Tune in Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by Ginger over at GReads! to share the music we're listening to and maybe discover someone new.
I read Saving June by Hannah Harrington and one of the things I loved about it was the inclusion of three playlists at the back of the book.
One of them is titled "Nolite te Bastardes Carborundorum" ("Don't let the bastards grind you down")
In the book June was a girl that seemingly has it all on the outside but ends up committing suicide. Music is prominent throughout the book but it wasn't until after I finished and listened to the playlists that I really saw how the lyrics fit into the story.
Gloomy Sunday by Billie Holiday really hit home with me. Saving June is about the survivors and the aftermath of suicide but the lyrics of Gloomy Sunday allowed me see the story through June's eyes even though she never makes an appearance in the book. And I just love Billie Holiday.
Have I thoroughly depressed you?
OK - Let's switch gears to another song on a different Saving June playlist. Aptly named "Saving June" as her sister and friends drive to California with June's ashes.
ABBA - Take a Chance on Me