Some of these songs are mentioned in Becoming Lin. Others were popular during the years the book covers and relate to the novel’s themes. If you have any of them in your collection, it might be fun to time-travel with them when your book club discusses Becoming Lin.

  1. Rescue Me: Linda Ronstadt
  2. I Feel the Earth Move: Carole King
  3. Goldfinger: Shirley Bassey
  4. Hey Jude: The Beatles
  5. When A Man Loves A Woman: Percy Sledge
  6. Diamond Girl: Seals & Crofts
  7. Good Vibrations: Beach Boys
  8. Brand New Key: Melanie
  9. Respect: Aretha Franklin
  10. Stop Children: Buffalo Springfield
  11. Superstar: The Carpenters
  12. Doctor My Eyes: Jackson Browne
  13. Nights in White Satin: Moody Blues
  14. Shambala: Three Dog Night
  15. Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In: Fifth Dimension
  16. Bridge Over Troubled Water: Simon & Garfield
  17. You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling: Righteous Brothers
  18. I Am Woman: Helen Reddy
  19. Ruby Tuesday: Rolling Stones
  20. I’m A Believer: Monkees
  21. How Can You Mend A Broken Heart: Bee Gees
  22. What’s Going On: Marvin Gaye
  23. American Pie: Don McLean
  24. Lola: The Kinks
  25. Everybody’s Talking: Harry Nielsen
  26. Morning Has Broken: Cat Stevens
  27. All I Have To Do Is Dream: Everly Brothers
  28. Chain Gang: Sam Cooke
  29. Put Your Head on My Shoulder: Paul Anka
  30. I Got You, Babe: Sonny & Cher
  31. Makin’ Whoopee: Eddie Cantor
  32. With A Little Help From My Friends: The Beatles
  33. Ohio: Neil Young
  34. Draft Dodger Rag: Phil Ochs



If your club serves themed refreshments, here are a few options for Becoming Lin night:

  • Mother’s Famous 7-Up and Ice Cream Punch and Linda’s Fudge Brownies
  • Deviled Eggs and the Sisters in Christ Baked Ham with Maple Glaze
  • Grace’s Cinnamon Heart Cookies and Mint Tea
  • Angel’s White Wine with Cheese Wedges and Apple Slices
  • Feeling nostalgic? Serve Lin’s Baked Macaroni and Cheese with Homemade Bread
  • Feeling ambitious? Serve Mother’s Baked Alaska with Coffee.



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