It is friday so that means that it is time for a new Friday Five. This week the theme of the bookish list is Books in which music plays a role. A theme that is like music to my ears. This column is run by Joost ofNerdyGeekyFanboy. I wish you fun reading and listening!

Rainbow Rowell has given music a very important role in her book Eleanor & Park. In this book music is an important way to bring Eleanor and Park closer together. Music is a thing that binds them and it seems that it is a very important factor in their relationship.

J.R.R. Tolkien has put a fair amount of songs in his book The Hobbit. Of course you have the song the dwarves sing when they are with Bilbo at Bag-End, but also the elves sing a song when they arrive in Rivendell. I think Tolkien thought music was very important, so he put a lot of songs in his books.

Blueprint Blaupause written by Charlotte Kerner is a book that I once read for German in high school. It is a book about a woman who is a pianist and a composer. She hears that she is sick and soon will not be able to play music again. She decides to let a clone be made of herself so her talent doesn’t go to waste. It was a very impressive and shocking book.

Mockingjay, the third book in the Hunger Games series written by Suzanne Colling has a song that is very important for the story. The song The Hanging Tree shows a unity of the rebels. It is the sign of collaboration and of censorship.

Beautiful Creatures, written by Kami Garci and Margaret Stohl also has music in it. In this series there is a song that the main character Ethan Wade constantly has in his head. The song comes back all the time, always in other forms. That shows how important music is in this book and in this series.

This was my Friday Five for this week. I hope that you liked to read it. Tell me in the reactions about your favourite books in which music plays a role. Do you want to read more about music in books, feel free to look in the (mostly Dutch) blogs of the following people. They also participate in The Friday Five.

Joost (NerdyGeekyFanboy)
Esmee (Leesmee)
Eline (All The Feels)
Laurie (Laurie’s Bookshelf)
Lieke (Make It Personal)
Sarina (Live The Book Life)
Angela (Faeraphel)
Robin (My Thousand Lives)
Anneke (Verhaalverliefd)
An (Boekenvirus)
Bianca (Bookalicious Journey)
Monica (My Perfect Book Life)
Joany (Craving Pages)
Chelsey (Lees Mee Met Mij)
Fleur (Fleur Talks)
Conny (Connies Boekkies)
Dalinja (Life As Dalinja)
Merel (Young Adult Book Club)
Paula (Must Magazine)
Maud (Lovelyoffflower)
Liana (Sterrenregen)
Valerie (Wonderstruck Books)
Samantha (Bookish Villainy)
Annabel (Het leven van een boekenworm)
Veerle en Celine (Secrets of the Tales)
Natasha (About my bookshelf)
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Nicky (Lovely time with Nicky)
Marieke (Marieke’s Books)
Jaike (Jaike vs de boeken)
Floor (Floor Flawless)
Nienke (BookSomeTea)