarcult

Other than the totes amazing video, I think this song would pinpoint Clay's consistent wishes that he could go back to the party when he "lost" her. 

Listen to the lyrics.

Book Information

Title: Thirteen Reasons Why {goodreads}
Author: Jay Asher
Release Date: 2009

Synopsis: Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker—his classmate and crush—who committed suicide two weeks earlier.

On tape, Hannah explains that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he’ll find out how he made the list.

Through Hannah and Clay’s dual narratives, debut author Jay Asher weaves an intricate and heartrending story of confusion and desperation that will deeply affect teen readers.

*If you link up, starting next month, I'll be giving away a book at the end of every month. Every time you do a post, you get a point do you can get SIX entries for next month! Winner gets to pick what they'd like from The Book Depository! Please link up to enter and put your email in the comment section. Can't wait to hear some new tunes!*

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