Soundtrack Saturday: When Summer Ends by Jessica Pennington

Hey everyone! For this Saturday I wanted to try something new. I am part of the When Summer Ends street team and one of the challenges we have is to create a playlist for the book. Being a music nerd I thought this was a great idea and if you guys liked it I might just do this type of post now and then.

When Summer Ends

When Summer Ends is this super cute YA contemporary perfect read for the summer (or when ever you are ready to swoon over a gushable romance).

Aiden Emerson is an all-star pitcher and the all-around golden boy of Riverton. Or at least he was, before he quit the team the last day of junior year without any explanation. How could he tell people he’s losing his vision at seventeen?
Straight-laced Olivia thought she had life all figured out. But when her dream internship falls apart, her estranged mother comes back into her life, and her long-time boyfriend ghosts her right before summer break, she’s starting to think fate has a weird sense of humor.
Each struggling to find a new direction, Aiden and Olivia decide to live summer by chance. Every fleeting adventure and stolen kiss is as fragile as a coin flip in this heartfelt journey to love and self-discovery from the author of Love Songs & Other Lies. – synopsis from Goodreads

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You can find this playlist on Spotify HERE. With the titles I put bits of lyrics that remind me of the When Summer Ends or that felt very summery to me and fitted with theme of the book.

School’s Out by Alice Cooper
“School’s out for summer
School’s out forever
School’s been blown to pieces”

Young Blood by The Naked and Famous
“We lie beneath the stars at night
Our hands gripping each other tight
You keep my secrets hope to die
Promises, swear them to the sky”

Am I Wrong by Nico & Vinz
“Am I wrong?
For thinking that we could be something for real?
Now am I wrong?
For trying to reach the things that I can’t see?”

Island in the Sun by Weezer
“On an island in the sun
We’ll be playin’ an’ havin’ fun
And it makes me feel so fine”

LDN by Lilly Allen
“Sun is in the sky oh why oh why?
Would I wanna be anywhere else
Sun is in the sky oh why oh why?
Would I wanna be anywhere else”

This Kiss by Faith Hill
“I don’t want another heartbreak
I don’t need another turn to cry
I don’t want to learn the hard way
Baby, hello, oh, no, goodbye
But you got me like a rocket
Shooting straight across the sky”

Girl by Beck
“My sun-eyed girl
My sun-eyed girl”

No Rain by Blind Melon
“I just want someone to say to me, oh
I’ll always be there when you wake, yeah
You know I’d like to keep my cheeks dry today
So stay with me and I’ll have it made”

Dancing in the Moonlight by Toploader
“Dancin’ in the moonlight
Everybody’s feelin’ warm and bright
It’s such a fine and natural sight
Everybody’s dancin’ in the moonlight”

Shut Up and Dance with Me by WALK THE MOON
“A backless dress and some beat up sneaks
My discotheque Juliet teenage dream
I felt it in my chest as she looked at me
I knew we were bound to be together”

Love Interruption by Jack White
“I want love
To roll me over slowly
Stick a knife inside me
And twist it all around”

(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay by Otti Redding
“Sittin’ in the mornin’ sun
I’ll be sittin’ when the evenin’ comes
Watchin’ the ships roll in
Then I watch ’em roll away again”
NOTE: One of my favourite singer ever is Otis Redding so I had to add this one for sure

I’m Gonna Be (500 miles) by The Proclaimers
“But I would walk 500 miles
And I would walk 500 more
Just to be the man who walks a thousand miles
To fall down at your door”

Firework by Katy Perry
“You just gotta ignite the light
And let it shine
Just own the night
Like the Fourth of July”

OK I’ll stop now lol or else I’ll just keep going. You can preorder When Summer Ends or request it to your library.

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