Create Your Own Soundtrack!

If you could make a soundtrack to your favorite book, what songs would you include? We’re challenging you to do just that!

Let us know in the comments what book it is and what songs you would have included on its soundtrack. Does it matter if there is already an existing soundtrack? Does it matter if you have 8 songs vs. 40? Nope!

Here are some of our suggested tracks if we were to create our own for The Fault in Our Stars. Check them out and let us know if you agree!

  1. The Sundays – Wild Horses
  2. Snow Patrol – Chasing Cars
  3. Birdy – Skinny Love
  4. The Cinematic Orchestra – To Build a Home
  5. Michael Andrews, Gary Jules – Mad World
  6. One Direction – Story of my Life
  7. Portishead – Roads
  8. Kang Min Hyuk – Star
  9. Miley Cyrus – Adore You
  10. Ben Folds Five – Brick

52 thoughts on “Create Your Own Soundtrack!

  1. I would totally add Shuffle by Bombay Bicycle Club to The Fault In Our Stars soundtrack. It’s very optimistic and I love the sound of it but there’s an underlying melancholy to it that I think fits the book so well.

  2. omg I can’t wait to listen to the songs you chose for #TFIOS. I definitely think Skinny Love is perfect for it. She has 2 songs on the offical soundtrack. I can’t think of songs for specific books but my favorite book to movie soundtracks would have to be Les Miserables, Divergent, and Catching Fire.

  3. Okay guys like Oblivion by Bastille is absolutely perfect for TFIOS. Listen to the lyrics and the music itself and you will most definitely agree.

  4. Well, I have been doing just that on my iTunes library for the book Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz.

    1. Anatome by Jaime Preciada
    2. The New National Anthem by Pierce the Veil
    3. The Other Side by Tonight Alive

    That’s all I have so far, but I’m sure I’ll find more in the future.

  5. ~The Book Thief~ by Markus Zusak

    1. “Hallelujah” by Rufus Wainwright
    2. “Breathe Me” by Sia
    3. “Your Song” by Ellie Goulding
    4. “Stars” by Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
    5. “Time Is Running Out” by Muse
    6. “Almost Lover” by A Fine Frenzy
    7. “I Will Follow You Into the Dark” by Death Cab for Cutie

  6. I always thought that Give Me Love by Ed Sheeran would be perfect for the TFIOS soundtrack. Honestly any Ed Sheeran ould fit great.

  7. Divergent playlist
    1. Tris & Tobias- Kiss Me by Ed Sheeran
    2. Dauntless song-We Remain by Christina Aguilara
    3. Amity Song- When We Stand Together by Nickelback
    4. Will & Christina- Soldier by Gavin DeGraw
    5. Zeke & Shauna- If It’s Love by Train
    6. Evelyn & Marcus Eaton- Apologize by one Republic
    7. Uriah & Marlene- No Air by Jordin Sparks ft. Chris Brown
    8. Uriah after Marlene’s death- Sober by Pink
    9. Lynn- The Fighter by Gym Class Heroes
    10. Al- Invisible by Hunter Hayes

    Vampire Academy playlist
    1. Rose & Strigoi Dimitri- See You Again by Carrie Underwood
    2. Rose & Post-Strigoi Dimitri- All of Me by John Legend
    3. Lissa & Christian- Adore You by Miley Cyrus
    4. Sonya & Mikhail- I Thought I Lost You by John Travolta and Miley Cyrus
    5. Rose & Mason- Sleeping With a Friend by Neon Trees
    6. Christian Ozera- F***ing Perfect by Pink
    7. Mia- tied Together With a Smile by Taylor Swift

  8. I would add Choose You by Sara Barellis to the mix for TFIOS and Heaven by Beyonce.

    Soundtrack For Empress of the World by Sara Ryan:
    1.Beautiful Girl by Sara Barellis
    2.Breezeblocks by alt-J(βˆ†)
    3.You and Me by Lifehouse
    4.Closer by Tegan and Sara
    5.Don’t Leave Me by Regina Spektor
    6.Tiny Dancer-Elton
    7.Eet by Regina Spektor
    8.Calling You by Blue October

  9. A Song of Ice and Fire Series:

    Sansa: “Titanium,” David Guetta feat. Sia, “Little Bird,” Imogene Heap
    Arya: “She Wolf,” Shakira
    Tyrion: “Demons,” Imagine Dragons, “Midnight,” Coldplay
    Cersei: “Killer Queen,” Queen
    Jaime: “All Dead, All Dead,” Queen
    Daenerys: “Glory and Gore,” Lorde
    Sansa & Tyrion: “Little Hell,” City and Colour, “Butterfly,” Christina Perri
    Daenerys & Jon: “Laughter Lines,” Bastille
    Jaime & Cersei: “Love is a Losing Game,” Amy Winehouse
    Shae & Tyrion: “Born to Die,” Lana Del Rey
    Tysha & Tyrion: “Bel Air,” Lana Del Rey

  10. I would totally add Atlas Hands by Benjamin Francis Lefwich to the TFIOS soundtrack (Love that song, it’s sad and happy at the same time, which is so fitting for Augustus and Hazel). Plus Talking Bird by Death Cab for Cutie, Banana Pancakes by Jack Johnson, and also Permafrost by Laurena Segura!!

  11. The Chocolate War. The movie adaptation already had some cool new wave songs. Once I seen an adaptation I can shake picturing the characters as the actors. Similarly, its hard to think of songs to my favourite book that doesn’t have the melancholic tone set by the film soundtrack.

    Garbage – I’m only happy when it rains
    Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Porcelain
    Nirvana – Do Re Mi
    Yaz – In My Room
    The Drums – Best Friend
    Gary Numan – ME
    Guided by Voices – I am a scientist
    John Lennon – Look at me
    Magnetic Fields – With whom to dance
    Matt and Kim – Lessons learned
    Strawberry Switchblade – Since yesterday

  12. Book: The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
    Songs:
    Ke$ha – Out Alive
    Elizabeth Gilles – You Don’t Know Me
    The Killers – Mr. Brightside
    The Cab – Angel With a Shotgun
    Paramore – Monster
    Paramore – Playing God
    The Wanted – Glad You Came
    Winston Giles – She Wants to be Adored
    Zedd – Calrity
    Avril Lavigne – Everybody Hurts

  13. Divergent
    Wake up call, maroon 5
    BRAVE(of course)Sara Barellis
    My songs know what you did in the dark, Fall out boy
    pompeii, Bastille

  14. For Shatter Me, Unravel Me, and Ignite Me series
    Monster, Imagine Dragons
    The monster, Rihanna and eminem
    My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark, Fall Out Boy
    Monster, ID is perfect for this book, because it’s talking about how he’s a monster that’s getting stronger, and he’s asking if his girlfriend/friend finds out if they’ll be scared. He’s only a man trying to escape himself, which is pretty much what juliette is doing the entire first two books, and then she finds out that Aaron was never scared of her, etc.

  15. What a cool idea!!! And nice song choices for The Fault in Our Stars!

    Bleach by Tite Kubo (Okay so not technically a book, but the idea is still there!):

    1. CASTLE OF GLASS- Linkin Park

    2. This is War- Thirty Seconds to Mars

    3. Keep Holding On- Avril Lavigne

    4. Radioactive- Imagine Dragons

    5. Dance With The Devil- Breaking Benjamin

    6. Bring Me To Life- Evanescence

    7. It’s Not My Time- 3 Doors Down

    8. Used to Be- Arrows to Athens

    9. Shot in the Dark- Within Temptation

    10. Animal I Have Become- Three Day’s Grace

    11. The Phoenix- Fall Out Boys

  16. 1. Check Yes Juliet (We The Kings)
    2.Ever Enough (A Rocket To The Moon) – this song is literally the summary of TFIOS!!!!
    3.Demons (Imagine Dragons)
    4. Love Story (T Swizzle)
    5.Here To Stay (Paradise Fears)
    6.I Will Be (Avril Lavigne)
    7.Perfect (Hedley)
    8.Invincible (Hedley)
    9.Breakaway (Kelly Clarkson)
    10.Forever and Always (Parachute)

    This would be a summary of TFIOS. can’t wait to see it!! P.S. PLEASE CHECK OUT THESE ARTISTS AS A SMALL HANDFUL OF THEM ARE SELF SUPPORTED (i.e., don’t have like, VEVO, or pay for their own tours, write their own music, etc.)

  17. Beautiful Creatures Series:

    1: Poison and Wine – The Civil Wars

    2: I’m Already There – Lonestar

    3: Bad Reputation- Avril Lavigne

    4: Human- Christina Perri

    5: The Last Night- Skillet

    6: Say Something- A Great Big Sea ft. Christina Aguilera

    7: Ghost Love Score- Nightwish

    8: End of All Hope- Nightwish

    9: Frozen- Within Temptation

    10: Angels- Within Temptation

    11: Eavesdrop- The Civil Wars

    12: Goodbye Love from RENT

    13: Brave- Josh Groban

    14: F.M. Static- Tonight

    15: The Catalyst- Linkin Park

    16: New Divide- Linkin Park

    17: Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again from The Phantom of the Opera

  18. Oh. My. God. My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light ’em Up) by Fall Out Boy is definitely the most perfect song in the Universe for the book Beautiful Creatures. Like, read the first book or two of the series, and with the plot and characters’ relationships with each other in mind, look up the song/ lyrics to the aforementioned song. It blew my mind when I read the book then heard the song the next day.

  19. The Selection Series
    Prince Maxon: A Thousand Years By: Christina Perri
    Aspen: Counting Stars By: OneRepublic
    Mr.Singer:Just Fishin By: Trace Adkins
    America (The Selection):Don’t forget to Remember Me By:Carrie Underwood
    America (The One):Lessons Learned By:Carrie Underwood
    Mrs.Singer: Mamma’s Song By: Carrie Underwood

  20. Ender’s Game.

    1. Remember the Name- Fort Minor
    2. Fortune Days- Glitch Mob
    3. The Warrior Concerto- Glitch Mob
    4. Lose Yourself- Eminem
    5. Can’t Hold Us- Macklemore

  21. Middle School Magic Trilogy

    Unwell (I actually don’t know the singer)
    Landslide (don’t know)
    Nothing left to say-Imagine Dragons
    Keep Holding On-Avril Levine
    Pompeii-Bastille
    Angels-David Archuletta

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