Most Popular Music For Reading – 12 Top Playlists Voted By Fans

We asked you, the RD fans, about Music For Reading. Even though 38% of you prefer not to listen to music while reading, we’re part of the majority who love to listen to music! Music and books are like pretzels and mustard. They just belong smashed together in inappropriate places.  We asked our subscribers what they like to listen to with their books and here are some of their playlists…

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Cindi K’s Chill Playlist

Featuring artists like Giovanca, Amy Winehouse, Adele, John Legend, Sabrina Starke, Emeli Sandé and more. Cindi K has picked out a wonderful selection of chill songs that make perfect music for reading!

Where to Listen: YouTube

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Sandy K’s Best 90s 2000s R&B Party Mix

RD fan Sandy K chose this Music King playlist of R&B music from the 90s-00s. It includes artists like Ne-Yo, Chris Brown, Usher, Mariah Carey and more. A blast from the past!

Where to Listen: YouTube

Jennifer S’ Book Music Playlist

With artists like Snow Patrol, Kings of Leon, Counting Crows, Coldplay and so much more. Jennifer has picked out some amazing songs, which we will definitely be blasting when we read.

Where to Listen: Spotify

Valerie W’s All of It Playlist

Evanescence, Breaking Benjamin, Within Temptation, Blackbriar, Bad Wolves, and more make up Valerie’s top picks! If you’re a rock fan – like us – then Valerie’s playlist is definitely going to be perfect for you!

Where to Listen: YouTube

Lofi Hip Hop Music- Beats To Relax/Study To

Patricia H loves listening to lofi hip hop music when reading. And we totally agree – lofi music is perfect to relax and even study to. Which makes it the some best music for reading. And it’s been streaming live on YouTube since February 2020, so whenever it’ll be there whenever you want to tune in!

Where to Listen: Spotify | YouTube

Classical Music

Sometimes silence doesn’t work, but some music can be so distracting – which is where classical comes in. No distractions and you can enjoy some tunes whilst reading. A lot of our fans agree, like Cheryl S, Andrea D, Doris H, Mia C and more!

Where to Listen: Spotify | YouTube

Soft Rock

Featuring 11 hours and 15 minutes of music, this playlist will certainly accompany you through a good amount of books. Tricia M, Jenn M, and Evelyn R will be among some of our fans who will love this!

Where to Listen: Spotify

Country’s Greatest Hits

Shelly P, Abbie G, Liz D and everyone else who likes country music – this one is for ya’ll. With over 5 hours of country music, this is just what you need!

Where to Listen: Spotify

80s Hit

Is modern music not really your vibe? Well, the 80s will never die, so get a blast from the past with these hits. Trinity G, Shannon C, Margaret J – this is a playlist that any 80s fan will love to listen to whilst reading.

Where to Listen: Spotify

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All Out 90s

If you’re like Melanie H, Kris W, Heather S and my dad, and you love 90s music, then this playlist will be all that and a bag of chips. It’s perfect music for reading!

Where to Listen: Spotify

music for reading: fifty shades of grey

Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy Soundtrack

Everyone’s favorite book and film series! Well, it’s definitely the favorite for Samantha B and Shamika L. They both like to listen to the soundtrack when reading other books (and we can’t blame them – it’s got some great songs).

Listen on Spotify: Fifty Shades of Grey | Fifty Shades Darker | Fifty Shades Freed

music for reading: kpop love songs

Romance Devoured’s Kpop Love Song Picks

If you’re like Liana C, Jane A, Katie G and you love to listen to Kpop, we’ve actually made our own Kpop Love Songs playlist. Featuring all of your favorites, like BTS, Twice, Red Velvet, EXO, Apink and more!

Where to Listen: Spotify | Youtube

Honorable Mentions

As much as we wanted to, we couldn’t include every single song/artist/genre suggested by you guys, so here are some honorable mentions:

P!nk, Enya, Ed Sheeran, Queen, Taylor Swift, Kanye West, Yungblud, Lady Gaga, The Eagles, Panic! At The Disco, Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks, Bruno Mars, Drake, The Beatles (we personally recommend Paperback Writer which is just perfect for authors), John Denver, Daughtry, Bon Jovi, Frank Sinatra, Imagine Dragons, Garth Brooks, Billie Eilish and many more!

Which of these songs will you add to your playlist? Let us know!

You’ve got the music, now get the books to read: