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Goodbye, Summer | Playlist & Moodboard

Hello Readers & Friends,

I was inspired by this blog post by my Bookstagram friend, Tara, for today's post.
I loved her idea of pulling together a moodboard and playlist, and hers was really beautiful. The perfect way to share an of-the-moment feeling with your readers.

Obviously, Autumn is my favourite time of year, but it's too sunny in London at the moment for that type of post. So I figured instead I would do a goodbye to summer ode. Perfect for listening to with a great book.

Here are some of my favourite cosy summer reads to accompany this playlist, stories that are playful, fun, easy and lighthearted with a little romance:
1. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
2. The Selection by Kiera Cass
3. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
4. Looking for Alaska by John Green
5. Can You Keep A Secret by Sophie Kinsella

The Playlist
Vibes - Upbeat, mellow, relaxed and acoustic.

Open Road by Roo Panes - This makes me think of dogwalks through fields
Us by Regina Spektor - Obviously I discovered this song in 500 Days of Summer, one of my favourite movies.  What better film title for this playlist?
Summer by Jose Vanders - Jose Vanders doesn't even exist any more. I discovered her on Youtube like a decade ago and this song just makes me think of summer romances and happiness.
There She Goes by the LAs - A classic! I have no clue why, perhaps it was featured in a film scene (?) but it makes me think of walking down the street with an ice cream?! It was also in The Parent Trap and Gilmore Girls, both of which make me think of happy, summery thoughts.
Ordinary Day by Vanessa Carlton - I associate this with summer because of the music video. It's got Vanessa in a summer field playing piano and surrounded by couples on picnic blankets. It builds really nicely to a really uplifting crescendo.
Made Up Love Song #43 by The Guillemots - This will always be one of my favourite songs. I discovered it when I was 16 at college, and it was summer at the time. I basically listened to it on repeat that entire summer so I have really nice and happy sun-filled memories attached to this song.
Wool by Korantemaa - Another Youtube artist who writes amazing acoustic music. A little slower of a song but it reminds me of summer evenings and bonfires.
Party Tattoos by Dodie - Another summer evening song with a slightly slower melody. Think evening's out on a porch looking out to a field of flowers with a notebook.
In The Middle by Dodie - A song about being young, dumb and having a good time which is what the end of summer is all about.
Times Like These by A&J - I always associate this with happy summer memories because it's the song Acacia Kersey wrote with her husband to announce their first pregnancy. It was a home-video style film of all their happy sunshine days.
She's Got You High by Mumm-ra - When I was 16 I went to my first music festival, Reading, and listened to this song on repeat in the summer months leading up to it as I was so excited to hear it live. Reading Festival is at the end of August, so it always makes me think of summer coming to a happy close.

What's your favourite end-of-summer song?
C x 

** I do not own the images in the collage, they were all sourced on Pinterest. **


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