Emmy and Oliver: check out Robin Benway’s amazing playlist for her latest novel

‘Emmy and Oliver’ is a story about love. About how confusing and messy it can be, how it can express itself in all the wrong ways, and how it lasts – how it lasts through the hurt and the waiting to find itself stronger than ever.

“Emmy and Oliver were going to be best friends forever, or maybe even more, before their futures were ripped apart. But now Oliver is back, and he’s not the skinny boy-next-door that used to be Emmy’s best friend. Now he’s the boy who got kidnapped. A stranger – a totally hot stranger! – with a whole history that Emmy knows nothing about. But is their story still meant to be? Or are they like the pieces of two different puzzles – impossible to fit together?”


If you haven’t read ‘Emmy and Oliver’ yet, we would highly suggest you do – and when you’ve got your copy, and you’re all curled up in bed with your copy and cup of tea, we’d also recommend you play these songs, chosen especially by author Robin Benway for this novel.

If you have read ‘Emmy and Oliver’, though, listen to them anyway. Match them to scenes and characters and feel this book in a totally new way.

Happy listening.

Suburban War – Arcade Fire

Buzzcut Season – Lorde

Overjoyed – Bastille

I Wanna Go – Summer Heart

Ribs – Lorde

If You Do, You Don’t – Cartel

Anthems For A 17 Year Old Girl – Broken Social Scene

Los Angeles – Denison Witmer

Silhouette – Active Child ft. Ellie Goulding

Say Something – A Great Big World

Where The World Meets The Sky – Katie Herzig and Matthew Perryman Jones

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Written by Laura Fulton

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