Today’s Topic: Audio Freebie (Any audio goes: audiobooks, music, podcasts, you name it.)
Hosted by: That Artsy Reader Girl
Well, I almost didn’t participate in this week’s Top Ten post. I’ve only listened to one audiobook and never listed to podcasts. So, I was stumped. But then I decided to think outside the box a bit. Since music is an audial experience, I thought it would be fun to list books that feature musicians; those who sing and those who play.
The characters in these books are not all necessarily professional or career musicians. Some just have a personal passion for it. So without further ado…
Rose in Three-Quarter Time – This one has been on a lot of my lists lately, mainly because it is so good. But this time it is because both of the main characters are musicians. Oliver is now a conductor and Rose is a violinist with an orchestra in Vienna.
Love’s Reckoning – Silas Ballantyne may be a blacksmith’s apprentice, but his true passion is the family violin which he has brought with him from Scotland.
Infinity + One – Bonnie Rae Shelby is a famous singer in hiding who finds herself on a cross-country road trip with a stranger.
The Whys Have It – A tragic accident brings together the orphaned Samantha with pop superstar Cory Minor.
Then There Was You – This delightful rom-com set in Australia has a male protagonist who is not only the son of internationally known pastors, but also the lead in their very popular touring worship band.
Nocturne for a Widow – What happens when a sassy actress butts head’s with her dead husband’s arrogant son who is running from his past as an acclaimed violinist? Sparks, that’s what. I love this gothic-lite/comedy mashup set in the Hudson River Valley area.
The Butterfly and the Violin – This heartbreaking, well-written time-slip novel features a talented Jewish violinist who finds herself alleviating the tragedy of her interment in Auschwitz.
A Light in the Darkness – One of my favorite YA stories. I just love the main characters Tish and Sebastian so much. Tish is the sole female in a male rock band and Sebastian is the tortured newcomer.
One Night With a Rockstar – This modern re-telling of the biblical story of Esther is one of my favorites.
All She Wanted – Charlie is a pianist with a scholarship to a prestigious music school.
What are some books featuring musicians that you would recommend?
5 Replies to “Top Ten Tuesday – Books Featuring Musicians”
Here are some more: Orfeo, Bel Canto, and A Visit from the Goon Squad.
Thanks for sharing this list! Fun!
Ooh, thanks for the recommendations. I’ll be sure to check them out.
I really liked your twist to this week’s prompt, and I’m glad you decided to participate. I almost skipped it, too.
My Top Ten Tuesday post.
Great list! I haven’t actually heard of any of these, but I may have to check some of them out because I love books about music.
Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian
Great spin on this topic! Love it. I spy some I did read (Rachel’s and Amy’s) and some I’d still like to read (Kara’s and Nicole’s). The latter reminds me of all the lesser-known books I have as yet to read!