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Waiting on Wednesday: Playlist for the Dead

Hello Booknerds!

Today’s Wednesday and that means: Waiting on Wednesday! I’m hoping to get more involved with this weekly meme if I don’t have a review or blog hop post scheduled. So here’s what I’m currently most looking forward to 🙂


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine, where you can highlight upcoming releases that you are eagerly anticipating!

What I’m Waiting On:

Playlist for the Dead by Michelle Falkoff 

Synopsis (via GoodReads): A teenage boy tries to understand his best friend’s suicide by listening to the playlist of songs he left behind in this smart, voice-driven debut novel.

Here’s what Sam knows: There was a party. There was a fight. The next morning, his best friend, Hayden, was dead. And all he left Sam was a playlist of songs, and a suicide note: For Sam—listen and you’ll understand.

As he listens to song after song, Sam tries to face up to what happened the night Hayden killed himself. But it’s only by taking out his earbuds and opening his eyes to the people around him that he will finally be able to piece together his best friend’s story. And maybe have a chance to change his own.

Part mystery, part love story, and part coming-of-age tale in the vein of Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Tim Tharp’s The Spectacular Now, Playlist for the Dead is an honest and gut-wrenching first novel about loss, rage, what it feels like to outgrow a friendship that’s always defined you—and the struggle to redefine yourself. But above all, it’s about finding hope when hope seems like the hardest thing to find.


Release Date: January 27, 2015
Place: Amazon, B & N, IndieBound, GoodReads


  • Lately. I’ve been trying to read more of a male POV as I feel I mainly gravitate towards female POVs.
  • I’m a MUSIC FREAK so anything involving music in a story draws my eyes right away.
  • I’m currently reading All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven, which has somewhat of a similar theme, and I also really enjoyed Thirteen Reason Why by Jay Asher. The synopsis mentions Perks which I also really enjoyed, but I thought Thirteen when first reading this.
  • Overall, I’m drawn to these types of stories and I’m interested to see how Falkoff’s writing comes across. I’m also curious about which songs she chose to use and how Sam’s story will play out.

Thanks for stopping by!

What are you Waiting On? Has Playlist for the Dead made it to your TBR? Let me know in the comments below!

Later Booknerds!


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