Reading Playlist

I love to read a good book once in a while! However I wouldn’t call myself a bookworm because I could never read 100+ books in a year – but nonetheless, I do enjoy indulging in a good book at times! As I’m writing this I am currently reading The Secret by Rhonda Byrne, which is my 2020 motivational book! Attempting to start the year on a high!

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I know quite a lot of people who listen to music while they read, but I’ve never understood how they can listen to the charts or hyper music with loads of words whilst trying to read. For some reason I can only either listen to the music OR read the book. Both is not happening!

I’m always trying to play around with sound as I also hate reading in silence – I know, I’m picky, I can’t win – but it’s fine! I found a solution.

And the solution is…… Classical music!

This is the only thing I have managed to listen to whilst reading and to my advantage, listening to classical music comes with some great benefits –

  1. Causes a reduction in your stress levels as a lot of classical songs are composed of calm, quiet instruments and are very delicate on the mind.
  2. Helps you fall asleep if you are experiencing insomnia – this is something I often struggle with and listening to music that is a similar tempo to your heart beat can help you relax and drift off into a wonderful nights sleep
  3. Reduces your blood pressure, which is a problem I deal with due to being a complete stress head!

There are many more benefits that come with listening to classical music – read more here -> Here!

Without further ado, here are the songs that are in my “Reading Playlist”

  1. Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major, K. 467 “Elvira Madigan”:II Andante – Mozart – Listen here!
  2. Requiem, K. 626: Lacrimosa – Mozart – Listen here! 
  3. Le Nozze di Figaro, K. 492: Sinfonia – Mozart – Listen here!
  4. Piano Concerto No. 22 in E-Flat Major, K. 482: III. Allegro – Andantino cantabile- Primo Tempo – Mozart – Listen here! 
  5. Sonata No. 14 “Moonlight” in C-Sharp Minor”, Op. 27 No. 2: I. Adagio sostenuto – Beethoven – Listen here!
  6. Bagatelle No. 25 in A Minor, “Für Elise”, WoO 59 – Beethoven – Listen here!
  7. Swan Lake, Op. 20, Act 2: No. 10, Scène (Moderato) – Tchaikovsky – Listen here!
  8. The Nutcracker, Op. 71, Act 2: No. 13 Waltz of the Flowers – Tchaikovsky – Listen here!
  9. Serenade for Strings in E Major, Op. 22, B.54: II. Tempo di valse – Antonín Dvoràk – Listen here!
  10. Ave verum corpus – Mozart – Listen here!

I would love to know if anyone else listens to classical music whilst reading or doing something productive! And if you do, please leave your favourites down below – I’m always looking for new things to listen to and new composers to fall in love with!

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Hope you are all having a wonderful day <3 x

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17 thoughts on “Reading Playlist

  1. classical music is totally underrated – it is my preferred music choice when I’m trying to read or study…. sometimes soundtracks (without vocals) work well or even rain/storm sounds are nice too!

    1. Oooh I love listening to rain/storm sounds – they are even better when they are real too!

      Thank you for the comment <3 x

  2. im not one to listen to music whilst i read because i’m most likely going to get up and start jamming, but classical music might be the way! i’m definitely going to try it out 🙂

  3. This is such a good idea! I have a hard time settling down to read after a long day, cause my mind is going a million miles a minute, and I have trouble concentrating. I never thought of compiling a classical playlist to accompany my reading. Great idea!

  4. I really like listening to classical music when I’m concentrating. I use the “Cinematic Chillout” playlist on Spotify. It’s a list of film scores so it’s quite atmospheric

  5. I don’t listen to classical music when I read, I usually have the TV or radio on in the background but like you, I then find it hard to read, I normally end up watching TV without realising. I will need to try your playlist and see if it makes any difference. Thank you for sharing.

  6. I will have to give the music a try while reading. I have never done that before. I have a feeling that i won’t be able to concentrate on the words that are on the page of the book.

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