Eleanor and Park


My favorite read of the summer so far was Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell. It’s a fast summer read with a cute love story set in 1986. In a distant way it kind of reminds me of 500 Days of Summer. Both characters love music so a lot of songs and bands are mentioned throughout the book. While reading I kept note of the music, TV shows/ movies and books mentioned, in order to check them out and bring myself to the 1980s. I definitely recommend this book if you are looking for a cute story to read by the beach or the pool. Listen to this playlist while you read to get completely immersed in the story! 

Books/ Authors

  • Garp
  • Watership Down
  • Love Story
  • Little Women
  • Jo’s Boys
  • Thrasher
  • Judy Blume (author)

TV Shows

  • Highway to Heaven
  • Wheel of Fortune 
  • Kung Fu
  • Price is Right 

Post books that you read that inspire playlists or just good summer reads below!