Culture Famous Music Books and Novels

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List of famous music books, listed alphabetically with jacket cover images of the books when available. Information for these popular music books is included as well, such as the author's name and the book's publication date. This list includes the best music novels, textbooks, and stories, so use it to find books you haven't already read and add them to your reading list.

This list below has everything from Spring Awakening to The Moviegoer.

This list should answer the questions, "What are the best music books?" and "What are the most famous music books?"

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154. Walk the Line is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Music Books and Novels
Johnny Cash

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4ad is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Music Books and Novels
Rob Young

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A Band of Angels is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Music Books and Novels
Deborah Hopkinson
A Band of Angels is a book by Deborah Hopkinson.

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A fiddle for Angus is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Music Books and Novels
Budge Wilson

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A Romance on Three Legs is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Music Books and Novels

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A Wind Harp is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Music Books and Novels
Cilla McQueen

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Aaron Carter Come Get It is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Music Books and Novels
James Preller

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Across the Great Divide is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Music Books and Novels
Barney Hoskyns

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After Tupac and D Foster is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Music Books and Novels
Jacqueline Woodson
After Tupac and D Foster is a book by Jacqueline Woodson.

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All Night Long... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Music Books and Novels
Mick Wall

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All We Are Saying is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Music Books and Novels
David Sheff

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Alternative Rock is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Music Books and Novels
Dave Thompson

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Always Room for One More is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Music Books and Novels
Sorche Nic Leodhas
Always Room for One More is a book by Sorche Nic Leodhas that won the Caldecott Medal for excellence in American children's literature illustration in 1966. It tells the tale of Lachie ...more

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American Heretics is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Music Books and Novels
Ben Myers

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And They All Sang is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Music Books and Novels
Studs Terkel

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Antonio Vivaldi and the Baroqu... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Music Books and Novels

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APHC Comedy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Music Books and Novels
Garrison Keillor

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Ayres and Observations is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Music Books and Novels
Thomas Campion

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Backstreet Boys is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Music Books and Novels
Michael Heatley

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Ballads is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Music Books and Novels
Charles Vess

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Ballads, Romances And Songs is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Music Books and Novels
Robert Dwyer Joyce

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Bat Chain Puller is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Music Books and Novels
Kurt Loder

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Beastie Boys is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Music Books and Novels
Michael Heatley

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Beat Merchants is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Music Books and Novels
Alan Clayson

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Beauty and the Beast/Book and ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Music Books and Novels