Look at that! Finally an entire book stack with books that I have read. Not only that, they are some of my most favourite books! In fact, I rated all three books 5 stars and absolutely loved them. I think that’s because music holds a special place in my heart and I lose myself in books when music is a central theme.
Music Book Recs
This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales — This is a book I recently read as part of Epic Recs, courtesy of Hazel. Here the protagonist discovers her passion for DJing. I could feel the music pulsing through me as I read the book.
Virtuosity by Jessica Martinez — What does it take to be the best violinist in the country? Lots of gruelling hours of practice, focus, drive and no distractions, particularly of the romantic variety. I enjoyed the musical passion that Carmen embodied and couldn’t get enough of it. This is one of the three books I rated most highly in 2014 with a staggering 4.875 stars. (Yes, three figures after the decimal point because my spreadsheets are that precise in ranking books according to their ratings.)
The Lucy Variations by Sara Zarr — I also read this book last year and it came close to Vituosity with my rating of 4.750. What I adored about The Lucy Variations was the rediscovery of music after Lucy had walked away from being a concert pianist. Not only that, she had completely given up playing the piano — until her brother’s piano teacher showed her that there is more to music than performing.
What are your favourite books involving music?
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