The main characters in these book are as obsessed with music as you are! Here are some of the songs and artists that would make their Spotify playlists. See any favorites?
Pride and Protest by Nikki Payne
November 15, 2022 - Berkley
Local DJ and social media influencer Liza Bennett has fine eyes and pert opinions about music. Which is why she is currently jamming Jazmine Sullivan's 'Pick Up Your Feelings' after a certain "proposal" from the brooding Mr. Dorsey goes left.
Groupies by Sarah Priscus
July 12, 2022 - William Morrow/HarperCollins
In a debut perfect for fans of Daisy Jones & The Six, Mary Jane, and The Final Revival of Opal & Nev, Sarah Priscus shines a bright light on the grungy yet glittery world of 1970s rock 'n' roll and the women – the groupies – who unapologetically love too much in a world that doesn’t love them back. After her mother’s death, Faun, a naïve college dropout, grabs her Polaroid and hops a Greyhound to Los Angeles. In the City of Angels, she reconnects with her charismatic childhood friend Josie, now an up-and-coming model and muse. To make their reunion even sweeter, Josie is now dating Cal Holiday, the frontman of the superstar rock band Holiday Sun, and Faun is positively mesmerized.
Let the Mountains Be My Grave by Francesca Tacchi
May 17, 2022 - Neon Hemlock Press
Several songs are featured in the book: songs of revolution, melancholic folk songs, religious songs. They hold meaning for the main characters, and some of these same songs have become symbols of the Italian partisan resistance. It's the case of “Fischia il Vento”, one of the partisan songs Veleno and his comrades sing as they embark in their dangerous mission. One rendition of this traditional song is by combat folk band Modena City Ramblers.
The Circus Infinite by Khan Wong
March 8, 2022 - Angry Robot Books
Jess is a fan of galactic pop sensation Jasmine Jonah, famed for her highly polished yet edgy beats. A close Earth analogue to her sound would be “Strict Machine” by Goldfrapp.
The Last Feather by Shameez Patel Papathanasiou
July 19, 2022 - Flame Tree Press
Lucas and Cassia can both relate to Imagine Dragons’ “Next to Me”, which represents the way they support each other in their friendship.
List curated by: Susan Azim Boyer
Posted to the blog by: Ren Hutchings