You make me feel like dancing…(and reading)

Okay, that’s a Leo Sayer song but this post is all about the Gibbs.


I felt it was time for a Bee Gees literary mix tape (mainly because I’m still sulking about Barry’s cancelled Melbourne tour).

Marvel at the lustrous hair (chest and other) and the magnificent use of solid gold.

01. You Should Be Dancing / Astonish Me by Maggie Shipstead

02. How Can You Mend a Broken Heart / A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

03. Spicks and Specks / Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez

04. Words / Eucalyptus by Murray Bail

05. How Deep is Your Love/ Foal’s Bread by Gillian Mears

06. I Started a Joke / Palladio by Jonathan Dee

07. Alone / Wilful Disregard by Lena Andersson

08. Tragedy / Mothering Sunday by Graham Swift

09. More Than a Woman / Mimi by Lucy Ellmann

10. To Love Somebody / Persuasion by Jane Austen

11. Stayin’ Alive / Animals by Emma Jane Unsworth

And if anyone can suggest a suitable pairing for my favourite Bee Gees song, Massachusetts, I’d love to hear it.






10 responses

    • This whole list was actually quite tricky because lots of their songs are about the same thing… and I don’t really read romance books – really had to think about the nuance in the lyrics!

    • I couldn’t even go literal because couldn’t think of a book that I’ve read set in Mass (apart from Little Women set in Boston but I didn’t think that fitted with the song!).

  1. Massachusetts is my favourite Bee Gees song too! I thought I was alone in that. Good to find a song mate 🙂

    I’m not feeling inspired. with regard to a novel choice though – I may come back to you…

    Great tape as always 🙂

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