5 Books That Make The Perfect Gift for Music Lovers

Bookie breaks down the best books of the year

As we roll into holiday time, nothing beats a great read. Here’s some of the best music books for you or the rockin’ folk in your life.
 

51qhiu-udhlSet The Boy Free by Johnny Marr

The Smiths guitarist tells his side of the story about the life and music (and Morrissey) of one of the greatest guitar bands we’ve ever known.
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

images-1I Am Brian Wilson by Brian Wilson

The Beach Boys are one of the top three bands of all time and Brian Wilson is the reason why. This mix of precise details and personal battles is a fascinating peak inside his incredible genuis.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

images-2Under The Big Black Sun – A Personal History of L.A. Punk by John Doe

While X led the way, the L.A. punk scene had a distinctive voice all its own with contributions from those who were there, this is a time capsule of music, politics and personal freedom.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

51jyxzlfh5l-_sx322_bo1204203200_Nowhere With You by Joel Plaskett

Writer Josh O’kane takes us through Plaskett’s journey as a member of Thrush Hermit to an important Canadian songwriter whose tales of east coast life have resonated across the country.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

rs-227987-btr-700x1057Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen

In his own words, The Boss tells his story of what inspired the greatest collection of songs this side of Dylan.