Bookish Mixes

bookishmixes

It’s been a while since I posted a bookish mix! Things have been insane at work and I’ve been swamped with so many things. I need to learn how to say no! Anyway, I finally found time (and inspiration) to create another mix inspired by one of my favourite books. I hope you enjoy the mix and the others listed below.

This week’s focus is on the beautiful The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh. A retelling of A Thousand and One Nights, the story transports you to a colourful Middle Eastern setting. Think long stretches of desert, incense, magic, luscious silks and elaborate gardens. And the relationship between the main characters, Shahrzad and Khalid, is intense! My god, do I love these two characters together!

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What do you think of these playlists? Do you have any others to suggest?

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Bookish Mixes

bookishmixesTwo of my favourite things are books and music! Blending them together can trigger memories, deepen a scene or set the mood. Each week I plan on sharing some of my personal favourite mixes or mixes that I have made myself.

gggg.001The new season of Outlander is in full swing and absolutely amazing! If you haven’t watched it, DO IT!!! I picked up Outlander by Diana Gabaldon after living in Scotland for a year. I missed it (and still do to this day). The book is a combination of two of my most favourite things: history and time travel. The romance and oh so handsome Jamie were also a huge bonus 😉 These playlists transport you to the Highlands of Scotland with a mixture of English and Gaelic songs. Some are a rallying cry for Scottish independence, describe immense loss and celebrate the love between my favourite OTP Jaime and Claire! Enjoy! 

Have you read the book? What do you think of these playlists? Do you have any others to suggest?

Bookish Mixes

bookishmixesTwo of my favourite things are books and music! Blending them together can trigger memories, deepen a scene or set the mood. Each week I plan on sharing some of my personal favourite mixes or mixes that I have made myself.

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This week it’s all about the amazing Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton. The book is a mixture of the Wild West meets Arabian Nights – gunslingers, magic, a mysterious prince. I simply loved this book! There aren’t many mixes for this book out there, so I made my own. It’s more Wild West than Middle Eastern, but I feel that it embodies more of what made Amani who she was.

 

Have you read the book? What do you think of this playlist? Do you have any others to suggest?

Bookish Mixes

bookishmixesTwo of my favourite things are books and music. When they come together it’s pure heaven. Many authors have described how they write either with music in the background to set the mood or use it as a tool to help plan out their novels. For readers, music can remind them of a scene from a book or add further meaning to an emotion or event. Spotify and 8tracks have some fantastic book inspired playlists. Each week I plan on sharing a playlist that I have made as well as some of my personal favourites.

This week’s focus is on my favourite book of 2015, Six of Crows by Leigh Bardrugo. It’s basically about an impossible heist that thrusts a groups of criminal misfits together. Leigh could write about anything and I would probably love it. The characters and setting are vibrant and stunning. The darkish criminal underworld feeling of the book, from the bustling streets of Ketterdam to the snow and ice in Fjerda, is perfectly captured in these playlists.

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What do you think of these playlists? Do you have any others to suggest?

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