Contest: The Songs of Summer

The music I listen to tends to vary with the seasons, so about this time every year I’m making the very most of my summer favorites. In the summer, I tend to want to hear upbeat music with a catchy hook. The kind of music that’s liable to make me dance a little in my chair while I’m sitting here at work.

This summer? As far as I’m concerned, the theme song has been “She’s Enough” by Atmosphere.

Over a year ago (before the book even had a title), author Steve Brezenoff posted his official playlist for Brooklyn, Burning, which takes place over the course of two summers. When he posted the list only a handful of people had been lucky enough to read the manuscript, and I was one of them. I was really looking forward to helping him promote the book, so I loved getting a sense of what he’d been listening to while he was writing it.

I’m so excited that the book is out that I’m hosting a giveaway! In honor of the launch party for Brooklyn, Burning (Friday, August 26, at 7:30 pm at Magers & Quinn here in Minneapolis), I’m giving away seven signed copies of Brooklyn, Burning. To enter the contest, all you have to do is leave a comment below with your favorite song of summer. Or you can post the following on Twitter: “RT to win a signed copy of Brooklyn, Burning from @CarolrhodaLab on the Lerner Books Blog! #brooklynburningcontest.” The winners will be announced here on the blog next Monday, August 29.