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Repertoire of Reading

Posted: January 2, 2020

By: Brenna Murphy, Readers' Advisory Librarian

No matter your musical tastes, these reads are sure to keep you hooked from page one.

Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Daisy Jones is a talented but troubled singer-songwriter; Billy Dunne and his band, The Six, are rock stars on the brink of fame. When they team up, they become one of the most popular bands of the ‘70s. Told in a unique, interview-style dialogue, Reid’s novel is addictive and atmospheric with unforgettable characters. Check out the audiobook (which features a different narrator for each character!) on the Libby app, accessible for free with your library card.

On the Come Up by Angie Thomas
Bri Jackson wants to be a famous rapper, and she’s got the drive and talent to make it happen. When Bri’s mom loses her job and their family faces the possibility of homelessness, Bri isn’t sure what her future holds. Then she makes it big with her first hit, unleashing more controversy than she ever anticipated. Bri is a bold, motivated teen whose story will have you turning pages as she chases her dream.

They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us by Hanif Abdurraqib
This set of essays from distinguished music critic Abdurraqib will help you rethink the concert-going experience. From Bruce Springsteen to Prince to Chance the Rapper, Abdurraqib breaks down some of the greatest performances of our time while providing fascinating social commentary.

The Ensemble by Aja Gabel
Four classical musicians navigate the cutthroat world of professional musicianship and interpersonal relationships in this literary work. Jana, Brit, Daniel, and Henry make up the wildly successful Van Ness Quartet. However, as they continue to progress in their careers, their friendship is tested.