Books to Accompany Your Go-To Playlists

Go backstage with iconic songwriters and musicians for a whole new take on your favorite songs.

One of my favorite aisles in any bookstore is the one stocked with memoirs, collections, biographies, and road journals of the bands that I’ve listened to over the years. Exploring the life of a musician enriches the experience of listening to their creations, offers up new perspectives to their songs, and provides context for the decisions they made, creatively or otherwise. Their background colors their art.

Besides that, the life and times of musicians tend to be fascinating. They’re great storytellers and typically have unique stories to share. With that in mind, here are five books about music that I’d recommend. Put on a playlist, and dive in.


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About Laura Gluhanich

Laura Gluhanich

LAURA GLUHANICH is the cofounder of Silent Book Cluban international network of book lovers who host introvert happy hours in more than 40 cities. She’s passionate about community and inclusion, music and wine. You can often find her curled up with a book, glass of rose, and her dog, Lucille3

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