There's a recipe for having the best vacation ever: perfect summer jam + perfect summer read = beach blanket bliss. This guide will help you match the song you'll be playing on repeat till Labor Day with the book you won't be able to put down.
Read: If I Stay and Where She Went by Gayle Forman
If you’re digging the sexy rock sound of the Arctic Monkeys, you should be reading all about Adam’s band, Shooting Star.
Read: Now and Forever by Susane Colasanti
One Direction’s emotional ballad brings all the intense fangirls to the yard, just like Ethan’s band The Invincibles does.
Read: The Scott Pilgrim series by Bryan Lee O'Malley
This enthusiastic song with a chaotic edge goes perfectly with the frenetic energy of The Sex Bob-ombs and the entire Scott Pilgrim series.
Read: Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway
This break up lament has taken over radio waves this year just like the Do-Gooders’ titular song in Audrey, Wait! Hopefully the girl it’s based on is having a better time than Audrey did…
Read: This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen
Neon Trees delivers fun pop rock songs with a slight quirk—Dexter’s band, Truth Squad/The G-Flats, is the perfect match with their “The Potato Song.”
Read: The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour
This summery lady anthem’s upbeat, destructive spirit is exactly the kind of thing that the Disenchantments (the “worst girl group in history”) would love.
Read: Exile by Kevin Emerson
Like Sheeran, Dangerheart’s Caleb is bringing his mysterious loner vibes and something new to the music scene.
Read: Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
Imagine finally finding the secret show of the enigmatic indie band Where’s Fluffy. Wouldn’t this be the perfect song to celebrate?
Read The Princess Diaries series by Meg Cabot
If you’re into the indie pop sound and retro influences of the Fitz and the Tantrums, you’ll love Michael Moscovitz’s high school band Skinner Box.