Feels like: When everybody said “There’s no way that would actually happen!” and then it actually happened. Song pairing: “Til It Happens To You” by Lady Gaga The Handmaid’s Tale was a book on the summer reading list in high school that I never got to read. But looking back at the subject matter that
Feels like: The Blob meets Buffy. Song pairing: “The Only Way” by Tricky 🐻”We held eachother for a time in that hideaway, that unexpected sanctuary, while the city smoldered and the world went on changing without us.” 🐻 I read the Annihilation Series a few years ago, in a fanatic spiral of science fiction and
Feels like: Reading a postcard from an old college girlfriend who is traversing the globe to disguise her poor life choices, and the bitter feelings that come with it. Song pairing: “Changed” by Jp Saxe (Vasco remix) 👗”I saw her face and she did not know that she was dying, did not know I was killing
Feels like: Seeing something out of the corner of your eye, but it’s just a hat rack. Wait, you don’t have a hat rack. Song pairing: “Saturn” by Sufjan Stevens Meet James and Julie. They live in the city, work semi-professional jobs, and are married for a blip before James’ gambling addiction drains him of his savings
Feels like: Every single time you tell your girlfriend “Seriously, just leave him,” and she says “But I can’t, you don’t understand.” Song pairing: “Bluecid” by Sevadaliza If you haven’t read Our Endless Numbered Days by Claire Fuller, you’re doing this all wrong. I was expecting something incredibly different after having read Claire Fuller’s debut
Feels like: Being in eleventh grade and watching the teacher talk, but listening to loud rock music in your headphones. Song pairing: The Scientist by Coldplay (And the music from the book. Tommy Wallach is also a musician and composed an entire album to go with his debut novel!) This book opens with teenage angst.