Book Titles and Songs #toptentuesday

November 10, 2020

Book Titles and Songs

top ten tuesday

I’m linking up today with That Artsy Reader Girl: Top Ten Tuesday: Book and Song Titles.

TTT: Book Titles and Songs (Image: a tall stack of books on a blue painted wooden table)

Do you like music?

I’m spinning this week’s TTT prompt a bit to highlight six books that have music as a theme, one title that reminds me of a song, and three book titles that would make great song titles.

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6 Books With Music Themes

The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce

Frank is dedicated to preserving vinyl and owns a music shop in a run-down London neighborhood. His special gift is recommending just the right record or song for each customer. There’s a playlist, too!  My full review of The Music Shop here.

The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom

As we follow Frankie through his life, we also hear about many music legends. Yes, there’s a playlist! My full review of Frankie Presto here.

The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir by Jennifer Ryan

As the men are called to action in WW11, the ladies of Chilbury resurrect the choir. My full review of Chilbury Ladies’ Choir here.

Musical Chairs byAmy Poeppel

Women’s fiction, complicated family drama, and a string trio. My Goodreads review of Musical Chairs here.

The Ensemble by Aja Gabel

A string quartet and four friendships. My review of The Ensemble in this post.

She Come By It Natural: Dolly Parton and the Women Who Lived Her Songs by Sarah Smarsh

How Dolly’s songs tie to Feminism and how they resonated with women of a certain generation and socioeconomic status. My review of She Come By It Natural here.

1 Book Title That Reminds Me of a Song

A Place For Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza

No music in this story but I kept thinking of the song “Somewhere” from West Side Story during my reading experience! My full review of A Place For Us here….spoiler….it’s my favorite read of 2018!

3 Book Titles That Could Be Song Titles

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman

This title sounds like it could be a country song! (Not reviewed.)

South of the Buttonwood Tree by Heather Webber

This title sounds like it could be a fun children’s song! My review of South of the Buttonwood Tree here.

Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

This sounds like it could be a fun song for children complete with hand motions. My review of Clap when You Land here.


Do you have music-themed book or a book title that would make a good song to add to this list?


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  1. Seems quite popular just now to have part of a song’s lyrics as a title. With the result that it’s stuck in your head all day! 😊🎶

  2. Oh this was great! I have The magic strings of Frankie Presto on my shelf, but haven’t read it yet.

    Clap when you land sounds like a song we will teach the kids in Gr R – 3!! Love it.

    I have done a Wednesday Wisdom post with Miss Benson’s Beetle and I’ve added your review. Still think it was beautiful!

    Have a wonderful week.

    Elza Reads

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