Amy Reed’s Over You came highly recommended from a Twitter friend. It’s a beautifully written and uneven novel about a teenage girl discovering herself identity separate of her best friend, Sadie, as they spend the summer on a commune in Nebraska. I had mostly written this book off because Sadie is obnoxious, but she goes away from awhile and Max’s journey is heartbreaking and honest. So I made some fanmixes. Both of these feature some of my favorite songs of all time. I am not totally sold on the order of Max’s fanmix, but I spent a a few days moving things around and decided to just move on.
Oasis: An Over You Commune Fanmix (listen on Spotify)
1. Jason Isbell – Traveling Alone 2. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – Home 3. The Apples In Stereo – Energy 4. The Polyphonic Spree – Light & Day / Reach For The Sun 5. The Unicorns – I was Born (A Unicorn) 6. I’m From Barcelona – The Painter 7. Magic Kids – Hey Boy 8. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – The Skin Of My Yellow Country Teeth 9. Dr. Dog – Heart it Races 10. The Magic Numbers – Take A Chance 11. Fall Out Boy – Young Volcanoes
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And you have felt it all: A Fanmix for Max (listen on Spotify)
1. Pistol Annies – I Feel A Sin Comin’ On 2. Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside – Party Kids 3. Gossip – Heavy Cross 4. The Knife – Heartbeats 5. The Blow – True Affection 6. Laura Stevenson – Runner 7. Charli XCX – You’re The One 8. Lindsey Stirling – Crystallize 9. Kacey Musgraves – Follow Your Arrow 10. Tegan And Sara – I Was A Fool 11. Joan As Police Woman – Eternal Flame 12. Lady Lamb the Beekeeper – Bird Balloons 13. Dessa – Annabelle 14. Joni Mitchell – River
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