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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Shelumiel @ Bookish and Awesome says
So Joe is referring to you! Coz when he reviewed The Alex Crow, he gave 3.8 and I was like, dude that’s pretty specific. And he was like, I know people who use up to three decimal places. And me: whuuuuuut?
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alexandra @ twirlingpages says
i haven’t read any of these yet, but i look forward to picking them up! nick and norah’s infinite playlist seems like a really good “music book.” (though i haven’t read that either..) also maybe someday by colleen hoover is a lovely read with music being a huge aspect (:
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Miss Bookiverse says
Ha, I read all of these, too :D This Song was by far my favourite, such a good book, loved the protagonist and how it didn’t present the usual YA clichés.
I didn’t care much for Virtuosity though. I thought it was pretty cheesy and the main character was annoying. Have you read If I Stay yet? I thought that one was much better.
I enjoyed Lucy as well, maybe because the piano is my favourite instrument… well and the love story was very intense and interesting. But I also loved the family dynamics, very different.
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