Book Playlist: ‘Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of The Universe’

*The following book playlist was created by Stacey Lannigan and can also be found on The Nerd Daily website*


Written by Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of The Universe is an inspiring coming-of-age novel set in El Paso, Texas during the 1980’s. The story follows fifteen-year-old Aristotle and know-it-all Dante as they embark together on a journey of self-discovery, exploring themes such as friendship, love, acceptance, and all the things that make us human.

Perhaps you have already read the novel or perhaps it’s one sitting in your TBR pile… Regardless of which, why not give the following fan playlist for the book a listen to whilst reading? You can also find our playlist on Spotify!




Middle Of Somewhere by The Neighbourhood
I was on the outside looking in / Now I’m on the inside trying to stay / Out of my head / I need peace of mind / Grew up pretty fast / Good things never last / You gotta live before you learn / Now I’m somewhere far / Away from where I started / With no point of return / But I’m turning



Swim by Alec Benjamin
I’ve been falling much more deep than I wanna / I’ve been wishing I could breathe underwater / I hold my breath, I can’t see what comes next / I don’t know when I’ll see dry land again



City of Stars by Gavin James (Cover)
City of stars / Just one thing everybody wants / There in the bars / And through the smokescreen of the crowded restaurants / It’s love / Yes, all we’re looking for is love from someone else / A rush / A glance / A touch / A dance / A look in somebody’s eyes / To light up the skies / To open the world and set me reeling / A voice that says, I’ll be here / And you’ll be alright



Strange Birds by Birdy
Oh little ghost, you see the pain / But together we can make something beautiful / So take my hand and perfectly / We fill the gaps, you and me make three / I was meant for you, and you for me / You’ve always loved the strange birds / Now I want to fly into your world / I want to be heard / My wounded wings still beating / You’ve always loved the stranger inside… / Me, ugly pretty



Chasing Cars by Sleeping At Last
We’ll do it all / Everything / On our own / We don’t need / Anything / Or anyone / If I lay here / If I just lay here / Would you lie with me and just forget the world? / I don’t quite know / How to say / How I feel / Those three words / Are said too much / They’re not enough



War Of Hearts by Ruelle
I can’t help but love you / Even though I try not to / I can’t help but want you / I know that I’d die without you / Stay with me a little longer / I will wait for you / Shadows creep / And want grows stronger / Deeper than the truth



All We Do by Oh Wonder
All we do is hide away / All we do is, all we do is hide away / All we do is chase the day/ All we do is, all we do is chase the day / All we do is lie and wait / All we do is, all we do is lie and wait/ All we do is feel the fade / All we do is, all we do is feel the fade / I’ve been upside down / I don’t wanna be the right way round / Can’t find paradise on the ground



The Chain – 2004 Remaster by Fleetwood Mac
Listen to the wind blow, down comes the night / Running in the shadows, damn your love, damn your lies / Break the silence, damn the dark, damn the light / And if you don’t love me now / You will never love me again / I can still hear you saying / You would never break the chain (Never break the chain)



The Night We Met by Lord Huron
When the night was full of terrors / And your eyes were filled with tears / When you had not touched me yet / Oh, take me back to the night we met / I had all and then most of you, some and now none of you / Take me back to the night we met / I don’t know what I’m supposed to do, haunted by the ghost of you / Take me back to the night we met



Kiss Me by Ed Sheeran
Yeah I’ve been feeling everything / From hate to love / From love to lust / From lust to truth / I guess that’s how I know you / So I hold you close to help you give it up / So kiss me like you wanna be loved / You wanna be loved / You wanna be loved / This feels like falling in love / Falling in love / We’re falling in love



Secrets by One Republic
I need another story / Something to get off my chest / My life gets kinda boring / Need something that I can confess / ‘Til all my sleeves are stained red / From all the truth that I’ve said / Come by it honestly I swear / Thought you saw me wink, no / I’ve been on the brink, so / So tell me what you want to hear / Something that will light those ears / I’m sick of all the insincere / So I’m gonna give all my secrets away



Neptune by Sleeping At Last
Thread by thread I come apart / If brokenness is a work of art / Surely this must be my masterpiece / I’m only honest when it rains / If I time it right, the thunder breaks / When I open my mouth / I wanna tell you but I don’t know how / I’m only honest when it rains / An open book, with a torn out page / And my inks run out / I wanna love you but I don’t know how / I don’t know how / No I don’t know how / I don’t know how



Someone To You by BANNERS
The kingdom come, the rise, the fall / The setting sun above it all / I just wanna be somebody to you / I just wanna be somebody to someone, oh / I wanna be somebody to someone, oh / I never had nobody and no road home / I wanna be somebody to someone / And if the sun’s upset and the sky goes cold / Then if the clouds get heavy and start to fall / I really need somebody to call my own / I wanna be somebody to someone / Someone to you




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