If I Stay
I love books that make me engage with another kind of art just by reading it. This book stars Mia, a young cellist with dreams of Julliard. Her love of classical music is only rivaled by her parents love of rock music. There's a long list of mentioned songs gathered in the paperback version I have linked to here. I listened to anything I could find. I have a new love for Yo-Yo Ma and plan on doing some more listening. The book itself is a beautiful meditation on what this life is worth. I read it all in a single sitting and I think it's best enjoyed this way. Just one big gulp. I am looking forward to the movie and will update when I see it. Until then, read this book.