For this Top Ten Tuesday I wanted to do songs I associate with a particular book, but it turns out I can only come up with one:
“DOA,” Foo Fighters—New Moon, by Stephenie Meyer. When my roommates and I were reading the Twilight series back in the mid-2000s, we discovered that Meyer’s website contained playlists for each of the books. I feel differently about the books now than I did then, but I still enjoy the playlists, and I love Foo Fighters anyway so this is one of my favorites.
Since I couldn’t think of any others, I decided to list the five books that have been adapted into movies that I think have the best soundtracks.
The Hours, by Michael Cunningham—movie soundtrack by Philip Glass
Chocolat, by Joanne Harris—movie soundtrack by Rachel Portman
Memoirs of a Geisha, by Arthur Golden—movie soundtrack by John Williams
The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien—movie soundtrack by Howard Shore
And an honorable mention, because obviously, but also because a lot of people probably didn’t know it was a book first:
Pitch Perfect: The Quest for Collegiate A Cappella Glory, by Mickey Rapkin—movie soundtrack by various artists.