Books about Music or Musicians

A list of possible reads for Books & Bites Bingo!

Updated March 17, 2023
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Daisy Jones & The Six
Reid, Taylor Jenkins
SOON TO BE AN AMAZON PRIME TV SERIES STARRING SAM CLAFLIN, RILEY KEOUGH AND CAMILA MORRONE THE SUNDAY TIMES AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER THE TIKTOK SENSATION From the author of ...
The storyteller : tales of life and music
Grohl, David
The #1 New York Times Bestseller * Named one of Variety's Best Music Books of 2021 * Included in Audible's Best of The Year list * A Business Insider Best Memoirs of 2021 * One of NME's Best Music Books of 2021 So, I've written a book. Having entertained the...
Just kids
Smith, Patti
THE AWARD-WINNING MASTERPIECE THAT DEFINED ROCK'N'ROLL MEMOIR AND CAPTURED AN ERANow richly illustrated with new material and never-before-seen photographs'Sharp, elegiac and finely crafted' SUNDAY TIMES'So honest and pure as to count as true rapture' JOAN DIDION...
Sweet, soft, plenty rhythm
Warrell, Laura
Finalist of the 2023 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction 'Told in a rich array of voices, this gorgeously written debut explores the myriad syncopations of love and desire' Celeste Ng, author of Little Fires Everywhere 'Beautifully and cleverly written...The novel's...
Heart-shaped box
Hill, Joe.
"Wild, mesmerizing, perversely witty....A Valentine from hell."  --Janet Maslin, New York Times The publication of Joe Hill's beautifully textured, deliciously scary debut novel Heart-Shaped Box was greeted with the sort of overwhelming critical acclaim that is rare for a...
They can't kill us until they kill us : essays
Willis-Abdurraqib, Hanif
Me
John, Elton
'The rock memoir of the decade' Daily MailIn his first and only official autobiography, music icon Elton John reveals the truth about his extraordinary life, which is also the subject of the smash-hit film Rocketman. The result is Me - the joyously funny, honest and moving story of the most...
A lush and seething hell : two tales of cosmic horror
Jacobs, John Hornor
A World Fantasy Award Nominee! The award-winning and critically-acclaimed master of horror returns with a pair of chilling tales that examine the violence and depravity of the human condition. Bringing together his acclaimed novella The Sea Dreams It Is the Sky and an...

The 2nd story, My Heart Struck Sorrow, is about a librarian tracing the origins of a sinister musical recording from the Deep South.

The unsinkable Greta James
Smith, Jennifer E.
'Warm, funny, and bursting with heart. A pitch-perfect story about the ways we recover love in the strangest places' Rebecca SerleAn indie musician reeling from tragedy reconnects with her estranged father on a week-long cruise in this tale of grief, fame, and love from bestselling...
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A visit from the Goon Squad
Egan, Jennifer
NATIONAL BESTSELLER * NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE WINNER * With music pulsing on every page, this startling, exhilarating novel of self-destruction and redemption "features characters about whom you come to care deeply as you watch them doing things they shouldn't, acting...
The ensemble
Gabel, Aja
Jana. Brit. Daniel. Henry. They would never have been friends if they hadn't needed each other. They would never have found each other except for the art which drew them together. They would never have become family without their love for the music, for each other. Brit is the second...

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