A playlist of songs inspired by Campus Library staff’s favorite books. You can listen to the playlist on Spotify and find it here.

Music is interwoven in our lives in a magical way.  Certain songs can bring us back to old memories, help us through negative funk, and even spark friendships. The ways music plays a role in our lives is infinite. Throughout my life, I have loved weaving an assortment of seemingly random songs together into playlists. I am thrilled to have made this playlist and coordinated song recommendations from Campus Library staff’s inspired by their favorite books. I hope you enjoy the playlist!

 

Favorite Books of Library Staff

1. Dispatches by Michael Herr

2. The thorn birds by Colleen McCullough

3. Siberian Huskies For Dummies by Diane Morgan

4. The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss

5.  Sometimes a great notion by Ken Kesey

6. Dog years: a memoir by Mark Doty

7. The monkey wrench gang by Edward Abbey

8. The last unicorn by Peter S. Beagle

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9. One hundred years of solitude by Gabriel García Márquez

10. The wind-up bird chronicle by Haruki Murakami

11. Dawn by Octavia Butler

12. Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

13. The perks of being a wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

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14. Amphigorey also also by Edward Gorey

15. Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour bookstore by Robin Sloan 

16. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

17. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

18. And then there were none by Agatha Christie

19. Hip hop family tree, book 1 (1970s-1981) by Ed Piskor

A Man Called Ove

20. A man called Ove by Fredrik Backman

21. Harry Potter by J.K Rowling

Taproot

22. Taproot by Keezy Young

23. The golden compass by Philip Pullman

24. Boy meets boy by David Levithan

25. My brother’s husband by Gengoroh Tagame

26. My lesbian experience with loneliness by Kabi Nagata

27. The prince and the dressmaker by Jen Wang

28. Saga by Brian K. Vaughan

29. the unbeatable Squirrel Girl by Ryan North art by Erica Henderson

30. Gunnerkrigg Court by Tom Siddell

31. Bellefleur by Joyce Carol Oates

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32. 365 Penguins by Jean-Luc Fromental illustrated by Joëlle Jolivet

33. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

34. Zami, a new spelling of my name by Audre Lorde

35.  Pilgrim at Tinker Creek  by Annie Dillard

36. The shipping news by Annie Proulx

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37. Assata: An Autobiography  by Assata Shakur

38. Wild by Cheryl Strayed

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39. Willful Creatures by Aimee Bender

40. The fault in our stars by John Green 

41. The book thief by Markus Zusak 

42. Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur 

43. The Norton Anthology of Postmodern America poetry edited by Paul Hoover

44. The bluest eye by Toni Morrison

 

 

 

Playlist of Songs Inspired by Our Favorite Books

Numbers Correlate with Book Numbers from Previous List

“For What It’s Worth” by Buffalo Springfield

3. Siberian Huskies For Dummies / Can I Pet Your Dog podcast*

4. The Cat in the Hat / Seussical the Musical

5. Sometimes a great notion  / “Lithium” by Nirvana

6. Dog years: a memoir / “Hungover” by the Supersuckers

7. The monkey wrench gang / “Monkey Gone to Heaven” by Pixies

8. The last unicorn / Reigns: Her Majesty (Original Soundtrack) by Jim Guthrie and JJ Ipsen, The Last Unicorn movie soundtrack by America*

9. One hundred years of solitude / Baile Bucanero by Ondatrópica

10. The wind-up bird chronicle / Three Movements by Manami Matsumae

11. Dawn  / “Theta Wave Brain Sync” by Afrikan Sciences

12. Persepolis / Music from Saharan Cellphones by Various Artists, “The One I Love” by Greg Laswell

           13. The perks of being a wallflower / “Come on Eileen” by Dexys Midnight Runners

14. Amphigorey also/ The Field Recordist’s Guide To: Summoning Lesser Demons, OGRE*

17. Walden / Four Seasons by Vivald

19. Hip Hop Family Tree, book 1 (1970s-1981) by Ed Piskor / “Cold Crush Brothers at the Dixie” by Cold Crush Brothers, Wild Style soundtrack, “South Bronx Subway Rap” by Grandmaster Caz, “You Can’t Hide/ You Can’t Hide From Yourself” by Grandmaster Flash

20. A man called Ove / “No Rain” by Blind Melon

21. Harry Potter / Harry and the Potters (band), Lily (My One and Only) by The Smashing Pumpkins

22. Taproot / “Blue Bucket of Gold” by Sufjan Stevens

23. The Golden Compass / “Starálfur” by Sigur Rós

24. Boy meets boy / “For Forever” from the musical Dear Evan Hansen

25. My brother’s husband / “Shadow Kiss” by MeseMoa*

26. My lesbian experience with loneliness / The Electric Lady by Janelle Monáe

27. The prince and the dressmaker / “Dress” by Sylvan Esso, “Dress” by Taylor Swift

28. Saga / “Where Do I Begin” by Wilco (from Star Wars album)

29. the unbeatable Squirrel Girl / “Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots” by Flaming Lips

30. Gunnerkrigg Court / “Girl on Fire” by  Alicia Keys, “The Call” by Regina Spektor

31. Bellefleur / “Belle Fleur” by Stevie Nicks

32. 365 Penguins /  Penguin Cafe Orchestra (band)

38. Wild by Cheryl Strayed / “Wild Horses” by Bishop Briggs

39. Willful Creatures by Aimee Bender / “Animal” by Miike Snow

40. The fault in our stars by John Green /  The fault in our stars soundtrack

41. The book thief by Marcus Zusak / “The Book Thief” from The Book Thief soundtrack

42. Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur / “Honey or Fire” by Andra Day

43. The Norton Anthology of Postmodern Poetry edited by Paul Hoover/  “Carry Me” by Bombay Bicycle Club

44.  The bluest eye / “Thieves In The Night” by Black Star

“Farewell And Goodnight” by The Smashing Pumpkins

*Not included in Spotify Playlist

 

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