Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is a Valentine’s freebie. Some suggestions given were Ten Books That Would Make Great Valentine’s Day Reads (or anti-Valentine’s day reads), Top Ten OTPs, Top 10 fictional crushes, top ten great love declarations in fiction, swoony quotes from books… It took me a while to narrow down what I wanted to pick for my top ten. I went back and forth debating on doing my fav romances, my fav male characters, my fav comfort books and more. I finally decided on doing my favorite love songs paired with a YA book. Now my favorite music is not happy or poppy and my version of love songs tends to be more forlorn then most, so be prepared for a bunch of broody 80’s songs mixed with some of my favorite YA books that involve a love story.
Just Like Heaven by The Cure
Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
Song Line – “Show me how you do that trick
The one that makes me scream” she said
“The one that makes me laugh” she said
And threw her arms around my neck
Book Line – “One more secret smile. One more shared laugh. One more electric kiss. Finding him was like finding someone I didn’t know I was searching for.”
Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want by The Smiths
Twisted by Gena Showalter
Song Line – see, the luck I’ve had
can make a good man
Book Line – Nothing he suggested would be good enough. Nothing he suggested would bring…everyone…back.
Love Will Tear Us Apart Again by Joy Division
Dead of Winter by Kresley Cole
Song Lines – As desperation takes hold.
Just that something so good
Just can’t function no more.
Book Lines – “When he was this close to me, I could feel his palpable yearning. I could sense that gut-wrenching loneliness he’d suffered.”
Just Can’t Get Enough by Depeche Mode
Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr
Song Line – It’s getting hotter
It’s a burning love
And I just can’t seem to get enough of
Book Line – “For this mortal I would disobey my queen, abandon my king, the court that has protected me all these years. All of it.”
The Killing Moon by Echo and the Bunnymen
Nightshade by Andrea Cremer
Song Line – In starlit nights I saw you
So cruelly you kissed me
Your lips a magic world
Book Line – “This morning you blew me off and I’m not going to kiss you today just so you can tell me to go to hell tomorrow.”
So, there you have it. My top ten (five books and five songs makes ten total, I’m sick, so I’m making the math work for me) angsty love songs paired with a melodramatic YA read.
What were your Valentine’s picks?
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