Hey guys! So, I decided to do a little different post this time from the plain old book reviews (don’t worry I’ll keep on doing them)!
I wonder if you enjoy listening to music whilst reading as I do?
Usually when I’m reading I like to picture that the story is a movie. Every movie has a soundtrack, right? Therefore, I like to listen to different genres of music depending on what kind of book I’m reading at the time.
- The Girl from Ipanema – Stan Getz & João Gilberto
- Call it Dreaming – Iron & Wine
- The Way You Look Tonight – Michael Bublé
- Want You Back – Haim
- Kim & Jessie – M83
- Too Late- M83
- Hoppipola – Sigur Ros
- Ventura Highway- America
- 3WW- alt-J
- Andrei – BBC National Orchestra of Wales- War and Peace Soundtrack
- 29 #Stratfford APTS – Bon Iver
- Atmosphere – Joy Division
- Fake Plastic Trees- Radiohead
- Fix You – Coldplay
- Spectre – Radiohead
- Comfortably Numb- Pink Floyd
- Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd
- Let Down – Radiohead
When reading these type of books, I like to listen to more instrumental or classical music. I think it gives a more realistic background since these stories are set in the past.
When I was a kid my mom gave to me an album called A Day at the Beach by Chie Nagatani that includes a variety of famous classical pieces from artists like Debussy, Ravel, Beethoven among others. The music is played on the piano accompanied by the sound of rolling waves, creating a soothing atmosphere ideal for reading, relaxing or even to try and focus on work.
A Day at the Beach
- Gymnnopedie No. 1 and 3 – Erik Satie
- Reverie- Claude Debussy
- Air on a G String- Johann Sebastian Bach
- The Swan – Camille Saint- Saens
- Clare de Lune – Claude Debussy
- Canon in D major- Johann Pachebel
- Moonlight Sonata- Ludwig van Beethoven
- Pavanne for a Dead Princess- Maurice Ravel
- Pathetique – Ludwig van Beethoven
This is my favorite piece from this album! Check it out!
Let me know below if you guys would like more music recommendations!