From Spotify’s website: Think of Spotify as your new music collection. Your library. Only this time your collection is vast: over 15 million tracks and counting. Spotify comes in all shapes and size, available for your PC, Mac, home audio system and cell phone. Wherever you go, your music follows you. And because the music plays live, there’s no need to wait for downloads and no big dent in your hard drive.
+ The World Without You by Joshua Henkin – What do Loudon Wainwright, The Cure, and Elvis Costello have in common? They all served as inspiration to Joshua Henkin when he was writing The World Without You! Check out the playlist he put together for the novel that Gary Shteyngart calls “[w]itty, poignant, and heartfelt.”
+ Angelmaker by Nick Harkaway – What do Leonard Cohen, The Pixies, and Nina Simone all have in common? They’re all on the rocking mix that Nick Harkaway put together for his new novel, Angelmaker.
+ Honky Tonk Girl by Loretta Lynn – Yeehaw! It’s a playlist of some of the greatest hits by country superstar Loretta Lynn!
+ The Good Father by Noah Hawley – Noah put this playlist together for his novel, The Good Father.
+ The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern – Put on your Reveur’s red scarf and let this soundtrack, hand-selected by Erin Morgenstern, transport you to the world of the Night Circus, now a New York Times Bestseller.
+ Zone One by Colson Whitehead – The undead take Manhattan in this literary and literal feast from award-winning author Colson Whitehead. The author selected these 10 songs to set the scene for his postmodern meditation on exterminating zombies in Manhattan.
+ A Natural History of the Piano by Stuart Isacoff – Stuart has put together a set of fantastic piano pieces from Bach to Henry Butler, perfect for a weekend spent curled up with a good book.
+ The Hat Box by Stephen Sondheim – Over two hours of your favorite Sondheim songs, from the hits to the obscure.
+ What a Wonderful World by Ricky Riccardi – Let author Ricky Riccardi take you on a journey through some of Louis Armstrong’s more unexpected but enduring classics.
+ Swim Back to Me by Ann Packer – In Ann Packer’s Swim Back to Me, the story “Molten” is about a woman grieving the loss of her teenage son. How does she hold onto him? By listening to his music, which is decidedly not suburban mom fare. Here are the songs that get her through the day.
+ I Think I Love You by Allison Pearson – In Allison Pearson’s I Think I Love You, David Cassidy is the teen pop stud du jour. But there were many that came before and many more that came after. Here is a taste of some of the most crushworthy pop stars of the past 50 years. Sixteen tracks including music by Leif Garrett, Britney Spears, The Beatles and, of course, the dreamy Mr. Keith Partridge himself.
+ A Preppy Playlist for True Prep – Oh, yes they did! A preppy playlist for True Prep featuring music by Duncan Sheik (Andover, Brown), Huey Lewis (aka Hugh Anthony Cregg, III – Lawrenceville School, Cornell University) & the News, and Vampire Weekend (Columbia University), just to name a few.
+ No Regrets: The Life of Edith Piaf by Carolyn Burke – The essential Edith, hand-picked by Carolyn Burke.