World Book Night by @LeedsBookClub

The third annual World Book Night is nearly upon us. On Tuesday the 23rd, thousands of books will change hands across our city as readers and non-readers alike come together to celebrate books, literacy and the transformative nature of reading.

 World Book Night 2013

It seemed only fitting to put together a book orientated playlist and to invite people on twitter to join in. As you’ll see below, there are a wide variety of musical and literary genres represented. I hope that you’ll find something that inspires you and makes you think, dance, laugh and leap about like a loon. Because what else are music and literary for!

I wouldn’t try and read to it though. The songs are far too engrossing!

Tracklistings:

(Song – Artist – BOOK TITLE – AUTHOR – twitter handle)

WBN 01
01 – ROMEO AND JULIET – Dire Straits – ROMEO AND JULIET – WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
02 – Wrapped up in books – Belle and Sebastian – @PeteCavanagh
03 – Atticus – The Noisettes – TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD – HARPER LEE – @Gazpachodragon
04 – The book of love – The Magnetic Fields – THE BOOK OF LOVE – UPTON SINCLAIR –  @Gazpachodragon
05 – Handsome Devil – The Smiths – @mariemillward
06 – Yeat’s Grave – The Cranberries – W.B. YATES (Poet)
07 – Yertle the Turtle – RHCP – @Hopelesmyth
08 – White Rabbit – Grace Potter and the Nocturnals – ALICE IN WONDERLAND – LEWIS CARROLL
09 – I am the Walrus – Bono and Secret Machines – @PvtAccount
10 – Exit Music (For a Film) – Radiohead -ROMEO AND JULIET – WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
WBN 02
01 – Wuthering Heights – Kate Bush – WUTHERING HEIGHTS -EMILY BRONTE – @WitchyGrrl
02 – Narnia – Steve Hackett – THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA – C.S. LEWIS – @Hopelesmyth
03 – China in your hand – T’Pau – FRANKEINSTEIN – MARY SHELLEY
04 – Read It In Books – Echo and the Bunnymen – @_inmediares
05 – Neverending Story – Limahl – THE NEVERENDING STORY – MICHAEL ENDE
06 – 1984 – David Bowie – 1984 – GEORGE ORWELL – @Hopelesmyth
07 – Hug Me – Meg and Dia – BRAVE NEW WORLD – ALDOUS HUXLEY
08 – Owen Meaney – Lagwagon – A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANEY – JOHN IRVING
09 – Charlotte Sometimes – The Cure – CHARLOTTE SOMETIMES – PENELOPE FARMER
10 – Venus in Furs – Nico and the Velvet Underground – VENUS IN FURS – LEOPOLD VON SACHER-MASOCH
WBN 03
01 – The Ugly and the Beautiful – The Real Tuesday Weld – CASABLANCA – MICHAEL WALSH – @Robot_Cooper
02 – The Tain (Part IV) – The Decemberists – THE TAIN (Irish Legend)
03 – The River – P.J. Harvey – THE RIVER – FLANNERY O’CONNOR
04 – Turn! Turn! Turn! – The Byrds – THE BIBLE
05 – Calypso – Suzanne Vega – THE ODYSSEY – HOMER
06 – Deep in the Meadow – Sting – THE HUNGER GAMES – SUZANNE COLLINS
07 – Xanadu – Rush – KUBLA KHAN – SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE
08 – Into the West – Annie Lennox – LOTR – J.R.R. TOLKIEN
09 – Hallelujah – Jeff Buckley – THE BIBLE
10 – Defying Gravity – Wicked Musical – THE WIZARD OF OZ – L. FRANK BAUM

Special Mention to Blood and Thunder by the Mastodon – @GoodToBeWood. I just couldn’t make it work with anything else. Apologies. HERE it is on YouTube. Where would you have placed it?

Also, I couldn’t find a decent version of Norwegian Woods for @WandaPops on Spotify. So HERE it is on YouTube.

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Follow @LeedsBookClub and visit the blog www.leedsbookclub.com with details on how to join. There are many events taking place across Leeds, the rest of the UK and worldwide, all listed on the website www.worldbooknight.org.

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