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Article  •  14 July 2020


Spotify playlists for your reading adventures

We’ve all been there. . . reading the perfect book, completely invested in a fictional world, only to be disturbed by a neighbour mowing their lawns or the distant sound of dogs barking. Suddenly you’re pulled back to reality wondering what on earth happened.

To help combat these distractions, we’ve put together some Spotify playlists inspired by some of our favourite genres to help you stay immersed in your latest read! And look, if you want to add some of these songs to your already existing playlists, or maybe you like to read in silence, we completely understand but be sure to check out our great recommendations for each of the genres below.

Click on each of the headings to be taken to the Spotify playlists!

For action and adventure, you really can’t go past the Jack Reacher series by Lee Child. With a truly badass protagonist and over 20 books to sink your teeth into, you can’t go wrong. Or, how about Dan Brown’s Robert Langdon series? Twists and turns, puzzles and brainteasers, oh my! Gregg Hurwitz’s Orphan X books may just be your cup of tea. Evan Smoak, raised and trained in a top-secret government programme, uses his skills to vanish but someone is on his tail. . . *dramatic fade out*

You really can’t talk about these genres without mentioning Jojo Moyes’s Me Before You books that set out to prove you’re never too young, or old, to cry. Heads up that these are also described as heartbreaking, so you might want to have some tissues and chocolate handy. Just a suggestion. . . if you’re not after tears, then what about a book by Katie Fforde (who believes that the best thing in the world is falling in love)? Her latest book, A Springtime Affair, features a mother and daughter duo who will discover that love and hope can be found in the most unlikely places. Let’s not forget about Marian Keyes who has written 14 novels in these genres. You really can’t go wrong with any of her books but if you’re not sure where to start you can always take a look at this handy guide!

For science fiction we’d definitely recommend The Martian by Andy Weir, described as Robinson Crusoe on Mars it’s one that’ll keep you thoroughly invested. And who could forget George Orwell’s 1984? A terrifying vision of a totalitarian future in which everything and everyone is slave to a tyrannical regime, this is one that’ll keep you on the edge of your seat. And lastly, perhaps it’s time to give Ready Player One by Ernest Cline a go? While you may have already seen the movie, the book gives far more insight to the amazing world that is the OASIS. But we don’t have to tell you that the book is always better… right? Plus, Ready Player Two will be hitting shelves later this year!

That’s it for now! Be sure to check back in for some additional genres and let us know if missed your favourite.

Featured Titles

Blue Moon
The bloodiest Jack Reacher thriller yet, with the highest ever body count. If you thought Jack Reacher ('the most reliable excellent basher of bad guys since Bond' - The Times) had limits, Blue Moon will prove you wrong.
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Into the Fire
The astounding fifth novel from Gregg Hurwitz featuring Evan Smoak - Orphan X aka The Nowhere Man
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The global bestseller - Origin is the latest Robert Langdon novel from the author of The Da Vinci Code.
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Me Before You
The heartbreaking novel of the year from Jojo Moyes proves you're never too old or young to cry
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A Springtime Affair
A wonderfully romantic novel from the Number One bestselling author of A Rose Petal Summer and A Country Escape.
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Grown Ups
Playtime is over as Marian's Sunday Times No. 1 blockbuster comes out in paperback
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The Martian
A Young Readers Edition of the Number 1 Sunday Times bestselling phenomenon.
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Ready Player One
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