Our 2018 Summer Reading program is nearly over! This year’s theme is Libraries Rock! To celebrate, we’ve put together a display featuring music (in CD format) and biographies of some of the best known rock musicians. Here are a few standout titles:
Mercury: An Intimate Biography of Freddie Mercury by Lesley-Ann Jones
With the forthcoming Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody set to be released this November, this revealing and intimate look at the magnetic front man of Queen is well worth a read.
“Mercury goes beyond the glittering façade to get an unvarnished look at Queen’s rise to fame, the loves of Mercury’s life and his fraught relationship with his conservative past, creating a complete portrait of this magnetic musician.” –MetroSource
Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell by David Yaffe
“In this intimate biography, drawing on dozens of unprecedented in-person interviews with Mitchell, her childhood friends, and a cast of famous characters, Yaffe reveals the backstory behind the famous songs―from Mitchell’s youth in Canada, her bout with polio at age nine, and her early marriage and the child she gave up for adoption, through the love affairs that inspired masterpieces, and up to the present―and shows us why Mitchell has so enthralled her listeners, her lovers, and her friends. Reckless Daughter is the story of an artist and an era that have left an indelible mark on American music.” -From Amazon.com
Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen
We are a library in New Jersey celebrating rock and roll biographies…need I say more?
Small Town Talk by Barney Hoskyns
If you are a fan of the Woodstock era of music, this book is a must read. It describes the atmosphere of the small New York town before, during, and after the legendary music festival that bears its name. The book serves as a a “richly absorbing study of a vital music scene in a revolutionary time and place.” -From Amazon.com
You still have time to enter our Adult Summer Reading Program! Sign up and earn a drawing ticket for each book you read. The next drawing will be held on August 3rd – the prize is a $10 gift card to Confectionately Yours in Franklin Park!
Thanks for reading! Good luck!