Welcome to my stop for This Ordinary Life blog tour! My stop features a playlist that I think suits the book really well!
- Welcome to New York by Taylor Swift
It’s a new soundtrack
I could dance to this beat, beat
The lights are so bright
But they never blind me, me
Welcome to New York
It’s been waiting for you
Welcome to New York
The whole time I was reading This Ordinary Life this song keeps popping in my head. Maybe it’s because Jasmine is this super driven teenager who works hard for her dream-to intern at a New York City radio station. I related to her a lot because I want to work in New York too (who doesn’t?)!
- I’m Only Me When I’m With You by Taylor Swift
And sometimes we don’t say a thing
Just listen to the crickets sing
Everything I need is right here by my side
And I know everything about you
I don’t wanna live without you
I’m only up when you’re not down
Don’t wanna fly if you’re still on the ground
It’s like no matter what I do
Well, you drive me crazy half the time
The other half I’m only trying
To let you know that what I feel is true
And I’m only me when I’m with you
I like the banter between Wes and Jasmine; I think it really captures the way teenagers fall in like, or even in love with each other. They have jokes between them, light, casual conversation and of course, the underlying flirtation. 😉 I noticed that Wes and Jasmine enjoys their time together and that’s when they really become their selves.
- Dangerous by The Vamps
Met a girl and she is dangerous,
Don’t quite know her, but I just can’t get enough
She’s gonna tear me up.
A million voices telling me to never give you up.
Shouldn’t listen, I’m addicted to this darker love.
And this is dangerous, for me.
Wes and Jasmine are dangerous for each other, I think. Well, Wes really likes Jasmine but she just came out of a break-up and isn’t looking for any romance at the moment. Jasmine has a young brother who suffers from epilepsy, Wes had it too when he was younger and haven’t had a seizure for years. Still, Jasmine is afraid that both her favorite boys will have seizures at the same time and she feels she can’t do anything about it.
- 50 Ways to Say Goodbye by Train
That’s cool, but if my friends ask where you are I’m gonna say
She went down in an airplane
Fried getting suntanned
Fell in a cement mixer full of quicksand
Help me, help me, I’m no good at goodbyes!
She met a shark under water
Fell and no one caught her
I returned everything I ever bought her
Help me, help me, I’m all out of lies
And ways to say you died
Sebastian, Jasmine’s ex is a real asshole and I wish all the horrible things that were mentioned in this song would happen to him too! *insert evil laugh here*
- Dancing With A Wolf by All Time Low
Who’s gonna listen when you run out of lies?
Who’s gonna hear you, when your words seem worthless?
Who’s gonna save you when you’re out of time?
And who’s gonna want you, when you’re on your knees, begging:
“Oh, please take me at my word, I’m desperate
I swear, I never meant to hurt no one, no
Oh, please stay for what it’s worth, I’m desperate”
You’re on your own
Sebastian tried to get back with Jasmine but good thing, Jasmine didn’t listen to anymore of his lies. I really admire her for it because I know it takes a lot of self-control not to get back with the person you’ve been in a relationship with for a so long.
That’s it! Have you read This Ordinary Life? Do you think these songs really suit the book?
Award-winning author Jennifer Walkup is most often found writing, reading, and spending time with her husband and young sons. A member of SCBWI and RWA, Jennifer also works as an editor and creative writing instructor, and is an advocate for Epilepsy awareness. This Ordinary Life is her second novel.
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